Nerf Dart Tag Hyperfire

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE 2016 RELEASE N-STRIKE ELITE BLASTER OF THE SAME NAME

I was doing some range tests with my collection the other day, after removing the ARs on one of my Hyperfires, and found that it wasn’t bad at all. Actually, it beat the Hammershot in range and accuracy. My other Hyperfire performed about the same as the Hammershot. So, if you’re prepared to do a little modding on your blaster, (it took me five minutes) then these are great. I know the Hyperfire is an old model, but it works really well. It’s like a 10 shot, fast shooting slightly longer ranged Hammershot. The one flaw of these blasters is that since the cylinder doesn’t have a front to keep the darts in, they tend to slip out after a little bit of motion. But, after removing the air restrictors, I no longer had that problem, because there was no spring behind the darts that would help to push them out. This blaster is a great addition to any collection and is a good bit better when you modify it. It can fire 10 darts about 2 a second at max speed. It’s much better than the Maverick and with the ARs removed, the Hammershot as well.

NERF DART TAG HYPERFIRE($15-$25(if used; this is an old model))
Power – 7/10
Accuracy – 5/10
Range – 8/10
Ammo Capacity – 8/10
Speed – 9/10
Looks – 7/10
Feel – 8/10
Reliability – 7/10
Moddability – 9/10
Score — 68/100

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The Meaning of Tacticool

Since on of the more popular words in the Nerf community seems to be “tacticool”, and I had yet to hear anyone define it. I googled it. According to the “Urban Dictionary” tacticool is:

1. A descriptive word for equipment or clothing that does not have any tactical purpose; but looks cool.
2. A person who is a city dweller; but wishes to look like an warrior or as if they are/were in the armed forces.
3. Appearance that mimics military or martial arts. “

Other definitions included

“A gun that has been unnecessarily modified to include such things as vertical foregrips, laser systems, flashlight systems, hair triggers, replacing wooden stocks with lightweight black plastic ones… and these expensive modifications are done to a rifle or shotgun to make it “cool.” “

In any case, the word ‘tacticool’ is seemingly a word used exclusively for firearms, nerf blasters, or airsoft guns. I think us Nerfers use it the most however. Here’s where I’d say “Stay tacticool”, but that’s Coop772’s line.

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Spectre vs. Hammershot vs. Maverick [REVOLVER COMPARISON]

      SPECTRE                         MAVERICK

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I gave the Spectre 4 extra points because of its stock and barrel, which really very minimally affect a nerf battle. Tacticool, but not that helpful for slaying zombies!(Zambies!) Of these 3 revolvers, the Hammershot wins by me, because it can be used with one hand, it’s small for its power, and it is the most reliable.

WINNER: HAMMERSHOT

For its one handed hammer action revolver style pistol.

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Nerf ZombieStrike Hammershot

HAMMERSHOTThe Hammershot. It’s relatively small in size, but it’s reassuringly sturdy and tough. The Hammershot is a 5-shot revolver that uses a hammer, rather than a priming slide, to cock the gun. The best part is how hard it hits. Even though it isn’t really very long ranged, it can make a loud bang on a window, standing 35 feet away. The other best part is that because the cocking mechanism can be pulled with one finger, this gun only requires one hand to wield. If you had one of these orange-and-grey plastic babies in each hand, you’d be quite formidable. If you’re going to buy yourself a sidearm, this one of the best to start with. It’s reliable and fast (yes, also better than the maverick and, arguably, the strongarm)

NERF ZOMBIESTRIKE HAMMERSHOT($10-$15)
Power – 9/10
Accuracy – 8/10
Range – 7/10
Ammo Capacity – 7/10
Speed – 7/10
Looks – 10/10
Feel – 10/10
Reliability – 9/10
Moddability – 8/10
Score — 75/100

 

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike

FIRESTRIKEThe Firestrike is is nicely small sized pistol of great range and accuracy. It is capable of the firing 75 feet, as all ELITE blasters are, and it is very accurate. Personally, this singlefire pistol was never one of my favorites, but it does have good power for its size, which is quite small, good for storing a few in your pockets. This blaster is currently the farthest firing gun in my collection, which includes the Spectre and the Hammershot. If you’re a sniper, and you need an accurate pistol for self defense, go for this. This pistol is not great for defense, especially against anything that shoots fast.

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE FIRESTRIKE($8-$12)
Power – 8/10
Accuracy – 10/10
Range – 9/10
Ammo Capacity – 3/10
Speed – 3/10
Looks – 9/10
Feel – 7/10
Reliability – 6/10 (darts often pop out with ARs in)
Moddability – 8/10
Score — 63/100

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Spectre

SPECTREThe spectre doesn’t get the attention it deserves. It may not be very accurate, but it’s long range, powerful enough, and looks really nice. I have the N-Strike Elite blue and white version. It comes with both a stock and barrel, which can both be removed easily. That, in fact, is probably the best part of the Spectre. It can be a long range 5-shooter pistol, or a rifle. If you’re fast, you can quickly switch between the two in moments during a battle. As for the practicality of it, I would call it a longer ranged, higher (muzzle) speed, less accurate Maverick Rev-6. Right now it’s the best looking blaster I’ve got, and the largest. If you’re looking for a collectable blaster, a blaster for spec. ops. missions(it’s a quieter blaster), or a good alternative to the maverick, hammershot, or strongarm, this is for you. It also comes with some cool extensions you could use for other blasters.

UPDATE: My Spectre just broke. A little orange tab piece broke off the plunger, the blaster will no longer prime. I have heard that this is a common problem, but at least I can keep the extensions(barrel and stock)! What’s weird to me is that I could not find any warranty policies anywhere online. :\

NERF N-STRIKE ELITE SPECTRE($25-$35)
Power – 8/10
Accuracy – 5/10
Range – 9/10
Ammo Capacity – 7/10
Speed – 8/10
Looks – 9/10
Feel – 9/10
Reliability – 6/10
Moddability – 7/10
Score — 68/100

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Nerf N-Strike Maverick Rev-6

MAVERICKThe Nerf Maverick is what I like to call an assault pistol. It is not long range or high power, but it fires fast enough and it’s accurate. Run in, fire off your six darts from a revolving barrel, and run out, away from enemy fire. It’s good for attacking, not so much defending, as it can’t hold you against a couple of long ranged enemies. Also, it is a nice, stable beginner’s blaster, with even statistics. These days, though, the Maverick is more of a collector’s blaster, it’s been replaced on the market by the Strongarm.If you’re going for a balanced, also easily moddable close range blaster, this is one of the best. Also, the price on this gun will be high in most cases, because it is an older blaster.

NERF MAVERICK REV-6($15-$30)
Power – 6/10
Accuracy – 9/10
Range – 4/10
Ammo Capacity – 7/10
Speed – 9/10
Looks – 8/10
Feel – 8/10
Reliability – 9/10
Moddability – 10/10
Score — 70

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