Our Rating: (3.9 / 5)
I have put together a complete review of one of the newest Nerf gun the Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 blaster. I am going to tell you everything that people like about this Nerf gun and what people don’t like. Here is a little background information on the Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike.
The Nerf CS-18 Rapidstrike has a very modern sleek design that will wow you with its look and its firepower. The gun is said to shoot 75 feet in the air. The gun comes with a transparent clip so you can see the darts that you fill into it. Another cool thing is it comes with the Rapidstrike CS-18 is the rifled barrel that also has a small flip up iron sight on the top of the barrel.
- Weight of nerf gun: 3.3 Pounds
- Products Dimensions: 3.5 X 24 X 12 inches.
- Number of Darts included: It comes with 18 darts.
- Batteries: batteries are not included but this nerf gun needs 4C batteries.
- Recommended age: 8 years old and up.
Pros of the Rapidstrike CS-18
The transparent clip – every review I have read about the Nerf CS-18 has raved about the transparent clip! The clip is completely clear which is a great feature because then you can see how many darts you have left to fire. If you notice you’re getting low you can reload back up and keep on shooting.
Easy Fix for Jams – Now some people have said the gun can get jammed but if this does happen there is an easy fix on getting the jam lose. The port under the top rail allows easy access to clear the jam, that way you can continue to fire!
Shoulder Stock – The shoulder stock is very cool because it is adjustable. You can use it to be used by larger children and adults.
Adjustability – The CS-18 come with five tactical rails which are used for gripping and three attachment points for a sling. You can aim the gun easy which is important especially in Nerf gun wars.
Range – In all the reviews I have read people have said over and over again about how the gun can shoot darts 60-70 feet in the air! Not to mention the gun shoots darts out fast!
Cons of the Rapidstrike CS-18
Batteries – so unfortunately some Nerf gun products require batteries, this is one of them. This nerf gun requires 4C batteries. You will need a small Philips head screw driver to open the compartment where the batteries go. Just keep that in mind when buying the Nerf CS-18 Rapidstrike that you will need some supplies. Also another big thing people are definitely talking about with this Nerf gun is that it chews through your batteries! This means this thing goes through batteries fast and sometimes those aren’t cheap.
Don’t get Hit – We talked about this above how this Nerf gun can shot a dart over 70 feet in the air which if you think about it if someone gets hit in the face by that dart or even hit anywhere it’s going to hurt pretty bad. A regular hit with a Nerf gun hurts so just imagine one that’s flying through the air at that speed.
Jams – now a lot of people have said this gun will definitely jam by the slightest thing. If you have some darts that are older than others they can get jammed in the gun. If you have a ripped dart that could also be a factor why it’s getting jammed. Another consumer complaint is that the motor that runs on the batteries in the gun is extremely loud so there is no chance on sneaking up on somebody with that gun.
Firing the Gun – Now this gun looks so simple but it’s really not since there are two triggers you have to focus on. The lower trigger is what starts the motor on the Rapidstrike CS-18. The upper trigger is what fires the bullets, so you will have to hold the lower trigger at all times when you want to fire a dart.
I would say if you love to collect Nerf guns and play in Nerf wars, then this is definitely the gun for you! There are some things with this gun that could get very irritating like the jams, but some people have said the jams are easy to fix through the jam compartment. When choosing the right Nerf gun the decision is up to you I just wanted to give you this Nerf CS-18 review so you can see if the Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike is the right gun for you!