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    Help deciding - Alpha Trooper or Barrel Break?

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    Post  PhantomSambo Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:10 am

    Hello,

    I was recently in Toys R Us and Target (At separate times of course) and saw that an Alpha Trooper and a Barrel Break are the same price ($30.00). I need help deciding which to get.

    Barrel Break

    Pros: Looks epic. Comes with Tac Rail accessory
    On sale at Toys R Us until 16 Nov

    Cons: On sale at Toys R Us until 16 Nov


    Alpha Trooper

    Pros: (Quote from the Nerf Wiki:) "The Alpha Trooper is extremely accurate, very reliable, and is also capable of Slam Firing"

    Cons: Jams often
    Uses the same plunger system as a Recon



    As both are the same price, I'm leaning towards the alpha trooper.


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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:11 am

    All I can say is don't choose any if you're going to have strife on choose which one to buy. It's that or make your own freaking decision.
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    Post  PhantomSambo Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:15 am

    Ehh - Fair enough. I flipped a coin and the Alpha Trooper won.

    PS. I notice this is your 1,338'th post. Damn.
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    Post  gooni Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:18 am

    I would get both, but thats just me.Depending on what you want, the Barrel break could be a good sidearm, the Alpha Trooper is a good secondary.

    Or what LilB said :P, lolz
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    Post  SuctionCup Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:19 am

    I agree with Littlebro05, but...

    I would get the Alpha Trooper. The barrel-break takes an aweful long time to reload, with only 2 shots.

    But if you do get the Alpha Trooper, use slam fire most of the time. It gets better ranges.

    Good luck.

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    Post  PhantomSambo Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:21 am

    SuctionCup wrote:I agree with Littlebro05, but...

    I would get the Alpha Trooper. The barrel-break takes an aweful long time to reload, with only 2 shots.

    But if you do get the Alpha Trooper, use slam fire most of the time. It gets better ranges.

    Good luck.

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    Post  Ebby Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:23 am

    Also so you know dude, the barrel break is $30 everyday, I went there about a month ago and it was $30 i.e before that ad in the catalouge, notice it doesn't day '$5 off' or anything in the ad.
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:37 am

    They're both reverse plungers. So technically, don't buy any at all...
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    Post  PhantomSambo Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:40 am

    Haha, your logic is undenyable.

    Anyway, just heard that the Alpha Trooper is gonna be like $25 at target on thursday til 24th Nov.

    MIND OFICIALLY MADE UP.
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    Post  SuctionCup Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:41 am

    littlebro05 wrote:They're both reverse plungers. So technically, don't buy any at all...

    Unless you plan on overhauling it. (If that is the right term...)

    But I cant imagine you doing it. Or me, for that matter.

    Although homemade plunger tubes can be made, they are difficult and for experienced modders. *looks at -AJ-*

    Get a Longshot, Titan, some sort of long-range weapon etc. and a handy sidearm, such as a Magstrike. Then a tetriary, NiteFinder etc. etc.

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    Post  Winterstrike Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:09 am

    I would buy the trooper, it's a good noob gun for first timers. Come along to our indoor nerf war in the hills to check out what we all use if you need further help.
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    Post  KingCam Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:10 am

    I would get the Alpha Trooper if i was you.
    Because the barrel break sucks.
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    Post  Akimbo Assassin Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:29 am

    Have an Alpha Trooper for over a month (imported mine from US for about $55). Good compact carbine size blaster. Decent range and accuracy in stock form. Fast slam fire. Versatile and compact 18-dart drum magazine. Now it will be $24 from Target this Thursday, it is a no-brainer
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    Post  Guest Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:59 am

    Hey akimbo is the trooper better than the raider in ranges?

    Infact what are the ranges of the trooper?
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    Post  Joey Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:00 am

    Def get the alpha trooper, the barrel break is a fun gun for role-play, but has no practical advantage. I like to use mine in HvZ but that is about all.

    The alpha trooper is a lighter, raster, more stable raider with a cool 18-drum mag that can be used on any clip gun. I have been trying to find one all week dammit!


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    Post  Silent Scope Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:06 am

    I'm going to have to put another three Alpha Troopers on lay-by on Thursday (if I can, that is).

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    Post  Akimbo Assassin Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:46 am

    Scream wrote:Hey akimbo is the trooper better than the raider in ranges?

    Infact what are the ranges of the trooper?

    In stock form, AT shoots only slightly further than Raider, maybe by a few feet. I am talking about shooting from shoulder height, at parellel angle.

    My AT is slightly modded with AR removed and air hole taped. It still shoots only 25-35 feet. I am using stock streamline darts with the tips filled wiht hot glue, I found that made the darts fly straighter but slightly shorter range. So bear that in mind.
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:52 am

    When you were drilling out the AR, did you see any spring come out? I think the new AR system actually lets more air in without harming the plunger so badly.
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    Post  gooni Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:31 am

    littlebro05 wrote:When you were drilling out the AR, did you see any spring come out? I think the new AR system actually lets more air in without harming the plunger so badly.

    Yes it has a spring in the AR there LilB. But it is a new look to the AR for a DP, has a 2 pegs, one the dart side of the AE spring that just seems to be there to hold the dart, the other is behind the first peg there you will find the spring.

    I did not drill mine out. I might take pics if I remember to on the next AT that is waiting to be done.
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    Post  Akimbo Assassin Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:56 am

    littlebro05 wrote:When you were drilling out the AR, did you see any spring come out? I think the new AR system actually lets more air in without harming the plunger so badly.

    I can't recall whether or not there is a spring in the AR. Must be dementia

    I have read from other internet sites that this new type of AR does not hinder the performance of the darts, so that may explain why I did not notice much improvement in my range.

    I will wait till this Thursday before I buy another AT and check inside the AR again.

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