The Elite Blaster was a hand-held weapon issued to the officer-classes of The Elite Squadron. These included The Founding Fathers, The Council of Gaineamh, Army Leaders and others. It wasn't as powerful as the handguns issued to regular soldiers in the army and was primarily intended for ceremonial and defense purposes.
The Blaster was a scaled-down version of the soldiers version. It carried less ammunition and had a slower fire rate. Its shots were also less powerful.