Monday, December 30, 2013
Happy Nerf Year!
I personally started off the night with a RapidStrike CS-18, but ended up switching to a HammerShot and a Snapfire 8 with a pouch fulla darts for the rest of the evening. In the close-quarters situations we were in, burning through ammo with a RapidStrike just wasn't working well. Plus the flywheel lag bugged me in a couple of situations where I needed a quick trigger pull instead of waiting for those wheels to get up to speed. The HammerShot delivered and was probably the most solid blaster I used all night. The Snapfire 8 proved to be a good secondary when I needed to lay down more firepower. Both were much easier to load than the clip-fed RapidStrike and seemed much more accurate, too.
One of my friends brought his two MagStrikes and I always forget about how awesome these blasters are. For Hallway-to-hallway situations, the sheer volume of darts they can sling out in a quick second is amazingly terrifying. The look on this guy's face reads the pure satisfaction you get after burning through that 10-round Magazine. These blasters ended up getting used in those do-or-die situations (or when you were tired of missing with your single shots), but because they took so long to reload and pump up, they never really remained anyone's main weapon. One MagStrike was given to each side to help even things out and it was fun to see them utilized every now and then to turn the tides in some nitty-gritty standoff situations.
Overall, GREAT night of NERF and a fantastic way to close out 2013! We've got an outdoor Laser Tag game planned for "The Base" next week, so a lot of these guys here are stoked to join in with that game, too. From indoor Nerf to outdoor Laser Tag, we're covering both my bases in two weekends!
Posted by Reverend at 10:01 AM