i was looking at all the nerf guns i owned for a nice sidearm for my custom mando and i found an old paintball gun of mine. it's a cheapy by many standards it's a Brass Eagle "Stingray"
i was immediately struck by how blaster-ish it looked with no modifications whatsoever. by removing the simple silver metal barrel it shortens it enough to make it more handgun sized rather then sawed off rifle sized, and considering depreciation, they're cheap now, between 30-50 USD.
i intend to cut off the spout that feeds from the hopper and filling the hole with some careful bondo or other filler.