TTAG reader JP writes:
I saw this article on WIRED, breaking down the props of the new Star Wars movie. I was struck by how the various blasters pulled parts from recognizable guns. Of course, Han Solo’s blaster is famously based on the Mauser broomstick, but I was genuinely intrigued to see AR-style stocks, several Chiappa Rhino-esque blasters, at least one M&P grip, one that looks like maybe a Browning Hi-power, a backwards ACOG with a RMR in front of it, and many more. See how many inspirations the Armed Intelligentsia can pull from these slides! [Another image from the article and other sources after the jump]
This one is pretty simple — it’s an updated bastardization of the Sterling Sporter that was used in the original Star Wars movies. It looks like there’s an AR stock of some sort tacked onto the rear end, but otherwise just a bunch of rattlecan chrome and a cheap scope.
Up next: something that looks completely shop-made. What looks to be a CO2 cartridge tacked onto the side of the gun and some shiny “silencer” on the front. What’s really interesting is that there’s a Picatinny rail section on the top of the receiver, a nod to the current tactical chic of modern gun fashions.
While this one is mostly shop-made as well, it looks like there’s the frame of something close to a P226 being used for the grip and trigger assembly. Sad to see a P226 chopped up like this, but such is art.
In the style of the Arabian muskets of old and reminiscent of the original muskets from the first Star Wars movies, this shop-made rifle is a much better produced model that really looks nifty.
A bastardized 1911 with a beavertail grip, but I’ll allow it. The added stock makes this an SBR, but I doubt that the galactic empire’s gun laws are as draconian as they US’s.
I think that’s the pump section from a Remington 870. I think. Everything else looks to be cooked up by a prop shop.
This one actually looks like an off the shelf system. There are a couple companies that make the chassis surrounding that handgun, and the base for the handgun looks like ye olde GLOCK 17.
Almost identical to the previous gun, but apparently someone decided to slice off the front sight post from an AR-15 and slap it on top. An, uh, interesting choice.