The A280 blaster rifle is designed for mid-to-long ranged combat, possessing a sighted scope providing accuracy from up to 40 meters away while maintaining maximum damage output. The blaster's primary attraction from hundreds of different groups in the past proves it's generalist appeal and ease of use, as it does not rely on possessing a trained sniper to be an effective weapon, nor does it rely on a high rate of fire while sacrificing accuracy. A modified-brylark wood grip sitting beneath the primary barrel is presently attached, as well as a shoulder strap for quick access in a combat situation.
he A280 blaster rifle was amongst one of the most commonly used weapons by smaller paramilitary forces fighting against the separatist alliance towards the end of the clone wars. Their widespread use pre-dating the rise of the empire made the selling and distribution far easier and much less regulated, and it became the primary weapon of both the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and later, the Resistance. The actual legal status of the weapon after the permanent defeat of the Final Order a century beforehand was never really codified, as at this point, so many different conflicting groups used at least some variation of the weapon that trying to enforce laws against it's use or distribution would be impossible.
To provide my character with a widely known and reasonably obtainable weapon, which could be realistically used by an individual with no professional combat training.