The Nerf Recon CS-6 is now available for purchase at Amazon.com.
Nerf Recon CS-6 Review
The Nerf Recon CS-6 is a pretty cool Nerf gun in that it comes with five parts that you can snap on and off to customize the look and feel of your gun. The parts are mostly cosmetic, but they’re cool just the same, and can be used on other N-Strike guns including the Raider, Longshot, and Longstrike. With some practice, you can actually become pretty accurate with the flip-up sight.
The Recon uses the clip system, which I happen to love. Reloading with a backup clip is much faster and efficient than having to put in 6 individual darts in the heat of battle.
If you read a review of the Recon on sites like Amazon, you’ll probably read about a ton of jamming problems that it has. However, in my experience, almost every jam can be attributed to user error.
If you cock the Recon with a nice steady rhythm, you shouldn’t have any jamming issues at all. It’s when you get in a hurry that you’ll run into jamming problems, so just keep the motion steady and you should be fine. However, it is worth noting that if you’re buying this Nerf gun for a kid who can’t really control the rhythm as well as an adult can, they may get frustrated with jamming.
To use the Recon CS-6 to it’s fullest capabilities, you’ll have to use some batteries to activate the silly little laser sight (expect decent accuracy from no more than 15 feet). However, the gun has some bigger problems than the rather worthless nature of the sight.
In modding communities, the Recon has a bit of a bad name for using a reverse plunger system like the Deploy and Raider. The reverse plunger system limits the gun’s range when compared with a direct plunger system like the Longshot.
As a little tip, pointing the hole of the dart down in the clip can have a pretty significant impact on the range.
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