|Nerf N-Strike Raider CS-35. Tonight you sleep with da fishes.|
SO.. let's start with just the aesthetics. It's dark blue and orange (although there is a new clear version that's floating about). The gun comes with a detachable stock that is interchangeable with other compatible N-Strike guns- ie the Recon:) It's got the tactical rail grooves on top of the gun for you to fit it out with scopes and sights and other N-Strike add ons to make it LOOK tough. It has two hand grips, one for the trigger and one for cocking the gun. Nice!
|Nerf Raider Box. Justin Bieber wants his haircut back.|
Now for the fun part. 35 bullets at your disposal? Whoo hooo! A simple cock of the front hand grip loads the gun and you're ready to go. Pull back on the trigger and let a round fly!
But.. this gun also comes with "Slam fire" which basically means by keeping your trigger depressed, you can simply pull back on the front grip rapidly and those foam bullets will come a flyin'! In general this will mean rate of fire goes up.. and probably accuracy will go down. But who cares about accuracy when you're showering your loved one with orange foam dart goodness?!:)
Apparently the internals of the Raider are identical to the Recon, which means modders aren't a fan of the reverse plunger system it uses. Personally, I find it does shoot further than the Recon, but as always, I am using it in a confined apartment space.
Raiders are a LOT of fun and I personally have it as my Nerf tagger of choice. They're pricing is ridiculous- I've seen them for $30-$90 AUS- crazy!
Out of the box performance: 7.5/10
Cool factor: 9/10
Price point: 9/10 (I got mine for 30 bucks)