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Nerf N-Strike Alpha Trooper CS-18

What is Special About The Alpha Trooper?

The Nerf Alpha Trooper CS-18 can assure victory to anyone who owns it! This sleek gun is not only stylish, it’s a fast rapid fire gun should be included and ranked among the other Nerf guns. Any fan of Nerf guns should have this in their arsenal. This smaller blaster is still efficient enough to accomplish and finish any mission handed to its user. Sharing the same slam-fire feature the Raider CS-35 has, and comparable in size to the Recon, the Alpha Trooper is a great hybrid of firepower and compactness. Fun to shoot and easy to handle, Nerf gun fans are sure to love it.

A Good Looking Slam Fire Blaster

This classically colored schemed yellow and orange slam fire blaster is equipped with a lightweight 18-dart drum magazine to make sure that anyone who has this equipped has plenty of ammo at all times. Firing this great gun is simple as well. To fire the CS-18, one has to hold down the trigger, slide and slam the fire handle to release the darts! This is a sleek lightweight gun that never jams and also has an awesome range of over thirty feet! The CS-18 weighs on average just about five pounds making is very easy to handle and carry.

Alpha Trooper Ammo Capacity

Though the Nerf Alpha Trooper CS-18 may not hold as much ammo as say, the Nerf Raider CS-35, it is still a great competitor. The CS-18 dart drum magazine is much lighter than the CS-35 making it easier to move with. Because it is lightweight and easy to operate, I’d say it is an excellent all-around-blaster perfect for just about any situation. With the CS-18 you get the speed of the Raider CS-35, but at a cheaper price.

In Conclusion

The Nerf Alpha Trooper CS-18 is a great addition to someone’s arsenal of Nerf guns. This fast and lightweight blaster allows quick rapid fire, making it great for any situation.

Anyone who needs a slam-fire blaster that can shoot fast, but doesn’t want to pay too much for a Nerf gun, should get this blaster. It is cheaper and lighter than the Raider, yet just as fast.

Nerf Modder - September 15, 2012

I like this gun alot i dont have it but i want to get it so i can mod it.

anonymous - April 14, 2012


nayrsacul - April 13, 2012

Ok, my 8-year old bros b-day coming up, wants his first nerf gun, any suggestions on a primary- and secondary?

NOOBSTER - April 9, 2012


Dude - March 15, 2012

The furyfire is so way better

austin - February 12, 2012

sleet looking blaster

nerf guy - February 11, 2012

i get this question a lot ” whats better alpha trooper or raider ” i recommend the alpha trooper because unlike the radar it shoots father and its lighter also the 18 drum is at the bottom of the gun not the side and the grip is way smoother. so if anyone ever asks you what is better the alpha trooper or raider say the alpha trooper !!!

    scarecrow - September 9, 2012

    I have to agree. I own both the Raider and the Alpha Trooper and I’m trying to get rid of the raider.
    I’m a leftie so for one, the side mounted clip port on the raider winds up getting in the way and makes reloading a chore. While the bottom mounted clip port on the AT is out of the way and the release levers are on both sides of the gun allowing it to be easily reloaded with either hand. It’s decidedly lighter and more compact, two aspects that make it ideal for most indoor conflicts without losing any range.
    So, I would recommend this gun to anyone who’s at all interested. (It and the Rayven are my two all time favorites.)

bregalad - February 2, 2012

I’ve had an Alpha Trooper and a Maverick for about a month. The Maverick has good accuracy and almost every dart goes the same distance. The Alpha Trooper’s darts come out faster, but sometimes curve in the air.

I tested them side by side in a large air conditioned office. I fully loaded both guns and then test fired all the darts with the gun held level 5’6″ above the floor. All 6 suction-cup darts were in a close group on the floor. The streamline darts were spread across an area 18′ long by 10′ wide. The worst AT shot (dart curved down toward the floor) was about 3′ short of the Maverick ones, the best went 15′ farther.

My Alpha Trooper has been more reliable than my Maverick. The Mav’s cylinder gets knocked out of position easily and then doesn’t always rotate into the correct firing position when I pull the trigger. So far the AT has only mis-fired once.

Akira - January 22, 2012

I got this gun for xmas and it is easily my favorite and it looks great with a Walther Top Point scope on it, it very rarely jams and has great accuracy especialy when i use modded CS darts.

Hagen - January 13, 2012

This gun is $20 at Target here in the US (it’s $18 online at the moment) and extra 18 drums are $10 there. This gun is great, but I’m hoping my plans to mod my streamlines make them a bit more accurate. They go all over the place right now. I know slam fire won’t be very accurate, but right now even single shotting it things go crazy.

This gun, the Vigilon and Maverick are my favorites so far. Oh yeah, the Jolt is pretty awesome too. No mods needed to make it kick ass.

Ragna the Bloodedge - January 12, 2012

Which better, this gun or the nerf Longstrike?

Not a pro - January 8, 2012

@ tommy Get the raider. This gun jams a lot and in my opinion the reloading system is a bit worse but I am just a random average nerf person so don’t get the raider right after you read this

Tommy - December 31, 2011

I have tons of nerf guns but I still haven’t got a slam fire. I have the vulcan, stampede and barricade but those guns are fully automatic and semi automatic. So I don’t know if I should get the raider or the alpha trooper. Any Suggestions?

frontline sniper - December 21, 2011

friend has one. keeps having cocking problems. lets air out a tiny bit at a time occasionally. dart only goes two inches when this happens. suggestions?

1234&5 - December 3, 2011

tis gun is awesome.it shoots far & hard.just what i need.

the pro. - November 26, 2011

got one 2 days ago. I have 2 barricades, 2 Recons, 3 nite finders, 3 mavericks, 1 spectre and now this. It is my fav by far.It shoots 40 feet flat, has the convenient slam fire,holds a lot of darts but is still light! What more could you want? And all of you who think that it comes with no stock is a problem? i don’t. stocks just make it more uncomfortable and harder too do slam fire.
I think this is one of the best nerf guns out there, and most affordable. it retails at $24, I highly reccomend this gun to whoever is looking for a small, light, rapid fire gun.

The nerf god - November 5, 2011

I have not got one yet but i am asking for one for christmas. IT LOOKS SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meh - October 16, 2011

Get the at its like the raider and a recon had sex with com flying all over the walls

Johnny - October 12, 2011

This is a great gun I bought it two days ago. The unique thing about the gun is that it has a railing on top so you can put different types of scopes on it. It shoots fast even though it’s not automatic. It’s also good at reloading. If I were to rate this gun out of ten it would be a 8.5/10. Great gun!!!!

dude - October 1, 2011

I don’t understand you people who keep staying the ALpha Trooper jams. If you read the directions and make sure to slam fire correctly, you shouldn’t have it jam. this gun hasn’t jammed on me yet.

Ryan - September 24, 2011

Overall best N-Strike to date, shoots in excess of 35 feet out of box, very lightweight and portable and at an exceptional price of 19.99. If your into the look of the gun as I am i would definetly recommend putting a recon stock on it, it also allows you to carry an extra 6 round clip

x-treme sk8er - September 20, 2011

should I get it? and can I get for $25

Dreadvenom - September 3, 2011

I just bought this gun today because I’ve been stuck using my old Firefly in wars and needed something better. And I don’t think I could have gotten much better than this. This gun is brilliant. It’s very lightweight and small so you can sprint with it rather easily. And although the drum holds a lot of darts, it’s suprisingly small as well. The rate of fire is great, the range is pretty good, and the accuracy is quite awesome. This is my new favorite nerf gun.

ts20fan - July 31, 2011


Mavericks’ don’t work 99% of the time. This, is a beast rifle, you can still be stealthy and have huge firepower. Maverick has 6 shots, while the Trooper has 20. Maverick can’t shoot fast (it will jam with all the ones i’ve seen), while the Trooper can shoot 3.33 darts per second easily. I’m not trying to make it look bad, just I think the Alpha Trooper is better.

Da heavy - July 26, 2011

My first nerf gun. I used it in a massive nerf war yesterday. I was the best and even managed to take down a stampede by slamfiring. (I have fired at least 4 darts a second before). The best nerf gun ever!!!

Kyle - July 9, 2011

Woooooot!!! Mine shoots 47feet it’s super accurate and I smash my nerf war with the help of the longshot deploy and Tommy 20

Kippy123 - July 8, 2011

It’s ok in my view. The Maverick, I’d have to say, is a bit better. ~Ow0~

pin point nerfer - July 2, 2011

the 18 dart drum is very good for longshots and longstrike because it’s small and doesn’t get in the way when sniping
the alpha trooper is the best rapid fire weapon fast and quick reload

VIVA LA RAZA,VIVA El Paso - June 25, 2011

It is a very intimidating gun,accurate,18 dart clip,someone can kick butt in a nerf war and or battle.

VIVA El Paso and VIVA El Alpha Trooper cs-18

pikachu11 - June 24, 2011

AWESOME gun I have one and its great! Especially the barrel clip.

Rudi - June 21, 2011

The reacon Cs-6 is better because it is much more accurate and u can custimize 2 any weapon 2 suit what tarrain u r playing in. It rarely jams but if u try to shoot it like a retard, itll jam the bullet. But the pricings now ridiculous! its 50 smacke roos for one! I bought mine for only 36 bucks at Target 2 years ago. Butthe alpha trooper isnt so bad eather.

slade2501 - June 12, 2011

Just got one today, and its great. The slam fire works like a charm, the 18-mag hasn’t jammed yet and its light weight makes for an excellent assault gun.

ts20fan - June 6, 2011

jesus101: 18, I would still get the pack of darts, as you can fit 20 darts in the clip without jamming, and you lose darts fast when you slam-fire.

jesus 101 - May 24, 2011

i found out it comes with 18 darts but it holds 20. how retarded is that.

D.E.C - May 23, 2011

This is my first Nerf gun and I am not disappointed. However, my first alpha trooper kept jamming after 1 day of buying it. I returned it and got a replacement (which I have had no problems with). I really like the slam fire (4 darts a second is my best speed). Nerf rules!!!

jesus 101 - May 22, 2011

I don’t know how many darts come with it so I don’t know if I should get the 36 pack as well? anyway its more powerful than the 2 pistols that you get in the dart tag pack with goggles and with almost triple the ammo. it doesn’t jam to much but it is good they have jam door just encase. I also like how when you hold the trigger and pump it fires still so really all you have to do is pump ant its semi automatic.
anyway can someone tell me how many darts come with it.

ts20fan - May 16, 2011

I can get 3 1/3 dps with this gun, and only 3.125 dps with my Vulcan. The Alpha Trooper even did not prime fully three times and I had to reprime the darts, and still got faster than the Vulcan. Awesome gun, best for everything: wars, accuracy, range, speed… GET IT!!

PS: pin point nerfer: Spectre, It has the collapsible stock and small barrel, perfect for secondary.

Bill - May 16, 2011

Sooooo getting this and putting my raiders stock and drum and my acog sight on it!!

pin point nerfer - April 23, 2011

wat is a good secondary to put with the alpha trooper
p.s i have 2 nite finders, 2 mavericks and a spectre

Nerf rookie - April 22, 2011

So i only have a Raider, Barricade, and a Refelx and limited money . will this be a good gun to get?

dingleberry - April 21, 2011

should i get the longstrike or alpha trooper and the dude on top of me yes replace it

dylan - April 20, 2011

soo is It worTh bUyING???
cause my deploy cs-6 broke and i was thinking on replacing it with this gun.

Tom - April 18, 2011

Easy to mod though take lots of pictures of the internals. Taking the restritors out doesnt do a load but still worth it…also take the trap door out. Make sure all your bullets are in good condition especially if you’re using nerf streamlines otherwise you’re going to get varied results.

FA2X : ) - April 14, 2011

Alpha trooper is an awesome gun, it shoots far but the thing is that its accuracy still lose with longstrike. Alpha trooper only have one built up sight and not like longstrike tht has 2 so it affects on accuracy. Nerf modified the reverse plunger system already so ot can shoot farther.

Australia - April 6, 2011

Possibly one of the best guns NERF has made to date, It combines fire-power (18 Drum + singleshot/slam fire modes) Light weight, and compact size, not to mention it looks beast when combined with some of the other N-Strike attachments. The only problems this blaster has are as follows:

Occasionaly will get jammed if you do not prime it enough (Pull the slam handle back all the way to avoid this) and the lack of any bundled attachments.
The reverse plunger system that is present in this model (along with others; Raider, Recon etc.) make it annoying to modify, but not impossible.

Overall i give this blaster 9.8/10

da best - March 19, 2011

the recon is good

Scooter - March 18, 2011

Ok. I have this gun and this gun like someone said…it is so much better than the mavrick however it doesn’t take the same bullets. This was my first CS gun and I am very happy with it. Moding it seems a bit difficult since I don’t do mods myself but I sure want to. Anyways. This is my favorite gun so far. (Hate the barricade and deploy ALOT) One of the video says that the Aplha Trooper has a jammming problem. I have no experience with it. Every friday (like today) I play nerf with a friend of mine. He isn’t a HUGE nerf fan but he still has a few guns. I have only had one jamming problem and its been 4 weeks since I got this gun. So i fired about 1000 shots with it. The jamming is rare and is better than the raider 35 because the raider is much more expensive and the drum is very annoying. The 16 dart drum is very lightweight and makes you feel that you can waste bullets because you have so much ammo. I don’t see any better things that the raider other than its grip is better. The slide for the slam-fire is a bit wavery. There is a random, unnessicary loop on the slide. I have no use for it and it makes loading much harder when lieing down in a good position. If you are new to Nerf and have no idea what to buy and you are carrying a mavrick thinking you got the best there is, swtich to CS (clip system) the mods are better and why use 10 darts when you can use 7 in a clip without having to place individual darts into the socket and you have reverse plunger! TERRIBLE STUFF. Did I mention that the Alpha Trooper shoots 40-45 feet because of the terrible AR design? (AR = air restrictor = gun doesn’t go its full potential) The gun doesn’t need that much moding to get 80-90 feet. I don’t suggest moding for the newer players but if you’ve had experience, this is a walk in the park. (its basically the recon set-up). I highly recomend this gun. Problems would only be: buying CS darts…getting mags…no freeking stock! Pros: very lightweight…great capasity…has room for stock to put another mag or drum(drum if modded stock)…travels 40-45 feet….hits direct target at 15-20 feet. There yah go… I can’t wait til my 15th birthday so I can get paint and 100bucks to start my modding business 😉 This gun is cheap and effective. I highly reccomend this gun!

Camille - March 18, 2011

i love this gun i hav one of my own and i also consider it for a person already with one gun. its also really better with firering it once you have modifies the spring.

michael - March 17, 2011

dont own it yet but I do own the recon cs-6 and the maverick and let me tell you the recon sucks when you try to do continuous blasting(dosnt #### right,jams, breaks,ect..).

da best - March 15, 2011

should i use this as a primery wepon and a longstrike as a secondary wepon and two mavericks.

dog - February 9, 2011

i want the raider and this gun.

milk - February 7, 2011

i dont have it but it looks cool because of the 18 dart drum.

Jon - February 1, 2011

Got this today, so powerful and the accuracy is great. Used with the flip switch clips makes it look real good too, and the drum barrel looks great on my deploy. Its not just good for 20, its good full stop. Rapid fire is an awesome feature too. Get it!

sam - January 30, 2011

i recently got the raider for christmas and think the slam fire mode is awsome but sometimes jams does the alpha trooper jam when using slam fire

Tom - January 16, 2011


Edward - January 14, 2011

alpha trooper is better than raider by alot becuase raider jams more and alpha trooper’s slam firing mode is way better than raider btw dont get recon it freaking jams too much alpha trooper is GOD of nerf guns. of course this is my opinion and btw you can only get alpha trooper on amazon now becuase as i said earlier this gun is GOD of nerf guns so get the alpha trooper and enjoy!

Ford - January 12, 2011

Easily the best gun I’ve ever used. Slam fire is excellent and I love the drum mag. The only problem:where’s the stock?

Edward - January 7, 2011

i dont have the alpha trooper but i used my friends alpha trooper and it is so freaking good!!! it shoots really far and its accuracy was pretty good i think alpha trooper is the best gun and i am begging my mom to get it.

Ryan - January 2, 2011

The Alpha Trooper CS – 18 is one of the best non-battery nerf guns, i like to think of it as a Recon CS-6 on cocaine, as it is like the Recon CS-6, just better, with 18 dart drum, tactical rail, has the capability for a stock to be attached and two good types of fire: single shot and slam fire. Slam fire, if done well could easily pump out 3 darts a second like a vulcan. I only paid $29 for the Alpha Trooper and had paid on quite well, with awesome power and considerably accuracy

Josh - January 2, 2011

I got this gun for my birthday and love it. I have the vulcan, longshot, maverick, raider (broken), magstrike,barrel break, and now the alpha trooper. This one is by far my favorite. It has excellent accuracy, has a very quiet firing sound, is lightwieght, and has the convenient slam fire. I put the raider stock on mine and a tactical light and was all of my friends envy at our last nerf war. In my opinion, this is the best gun nerf has ever made.

Andrei - December 30, 2010

recon and reider had sex and this is the result

wafflez - December 27, 2010

dis is a awsome gun. probably the most accurate that nerf has made. u can fit the recon or the raider stock on it and BOOM!! u got 1 awesome nerf gun!!

da_best - December 25, 2010

this gun is the best mine shoots 45feet easy.

jez123 - December 24, 2010

love it.

anonymous123 - December 23, 2010

longstrike and maverick are better

abc - December 21, 2010

get the recon because this gets jamed alot.

NerfAddict - December 19, 2010

is it better then the recon? because i am wondering which one out of recon, or alpha trooper to get for a starter. any opinions?

?????? - December 10, 2010

it ok i don’t have it and i might get if its good i get good guns only

dylan - December 5, 2010

i got i today its fun to use mine goes over 15 metres when i shoot it. its a musthave in the nerf n-strike collection.

one more comment it looks f**king ridiculous

Sandies79 - November 28, 2010

I do not have the gun, but i was wondering if it is accurate and if it would be good for a nerf war, if anyone could tell me any of these things, please comment

    unknown - January 2, 2014

    The speed of it is perfect for close combat.

sharko 2100 - November 27, 2010

o crap it shoots farther and has more accuracy than i thought. mine shoots like 40ft. cant w8 to brag 2 1 of my friends on the range, i cant beilieve his fire fly is his farthest shooting gun. but it has range problems in the good way.

Ezekiel - November 27, 2010

Is it better than the maverick???
How much is it Malaysia?
Please help me…………..

boo - November 20, 2010

Definatly a 9.5 out of 10 the drum mag rocks

boo - November 20, 2010

It’s a really good gun; shoots 35-40 feet and is only $20! Rapid-fire and your friends will be blown away. [i have the gun so i know] and also it is NOT only at target; I picked mine up at zellers

nerfproz - November 19, 2010

Awesome blaster

Ben - November 16, 2010

this is awesome I bought it today it has excellent range and rate of fire but the accuracy is a little shabby but it’s still good I recommend its low price and excellent quality

noobslaer117 - November 16, 2010

i have all clip guns but the deploy (if u r reading this after crismas or Hanukkah i have a deploy) the alpha trooper rocks

Jaden Galfano - November 14, 2010

I actually don’t own this gun, but my friend just bought it, while I bought the Raider CS-35. I have about 6 or 7 Nerf guns, and I thought this one was ok. The only problems I had with it ( and my friend had with it) is that the cock is a little small for the hand to hold, and I personally think that it’s really stupid that is doesn’t come with a stock. You can disagree with me on this, but I would give it an overall 8/10 stars.

Mike Brogan - November 13, 2010

I just purchased this gun, I am new into the Nerf gun world. I own a Recon cs-6, Raider cs-35, and now the Alpha Trooper cs-18. I am in love with the Alpha, it shoots farther and harder than my other two nerf guns for a lower price! Buy and enjoy! =D

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