The Nerf Firefly is now available for purchase at Amazon.com.
Nerf Firefly Review
The Nerf Firefly is a unique Nerf gun with some pretty cool features that separate it from the rest of the N-Strike line.
The Firefly lights up when you shoot (this feature requires batteries), and the effect is something like a muzzle flash. Aside from looking cool, the flashing light serves another purpose: it ‘charges’ the glow in the dark darts.
The glow in the dark darts are a great idea, but unfortunately, they can be a little bit of a hassle. The darts that come with the Firefly are basically regular darts, only they come with stickers that you’ll have to apply to them to make them glow. As happens with stickers of any variety, sometimes they will come unpeeled. And when they do, they will jam up on the inside of the Firefly’s barrel.
On the positive side, the stickers add the little bit of additional weight that you need to reach the maximum range potential of the gun. In short, apply the stickers at your own risk. Just be mindful of them and don’t load any darts that are peeling.
Alright, enough about the darts. Let’s get down to the Firefly’s performance.
The best thing about the Firefly is its 8 dart capacity. Also, there aren’t any mechanical limitations to how fast you can shoot — it all depends on how fast you can physically move through the 8 rotating barrels.
I was a little bit disappointed with the Firefly’s range. Most shots will travel at about 20 feet if you hold it at a 45 degree angle. This isn’t horrible, but for such a big gun, I was hoping for a little more.
The accuracy on the Nerf Firefly is not great, but it is consistent. What I mean is, if you miss 5 degrees to the left on one shot, you’ll miss 5 degrees to the left on every shot. So with a little practice, you can make it work.
In closing, the Firefly is a unique Nerf gun, and if you’re really attracted to the idea of muzzle flash and glowing darts, you’ll be happy with it. But in the end, it’s hard to recommend over guns with superior performance like the Nerf Maverick and Raider.
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