As criminal activity began to spike after the First Galactic Civil War, the need to modernize law enforcement became more urgent. There was a desperate need for a weapon that can be considered a regular blaster pistol yet powerful enough to be used as a blaster carbine. That was the challenge given to Dug law enforcement over the planet of Malastare, a competition to see who can create the better blaster. In the end, it was won by a cold case team who used a makeshift blaster they pulled out of the evidence locker, designated EE-3.
The EE-3 is considered a very strange blaster, given that it has the capabilities to be modified to the user's preference. It is meant to be used as either a blaster pistol or a blaster carbine, depending on if the stock is removed from the pistol grip before use. The rail on top of the blaster carbine allows the use of various magnification scopes with the added option to add a blaster sling in its place. It also has one of the higher firing rates of any blaster carbine, almost on par with other blaster repeaters on the market.
Once production began, the blaster became pervasive in various militias and law enforcement agencies. Lighter and smaller than most other military blaster carbines, the EE-3 was much easier to store in land and air speeders in case of emergencies. While useful against the criminal element at short range, it proved less effective in long-range engagements as power cells were depleted rather quickly. It also lacked the range of other military blaster carbines and blaster rifles, making it less desirable in galactic warfare.
While its use spread rather quickly, a lawsuit brought by a local blastersmith on Malastare claiming to be the creator of the EE-3 halted production for several months. It was later settled out of court, and the design was later sold to Centurion Arms for an undisclosed sum, moving production offworld. The EE-3 can be found in various professions across the galaxy, ranging from local wildlife hunters to prison guards. It is regarded very highly by the criminal underworld, most notably by bounty hunters who prize the modularity of the weapon.