As you'd expect from a blaster that uses Mega clips (mags), the Tyrant's magwell is pretty big. Like Buzz Bee's other clip (mag) system blasters, the clip (mag) release is a cylindrical vertical bottom behind the magwell. In the Tyrant's case particularly, the clip (mag) release button position is pretty awkward, as will be shown just below.
Finally of course pulling the trigger to fire. Like with most blasters, the trigger is locked unless the slide is fully forward, and once a dart is chambered, the slide is locked forward until the trigger is pulled.
I was experiencing issues on the forward stroke of the slide. Like with most other springer clip (mag) system blasters, the Tyrant has a dart tooth to push the dart fully into the breech. However once the dart was fully chambered, the dart tooth was still up, and required unusual force to push it down. Normally the dart tooth will begin to retract as the dart is almost fully chambered, allowing for a seamless chambering and slide stroke. This severely reduced ROF as I had to make sure each forward stroke was strong and deliberate.
Finally for performance.
Accuracy, rather surprisingly, is not great. I found that the suction tipped darts tended to be less accurate than the regular flat tipped darts, sometimes floating or veering where the flat tipped ones pretty much always fired straight. It's still better than using Nerf Mega darts, but not quite perfect.
Rate of fire could be decent, if not for the dart tooth issue. I found that about 1 dart per second was about the best you could do while not getting it stuck up. With a few fixes, I'm able to get 2 darts per second pretty easily.
The Tyrant is the highest capacity Mega blaster currently available. Nerf's closest competitor, the Rotofury only holds 10 darts. The Tyrant holds 12, and with spare clips (mags) also reloads very quickly. Simply put, the Tyrant is the best primary Mega blaster around. It gets sufficient ranges, has a usable ROF (moreso when fixed), has the highest capacity and can also reload fast with spare clips (mags). Obviously the Tyrant is not something you'd normally use to compete with modified Rapidstrikes, Retaliators, etc.
The Tyrant currently retails for 20USD, which considering what it brings is a darn good price. None of Nerf's Megas get anywhere near the value or abilities of the Tyrant, which singlehandedly puts to shame much of Nerf's Mega line. It isn't as sophisticated as some of Nerf's offerings, but for sheer blasting ability it tops Nerf's blasters. If you are at all interested in Mega blasting, the Tyrant is something you should get. Even if you aren't into Mega blasting, if the Tyrant is available locally I'd say you should definitely consider it. While not the most practical or comfortable (or good looking for that matter) blaster, it is one of the best (if not the best) Mega blasters available.
Pros: Pretty powerful, massive capacity, low price
Cons: Awkward to handle (especially due to lack of stock), massive, poorly detailed, dart tooth issues hinder ROF
Rate of Fire: 2.5/5
Value for Money: 5/5
Personal Rating: 4/5 - once you get around the dart tooth issue, the awkward ergonomics is the only thing really detracting from what could be a really good blaster.
Again, many thanks to Buzz Bee for sending the Tyrant to me for review, and again their contribution will not affect the review in any way.
A link to the review I posted on BlasterHub: link
Now for the internals. Like a lot of Buzz Bee's other offerings, the Tyrant's internals are fairly simple.
First the slide needs to be taken off.