Of course one should always be carrying a bunch of explosive charges. Just in case.
Honestly, it's the high tech-level equivalent of a 10-foot pole.
[SFX]: Sszzzt... Pow!
Han: Hands up! Or my furry friend here will rip you limb from limb!
Chewbacca: I most certainly will not.
Major Hewex: A Wookiee-gram? Are those still a thing?
Chewbacca: On second thought...
Leia: Tell us where we can get a shuttle.
Major Hewex: I don't think so.
Han: I'm placing explosive charges around the place.
Chewbacca: To what end, may I ask?
Han: An explosive one!
Leia: We don't want to attract attention to this place. We just need a ship to get up to the Peace Moon. Quickly!
Han: Well, if we need to move quickly, these charges would just weigh us down!