Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cool Ammo Box

I just wanted to share my recently made Nerf ammo box, for storage some of those darts that are normally scattered all around your desk (if you are the worlds biggest Nerf fan like me). It is actually a cotton tip box that had been emptied and covered in grey duct tape- the same stuff I am going to be using to stick it to many surfaces in the house for when your out of ammo in a Nerf war game in your house. It holds 21 suction darts, and probably more of the streamline variety.

Secret Strike AS-1 Review

A while back I was in the area where the Nerf stuff it kept in my local Kmart store. I saw a lot of different guns, including a Longshot Cs-6. I knew I was only there for a look, but when my eyes rested on the Secret Strike AS-1, I just had to have it. I was only $3, and for that price, as they're always there, I going to get a few more.

They come out of the box with the gun itself, 2 suction darts and a pre-attached pocket clip. It also has a cardboard target on the back of the box, but I couldn't be bothered cutting it out, so I threw it away. The gun itself is extremely small and it will shoot any kind of dart. The range is good, but I don't really do range tests, but in feet, as most range tests are done, I would say that it would shoot 35 feet with Streamline darts. It would shoot less with the included Suction darts, but. Another thing is that the darts, especially Streamlines, fishtail heaps, ruining the guns precise accuracy.

The great range and power of the gun owes itself to the air power, denoted by AS in the gun's name. The only thing wrong with air powered Nerf guns is that they require a bit of pumping to fill the tank. In the Secret Strike, you're going to need to pump around 7 times, but if you were shooting your friends with darts, this would only be a last resort to stop them from shooting you. Also, don't let the guns small size trick you into thinking it's easy to pump- it's about as hard to pump as a Magstrike.

Finally, for the money, I think this is a great Nerf blaster. It is the cheapest Nerf gun, but if you have never tried a Nerf gun before and think it sounds fun, try this gun and get ready for a lot of fun! Image courtesy of

Vortex Pocket Howler Mini Review

This is going to be a quick look and a small review of the Vortex Pocket Howler, made by Nerf. For starters, I got this Vortex the other day at Kmart, for only $2.50. It was an unmistakable bargain. And with a bit of persuading, my mum said yes. I thought it sounded like a good deal- and I was right!

It flies level, and with a good throw, it will easily fly 15 metres. It does make a satisfying howl as it zooms through the air. For younger users, the smaller weight of the Pocket Howler, over the Mega Howler, may make it easier to use. I'm reasonably strong, but I'm a terrible shot at the Vortex. But when there is a friend on the other side to collect it, it becomes a very fun game.

Finally, even though it is a great deal, the Vortex Pocket Howler is overshadowed by it's larger and more capable brother, the Mega Howler. For people under 8 years of age, I would recommend it, but much older and you are in Mega Howler zone. But in saying that, I still love it for the price. And if you want a cheap deal go for the Pocket Howler. If you want better range and a more weighty throw, Go for the Mega Howler! I give it 4/5!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nerf N-Strike Nitefinder EX-3 Review

The Nerf Nitefinder is one of the most common of the N-Strike arsenal. It's simple in it's most basic form, but it has a bit of a trick up it's sleeve- the light beam target.

The advantages:
The Nitefinder is a blast to use, with a smooth cocking mechanism and a nice range. The sight also is adjustable, which helps. It also works as a cool backup blaster in a Nerf war. It also has a very confortable grip and a nice feel in the trigger.

The disadvantages:
Honestly, there are nearly as many disadvantages as advantages. The main one is the light beam target looks great, but the same can't be said for function, because the dart goes nowhere near the dot. It also eliminates stealth.

The Specs:
The Nitefinder is 25.6 x 19.3 x 6.2 cm. It weighs 332 grams, making it very maneuverable. It has a claimed range when used with whistler darts of 35 feet. It costs $13.

To Conclude:
Finally, I think the Nitefinder has a nice appeal to many people, as it's cheap and the light beam target is fun, albeit a bit gimmicky. As much as I like this blaster, I really am forced to give it 3/5!

Please also note that this was an old review and I have since grown as a Nerfer and find this to be one of the best sidearms around. I apologize if you find it a bit n00by.