The Nerf Magstrike is not available in stores. If you want to add it to your collection, your best bet is to search for it on eBay.
Nerf Magstrike Review
The Nerf Magstrike is a ten round automatic Nerf gun.
The Magstrike is different from most other modern Nerf guns, in that rather than using a spring plunger mechanism like the Nite Finder or Raider, you have to prime the gun by pumping the handle to shoot. In the past, priming a Nerf gun was a bit of a pain because it slowed down the rate of fire, but thanks to the Magstrike’s clip system, you can just swap out a pre-loaded clip instead of having to reload rounds one at a time. A clip holds 10 darts and can be unloaded in about 1.5 seconds, which is really impressive to behold and makes the priming totally worthwhile.
Fully priming the Magstrike requires roughly 20 pumps, which you can easily do in 10 seconds. Once primed, you can unload the entire clip in rapid succession by holding down the trigger. The range on the Magstrike is great considering the rate of fire – each dart will shoot about 20 feet.
Of course, you *can* prime the Magstrike more than 20 times, but if you do so routinely, you can put undue pressure of the air bladder and it will get stretched out. This will result in a very noticeable drop in performance, so don’t go crazy with the priming — you get diminishing returns very quickly after 20 pumps anyway.
As with many of the pump primed Nerf guns made these days, the pump will break if you’re rough with it. However, if you stick to controlled and steady pumps, your Magstrike should have a long life.
Ultimately, I would recommend the Magstrike to anybody who is looking for a portable Nerf gun with a high rate of fire.
If you’re considering buying this for a younger kid (under 10 years old), I’d recommend a gun that doesn’t need as much priming like the Nerf Raider. However, for the rest of you, you can’t go wrong with the Magstrike.
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