Sunday, 27 February 2011

Nerf Nitefinder EX-3 Review

Today, I'm going to go back to a relatively old, but good blaster: the Nitefinder EX-3. It's a single shot blaster with immense potential thanks to a direct plunger system. It's usual packaging comes with 3 suction darts and a target stand, while Target NFs have been found with 6 suctions, and some with no stand. Mine didn't come with a stand, m'fraid, so I can't review that. What I can say, though, is that the NF is excellent.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Nerf Stampede ECS Review

The Stampede ECS is the legendary 9-9-10 blaster. Pics of it emerged on the internet many months before its release, and it was also found in some markets in Asia before the release date. It's speculation is well deserved - 3*18 dart extended clips (mags), a 6 dart clip (mag), a tac-rail blast shield, a foregrip/bipod and a full-auto clip (mag) fed system.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Raider Stock Mini-Review

I am going to review the stock of the Raider CS-35. As you may know (if you read my 'my collection' page), I bought this seperately because I don't really need a Raider. As you can see by the pic, it is extendable. It has 4 different lengths at which the stock can lock at.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Nerf Bandolier Kit Mini Review

Here's a small review of the N-Strike Bandolier, and whether I think it's worth your $20 or not.

First of all, it comes with 2 6 dart clips (mags) and 24 Streamline darts. The majority of larger Nerf blasters currently available use clip (mag) system, so this kit complements those blasters well. It can hold 6 clips (mags)/drums, making it great for use with any CS blaster. It also holds 12 seperate darts, which are useful reloading clips (mags), and also a sidearm.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Secret Strike AS-1 Mini Review + Recon Light Integration

The Secret Strike AS-1 is a tiny air-powered blaster. It is the smallest blaster available (and probably ever made), yet it boasts rather potent ranges. It comes with 2 Suction darts and a cut-out target. The Secret Strike also has a hook thingy that can clip to...anything small.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Nerf Barricade & Reflex usage tips

1) Pull the trigger hard, and all the way. Jamming in this blaster is hard to fix and damages your darts. Pulling the trigger properly drastically reduces the chance of jams.
2) Don't forget that the jam door turns off the motors. Make sure it is closed when you try to fire it.
3) Have a stock - this will improve your accuracy slightly, and helps you cope with the slight recoil. If you're dual wielding, don't bother because it'll just impede your mobility.
4) Don't use Streamline darts - they don't fire very far.
5) Don't forget that Whistler/Sonic Micro darts can curve, and more so at higher voltages.
6) To reload easily, open the jam door, and pull the trigger to advance the barrel. This compensates for the inability to flip-out the barrel or remove the barrel. Alternatively, mod your Barricade in such a way that you can swap barrels when you need to reload (not easy, but possible. NMR has done one)
7) Learn to spray/spam. The Barricade's semi auto nature, coupled with it's high capacity for a sidearm, lends it to being used as a rapid fire sidearm rather than a precision pistol. Dual Barricades provide 20 darts of rapid fire close range spray. That sort of fire can dissuade just about anyone.

3.6v: 10m
4.5v: 13m
6.1v: 15-20m
8.6v: 22m+
12.6v: Not tested properly, but very, very far.

1) Push the darts in all the way, to the point when the tip is squished in the orange barrel tip. This ensures the AR is open as much as possible, providing maximum power and air seal.
2) Stick with Whistler darts - they perform the best in the Reflex.
3) Don't be afraid to use the Reflex. Just because it's a single-shot last-stand type blaster doesn't mean you have to run out of ammo first to be able to use it.
4) Don't go crazy with the Reflex. It's a single shot and you'll get completely owned by just about everything else.

The Reflex is quite fool-proof, being a single-shot, but the Barricade can have jamming issues.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Nerf Alpha Trooper CS-18 Review & Usage Tips

The Alpha Trooper is one of Nerf's 2010 new blasters, along with the Spectre REV-5, Barrel Break IX-2, Barricade RV-10 and the Stampede ECS. In my opinion, it is also the most awesome. It is often said that the Alpha Trooper combines the Recon CS-6 and Raider CS-35 into something better. It features the Raider's slam-fire function, exclusive drum magazine (in a smaller package) and lack of barrel attachment capability, while it sports the Recon's looks, weight, vertical clip (mag) dock system, stock attachment system, tactical rail and yellow colouring. ie This combines the Recon and Raider into something more awesome. This also holds the title of being my favourite blaster for two and a half years (since X-mas 2010)