The Q2 Hold-out blaster pistol was a blaster manufactured by Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc during the time of the Galactic Republic. It was the basis for SoroSuub Corporation's ELG line of Diplomat's Blasters, a line that includes the ELG-3A blaster pistol.
Small enough to be concealed in the hand of a Human, the Q2 hold-out blaster was common among undercover agents and those beings wishing to use a low-profile weapon. Due to its size, many systems declared this blaster pistol illegal, while others had its usage closely regulated. Other star systems tended to view it as a "self-defense" alternative to the other, more powerful personal blaster.
Because the Q2 was actually taller than it is long, being only 9.6 cm in length and 10.3 cm in height—from the bottom of the handle to the top of the receiver. A specialized power pack was required, and could be purchased from any authorized Merr-Sonn dealer for twenty credits. This supplied enough energy for fifteen shots. Unlike most handheld blaster weapons, the Q2 fired green blaster bolts, similar to the S-5 heavy blaster pistol.