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Quality Posts


k4th3r1n3


quality posts: 17 Private Messages k4th3r1n3

I'd say the Vortex Praxis is the best choice here. The disks have a chance of hurting more, which translates to more fun.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3807 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out the N-Strike Rayven CS-18 in action

http://youtu.be/rH8ZnpguQFk

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

I know a guy. He sands off the logo, gets them beat up, disassembles them carefully, repaints them, and then reassembles them.

BAM.

Instant custom cosplay gun.

Example:
instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Nerf-Guns/Cached

Buy three, buy paint, have fun!

scratchspider


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scratchspider

As an avid Nerf enthusiast, I have to say these prices are pretty good. The only drawback is that Nerf has moved on to the Elite line of blasters, so these guys are pretty outdated. These older N-strike blasters have very weak ranges when compared to the newer models.
The Rayven is the best choice here by far; it lends itself very well to voltage mods (just remove resistors and throw in some 3.7v batteries) and looks awesome. The Barricade has been made more or less obsolete by its successor, the Stryfe, and for two dollars more you may as well go with the Rayven. The Rayven still holds up well to its successor if you put a bit of work into it, but if you're not into modding you might be better off waiting for the far more powerful Elite blasters to go on sale somewhere.
I know nothing about the Vortex though.

QElderHell


quality posts: 1 Private Messages QElderHell

All 3 of these guns were solid for their time, though it's true the first two are effectively outdated. However, the Praxis is still solid, featuring a faster ROF than the Nitron at half the price of the otherwise-comparable Pyragon. I actually find the Praxis to be more comfortable than the Pyragon, and tend to just add the Pyragon's drum to my Praxis.

scratchspider


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scratchspider

lstaff


quality posts: 202 Private Messages lstaff

We don't have the vortexes (vortices??) but we have many of the regular type including the yellow one shown.
Although the newer ones may have greater range, these are superb for indoor play (eye protection is always ideal!). This are used for nerf wars and also as bodyguard protection when my kid follows me around pretending he's my own personal SS. My kids and the seven other kids in a four house range play endlessly, these guns stand up to a ton of abuse (but i wouldn't leave the ones with batteries out in the rain. Again.

The other parents are much smarter than i and have labelled their bullets with a Sharpie . . . A GREAT idea, if you asked me.

scratchspider


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scratchspider

Oh one more note from me. The Rayven and Barricade both use electric flywheels to propel darts. The Barricade has an on/off switch on the side, so either the flywheels are always spinning or they're off. The Rayven has a second trigger that spins up the flywheels, so you can "prime" it without ever having to move your finger off the main trigger. The Rayven also is compatible with all clip system magazines (6, 12, and 18-dart)for quick reloading, while the Barricade is a revolver and has to be reloaded one dart at a time.
I have a Barricade, and I never felt like I got my money's worth from it.

RobinBobcat


quality posts: 41 Private Messages RobinBobcat

Yeah.. the flywheels are fun. You get some good zip and fire-rate, and the 'ominous hummmmm' is pretty awsome.

Meow

Go Squarryls!

axemurderer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages axemurderer

...straight outta pandora!

testudoaubreii


quality posts: 13 Private Messages testudoaubreii

I don't know why I'm surprised that Nerf guns can be outdated, because I really shouldn't be.

Johnnys13


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Johnnys13

Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!! Does this magazine hold more than 7 nerf rounds? Roble roble robel, liberal jargon, moan, complain.

Keffmaster


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Keffmaster

These would have been awesome in the dorms, for the price, but I just went with the knock offs then.

wvutkep1002


quality posts: 6 Private Messages wvutkep1002

Good price on this woot!

Target has the Rayven for $17.99, Vortex Praxis Blaster for $25.99, both online only.



I just keep buying more and more crap...

alviahmarie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages alviahmarie

I bought 3 of the Rayven's for my 3 grandsons. I would like to get extra clips with darts for them. All I am finding are clips that say they work with "Elite" nerfs guns. Forgive this Grandma's ignorance but where can I buy them?

paulbsa


quality posts: 2 Private Messages paulbsa

Will these that shoot darts, like the Barricade, also shoot the suction cup darts? We have office battles all the time, and have tons of the suction cup darts laying everywhere that I'd like to reuse.

johknees


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johknees
paulbsa wrote:Will these that shoot darts, like the Barricade, also shoot the suction cup darts? We have office battles all the time, and have tons of the suction cup darts laying everywhere that I'd like to reuse.



I can't really speak to the effectiveness of suction darts in the barricade, but I don't think they will fit in the guns that use the clips.

kwaping


quality posts: 7 Private Messages kwaping

As the childish father of a 7-year-old boy, I can tell you with authority that the discs are FAR superior to the darts. I will never go back! I do slightly miss the specialized darts, especially the whistling ones, but the discs fly much further and you can bank them by angling the gun when firing. Ricochets with the discs are also much more fun than with the darts, due to their spinning nature.

modds


quality posts: 0 Private Messages modds
alviahmarie wrote:I bought 3 of the Rayven's for my 3 grandsons. I would like to get extra clips with darts for them. All I am finding are clips that say they work with "Elite" nerfs guns. Forgive this Grandma's ignorance but where can I buy them?



The Nerf Elite clips, Nerf N-strike clips and Nerf light-up series clips all work in ANY nerf dart clip blasters

so the elite clips will work in your rayven.

DrJ48


quality posts: 5 Private Messages DrJ48

Telescoping stock, 18 rounds, detachable mag, can be motorized, jail time guaranteed!!

Is illegal, most likely, under NYS law; thanks Mario. I wonder if it will be illegal under the upcoming Federal Law! Hurry up and buy so your 'assualt weapon' can be grandfathered.

alviahmarie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages alviahmarie
modds wrote:The Nerf Elite clips, Nerf N-strike clips and Nerf light-up series clips all work in ANY nerf dart clip blasters

so the elite clips will work in your rayven.



Thank you so much!

jdmm72


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jdmm72

I can't believe that Woot! is selling high capacity guns at this time in our nations history. To the moon with you Woot, I for one will not shop anymore here, promoting violence...

Oh, wait, I bought the M4-117 pellet gun the other day, thanks Woot!, it works a treat.

devexityspace


quality posts: 25 Private Messages devexityspace
k4th3r1n3 wrote:I'd say the Vortex Praxis is the best choice here. The disks have a chance of hurting more, which translates to more fun.



unfortunately the Praxis is obsolete now that the Pyragon came out (it's the same body but the internals are different) and allows for rapid fire. (The only Vortex gun with it atm).

The only good deal out of the 3 is the Rayven. The glow-in-the-dark clip works on ANY Nerf N Strike clip-fed blaster. (The gun itself isn't that great, but the clips are fun). So that means the Rayven's clip is compatible with the following nerf guns:

Longshot CS-6
Longstrike CS-6
Recon CS-6
Raider CS-35
Alpha Trooper CS-18
Deploy CS-6
Rayven CS-18 (duh :D)
Stampede ECS

Elite Retaliator
Elite Rampage
Elite Hailfire
Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12
Elite Rayven CS-18

I think that is everything =/ Anyways-- The nerf community buys the rayven for the glow-in-the-dark clip, not the gun itself as it's not a good design for semi-auto fire. (Uncomfortable grip and doesn't work without batteries)

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devexityspace


quality posts: 25 Private Messages devexityspace

Also, Amazon has been selling these and the Lumitrons (Glow-in-the-dark Vortex Disc version) for $19.99/prime shipping for the past month. (and a current price of $19.50)

So unless you have a $5 coupon for Woot or order 2-3 of these, it isn't as good of a deal as the Amazon one.

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TravCleek


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TravCleek

Would the clip size of the Raven, pistol grip of the Barricade, and the detachable stock on the Praxis qualify it under Fiensteins gun ban?

loudninja


quality posts: 0 Private Messages loudninja

Oh noes, military style "assault rifle" and "hi capacity" clip! better get these before some ignorant legislator bans them.

scratchspider


quality posts: 5 Private Messages scratchspider
paulbsa wrote:Will these that shoot darts, like the Barricade, also shoot the suction cup darts? We have office battles all the time, and have tons of the suction cup darts laying everywhere that I'd like to reuse.



The Barricade will shoot any dart, but the Rayven can only shoot streamlines and elites. The Barricade actually works best with the suction darts since the flywheels grip them better.

charliecarroll


quality posts: 105 Private Messages charliecarroll

You don't like Roy?

charliecarroll


quality posts: 105 Private Messages charliecarroll
jdmm72 wrote:I can't believe that Woot! is selling high capacity guns at this time in our nations history. To the moon with you Woot, I for one will not shop anymore here, promoting violence...

Oh, wait, I bought the M4-117 pellet gun the other day, thanks Woot!, it works a treat.



I posted early morning EST, with a link that had Roy Rogers talking with kids in a very old 'Ideal Toy' commercial and it seems that Roy must be a very bad man because it got censored by being pulled out by some Woot Mod! Can you imagine that? Someone in Texas had a problem with a 1950's Roy Rogers Toy Commercial? And you want to know what is wrong in the USA today?

gdseeker


quality posts: 4 Private Messages gdseeker
kwaping wrote:As the childish father of a 7-year-old boy, I can tell you with authority that the discs are FAR superior to the darts. I will never go back! I do slightly miss the specialized darts, especially the whistling ones, but the discs fly much further and you can bank them by angling the gun when firing. Ricochets with the discs are also much more fun than with the darts, due to their spinning nature.



+1

I bought 3 Vortex Nitrons during a recent Woot, and my son has the Pyragon with the drum magazine. Ricochet shots off the wall when he's hiding behind a big pillow are great fun. :-)