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N-Strike VS Vortex: Darts or Discs?

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Hasbro recently introduced a new member of the Nerf family: Nerf N-Strike VS Vortex. This new product incorporates new features into the uber-popular N-Strike line. The current N-Strike is known for being the fastest-firing, semi-automatic Nerf gun in its class. The Vortex adds a new element to the experience. In addition to the advantages of the N-Strike, the blasters are more rigid yet lined with foam. With these semi-rigid discs, you can expect to get a long-distance range, possibly 30-50 feet. Pretty impressive! The new product was released September 10, 2011. You have four choices in the Vortex line. You can check them out below.

Another Series of Highly Customizable Nerf Guns

Add some options to personalize your Vortex experience. The tactical rail system accessories are sold separately and are compatible with most N-Strike and Vortex blasters that have a tactical rail. This way you can incorporate some of your favorite N-Strike scopes with the new Vortex line of blasters.
Nerf Vortex Proton
Consider the Proton for a compact blaster. Proton’s quick loading, single-shot performance makes it perfect for that distinct moment when you just don’t have time to bother with frills. Included with the Proton are 3 discs and instructions. If purchasing the Proton as a gift, be sure to buy some additional discs (sold separately).
Nerf Vortex Vigilon
Another tool for your arsenal is the Vigilon. The Vigilon is a great option for those who get flustered in the heat of the moment. It features a built in drop-down clip, allowing you to rearm in seconds. No more clumsy hands trying to reload! Instructions and 5 discs are included.
Nerf Vortex Praxis
The Praxis blaster’s pump-action allows you to have the satisfaction of doing the work while enjoying the Vortex technology. The Praxis offers a removable shoulder stock. A 10-disc ultra-distance magazine is included with Praxis, as well as instructions. The Tactical Rail system is also available for purchase to enhance your battle. Customize your Praxis to create your own Nerf experience!
Nerf Vortex Nitron
The Nitron is fully automatic to shower a barrage of discs on your opponent. The electronic scope allows you center your aim via pulsating target lights. Included with the Nitron are 20 discs, onboard magazine storage, and instructions; additional discs are sold separately. This product requires 6 “C” and 2 “AA” batteries (not included). Make your Nitron yours by adding the Tactical Rail System; you won’t regret it. This is my personal favorite of the four Vortex blasters.

A Battle of Darts vs Discs

Many fans of N-Strike blasters are skipping right over the adjustment period. They not only are finding the discs shoot farther, but they are also saying that discs are less likely to get crushed in a clip or damaged as easily as regular darts do. As far as opinions go for these new blasters, the Praxis pump provides fast, smooth shooting. Once you get the hang of the Praxis you’ll appreciate the skill of those who want the pump-action. The Nitron rates high with those who want the automatic firing. The Vigilon is reputed to have quite a kick. The drop-down clip scores high with users.

But really… are the new Vortex blasters the BEST Nerf guns out there?

Depending on your preferences, you might opt to get all of them -or better yet, you might decide they suck. In the end, the N-Strike vs Vortex battle is a battle of darts vs discs.

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