Thursday, 24 May 2012

Nerf Sharp Shot Usage Tips

Some usage tips for my new favourite sidearm.

  1. Use the best quality darts possible. Not only do they perform best, but they also are held in the dart holders best.
  2. Keep it cocked at all times in combat. Unlike a number of single shots, the Sharp Shot's firing mech is completely concealed within the shell, and will not intefere in holstering or quick-drawing.
  3. Use of the belt clip: The belt clip is relatively secure, and unless used correctly can be difficult to unclip. To unclip it quickly and effectively, hold onto the belt connected part with one hand, and hold the blaster in the other. On the socket part of the ball and socket joint, you will see two small cuts. Align ball section with the cut, and pull quickly in that direction. The ball and socket joint will quickly disjoint itself, allowing for effective quick drawing.
  4. If possible, replace the belt clip. The belt clip, however well you can use it, is flimsy, and the Sharp Shot bounces around when you run. Replace it with a holster or more secure strap, such as a drop-leg holster or the holster built into the Tac Vest.
  5. Practice aiming. The Sharp Shot does have an iron sight built in, but it's very small and the rest of the shell is curved and has no tactical rails for aiming. This applies for all blasters, but more so for blasters like the Sharp Shot which don't have tactical rails or other built in aiming aids.
  6. Be less fussy about reloading. Because of the Sharp Shot's funneled muzzle, in a sense it loads itself. You don't have to line the dart up exactly with the barrel, because if you're slightly off the funnel will guide the dart into the barrel. This will slightly increase your ROF, and when dealing with single shots, the slightest increase in ROF can be a big advantage.
  7. Maximise your capacity advantage. Most single shots don't have a capacity more than 3, so a capacity of 4, however little the advantage, is still an advantage.
  8. Snipe. The updated Sharp Shot's superior range compared to almost all dart blasters, combined with practically pinpoint accuracy relegates it to a sniper role.
Most of these tips are praising the Sharp Shot more than coping with faults, thus meaning the Sharp Shot is quite a good blaster.


  1. Hey, I thought the tip was to never cock your blasters as it will weaken the spring.

    1. That's for storage, because storage can last for months. During combat it's ok to leave blasters cocked for up to an hour without noticeable power change (I think).