|There she is folks. Nerf Dart Tag Quick 16. She's you beaut and a bag of chips.|
The Quick 16 is one of the new upcoming Dart Tag blasters scheduled to be released sometime in 2011. Our test unit came complete with darts and manual which suggests this blaster is not far off from making it into stores. It's a 16 round capacity blaster that takes its cues from the Nerf N-Strike Raider CS-35 both in form and functionality, but with an in built ammo storage 'clip'.
So how good is it really? From our tests.. it's AWESOME. (warning- picture intensive post- apologies for those with slower connections. We'll post the images on our Facebook page as well)
|Quick 16 on all new storage crate background!:)|
|Quick 16 with the jam door open|
|Yes, We have no. Bananas.|
|In case you forgot which review you're reading.. 16:)|
|With darts in the banana clip.|
|Loading a swanky new dart tag dart|
|And, in you go.|
|And.. cocked and ready in chamber.. pew pew pew|
|The front hand grip/cock. And some..gills.|
Once the darts are loaded, just like with the Raider it's as simple as cocking back the front grip and the top dart is then loaded into the chamber ready to fire.
The Quick 16 has the same 'Slam Fire' capabilities as the Raider and the Alpha Trooper; it works the same way but feels sturdier than with the N-Strike blasters. The manual doesn't even call it Slam Fire, but "Rapid Fire" which is interesting.
|It's a dart tag gun alright. And check that rear butt. Baby got back.|
|Big Butt. I cannot lie.|
|No fitty no Stocky,|
|Quick 16 against an Alpha Trooper.|
So what's the verdict? Given I LOVE my AT and Raider.. I absolutely love this thing. It looks sensational, it's solid to hold and it works a treat. The easy reloading on the fly via the top slot totally works for me, it means it's just a matter of carrying a sack of whistler/dart tag darts and this blaster and i'm ready to go as I can fire several rounds and load up more darts while I'm ducking for cover. I'm a real fan of the styling of these new Dart Tag blasters, and I think it's fantastic that they're actually designing blasters around the game and breaking out of the N-Strike poor cousin status. No tactical rails.. no biggie to be honest:)
I'm of the belief these new Dart Tag blasters will be out in the early half of 2011; They're obviously being manufactured, there's official in box manuals, new blue and white darts are also ready to go and there's mention of the new Dart Tag jerseys. I'd say it's only a matter of months till we start seeing them on shelves. I'd have NO idea how much they'd go for or where they'll come out first. All I can say right now is they'll be worth the wait.
Update: They're starting to pop up on eBay but they're not cheap; still sometimes if you wanna be a bleeding edger you gotta be willing to cough up the dough. Amen to Eric though, he's my man!
A few more pics just for funsies below:)
|Down the barrel of the Quick 16|
|The front grip from the other side|
|From different angles|
|It has an eyelet on the grip.. but nothing at the front to attach a shoulder strap|
|Underside of the Banana clip|
|From the front|