All of the Player Characters are familiar with the standard blaster pistol of the Star Wars pantheon of energy weapons. This is a hand-held weapon about the size of a full sized pistol in our era. It is designed to carried in a holster and while it can be hidden inside clothing or luggage, that will make it hard to draw in a hurry.
The hold-out pistol is smaller and designed to be drawn in a hurry from a hidden location. It is less powerful than its big brother, but packs a wallop.
The blaster rifle comes in two flavors as well: The assault style weapon carried by troopers and longer ranger single shot weapons used by frontiersmen all over the galaxy.