It’s undeniable that Nerf has actually come a long way because of their intro in the 1970s. With each year that passes, foam dart weapons are getting more and more sophisticated. With Nerf recently revealing their new toy guns for 2016 that will not be readily available until the fall, we believed it would be only proper to have a look at the best blasters presently readily available. One of these will be the Star Wars Nerf Gun blaster for fans of this epic saga.
Star Wars Nerf Episode VII Blaster In a Glance
Whether you are a big fan of Star Wars or not, by just looking at one of these new Star Wars Nerf blasters, one thing is instantly clear. It is simply stunning. The Star Wars designs always look great on Nerf blasters, and this one is no exception. This blaster looks awesome!
The orange and grey colors blend in very well with the white body of the Stormtrooper Deluxe blaster. It features a faux-Raider stock and a neat little Star Wars themed scope attachment. The barrel has a machine gun type barrel shroud with ventilation holes on the sides. This looks cool. Below that is where the pump grip lies.
Loading Your Gun
You should totally cock the slide. In the case, you short it pulling forward, you will not have the ability to fire. If you pull the slide once again, you can double load your darts. This is what triggers jams. If you open the breach while you draw back the slide with a dart loaded in the chamber, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
The dart will relapse into the firing mechanism, and the next dart will be pushed forward into the chamber. What this occurs, typically, just half of the dart enters when you push the slide forward once again. Do refrain from doing this. If you feel that you have to pull the slide, open the breach and make certain that you are not double-loading your darts.
Quality of Darts
The quality of the darts is the root cause. The darts are foam with a bit of soft plastic glued to the tip. In some cases that suggestion is glued a little off to one side, or there is a lot of glue on the side. If the tip is off, try shooting that dart by itself and make certain that it does not jam on it’s own. If so, throw it away. If there is a lot of glue on the side of the dart, you can cut it off or load the dart in the magazine in such a way that it won’t snag on the moving system inside.
You are not advised to leave the darts in the magazine for an extended period. It seems natural to leave them in the magazine given that it makes it a hassle-free storage space. However, the pressure of the spring on the darts will flatten the darts, making them most likely to jam. Keep the darts from the magazine until you are ready to utilize them.
Grip and Firing
If you have a shotgun pump grip you would agree that they are very ergonomic and highly functional. However, I find myself liking the new angled grip on the Stormtrooper Deluxe a bit much better. It’s just so new and different, which makes it revitalizing and fun. I love the new grip.
Other than that, it’s all the same. To shoot the blaster, first, load the clip up with darts. In this situation, our blaster takes 12 Elite darts. Then, pull the pump grip straight back. You need to do this whenever you want to insert or get rid of a clip or even open the jam door.
Push the clip straight into the side of the blaster, making sure the arrow on the clip is pointing forward to the barrel. Slide the pump grip to the forward position and you are all ready for action and set to fire. Pull the trigger and the blaster will then shoot one dart. Do this every time you want to shoot a dart. Additionally, you can utilize the blasters one more firing mode.
On the lower side of the barrel is the priming handle, merely draw back and push forward to prime the blaster for action. To pack or discharge the clip and open the jam door, you have to pull the priming handle all the way back. The issue with this is that it results in unnecessary tension being put on the spring if you want to save the blaster with the clip connected.
Like its predecessors, the blaster includes a slam-fire pump-action handle for continually quick shooting without jamming. You might find the lack of range a disadvantage in the battle field as the effective range is shorter than the average Nerf gun; falling behind at a mere 58 feet compared to the typical 75 feet. Other than that, the shotgun-style pump action is comfortable, instinctive and makes Wookie-level rage shooting easy with lots of fast but incorrect shots.
Verdict on the Episode VII Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster
If you love Star Wars, and you just want to get anything that is related to add to your awesome collection then this is certainly the blaster you are looking for. However, if you are looking for great features then there are many other models that are far way better and cooler.
Nevertheless, fans will have something else the next thing Hasbro plans to launch in this line up is the First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper spinning baton, and the Empire wil be prepared to strike back.