|Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6. Size matters.|
|Nerf Longshot packaging.|
The Longshot is billed as a "2-in-one blaster" because it came with a secondary gun attachment/barrel that could be detached as a single shot pistol. Attached, this makes the gun HUGE and bulky. It looks tough, but it ends up being doorway fodder all too often. Also, to be honest, it kinda bites performance wise and after a while I'd be surprised if many people actually keep the barrel on the gun because it decreases the Longshot's shooting performance. As a single shot pistol, it also kinda sucks, so most people I know generally leave that puppy at home!
The Longshot uses a pin that sticks out of the side of the gun to prime- it's a simple cock back and forth and squeeze the trigger to fire a foam dart. The gun uses the magazine style clip with the streamline foam darts and is compatible with all clip rounds (including the 35 bullet drum from the Raider). Performance-wise it's pretty good and it uses what is known as a "direct plunger" system which out of the box means it does shoot further and with more accuracy than its reverse plunger brothers. Modders LOVE this gun; with tweaking the Longshot can increase its distances significantly.
Personally, while I think it's a great gun, it's not my favourite. It's big and bulky and doesn't feel nice for me to hold (I'd probably be the only one who says this though). I've watched many kids try to use the thing clumsily but it DOES appeal to their dads:) Any Nerf collection SHOULD have one and I'd recommend it- just not my personal gun of choice.
Cheapest I've seen these is $35 AUS which is a bargain- but I've seen stores have them up to 80 bucks which is excessive. Still, they're becoming increasingly rare so get 'em while you can. (I believe they only came out in the yellow/orange colour schemes in Australia, if you can get them in other colours, do it!)
Out of the box performance: 8.5/10
Cool factor: 8/10
Price point: 7/10 (if you go with the 60 buck average mark)