Most Nerf guns are unnecessarily bulky and not all that powerful, not the Nerf N-Strike Jolt EX-1. Its the antithesis of every other Nerf gun. It lacks the usual thick plastic facade, instead its compact and light. None of this comes at the cost of power and accuracy. It's the most compact and accurate of the many Nerf guns that I've collected over the years.
I've gone so far as to give away the larger guns, opting for the Jolt's efficiency and minimalism. It works equally well with both new and old darts and doesn't seem to have a problem with any dart style. Oh, and the best part of all is how inexpensive it is.