The RK-3 is one of the default weapons for the Officer. This means it shares the same statistics as the other default Officer weapons for the other factions. This also means that modifications can not be equipped, which limits the overall potential of the weapon.
The blaster pistol is best suited for close range combat and grows less effective over range due to the fact that the weapon's damage and range will drop quickly.
- In Star Wars Canon, Grand Admiral Thrawn was a notable member who wielded an RK-3 blaster pistol.
- Also notable, was Commander Gideon Hask.
- In Star Wars Canon, Captain Slavin is also seen with an RK-3 pistol.