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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also known as Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, is the seventh main series feature film in the Star Wars film franchise and the first since Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams and released in 2015, ten years after conclusion of the "prequel trilogy" with 2005's Revenge of the Sith. The film is a sequel to the 1983 Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, and was the start of the "sequel trilogy" of the Star Wars saga, which was followed by 2017's Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and then 2019's Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

The following weapons were used in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens:


BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer)

The DL-44 blaster pistol returns in The Force Awakens as the blaster of choice for Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Strangely enough, despite it being very well known that the DL-44s in the Original Trilogy were based on Mauser C96s, The Force Awakens's DL-44 is based on a Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer machine pistol.

All of the props seems to have been based on airsoft M712s (which is probably why they were based on the M712, as no airsoft C96 exists) with their selector switches removed to make them appear more like the C96. At least one of the props was built from an HFC M712 and another from what appears to be a Marushin M712, both with their scope, scope mount, and "grill" seemingly based on the (non-Elite Edition) Master Replicas Han Solo Blaster replica.

The choice of using an airsoft pistol as the base to create the DL-44 blaster is likely because the MGC replica C96s used in the original trilogy are no longer manufactured, and the existing ones are very expensive, due to the high demand for them created, amusingly enough, by Star Wars fans wanting them to make replicas of Han's blaster.

Mauser M712 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol. If this particular prop (based on a Marushin) appears in the film, it has yet to be spotted. However, it is used in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary.
"Chewie.. we're home."
The DL-44 blaster pistol returns in The Force Awakens as the blaster of choice for Han Solo (Harrison Ford).
Han Solo holding his DL-44, taken from a much larger banner image.
Solo with his blaster. Note the obvious charging valve for the airsoft magazine.

Eirriss Ryloth Defense Tech Glie-44 Blaster Pistol (SIG-Sauer P226)

Resistance X-wing pilots, such as Poe Dameron, Snap Wexley, and Ello Asty (at least in promotional photos) carry the "Eirriss Ryloth Defense Glie-44 blaster pistol", which appears to be based on the SIG-Sauer P226, in detachable holsters on their X-wing pilot uniforms. The blaster is never unholstered during the film, let alone fired. According to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, General Leia Organa also uses the Glie-44 as she prefers compact hand weapons, but she is not seen with it in the film.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Eirriss Ryloth Defense Glie-44 blaster pistol
In The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) carries the pistol.

LPA NN-14 Blaster Pistol

In The Force Awakens, Han Solo gives Rey the "LPA NN-14 blaster pistol", which she uses against the First Order's forces during the Battle on Takodana. While the blaster appears to have been largely custom made for the film, the grips seem to be based on the Mauser C96's, and the frame is reminiscent of the "Liberator" 3D-printed pistol (not to be confused with the FP-45 Liberator). She loses the blaster after being captured, but is seen carrying another one in a leg holster when she dons a new outfit at the end of the film.

LPA NN-14 blaster pistol
In The Force Awakens, Han Solo is seen giving Rey an NN-14.
In The Force Awakens, Rey (Daisy Ridley) fires the blaster.

Sonn-Blas SE-44C Blaster Pistol (FAB Defense KPOS)

In The Force Awakens, some First Order Stormtroopers carry the "Sonn-Blas SE-44C blaster pistol", which appears to be based (numerous subtle differences suggest the props were custom made to resemble real-world weapons) on a Glock 17 inside a FAB Defense KPOS carbine conversion kit with the folding stock removed. A custom muzzle device similar to the DL-44's has also been fitted, as well as a strange sight-like device, whose design includes an AR-15-style front sight and the charging handle/elevation knob area of an M16A2.

In-universe, a black version called the "officer's blaster" or the "officer's edition" is used by First Order officers (such as General Hux) and TIE fighter pilots, but it doesn't seem to appear in the film.

Glock pistol mounted in FAB Defense KPOS G1.
Sonn-Blas SE-44C blaster pistol
The officer's edition of the Sonn-Blas SE-44C blaster pistol
Promotional image showing a Stormtrooper running with an SE-44C on their right thigh.
Image from the Elite Speeder Bike toy's packaging showing some kind of "elite" Stormtrooper with an SE-44C. Despite having a toy, neither the trooper nor the bike appeared in the film. Strangely enough, the design of the Stormtrooper, while reminiscent of the "Special Forces" from the film, actually seems to have been based on the red "Hood to Fender" stripes for the 2010 Dodge Challenger, possibly as part of Fiat Chrysler's marketing partnership for the film.
In The Force Awakens, Stormtrooper on the right carries the pistol on his thigh.

SoroSuub JSP-14 Pistol (Desert Eagle)

In The Force Awakens, Sarco Plank, a Melitto, carries a "blaster rifle" which is really just a "SoroSuub JSP-14 pistol" (based on a Desert Eagle) fitted inside a firepower-increasing Trandoshan tripler. While Plank and his blaster rifle appear in various promotional materials, he is relegated to being a briefly-seen background character in the final cut.

IWI Desert Eagle Mark XIX, current production model with Picatinny railed barrel - .44 Magnum
SoroSuub JSP-14 pistol fitted in Trandoshan tripler
Sarco Plank (second from right) with his JSP-14 in the Vanity Fair photo shoot.

Submachine Guns

Sonn-Blas F-11D Blaster Rifle

Beginning with The Force Awakens, the regular First Order Stormtroopers are armed with "Sonn-Blas F-11D blaster rifles", which appear to be upgraded models of the BlasTech E-11 blaster rifles seen in the original trilogy. Some of the blasters (such as the one carried by Captain Phasma) are fitted with stocks, which are based on the ATI Strikeforce, mounted on to the back of the receiver tube. While the blaster may appear to have retained the E-11's folding stock, it is actually a static piece, with the butt of the stock having been turned into a folding foregrip. The F-11D also features an extendable flashlight just below the barrel. Additionally, The blaster that Rey (Daisy Ridley) takes has a sling on it. Captain Phasma's unique F-11D, like her armor, has a reflective "chromium" finish and also lacks a trigger guard (called a "recurved" trigger guard, apparently for a "two-handed grip").

Unlike the first two films of the original trilogy, the F-11Ds are not made from real Sterling SMGs but are instead mock ups, as indicated most obviously by the fact that the magazine protrudes out of the right side of the receiver rather than the left (most likely a practical consideration to make the weapons easier to hold and holster).

The manufacturer, Sonn-Blas, is, in lore, a subsidiary to both BlasTech Industries (who made the E-11) and Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc., who together spun off Sonn-Blas to avoid treaty restrictions that prevented major galactic corporations from selling arms to the First Order.

Sterling L2A3 - 9x19mm
Sonn-Blas F-11D blaster rifle
Captain Phasma's Sonn-Blas F-11D blaster rifle
In The Force Awakens, Stormtroopers of The First Order armed with the blaster rifle.
In The Force Awakens, a closeup of the F-11D with a stock is seen held by a Stormtrooper while on the planet Jakku.
In The Force Awakens, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) with her F-11D at the ready. This weapon is fitted with a stock based on the ATI Strikeforce, which is intended for AR-15 type rifles.
In The Force Awakens, a Stormtrooper (Daniel Craig in a cameo) carries the weapon during a conversation with Rey.


BlasTech EL-16 Blaster and EL-16HFE Blaster Rifle (Heckler & Koch G36C)

The Resistance uses the "BlasTech EL-16 blaster" (roughly the Resistance's equivalent of the F-11D) and "BlasTech EL-16HFE (Heavy Field Edition) blaster rifle" in The Force Awakens, both of which appear to be based on a Heckler & Koch G36 variant, likely the Heckler & Koch G36C. The two blasters are visually identical, except that the EL-16HFE has a stock. Poe Dameron uses a unique EL-16HFE with more piping detail on the stock than the standard EL-16HFE at the beginning of the film. After taking out a few Stormtroopers, he attempts firing at Kylo Ren, only to have Ren use the Force to suspend his bolt mid-air. Finn later gets an EL-16 (with sling) from Han Solo, and uses it for much of the rest of the film.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
BlasTech EL-16 blaster
BlasTech EL-16HFE blaster rifle
In The Force Awakens, Finn (John Boyega) with the blaster.
In The Force Awakens, Finn (John Boyega) with the blaster slung.

242 Hunting Rifle (Barrett M82A1)

The Dowutin big hunter and gun-for-hire Grummgar is briefly seen with his hunting rifle by his side, which is based on the Barrett M82A1 with the magazine and bipod removed. This rifle is named as the "242 Hunting Rifle" in a short story called "Bait" published in Star Wars Insider, and as the "NT-242 Longblaster" in Star Wars Battlefront II.

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
In The Force Awakens, Grummgar with Bazine Netal (Anna Brewster), a First Order spy, and his hunting rifle.
In The Force Awakens, Additonal shot of the rifle.

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