|Model: Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster||Highlights||Price||Rating|
|The Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster is one of the series in the Nerf Vortex range.|
Its features comes with a single-shot disc blaster, and it's reload system is made to be simple,
which comes with a quick snap-load feature that you can operate while moving. Since the blaster
can only be preloaded with one disc in the catridge, that also means you can only fire one disc before
having to load. However, as already mentioned reloading can be done in quick time. The disc can be
shot at a range of 60ft although if shot at an angle you are able to shoot upto 75ft.
|Holds 1 disc in the|
Quick snap-load feature
Fires darts up to 75ft
For people who enjoy collecting guns, Nerf guns are cheaper alternatives that not only are much safer to use (perfect for the trigger-happy players) but are also a lot of fun to customize and modify. The assembly makes it easy enough for DIY-junkies to take the blaster apart and add custom modifications, without falling apart in the battlefield. That being said, this Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster review will explain various specifications and features that you can expect to find should you plan on buying one.
THE NERF VORTEX SERIES
While some of the newer Nerf guns do look a lot like real life weapons, the Nerf Vortex series diverge from this trend and came up with a unique way to fire at one’s opponents – discs! Some people originally disliked the idea of a fat gun hurling out discs, but after seeing the accuracy and the range (over 60 feet!) of the Vortex series, people were willing to take a second look.
The Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster is a single-fire blaster that comes with three discs. This blaster requires no batteries, so you only have to worry about your ammo. Being a single-fire blaster, there is no automatic mode for rapid-fire; how quickly you can shoot will depend on how quickly you can load the discs.
Without a battery, you can be sure that the Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster won’t make any annoying whirring or humming sounds. What you’ll most likely hear, however, would be clicks from the blaster whenever you load or shoot ammo. Unlike Nerf guns that can be loaded with sonic micro darts that whistle through the air, however, the Nerf Vortex series only have thin discs that can slice through the air neatly, barely making a sound – perfect for stealth attacks.
Being a manual blaster, the firing rate is rather slow – at maximum, you can probably get 1 disc out per 3 seconds. The speed really depends on how quick and precise you are in loading the discs, making sure that nothing gets jammed when you place the disc on the loading tray.
While the firing rate of the Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster may be far from stellar, people who value precision, accuracy, and range will love this particular blaster. Compared to Nerf guns that can only fire up to a maximum of 30 feet (much less when there’s wind), this blaster can get up to 60 feet when fired flat and up to 80 feet when fired angled! Due to the more streamlined design of the discs, this blaster is suited to both outdoor and indoor shooting.
The advantage of single-fire blasters is that they’re relatively small and easy to carry around. On the other hand, having to carry a bunch of discs separately can be a little annoying, especially if you plan on running around while you shoot. The strength of the Proton Blaster is range, precision, and accuracy, so while you’ll have to carry a separate ammunition box for the discs, you won’t have to shoot a lot of them to hit your target.
All Nerf guns are made of plastic, so expect that this blaster will feel a little flimsy. Take note, however, that DIY-junkies regularly take apart this blaster for several modifications and subject it to a lot of wear-and-tear when they test it. That being said, this blaster can survive more than a couple of accidental hits and bumps. Some users do report discs getting stuck in the loading tray when not loaded properly, but that can easily be fixed by pulling back the loading tray and reloading the disc. So far, people have had minimal problems with this blaster due to its simple design that’s made to withstand a lot of use and abuse.
The Nerf Vortex Proton Blaster has definitely managed to turn quite a few heads with its phenomenal long-range firing ability. If you prefer strategic shooting over rapid, mindless rapid-fire shooting, you’re going to love what the Proton Blaster has in store for you.