Monday, September 27, 2010

Nerf Element Tactical Scope Review

I have recently borrowed the Nerf Tactical Rail Scope from my friend. He has the Element full kit, with the gun, light and scope. I gave him some duct tape, so he gave me a good lend of it. Two months to be exact. The main reason I borrowed it was so I could make a cool review of it and show it of on my blog, so here it is!

The scope is a Tactical Rail compatible Nerf brand accessory that can attach to the Tactical Rail of any most Nerf N-Strike blasters. It is moderately accurate, and with practice, you can easily hit a target the size of a paper cup ( my favourite target ) from 20 feet away! It has a flip away Sepia lens on the front, which means it can be moved away to reveal a clear plastic lens. It is a little mediocre, but it can and in most cases will improve your aim. It also looks awesome!

If you want a nice looking Tactical Rail Compatible scope for you Nerf N-Strike Blaster, get one of these. You can buy them without purchasing a Longshot or Element, and I would highly recommend doing so! I give it a 4/5!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Home Made Flip-Clip

If you have ever seen the Nerf Flip-Clip, you probably thought great idea... and then saw the price tag. Which is disappointing, as all your paying for is a couple of clips and some darts, which can be purchased for much less on their own. Really, all the extra cash is going into a nice Nerf branded piece of plastic. Sure it looks nice, but really, a hunk of plastic for that much extra. I saw this and unlike many, I thought- stuff it, Nerf isn't getting my hard earned cash for something, like that.

I already had the 2 standard 6 dart clips that came with the Nerf Bandolier Kit. I then simply added some grey duct tape around them and there you have it, a home made Flip-Clip. The only downside is that you can't de-attach the clips to be used separately. A small price to pay for a great Nerf war accessory!

Thinking to expand my collection! Opinions please!

I am really wanting to expand my Nerf blaster collection. These are the guns I already own:
-Raider CS-35
-Vulcan EBF-25
-Maverick REV-6
-Nitefinder EX-3
-Switchshot EX-3
-Secret Strike AS-1

Considering that the newest guns, such as the Alpha-Trooper CS-18 are not in Australia, which gun would improve my collection? I really want to be able to get it a my local K-MART store. They have: Recons, Magstrikes and others, depending on the time. Thanks for your opinions!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nerf Switch Shot Mod Almost Done!

I have finally finished my Nerf N-Strike Switch-Shot EX-3 internals mod. It now has a stretch internal spring (for a pre tensioned load), the ARs taken out (with the help from Zack- check out his blog!), and a higher rate catch spring! It also has the hole in the plunger tube enlarged so now it shoots around 45-50 feet. If I angled it it shoots over my whole house! I would really recommend this mod to anyone. Just don't dry fire it or you will smash the plunger tube in half. I am going to do a camo paint job soon, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Raider CS-35 Drum Mag- Too Big?

I have been wondering about the Nerf Raider CS-35 drum magazine. A first glance it looks awesome. But take away the massive ammo capacity, and what our left with is a huge disadvantage on the weight, feel and manoeuvrability side of things. It makes the gun it is being used on very heavy. I know the Alpha Trooper 18 dart drum mag would fix the problem- but down under we can't get Alpha Trooper CS-18s. And I don't see why we should have to buy one gun to fix another. Don't bet me wrong- I love my Raider, but the drum mag kinda ruins it.

What annoys me is that the Raider had potential to be the best Nerf gun ever, but only if it was bottom loading. Now with the massive weight of the drum mag pulling the left side down I really can't get the point in it now. It should have been much better, and I reckon a direct plunger could have improved it as well. I think it works fine with other bottom loading guns, such as the Recon, which I have tried my friend's one of. With this I pose a question- what do you think of the Nerf 35 round drum magazine?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Modding- My Opinion

Okay. If you're a regular to this blog, you will know that I say that I have done some modding. But all of these mods were external- eg. the Vulcan 50 belt and some other minor , and sometimes even cosmetic things. The first time I attempted an internals mod, I completely destroyed my Maverick, Air Restricters and all. But today I took a leap- and modded my Switchshot EX-3.

I chose this gun to modify to prove to myself that modding was possible, and in most cases, easy. I stared by removing the blaster component of the gun. This contained only 4 screws, so I undid these and opened 'er up. And I was pleasantly surprised. I was very simple, with only a catch, plunger and spring to worry about. I hoped to take out the Air Restricters. But the front portion were they were housed was glued shut.

I had heard about other modders that stretch the spring, as to increase the range. I tried to remove it, but the plunger end (I'm not sure what it's called was glued on as well. So I then resorted to stretching the spring , while it was still installed. I am happy to say, It worked perfectly, and now my gun shoots a good 7-10 feet further.

All in all, my second mod was very successful. I'm happy with the results, and I'm sure you will be to! Finally, I didn't post this as a modding guide, but more of a dialogue of my first real successful mod. I hope to post more of these in the future. One question- Do you have a Switchshot EX-3? and if you do, have you had a similar experience to me? Please feel free to comment and follow this blog!

Friday, September 10, 2010

9-9-10 is here!

It's the 9th September 2010 and it officially out! The NERF STAMPEDE! It's the gun we've all been waiting for, and it is now on store shelves around the world. Although some people have either found pre-release models or found a store which has mistakenly released them early, it hasn't been official- until now!

For those of you who don't know, the Stampede is a 3- dart per second, clip fed, highly anticipated beast. It was always know as the mystery 9-9-10 blaster, until someone leaked information onto web. It has received great reviews, with many critics saying that it is the best Nerf gun ever made. It is also the blaster that sees the debut of the 18 dart extended clip.

Sadly, the Stampede doesn't hit Australian stores for another 4-6 weeks, but I know when it comes, I'll be getting one. So stay tuned for more information on the most highly anticipated Nerf N-Strike blaster!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sick Nerf Vulcan Mod!

Ok! This mod has nothing to do with me- I didn't do it, I didn't design it and I'm not affiliated with Mana Potions in any way. I am just posting this link to show you how awesome Nerf can get! Check it out at !