My personal "Metal Initiative" blasters feature all-metal construction with walnut Mauser grips. Most blaster replicas are made on the Denix reproduction Broomhandle, which has thin, hollow, plastic grips. On my blasters, I rebuilt the Denix frame to accept walnut grips.
From left to right: SW:ANH Solo "Cantina", SW:ANH Solo "Post Production", SW:ANH Solo "Hero", SW:ESB SOLO "Hoth", SW:ESB Solo "Bespin", SW:ROTJ Solo "Endor"
This ROTJ was built on a real (firing) Mauser Broomhandle in 7.63 by 25mm.
This ANH/Hero was built on a real (firing) Mauser Broomhandle in 7.63 by 25mm.