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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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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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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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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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on 18 January 2013
Having had the whole of my uni house buying Nerf guns. This one, out of them all was in the top 3.

The quick fire shooting system is brilliant, making it much better than the Maverick.

So yeah, buy one, whether you're 12 or 21 (like me!!)
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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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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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on 28 November 2014
Brilliant gun. Shot my wall so hard it caved in and the neighbours looked very surprised when the wall was completely destroyed. Unfortunately they also had a Nerf gun so I actually got severely injured that day. Poor experience overall, although for £9.99, it's a very good gun. They should use this to sort out the militants. GOD BLESS AMERICA! Thanks for reading.
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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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on 14 September 2014
Got this for my 3-year-old daughter (and myself). Bought in conjunction with the Nerf Elite Jolt. It's a superb little machine and has reduced us to fits of laughter on several occasions as we launch a barrage of little foam projectiles at my unsuspecting wife.

The wonderfully satisfying 'clunk' the barrel makes as you flick it open to reload makes you feel like Rambo . It's really easy to cock (for an adult) but quite challenging for a 3-year-old girl which is probably a good thing given I value my eyesight and valuables.

The power this little thing is capable of is pretty impressive and the joy you feel when you hold down the trigger and rapidly cock this, blasting a volley of darts at a screaming target is worth the price of admission alone!
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