A Double Barrel Dart Gun From Nerf – Finally!
The Nerf Barrel Break IX-2 is probably the most exciting of the lower-end Nerf guns available right now. In terms of functionality, it’s a pretty standard double barrel shotgun affair, but in terms of performance, it’s quite a bit more.
Typically, these double barrel foam dart guns are kind of unwieldy. They’re always built to full size for some reason, and hauling around a three foot barrel just to shoot two darts seems a little counter productive. So the Barrel Break, rather than being modeled after a full sized shotgun, is modeled after a sawed off tactical shotgun, meaning that it’s easily managed with either single or dual hand operation.[easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B003YDO65K” cloaking=”default” layout=”left” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”126p86-20″]
How This Double Barrel Dart-Shooting-Shotgun Works
The barrel break action lets you pop the gun open and drop two darts in quick, so with the eight-dart rack on top of the gun, you can fire with one hand and reload with the other. It takes a little practice, but the finesse required to do this quickly is worth bragging points alone.
Like any decent double barrel dart gun, you can fire one shot for long range attacks or both barrels for a close range assault, which may be the best use for this gun. In fact, the gun seems specifically designed for this. It seems as if Nerf wanted to offer shooters a close range last-ditch gun to be strapped to your belt or vest and pulled from out of nowhere when all hope seems lost. The small size and short barrels make it easy to carry around behind your back.
How Does it Compare to The Buzz Bee DoubleShot?
If you’ve seen other double barrel, break action guns before, then you’re probably familiar with the loading procedures, wherein you would place each dart into a shell, and then proceed to put that shell into the clip, and the clip into the blaster. The IX-2 improves on this a lot of by simply firing the darts themselves with no need for those little shells that you typically have to pack them into. Sure, those shells are cool, but if you’re out of ammo, picking a dart up from the floor and stuffing it into a shell before you can load it can mean the difference between getting tagged or winning the round.
Good Enough to be a Primary?
As a primary weapon you might find it lacking, but that’s not really the point. The point is to give shooters something to fall back on when they’re cornered, when their primary weapon is empty and there’s no time to reload, or when the game simply hands you an opportunity that you need to seize right then and there.
Should You Buy?
Bottom line: the Nerf Barrel Break IX-2 is the perfect replacement for that dinky old pistol you’ve been carrying around as a backup. You can fire it with one hand as an emergency backup gun or with both as a secondary weapon when things get a little too hectic.
Plus… who doesn’t want a double barrel dart gun?
Sort of like a flintlock pistol [pirate]
Nice job nerf.
darn i got second
I like to use this as my secondary when I have my alpha trooper with me
this time nerf coppies buzzbee toys. thats wat they get for coping nerf so much
youre right. it is like a flintlock pistol. i never noticed that. i want this gun. it seems awesome.
would you rather this or the buzz bee double shot I would prefer the barrel break
SO much better than double shot no shells makes it easier to reload, but doesnt look as realistic
this is so much better than buzzbees gun i have it and it is crap it doesnt fire very well after a couple of months this looks so much better
bought this awhile ago and was surprised on how far the darts shoot, definately alot of force from this little guy and like others have said it looks like a flintlock.
awesome, a lot better than buzzbees, i’ve shot their but it jams and dosen’t go far and the reloading time is awful. this time nerf did a great job.
very nice. My friend has one and it’s pretty dang powerful. Takes ages to reload and very annoying if you need it in a nerf firefight
it is a prety awesome gun but i agree with kaboom on the reload time it takes forever!!!!!!!!!
it looks awsome.i just hope reloading wont be as hard as kaboom and abc said.i hope i get for christmas oh my puppy is peeing noooooooooooooo! bad Ruby!
hi blargieeeeeeee it is me i was playing with it today. it looks cooooool but it takes 6-10 seconds to reload. abc out
kaboom was talking about buzzbees wen he said the reloading time is rubbish but its the same story with this
oh. but it does not use shells
i have this blaster and it has good accuracy and ranges.
i recomend getting it.
2 me this looks a little like a shotgun
This gun is really really good it shoots better farher and harder than the the raider cs 35!!! RECOMMEND IT!.
why shoot em between the eyes when you can shoot both eyes at once?
i say nerf needs to make this thing have a clip so you can shoot longer without reloading and i t could shoot two at the same time
i think that it is a pretty cool gun but i do like the barricade more.
I like this gun. looks good on my nerf wars. actually this gun reload mesteriously fast! im gonna get it soon.
BY the way i agree with milk about the barricade.i have it and it is AWESOME!!!
the barrel break is awesome gun i pwn in nerf wars with that but the bad thing is that it dose no shoot streamlines very well =(
A big gun with only two shots i’ll pass
anyone know where to buy this in australia
I just got this gun today and it is really awesome!!! I’d like 2 see nerfs plans 4 2011 n strike!
Blarqeeeeeeeeeeeeeee are u Dawson F.?
I just learned about this gun while i was in New York (i only shop at Target where i am, since there’s no Toy’s R Us’s) And needless to say, i know what my close quarters guy is carrying with him from now on.
good job nerf
Don’t forget you can half pull the trigger to shoot one shot and full pull for both
I got it and all the other nerf guns in the earth.All of them
actually after a little practice the reload time is next to nil. J out
i wish i had this thing
HOW MUCH IS IT!!!!
U BUNCH OF IDIOTS HERE WHO SAY THAT THIS DARN GUN IS GOOD U ARE A FOOL,IF U WANT POWER AND RANGE BUY THE VORTEX SERIES NERF GUNS, ESPECIALLY PRAXIS,AND THE RELOADING TIME FOR THIS GUN IS CRAPPY, PRAXIS AND BARREL BREAK BOTH HAVE 10 AMMO, ONLY PRAXIS SHOOTS FASTER,LONGER RANGE AND MORE POWERFUL THAN THIS DARN GUN!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BEST OF ALL, PRAXIS IS CHEAPER!!!!!!!!
This looks cool but they dont sell it where i live.
I loved this one so much I got two! It reminds me of the Force A Nature from TF2 or Ash’s gun from Evil Dead. Solid build, and great range out of the box. I was getting around 35+ feet when shooting at a slight angle. Straight forward, I was getting around 30 feet.
I just bought the sonic series one, it is a big boss
Which one is cooler, a sawed off nerf shotgun (because it is capable of shooting 2 at time), or the praxis? I have the praxis and it doesn’t look nearly as cool, and only shoots 1 at a time. Plus, the only downside to the vortex is that their range is not very effective because the rounds are slower, hence easier to dodge. This gun looks so awesome.
P.S. (forgot 2 say this)
The only downside of the normal nerf gun rounds is that they do not shoot as far, but that is still equal to the vortexes downside.
I hid this in my secret pouch, and always use it at
least once during a battle.
P.S.- bragging rights!!! easy to reload in 3 seconds
What is yor fav nerf pistl
Personally, I think this is one of the cooler looking blasters Nerf has out there. It’s reliable, with an ok rate of fire, but what really makes it awesome is the fact it is a double barrel, and of course blows away the BuzzBee Double Shot because it is pistol sized.
I like it it works good with elite darts.