Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nerf Raider CS-35 - Review!

Introducing the Nerf Raider CS-35!

This is the latest blaster to be added to the Nerf N-Strike range, it follows the design principles of the Nerf Longshot and Recon, but adds on even more features and capabilities.

The Raider is a magazine-fed blaster with a spring powered reverse plunger system. It uses a pump action priming mechanism via a front grip handle.

It comes with a 35-dart drum magazine (along with 35 Streamline foam darts), this is perhaps the first time such a magazine system has been created for a Nerf blaster and it provides incredible ammo capacity. Yes, this drum magazine is also compatible with the Nerf Longshot and Recon too!

In addition, the Raider also comes with a unique firing feature called the "Slam Fire" mode. This new firing mode works like this: Hold down the trigger, then pump the front grip repeatedly to fire a constant stream of foam darts, the rate-of-fire (RoF) will depend on how fast you pump the front grip.

With some practice, firing tests have shown that it is possible to achieve a steady RoF of up to 2-3 shots per second! The Raider's average firing range is approx. 25-30 ft, around the same as a stock Longshot or Recon.

By combining the awesome 35-dart drum magazine and the new "Slam Fire" mode, the Nerf Raider allows equipped players to outshoot and outlast their opponents in fast-paced close-quarter Nerf games!

Review:

Nerf Raider CS-35 - Box (Front)





Nerf Raider CS-35 - Box (Back)




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Un-Boxed




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Components




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Assembled




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Assembled with Drum Magazine




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Shoulder Stock (Folded & Extended)




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Drum Magazine (Front & Back)




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Compatible with 6-dart Magazine




Nerf Recon CS-6 - Compatible with 35-dart Drum Magazine




Nerf Longshot CS-6 - Compatible with 35-dart Drum Magazine




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Scale Comparison with Nerf Longshot & Recon




Nerf Raider CS-35 - Interchangeable Components




Nerf Raider CS-35 Test Fire Video:




Nerf Raider CS-35 at Amazon.com



161 comments:

  1. Overall a good review. M'sia is slowly getting these Nerf guns but at a slower pace compared to Singapore. Do you know when M'sia will get the raider, furyfire and titan? Appreciate the response

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  2. The Raider and Furyfire are already avaliable in M'sia. You can find them at many of the major dept stores now. :)

    Check with the big stores to see which ones currently stock the new blasters.

    For the Titan, so far i've not spotted any in M'sia yet. So you'd probably have to order it from overseas.

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  3. Thanks for the reply, I managed to get my hands on a set of the Furyfire and Raider. I must say the build quality for both has somewhat improved. Still having some problems finding for the Powerclip DX1000, Magstrike and Titan.

    Do you have any recommendations for any online stores that are located in Singapore? Much appreciated... ^^

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  4. So far, i've not seen any online stores based in SG selling Nerf.

    Stock are either bought from local dept stores or ordered from online stores overseas. :)

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  5. do you know in which stores do they sell a magstrike in sg? i cant seem to find it...

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    1. magstrike is avaliable in australia like $30 dollars.

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  6. Magstrikes are currently not avaliable in SG.

    Most local nerf players order their Magstrikes from overseas. If you are keen, you could check out the NerfSG forums trading section and see if any local members there are selling their units or organising any group orders. :)

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    1. Where To Buy Raider In Singapore???
      I Can't Find At Metro.

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    2. jianke,

      The Raider is an old model that is already phased out of production, not stocked locally anymore too.

      The newer Rampage with improved performance and range has replaced it.

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  7. does this blaster jam often? I find this gun very good but how about jamming?

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  8. Well, from my experience so far, i've fired around 30+ full drum magazines of darts from my Raider during nerf games and only encountered a jam once.

    I guess it all depends on firing technique and the condition of the darts used (try to avoid darts which are bent or damaged).

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  9. Australia gets NERF guns slower than any other country :( We don't even have the Longshot! Do you know any online Singaporean shops that sell NERF guns?
    Thanks

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  10. Well... there aren't any online shops in Singapore that sell Nerf blasters, all the avaliable Nerf stock here are found in local department stores.

    I guess if you have any friends or relatives travelling to Singapore for a trip or holiday, you could get them to help you purchase blasters back to Australia too. :)

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  11. Hey Nerf Au,
    I just saw the CS-35 in a Melbourne K-Mart. It is about AUD$70.
    They also have a two mag + darts set (the interchangable orange CS-6 ones) for about AUD$30.
    I'm gonna buy mine real soon, but if you can wait, there may be some discounting around Xmas between K-Mart, Toys R Us, and maybe Target.

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  12. OMG THE RAIDER STOCK LOOKS SO SMEXY ON THE RECON!! =O

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  13. I got one, but the slam handle is jammed and won't go back. Do you have any idea on how I could fix this?

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  14. The only way to fix that is to dis-assemble the casing, adjust the front handle mechanism back to normal position, then assemble back the casing.

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  15. Never mind, figured out that I didn't have the clip connector all the way in, which I guess they put it in like a safety so you won't break the gun or anything.

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  16. Yup, if the clip feed slot section is not attached properly as shown in the instruction manual, the blaster will not be able to be primed.

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  17. I got an epic win 2-drum set at walmart. I went to walmart to pick up the normal set, then on my way out I saw the two drum set for EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE.

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  18. Hey, may i ask how far the unmodified Raider can shoot? And also, can the raider use suction darts?

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  19. A stock Raider has a range of around 25-30ft, and is designed to only use streamline darts.

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  20. I just got one, and I have had trouble with it... Esp the darts, some of them just can't fire right can you fix these?

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  21. Perhaps those darts that can't be fired properly are damaged, just use new ones.

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  22. Have you seen any report of broken parts due to fast pumping?

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  23. KY1977,

    Well, i've not experienced any breakage when using the fast "slam-fire" mode on my Raiders.

    I guess its possible to break if too much force is applied to the mechanism, just have to be careful with it.

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  24. Do you know of anywhere that sells spare drum mags, I am looking at getting a raider myself, but with only one drum mag, it would be nice to have a few spares and even some drum mags for my recon, any help?

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  25. Moonsword,

    At this point in time, Nerf does not sell the 35-dart drum magazine seperately.

    So you'll either have to buy another Raider, or perhaps purchase drum magazines seperately from other Nerf Raider owners.

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  26. How far are you from the target in the vid?

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  27. coco,

    In most of the test-fire videos, i'm usually just around 10 ft from the target. Its just to show how the blaster fires.

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  28. I just bought a raider today in Australia but there is something that has been bugging me, when i first tried the gun in single fire mode when i cock the raider the pump handle it stayed at the top of the gun and i could fire it with one hand on the trigger instead of one hand on the handle and the other hand on the trigger. Now when i use it i have to push the handle so it stays still so i can fire the gun in single fire mode

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  29. Corenex,

    Sounds like the Raider you just got has a fault in the trigger or bolt lock mechanism. You could open up the casing and try to see if you can troubleshoot it.

    But since you just bought it, it'll be much easier to just return back to the store and exchange it for a new set.

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  30. Do you have any idea about what i should be looking out for when i open it up? or if it's a major problem?

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  31. Corenex,

    Thats the tricky bit... such issues can be from many different causes.

    If you want to attempt to troubleshoot the issue, open up the casing and look at the parts that are linked to the priming bar and trigger mechanism.

    Prime it with the casing open (remove the spring beforehand for easier testing), and observe how the mechanism moves, then spot which part is blocking the firing process.

    Try adjusting the parts and keep testing until the issue is solved.

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  32. Thanks mate, turns out there is a lock on the priming mechanism that had it's spring loose. Easy fix.

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  33. Hey sg do you know why firing about 3 feet away with my new raider some darts go straight while some drop down and hit the target a foot down?

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  34. Willh.98,

    It could be due to inconsistant foam dart seal within the bolt, a loose dart to bolt seal tends to decrease firing performance for certain foam darts.

    Either that or some of the foam darts you are using have been damaged. Check them and make sure you use the good ones.

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  35. Well I only got mine a few hours ago and only fire 4 full drums. I also just checked my darts and only two have any possible leaks where the tip and the body meet.

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  36. Willh.98,

    When i mention dart to bolt seal, i refer to high tightly the foam darts slot into the bolt during the chambering process. If the seal is loose, air would leak out around the sides and reduce performance.

    It could be an issue with the bolt seal, foam darts... or a combination of other issues which you'll have to troubleshoot.

    Since you just purchased the Raider, it will be easier just to return it to the store and get a new working unit.

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  37. Well, I know for a fact that the Raider is sold for RM153 in M'sia. And In Singapore its sold for $69.99. And, the Raider has 2 types of value packs. The first value pack comes with 100 extra streamline darts, the second one comes with an............. ...............................................................EXTRA DRUM with another extra 35 streamline darts!!!!! But, it's almost double the price.

    I haven't got it yet, but I'm hoping I can get in on Christmas. I'll be posting my review around the end of December.

    Well, I hope you find my advice helpful.

    Oh and for Singaporean Nerf fans, I think this will come in a lot of help.

    http://sgnerf.blogspot.com/2009/03/latest-nerf-store-stock.html

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  38. Hey guys. Sorry for including this now instead of joining it with the comment above(I forgot to add it). But I'm not sure if we can purchase guns with value packs without ordering it or not. So.....bad luck for us all if we really have to buy it online. SG Nerf, what do you have to say about that?

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  39. Nerf Meagafan,

    The various Nerf blaster "Value Packs" that contain double the amount of foam darts is a promo package.

    It all depends on whether dept stores have them in stock or not, so you just have to scout around to find them.

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  40. OK thanks SG Nerf.

    And, don't worry, my sis's are all shopaholics. So, they'll know every mall in Singapore. At least I can do something in them this time. I'll post what I find in Singapore after Christmas.

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  41. hey SG Nerf, would i be able to use some of your pictures for my own Nerf Blog. Its called M7 Nerf, and it's pretty new. I will always refer back to your pictures, stating that you are the rightful owner of the pictures.
    Please reply soon.

    Thanks,
    Marcus7

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  42. Marcus7,

    Thanks for checking with me beforehand.

    Yes, you may re-post some of the photos from my sites on your blog as long as you also include credits that link them back to my sites.

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  43. Which stock is longer? The recon or the raider?
    Or are they equal?

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  44. kelvin,

    The shoulder stock attachments that are packaged with the Recon and Raider are both around the same length.

    The main difference is the Recon shoulder stock is a fixed length design but can hold a 6-dart clip, while the Raider shoulder stock has a 3-stage adjustable length but cannot hold a clip.

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  45. SG Nerf , how can I connect my raider to the bandolier kit ?

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  46. Marcuschief,

    Well, the main Raider unit itself only has one strap loop point just behind the bottom of the trigger handle, so that's the place most players use to hook it to the Bandolier strap.

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  47. Im looking at guns for Nerf fighting. Im liking the Raider but how does it compare to other guns? I want user opinion

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  48. With the Drum mag in is it really heavy (or at least unbalanced) over to one side?

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  49. Oscar,

    Users will definitely feel abit more weight pulling down from the left side of the blaster, but its not too much and the raider is still usable.

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  50. I have found out the reason this gun jams alot. The darts, inside the drum mag, will jam and get stuck between the moving notches (that aligns and feeds the ammo) and the inner wall of the drum, thus:

    1.Ripping the darts inside the drum.
    2.Leaving a dart, half fed at the end of the mag, which rips when you cock the gun because it won't chamber properly.

    In my opinion, this 'drum jamming' occurs if you use bent or damaged darts. OR, if you use repaired darts. The best option is to use fresh darts, out of the refill package. Any bent, damaged or repaired darts, save them for your other 6-darts clip. They have VERY low tendency to jam, unless you use VERY damaged darts.

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  51. so is the range the same as a stock night finder, i find that amazing because the night finder is so small compared to the raider cs-35

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  52. bragehaavik,

    Yeah, the external size of a blaster doesn't usually equate to its actual power.

    If you look at the internals of a Nite Finder and Raider, you'll notice that the Nite Finder actually has a spring plunger with larger air volume and less deadspace than the Raider... hence it is able to produce similar or better range.

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  53. Hi SG Nerf,
    Any ideas where is this gun available at? I've searched Suntec, Vivo City etc etc and I still can't find it...

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  54. Jdcheck,

    Perhaps you could try the stores along Orchard road (ie. Takashimaya, Metro or Toys R Us Paragon, Robinsons Centrepoint, OG Orchard etc).

    Imho, stock availability can vary alot amongst different stores so you'll just have to shop around.

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  55. Hey SG Nerf,

    Looking at the Raider, which I just got with a extra drum set... too awesome... sorry... I'm wondering, I saw the Mod for the Longshot for the shotgun cocking, do you have a mod, or know of one for the Raider to change the front grip from the handle to a barrel grip?

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  56. griever2112,

    I guess you could simply mod (or chop off) the fore-grip so that it becomes flat and perhaps mount a suitable piece of cover on it to form the grip.

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  57. Ive got one of these clear though but ive thought of a way to make it full auto and heres how im not sure if it will work in the spot in front of the handle would be the motor that pumps the gun and in the stock would be the D battery and would have a trigger activated power on and off.

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  58. Ad man,

    I guess you could do that... but imho, its way easier just to get a Nerf Stampede instead.

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  59. Im hoping to get 2 new nerf guns. I am thinking I'll get a barricade as my first one, but what should I get for the other? I already have a recon and maverick.

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  60. Devon,

    Get a Nerf Stampede, it'll replace all your other blasters.

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  61. I don't recall the performance problems before opening up my Raider. However, after I opened it up, I put it back together, (no mods) and noticed it started to jam often. It worked, but only shot a about 15 average. Even indoors, the bullets strayed to the left or right. Also, many times a dart would only fire 5 feel or not come oout of the barrel at all. I have opened up my Raider again, straitened up the internals, and proceeded to close it. The spring and catch spring wouldn't stay in, I can't close it. Also, I suceeded in closing it twice, but when firing, the spring wouldn't catch. What do you think I should do?

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  62. PKMNDanny,

    Seems like some of the blaster internals are still out of place. Check that all the small springs are positioned properly (especially the ones at the pop-up blocker plate and the catch) and also check that the plunger o-ring air seal is still good (apply rubber-safe grease to re-lube it).

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  63. I have found the problem. When I stretched the spring, I bent a link, and now it wont enter the catch mechanism. What spring size do you usually replace it with?

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  64. PKMNDanny,

    Yeah, stretching springs isn't an advisable thing to do for blaster mods, there is a tendency for the spring to weaken and become out of shape.

    The space between the plunger tube and casing is very limited, so replacements springs have to have very specific dimensions to fit properly, the aftermarket spings i use are 110mm in length, have an outer diameter of 27.8mm and a wire diameter of no more than 1.8mm.

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  65. Should I get the Recon CS-6 or the Raider Rapid CS-35?

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  66. Can I find it in Junction 8 or Takashimaya?

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  67. Low,

    No idea, i've not been to those places lately so i don't know what stock they have at the moment. You'll just have to visit the stores (or call them beforehand) to check.

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  68. Evening sir, may i ask if the Raider is able to fire different darts or only the streamlines?

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  69. coldfussionx,

    By default, the Nerf Raider is designed to only use streamline foam darts.

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  70. SG nerf, Should I get a raider, or a second barricade?

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  71. Devon,

    Depends on what other blasters you have and your gameplay style.

    The Raider is a good buy because of it's 35-dart drum magazine, you can use that to load into any N-Strike clip-fed blaster so it increase the effectiveness of those blasters.

    Getting a 2nd Barricade is cool too, you can dual wield 2 x Barricades which can be quite effective in Nerf games.

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  72. Thanks, by the way I have a maverick, recon, and 1 barricade. I like to run around and hit people when they arn't expecting it.

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  73. should i get the raider
    what is the range

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  74. jimmy,

    As mentioned in my review, the average stock range is around 25-30ft.

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  75. which are the places in Singapore that are currently seling the Nerf Raider CS-35?

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  76. somebody,

    Most of the local major dept stores (ie. Metro, OG, Toys R Us etc) should still have stock of this blaster model, you'll just have to shop around to find them.

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  77. should i buy the Nerf Raider CS-35 or the Nerf Raider CS-35 'Clear Series'?

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  78. somebody,

    Both versions work the same, so i guess it's just a matter of which aesthetics you prefer.

    The clear version is a limited edition though, so there could be some collectors value in the future. :)

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  79. Which of the Raider feels more solid in your hands?i wanna buy a solid version of the Raider CS-35. Which version do you recommend for this area im looking for?

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  80. just another question. Do you know the price of a Raider CS-35 in Toys R Us in Singapore?

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  81. somebody,

    Both have around the same sturdiness, main difference is just the opaque blue casing vs the transparent clear casing.

    As i mentioned, the clear version is limited edition, so at this moment i'd recommend to get that model (while its still available).

    For current Nerf blaster retail prices at major dept stores in Singapore, check this page:

    http://sgnerf.blogspot.com/2009/03/latest-nerf-store-stock.html

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  82. what stock is better? a recon's or a raider's?

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  83. Tovi,

    I find that the Raider shoulder stock is better as it is adjustable in length and has a more sturdy design. The Recon shoulder stock can store a 6-dart clip, but it's not adjustable and tends to flex more during usage.

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  84. Out of the Raider, the Recon, and the Longshot/Longstrike, which would you consider the best?

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  85. John Doe,

    I would go for the Longshot, its the only blaster amongst those that you mentioned that has a large volume direct plunger, so its modded performance and range is much higher.

    The Recon, Raider and Longstrike all share the same small volume reverse plunger system, so their modding potential and range are limited.

    The Raider does have the slam-fire mode and comes with the 35-dart drum magazine though, which is ideal for close-quarters Nerf games where high rate-of-fire (RoF) is useful.

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  86. My dart drum for my raider doesn't seem to be pushing bullets up very well...If I just push the little black thing that pushes the bullets,It stays in the same spot for a little and I have to shake it or tap it to make it push the bullets.
    Is there any fix to this?

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  87. 0SumGuy0,

    Seems you got a unit that probably has a weak drum spring or some parts of the plastic internals are getting stuck somehow.

    You could open up the drum mag and try to troubleshoot which part is causing the jam up, then either apply some grease or trim the plastic parts affected to allow for a smoother movement.

    The other option is to replace the drum mags tape spring, but that will require the use of an equivalent sized and stronger load tape spring (ie. from an auto-retractable tape measure).

    Other than that... the other option is to just get a new drum mag. It all depends on your luck. :)

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  88. Sg nerf, which sniper would u prefer, longshot or longstrike

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  89. karthik,

    Both have around the same performance in stock condition.

    But after they are modded, the Longshot will naturally have longer range because of its much larger direct plunger system.

    So my choice will be the Longshot... modded for use in actual Nerf games.

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  90. Thanks sg nerf, the info was very useful. Thing is I have a raider and it is very good. But when I fired it 2 of my darts tore. That time I had just opened it, can u tell my why

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  91. karthik,

    The foam darts sometimes do get torn after some usage, it's usually just the usual wear and tear in the foam material.

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  92. Thanks sg nerf :) really useful. One last question. Is the gear up edition's internals better than the standard cause my maverick and raider seem to be able to shoot further than my friends standard one. Thanks in advance:)

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  93. karthik,

    Well, they all basically have the same internals, but they are plastic toys, so there can be slight manufacturing variations even amongst individual units in the same series, hence a difference in performance from unit to unit. So it just depends on your luck. :)

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  94. Hi sgnerf, I wanted 2 ask if I should get a nerf stampede or nitron. I won't be modding them as I'm sure I'll ruin them so which on. Price is not an issue. Thanks in advance.

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  95. karthik,

    Get the Stampede, it has alot more clips, ammo and accessories included.

    Its also a N-Strike blaster so its clips and accessories are compatible with all the other N-Strike blasters too.

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  96. Hey. Im just wondering , if i should get a longstike or a raider . Not modding them as i tried to mod my recon and it broke -.- thanks . :3

    Bleh :p

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  97. 1998readinghorrorfiction,

    Get the Raider, it uses a pump action foregrip, has the slam-fire mode and comes with a 35-dart drum magazine, overall much more useful in Nerf games than the Longstrike, even when stock.

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  98. why does different raiders have different prices ? do the clear ones shoot further ?

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  99. bryan,

    Why do you keep asking the exact same question again and again in your various comments? I already told you many times, i have no idea! Its up to the retailers!

    Please STOP asking this question repeatedly! Its VERY annoying.

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  100. sorry i didnt know that you replied -.-|l

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  101. what do u recomend, raider or deploy?

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    1. Thomas,

      Get the Raider... it comes with the 35-dart drum magazine and has the slam-fire feature. Much more useful in Nerf games.

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  102. i´m thinking of buying the pinpoint site along with the raider. do they go well toghether?

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    1. Thomas Hanham,

      Yup, the Pinpoint Sight does fit the Raider's tactical rail too, it can work well with that blaster.

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  103. Hi just got the raider and I've checked it over and tested it. A other thing how can i check quickly if its been modded. Also which scope/slight would work well with it.
    PS was this a giant hint for the new Nerf elite scene they all have something related to the raider

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    1. nerfnatter,

      Just test it out, if the priming action requires more effort and the sound of the firing impact is louder, then most likely its modded with stronger spring and/or air restrictor removal... or just fire it and see if it has better range. :)

      The Raider can use any of the N-Strike tactical rail compatible scopes or sights. The Recon or Longstrike flip sights can be useful, so is the Pinpoint Sight.

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  104. How come in all your reviews the nerf guns come dissasembled? The magwell comes attached in Canada.

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    1. Anonymous,

      I guess the versions we get in Singapore have the mag well packaged separately, probably to reduce damage during shipping.

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  105. Can nerf elite darts go in a regular clip, and if they do, are they better than regular clip system darts?

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    1. Thomas Hanham,

      Yes, elite foam darts can be used in regular N-Strike clips and drum magazines too.

      From initial impressions, they are basically made of a slightly more dense foam than normal streamline foam darts, so probably abit more durable over longer periods of usage.

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    1. WhyYouSoNaughty,

      At Toys R Us stores in Singapore, SGD$59.90... btw, you can check the latest prices in this link:

      http://sgnerf.blogspot.sg/p/singapore-nerf-stock-list.html

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  107. what is your favorite gun

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  108. SG Nerf,

    Is the Vulcan EBF-25 a good gun?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Yes, its a good blaster... just make sure to buy a few more extra ammo belts. :)

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  109. About how far does it shoot?

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    1. Anonymous,

      As mentioned in my review, it's average stock firing range is around 25-30ft.

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  110. This vs. longstrike. who wins?

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    1. Anonymous,

      Raider is better in Nerf games... it comes with a 35-dart drum magazine, and uses a pump action grip with the slam-fire feature for higher rate-of-fire.

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  111. good,sometimes jams though

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  112. I found the Raider for $22AUD!!

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  113. hey can u help me out.....my raider's drum mag pushes the dart up kinda slowly and it most of the time jams. the darts get caught in the part where the top of the clip connects with the drum.

    HELP

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    1. Slice,

      Most likely the spring inside the drum magazine is somehow weakened or some part is stuck, so its not advancing the foam darts up properly.

      Either you open up the drum magazine casing and check to see if anything is stuck, or replace the spring inside (if you can find a suitable tape spring of the same dimensions and spec)... or just buy a new Raider or drum magazine, save all the hassle.

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  114. Dear SGNerf,
    Does the raider/recon shoulder stock work with the rampage and can I still slam fire in that mode?

    Regards,
    Anonymous,a humble Nerf collector

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    1. Anonymous,

      Yes, the Rampage can use the various attachment-based shoulder stocks that come with other N-Strike blasters.

      You can see a photo of the Rampage with a Recon shoulder stock in my review:

      http://sgnerf.blogspot.com/2012/07/nerf-n-strike-elite-rampage-review.html

      You can still slam-fire with the shoulder stock attached on. Slam-fire is not affected by shoulder stocks at all, they are separate parts and mechanisms.

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  115. Hey SGNerf,

    I really like the Clear Series Raider CS-35,but i also really like the Gear Up Series Raider CS-35.
    What do you think i should buy.
    Please answer.

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    1. Anonymous,

      Get both. :)

      But if you can only get one, then get the Clear Series version, it uses a more unique translucent shell material (the Gear Up Series version is just a re-paint).

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    2. Thank you very much.Since i only can buy one, i will buy the Clear Series Raider.Thank you very much for your help,and will you ever speak in your videos?

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    3. Anonymous,

      Not likely, 'cos i'm not really a fan of listening to people talking on and on in demo videos or vlogs, its not my kinda style anyways... my videos are mainly intended as practical demos to complement my actual written reviews and guides (which have all the info and i can easily update them anytime when required). :)

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    4. OK,
      I like Tagger Foam Darts because they have both great range,and great accuracy,but tell me why do you like them so much? :/

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    5. Anonymous,

      I only use Tagger foam darts if a game requires them to be used (ie. Dart Tag games whereby players use Dart Tag vests and ammo for recording hit scoring purposes)... otherwise, for the majority of Nerf games i attend (which are not Dart Tag games), i use modded blasters with custom calibrated foam darts or stefans, which get much better ranges and accuracy.

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  116. What's a better sidearm with this? Barrel Brake or
    speedload6?

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  117. Really!? i do not agree!

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  118. I want to balance speed not have 2 speedstars!
    P.S. I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove the Barrel Brake!

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  119. Sorry i should of said secondary not sidearm!

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  120. hey, just wondering which of these 2 guns had an 18-mag which one would be better longstrike or raider? Also, can ya post a pic of longstrike with 35-drum

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    1. Anonymous,

      The Raider will be better overall in games 'cos it has the pump-action grip system and slam fire mode.

      I've already traded away all my Longstrikes a long time ago, so can't do up anymore photos on them.

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    2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! too bad!

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  121. what=best longshot or raider

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    1. Anonymous,

      If in stock condition, both get similar ranges, then the Raider is better 'cos it has the pump-action grip, slam-fire mode and 35-dart drum magazine.

      But when modded, the the Longshot is better because it has a much larger plunger air volume, therefore gets much longer ranges after being modded.

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  122. vulcan raider longstrike number them 1-3 in best

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    1. Anonymous,

      1. Vulcan
      2. Raider
      3. Longstrike

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    2. can ya explain cause i like longstrike

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    3. Anonymous,

      I rank them based on ease of use, rate-of-fire, modding potential and modded performance.

      The Vulcan is a full-auto blaster and it is belt-fed, so you just load in ammo belts then pull the trigger to fire, no need to constantly prime it to fire. With modifications, it can achieve longer range (with stronger springs) and higher rate-of-fire (with higher voltage batteries).

      On a side note... the Stampede is even better, as it is full-auto, clip-fed (can use any clips or drum magazines), has even larger plunger volume for longer ranges after modding and is much more portable (not heavy and bulky like the Vulcan).

      The Raider has the slam-fire mode and a fore-grip priming system so it can have a higher rate-of-fire too (but you have to manually prime it repeatedly so its tiring to use), it also comes with a 35-dart drum magazine which is very useful. Modded performance is so-so though, due to its small reverse plunger volume.

      The Longstrike has the same internal reverse plunger system as the Raider, but it has no slam-fire mode (slower rate-of-fire), uses a side priming handle (which is not as easy to prime and fire quickly) and only comes with a 6-dart clip. So overall its just not as good.

      The only reason why people buy Longstrike is because of its design, most people just use it for display... its not usually used in actual Nerf games. :)

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  123. Interesting. Also, i (and many others) usually base
    a guns performance by: speed, range, accuracy, looks and overall value. i prefere range and value so if ya could give me some guns that meet these.
    p.s. i do not mean like hand over them, i mean gimee sugestions

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    1. Anonymous,

      I would rate the Stampede as the best overall blaster, especially when properly modded.

      Factors in its favor:

      It is full-auto and can achieve very high RoF with voltage mods, has a large sized direct plunger system for longer modded ranges with stronger springs, is clip-fed so it can use all N-Strike clips and drum magazines for high ammo capacity... and looks good (and easy to carry) when minimized into a "SMG" style blaster too.

      Accuracy is mainly based on the foam darts used and a Stampede also can be brass breeched which allows it to use customized stefans for even higher accuracy and performance.

      So far, no other blaster can match it when comparing them using the same combination of factors. :)

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  124. what's da best firefly tech; lumitron or rayven?

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    1. Anonymous,

      I'd go for the Rayven... it uses foam darts and is clip-fed, so it can use all the various N-Strike clips and drum magazines, which allows more options in terms of usage (and easier to get matching ammo).

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  125. where do u buy the raider cs-35 in singapore.i've been looking at the tampines mall toysrus but i cant find it. pls tell me where can i buy it.

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    1. Nurhafizah Yussof,

      Seems like they are sold out at most places... nowadays most people go for the Elite Rampage instead anyways, 'cos its the latest model and an improved version of the Raider.

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  126. What is the best Nerf gun for a game of capture the flag while getting the flag? What is the best for guarding a flag?

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    1. Any quick gun! raider, swarmfire,vulcan, stampede,barricade.etc.

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  127. HeySGnerf
    im considering if i should get this or the nerf alpha trooper.Can you please tell me witch would be better

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    1. Anonymous,

      Get the Nerf Raider, it comes with a higher capacity 35-dart drum magazine (along with an adjustable shoulder stock too), overall more effective in Nerf games.

      Btw, you should also consider the Nerf Elite Rampage (since its now been released) as it is an improved version of the Raider. The Rampage is designed to achieve longer ranges than the Raider.

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  128. any body want to get rid of your used raider? please...

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