Friday, 25 July 2014

Review: Nerf Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 (20m grey trigger Aus)

The Rapidstrike CS-18 was one of the most exciting Nerf releases of 2013 for many. Since the Stampede of 2010, there weren't any other similar "assault rifle" styled full auto blasters, and some people were modding their N-Strike Rayvens to be full auto. And of course, even from the initial leaked pictures, the Rapidstrike looked like a beast.
So does the Rapidstrike live up to all of its hype?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Review: Nerf Rebelle Sweet Revenge (20m grey trigger Aus) (Nerffan)

Since its unveiling in late 2013.  the Sweet Revenge (previously named Wildshot) was one the more hyped-for blasters in the Nerf Rebelle line alongside its 'brother' the Zombiestrike Hammershot, with both being a hammer-action revolver reminiscent of cowboy revolvers. So how good is this new revolver?

Note that the Hammershot and Sweet Revenge are the same, so this review can be used for the Hammershot.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

N-Strike vs Elite Round 5: Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 vs N-Strike Stampede ECS

Today's comparison post will be of Nerf's two full-auto clip system blasters. Hopefully this will keep you guys occupied until I get my Rapidstrike review done.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

HFCBE: Nerf Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 (stock)

Nerf claims the Rapidstrike can empty an 18 clip in 5.62 seconds. I put that claim to the test in a quick video.

Batteries: 4 x Toys 'R' Us branded C batteries
Time: 4.923
No. darts: 18
ROF: 3.45dps or 207.2dpm

So yes, the Rapidstrike can achieve the claimed ROF.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Mod: Shortened Retaliator Barrel

This one's purely for tacticool, since it's been pretty well established that Nerf faux barrel are typically more detrimental to performance than helpful.
This shortened barrel is pretty easy to make. Just cut a regular Retaliator barrel down the middle, just in front of the screw ports. Then add useless tacticool things to make it look cooler. In my case I added barrel's iron sight and the muzzle from an Alpha Trooper.
One important feature I kept was the bottom tactical rail. Because of the blocks that usually keep a grip forward, these blocks now serve to keep attachments from falling off, since the usual tactical rail lock has had to be removed.
More pics after the break.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review: Nerf Mega Magnus (22m grey trigger)

Today's review, the Nerf (N-Strike Elite) Mega Magnus.

The Magnus is just the second blaster in the Mega line, yet the Mega line has already had a heap of press. Originally with claimed 100ft ranges and the longest blaster ever, the Centurion, the Mega line had a lot of people excited, only to shatter most people's dreams when people actually got a hold of the Centurion. Flimsy and squishy darts, hopeless accuracy, constant jamming and dart shredding, and with no consistency whatsoever, the Centurion was possibly the biggest modern Nerf failure ever. The Magnus has a lot to prove then, so how does it fare?

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Nerf Rebelle Wrist Quiver

 So this is apparently a new thing for Rebelle.

Yep, an armband type thing that holds a few darts and the decoder for the Secrets and Spies subline.
Found for 8AUD at BigW.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Left Handed Sweet Revenge Holster

The Rebelle Sweet Revenge comes with its own cheap plastic holster. Unfortunately for lefties and dual wielders, the holster only supports right handed holstering. Though left handers are a minority of the population, being right side only compatible means that you have to go out and buy a left handed holster just to dual wield Sweet Revenges. So I set out to fix that.

Behold, the terribly cheap, messy, ugly and terrible mod to make your Sweet Revenge holster left handed.