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    Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

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    Sadavi5

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    Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  Sadavi5 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:32 am

    Aaaaaaand the Wiggleon. I call it this because, you know how in Pokemon, Wigglytuff is SUPPOSED to be all cool and menacing but REALLY isn't? Weeeeeell...



    Name: Vigilon

    Company: Nerf

    Series: Vortex

    Type: Five-Shot Pistol

    Ammunition: XLR Disks

    Size: 12 Inches (1 Foot)

    Disk Capacity: 5 Disks Advertized, 6 if you cock it before loading, 7 if you push it a little.

    Ranges:
    - Flat: 60-65 Feet
    - 45 Degree Angle: At least 75 Feet
    - Sideways, AKA “Gangster Style”: 55 Feet but Higher Velocity

    Features:
    - Loads via an auto-loading spring-fit interior disc chamber, and cocked via the slide.
    - Multiple safety stages; cannot dry-fire, cannot pull trigger without cocking or while cocking, cannot cock or fire while loading door is opened.
    - Aforementioned loading door is spring-loaded and can be opened by pressing the levers found on either side of the gun.
    - Carry-Loop in Handle.
    - 1 Tactical Rail on top compatible with all N-Strike and Vortex accessories except Stampede Shield.
    - Anti-Jam Lever; press, hold, and tip forward to release jammed disks.

    Notes: I start by saying this is all entirely just my opinion. This pistol is probably supposed to fill the “Maverick” spot in the lineup; it’s roughly the same size as the Maverick, is Slide-cocked, and is the next price-point up from the mini. Only one problem; the Maverick was cool-looking and easily modded. The Vigilon looks stupid and is apparently difficult to modify to boot, so say a few lucky people who got the gun before David and I did. The amount of dead space in this gun is legendary and unavoidable; the entire front section is just a tube and hollow space, with one spring mechanism near the tip- and that’s it. You can’t cut it off or fill it easily. So that’s an issue. The rest is just a holding bay for the disks. It would be easy to forgive if the entire front of the gun wasn’t a single color with very little detailing. This is the kind of thing I’d expect from Buzz Bee, and THEY aren’t charging fifteen USD for a pistol that gets hardly any more range than their bottom tier. Granted, the magazine spring-door is really cool, and it’s nice to see the slide-cocking so smoothly implemented, and this thing will beat the Proton every time thanks to its increased ammunition capacity- but overall, it’s just really bulky and ugly and really slow for a slide-loader. Even worse, it’s meant as a sidearm. Screw that. Buy if you dare, otherwise downgrade to the much cooler Proton and make Drac’s Grav Mag, or upgrade to one of the rifles.
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    retrias

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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  retrias on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:51 am

    waiiiitttt, Wigglypuff ? MENACING? I never heard of this kind of design intention, well I like the basic outline of the gun, although not the details on it.I do wonder what is the future for dart guns, considering the disk flies further stock or modified
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    ZeusPwns

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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  ZeusPwns on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:03 am

    Nice review Indeed! +1, now I'm just waiting to see if the Nitron is any good.

    Oh and Retrias, please update your avatar, forum rules.
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    clunk07
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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  clunk07 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:05 am

    ZeusPwns wrote:Nice review Indeed! +1, now I'm just waiting to see if the Nitron is any good.

    Oh and Retrias, please update your avatar, forum rules.

    Zeus, no back-seat moderating... Forum rules.

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    ZeusPwns

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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  ZeusPwns on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:06 am

    Yes yes, sorry. Just tryna help.
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    Sadavi5

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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  Sadavi5 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:24 am

    Retrias: Yeh, well... is like I said, the Notes section is purely opinion. And frankly, most of my aesthetics qualms were because, before I knew the details of the internals, I had already come up with the plan of what I was gonna do with it:



    ... and now my grandoise plans are dashed and I'm a bit tender about it, since I was actually looking forward to the Vigilon most of all just so I could make this pistol. From all internal shots I've seen, it would actually render the gun completely useless. >.>
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    Re: Nerf Vortex Vigilon Review

    Post  tanger32au on Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:51 am

    I got one of these last night myself, very nice.

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