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    Post  Photo Ninja Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:32 am

    Recon Review (Stock) Nerf-n-strike-recon-cs-62
    Hey guys, this is my first review.
    If there is any feedback please post in the thread.
    I hope this review will assist with other new nerfers who are interested in buying clip fed guns.

    The Good Points
    The recon has some good points, this includes its attachments that look cool and sometimes useful.

    The Red Dot Light
    This light is purely for cosmetics and looks light the grenade launcher you find in Call of Duty games.

    The Barrel
    The barrel of the recon increases accuracy and can be detached and attached pretty quickly.

    The Sight
    The recon has a sight which can be used as leaf sight (for angled shooting) and iron sights for close-quarters.

    The Stock
    One of the attachments included is the recon stock, although it does not include an extra clip. This stock can hold an additional clip and help steady your aiming.

    The blaster
    The recon can be used as a pistol (with no attachments), a smg (with the stock), and the assault rifle (with all attachments).

    Bad Points
    The majority of these attachments are purely for cosmetics and don't do much except hinder it. For example the light is not powerful and is only accurate up to 15 feet (4.5 metres).
    The stock is flimsy, the barrel reduces range and the gun is REVERSE PLUNGERED ( really bad in terms of modding potential).Also it jams if you use bad darts or prime too quickly.

    Range
    Range 25 feet (no barrel) 15 feet (with barrel)

    Ratings
    Versatility 5/10
    Range 4/10
    Looks 7/10
    Reliability 3/10
    Overall 5/10

    This gun is an average gun, great with close quarters and indoors but not good for range even with mods. Occasionally jams but looks cool, sigh.. if only the gun performs as good as its looks.

    I hope this guide helps feel free to give me constructive critisism
    Thanks


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    Post  Photo Ninja Wed May 11, 2011 8:26 am

    Bumping thread I'd like some feed back on my review
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    Post  LostBoy Wed May 11, 2011 8:39 am

    Nice review

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    Post  Swatsonia Wed May 11, 2011 8:42 am

    It's a decent review.

    Your formatting is a little crowded, which makes it a bit difficult to read.

    Other than that, it's a good job for a first review.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Wed May 11, 2011 9:15 am

    Thanks for the feed back
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    Post  UtahR Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:17 pm

    I do have to say that putting a raider drum and stock on the main part of the blaster makes a mean pistol. Don't bother with the blasters' own extra bits.
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    Post  redcricket077 Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:02 am

    Not a bad review. Maybe next time add some mod capabilities?
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    Post  Photo Ninja Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:28 am

    Mods aren't much AR, Spring Improvement are the only things you can really do. Ranges average from 50 - 60 ft
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    Post  killerbunny Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:10 am

    It's nice to see ratings that are meaningful.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:29 am

    Thanks man and seriously the recon is bad to mod, compared to direct plungers anyway.
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    Post  ElementGuy Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:23 pm

    When you say, "if only it performed as good as it looked." you should say that to a longstrike
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    Post  SNIPER-X Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:00 pm

    nice review mate, i was about to write one up about the sonic recon..
    I too wish half of the blasters out there performed as well as they looked. * caugh longstrike*

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    Post  bulletproofvest Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:09 am

    I just take off all the attachments, chuck a raider stock and drum on and then it'sOK for indoor wars with the AR's removed.
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    Post  Mozart Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:28 am

    I just take mine outside and stomp on it, then come back in and cry because I wasted $25, for which I could have gotten a Hand Cannon or TS.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:32 am

    Yeah I'm telling every one don't buy this blaster get a deploy, Alpha trooper or something
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    Post  Luke Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:54 am

    DO NOT GET A DEPLOY they Suck they are worse than Recons!
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    Post  gooni Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:30 am

    Luke wrote:DO NOT GET A DEPLOY they Suck they are worse than Recons!

    I think (imo) that a well modded deploy is as good as any well modded recon.

    But each to their own as they say.

    Gooni.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:57 am

    My Friends got a deploy, does the same range as my recon (Same Mods). I guess its down to cosmetics when your looking at reverse plungers.
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    Post  melbnerf619 Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:04 am

    IMO a deploy is big, ugly recon that gets the same ranges and doesn't come with many attachments.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:54 am

    Trust me nothing is ever as bad as a recon
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    Post  Swatsonia Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:01 am

    Why doesn't this thread just die?

    On topic:

    Recons, while not having the moddability of Direct Plunger blasters, are not bad blasters.

    IMO, if anyone bothered to put any effort into how they play with any blaster, they will find a way to make it work. My sister and I have used reverse plungers almost exclusively, and yet we still manage to dominate our own against airguns and direct plungers.

    Also, anyone who wins a free for all with a (stock, if possible) reverse plunger blaster deserves a cookie, aka me.

    Like any sport, it's skill based. A poor worksman blames his tools
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    Post  clunk07 Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:32 am

    Swatsonia wrote:
    Like any sport, it's skill based. A poor worksman blames his tools

    Yeh, but most decent tradesmen have quality tools.... haha

    Cheers,
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    Post  littlebro05 Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:37 am

    I like the look of the Recon. I don't like how it performs.

    I don't know about you, but if you have a high velocity blaster and know how to use it, it's pretty easy to use. I do lots of damage with shotgunning my big blast (only at EPEEN wars) and my RSCB triple shot, I only got 5-6 shots, but I hit 80% of the time from about 25metres easily.
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    Post  mister_elliott Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:52 am

    Swatsonia wrote:IMO, if anyone bothered to put any effort into how they play with any blaster, they will find a way to make it work. My sister and I have used reverse plungers almost exclusively, and yet we still manage to dominate our own against airguns and direct plungers.

    I highly recommend the alpha trooper to people wanting to get into the sport. Not only that, but switch manages to strike terror into the hearts of noobs using only his short sword. Nerf is more about guts than gear imo, but it certainly is nicer to have a blaster with more zoom.
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    Post  Photo Ninja Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:09 pm

    My recon's alright as a secondary, but it lacks the range for the larger map wars. That's why I use an airgun, I guess it all comes down to preference of blaster and the playing style.
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    Post  bulletproofvest Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:10 pm

    Yeah, I'm really looking out for an Alpha Trooper, because aparently it has fair nice ranges for a reverse plunger, I love the rapid fire capabilities and the looks, too.
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    Post  redcricket077 Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:43 pm

    Best of all, an AT is only $25 now at Target
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    Post  Photo Ninja Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:49 pm

    Yeah I agree, if only I wasn't broke
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    Post  Mozart Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:46 am

    clunk07 wrote:
    Swatsonia wrote:
    Like any sport, it's skill based. A poor worksman blames his tools

    Yeh, but most decent tradesmen have quality tools.... haha

    Cheers,

    Hahaa, exactly.

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