The celebrated firearms instructor showed off his inner nerd with a custom double stack 9mm that looks as if it was crafted with space junk. “I asked for R2D2 crushed up and made into a gun,” noted Costa, referring of course to the storied astromech droid from the Star Wars franchise.
A build from Guncrafter Industries, the gun seems to be one of their Hellcat X2 Commanders that features a 17+1 9mm capacity, tons of lightening cuts and match work.
The coating work, which gives the gun its space opera feel, is by Hillbilly 223 Cerakote.
If you like Costa’s blaster, be sure to check out custom gunsmith Phil Larocca’s take on Greedo’s BlasTech DT-12 Heavy Blaster Pistol, which started life as a Ruger Mk. I.