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NERF N-Strike  Elite Strongarm Blaster
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93 of 96 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2013
I have two children and I'm not embarrassed to say that I brought this for myself so that I can fight back when I get attacked. This gun, however is incredibly powerful and after having shot my husband in the face at almost point blank range (not something I will be doing again believe me!) I have discovered it is perhaps a little too powerful to aim at my children without inviting some kind of social worker visit. That said it is a great gun which can fire off six bullets incredibly quickly and seriously powerfully. It's amazing and I love it. I have just planned a nerf party for grown ups so that I have someone I can actually fire it at
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151 of 157 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2012
Before I start, I am going to assume you know a decent amount about Nerf guns.

Everyone who knows even the bare minimum about Nerf guns will be thinking: "This is a new Maverick".

Nerf has gone and taken a Maverick and a Spectre and they've actually (for once), sat down and thought how can we improve these guns. The Strongarm fixes the problems of both of these previous guns. It fixes the Maverick's jamming problem by making the cylinder rotate on firing only. It neither rotates on trigger pull, like the Maverick or on cocking like the Spectre. This means no more jams!
Second of all they've realised that 90% of all the Mavericks out there were modified so that the cylinder dropped out all the way. The Strongarm comes with a cylinder that comes out all the way. This means you can load it much more easily than the Maverick.
Thirdly they are actually right to put "fires up to 75 feet" on the box. It actually does. Straight out of the box. No modifying required. The mechanism has great air transfer to the dart. The air restrictor in the cylinder has been removed which means that it fires further, more accurately and that the cylinder is a lot shorter. The plunger also has a great seal. No changes required.

If you're hesitating between this, the Maverick and the Spectre. Forget the Maverick. The Strongarm is of a different league (for the same price). Yes, the Spectre does come with great looking silencer and stock. But the stock is thin and wobbly and absolutely no use for aiming as it will flex hugely and the silencer will just reduce range and accuracy.

Finally, the new "elite" darts are an improvement on the old streamlines. The old streamlines had a piece of the tip that went about half an inch into the dart. The new elite darts have a much shoer piece of tip going in. This means that they are much more front heavy. This combined with the better quality foam they used means that they travel a good distance further and more accurately that the old streamlines. But, be warned, the old streamlines will not fit in this gun as they will stick out (due to the tip going in further) and the barrel will not be able to rotate. use ELITES only.

If you've managed to read through all that, congratulations. I am really impressed.

Summary:

Buy this over the Maverick or the Spectre.
Accurate
Shoots far
Doesn't jam
feels very solid.

Thanks for reading.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2013
Bought this for my daughter at uni and she and her friends had great fun with it. I would recommend this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2013
Great weapon! It looks really cool, it functions well and has great range. The only issue I've had is that occasionally darts will end half way out of the barrel, but it's rare.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2013
My son loves this nerf gun and I would order another one if need be. Nothing else I can say. It is great
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2013
The bullets are a master stroke, how they can fly so far and so straight without actually hurting the person they hit is amazing. The kids love this gun.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 15 August 2013
Amazing for the price, was the cheapest of its kind online, was very happy with this product as i use to it to get my boss at work "bonding time".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2013
Bought as a present and went down really well. Bought for a nine year old he was really happy with it.
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on 25 November 2014
I love this gun, sadly everyone else in my house doesn't!
Think the reason for this is because i cant put it down for longer than 20 minutes without being able to overcome the urge to pick it back up and shoot everything and anything that moves.

The gun looks amazing in terms of its colours and the plastic does not look cheap at all. Its very comfortable in your hand and i feel it has the perfect weight ratio all round to not seem heavy and clunky but also not to feel so light that it would shatter if dropped.

Loading is so simple, you just push the large button on the side that unclips the bullet bolder wheel from its secured lock. All you have to do is flick the loading wheel open, put the 6 bullets in 1 by 1 then click it back shut. I've used this constantly for nearly around 1 year now and the button to open the loading wheel is still easy to push in. Hasn't become tough and no stick at all so no complaints.

As for shooting, i was extremely surprised with the power this gun packs. Shoots the foam bullets with more than enough power and distance to win a nerf war. Its accuracy cant be faulted too much as i believe that depends more on the condition of the bullet itself rather than the gun. You have the reload after every shot by pulling back the slide on the top of the gun, its very easy and requires little force though there still is some resistance which i like.
Hands down my favourite nerf gun for its power, ease of reloading, 6 bullet capacity and fast action shooting!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2014
My 5 year old son likes this one and he can load it quite easily himself. Personally I think it would be better to buy some Jolt's and Triad EX-3 for the same cash. They are much smaller and handy and just as powerful.
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