Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18
Nerf Elite Rapidstrike Cuts Down the Competition
Anyone who grew up with Nerf guns knows the dream of a fully automatic blaster. While there have been some fully automatic blasters in recent years, such as the Stampede ECS and Vulcan EBF-25, these cannons have been too heavy and bulky to serve as anything but stationary machine guns.
The N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike aims to change that. It is the first fully automatic blaster that is light enough to be comfortably carried around a Nerf battlefield. It comes equipped with an eighteen round clip, putting it on equal footing with the Stampede, but it sacrifices capacity for mobility when compared to the Vulcan. With a fully automatic firing rate of around four rounds per second, it can maintain continuous fire for just over four seconds.
The Rapidstrike fires via a flywheel system and is powered by four ‘C’ type batteries. The flywheel of the blaster is a pair of wheels that are spun by the electric motor inside the blaster, which is turned on and off by second trigger – called an acceleration trigger – at the bottom of the shoulder stock. The wheels are constantly spinning until the trigger is switched off, automatically firing each dart that is loaded into the chamber. It can be fired in semi-automatic mode by pulling the trigger for each individual dart or fully automatic mode by holding down the trigger.
Several accessories can be attached to the Rapidstrike. A scope, a barrel extension, a bipod, a handle, a light, and even a secondary blaster can all be connected at various points by the tactical rail system. While these all add bulk to the weapon, they allow a wide array of possible customizations to keep your opponents guessing at just what your blaster is really capable of.