Because the forward part is actually a modified, enlarged, upside-down Stormtrooper blaster! What the heck is that about?!? Is it like that in the movie? I think the rear section of the rifle that isn't the Stormie blaster may be the rear of the old Stormtrooper rifle as well. This is all extra strange to me because this accessory is definitely not rehashed from any previous Star Wars figure accessory.