In my limited experience the Spectre REV-5 seems to live up to its namesake being one of the more difficult blasters to find. I found it at Target Doncaster (Victoria) for just $19, it was the last on the shelf with no price tag.
The box-art is much the same as any other N-Strike blaster with the same intense looking bloke staring down the barrel. At a glance I almost mistook it for an Alpha Trooper (which is what i was looking for).
I thought it looked cool and at just $19 I figured id pick it up. Out of the box it is relatively cool looking, with its "barrel extension" that everyone calls a "silencer" and its folding stock. When its fully extended it measures 74cm, making it slightly longer than a Recon.
This blaster is often considered a 5 shot Maverick but this will out perform the dated (but still awesome) Maverick in reliability, distance, and accuracy when used as a pistol. Compared to some of the other N-Strike pistols its quite small and therefore more concealable for hardcore stealth missions.
My stock Spectre fires a solid 9 - 10m when used as a pistol, and shot for shot is about as powerful as a nite finder. It has been fairly reliable so far due to the revolver's rotation being part of the cocking mechanism and not the trigger.
Being a non-clip system blaster it is able to fire whistlers, streamlines and suction darts, all of which work really well. Because of this the barrel extension has a larger circumference than the recons, so it will cause the dart to "bounce" inside the barrel causing a significant drop in range and accuracy if added to a Recon.
Personally I went a different rout with my Spectre and use it as a rifle with the Barricade stock and Recon barrel (because of the Recon barrel i can only use streamlines). With this configuration it will outperform a recon in everything but ammo capacity.
The Spectre is extremely quite, around as quiet as a nite finder, which is also very good for stealth missions. I should point out that it has nothing to do with the silencer which is utterly useless.
The folding stock is definitely the worst part of the blaster. I absolutely hate it. I tend to have a fairly strong grip on a blaster and in stealth missions i like to hold it tight to my shoulder to allow me quick movements. holding it in this way causes the stock to bow out and after a while it may even break. Lucky for me it folds away...but then it becomes more of a nuisance...
In conclusion, this blaster is well worth the $19 i found it for, and in my opinion is as good an addition to an arsenal as a Recon or Maverick and i give it the following scores:
Distance - 8/10
Reliability - 8/10
Accuracy - 7/10
Stealth (conceal-ability and quietness) - 9/10
Accessories - 3/10
Looks - 7/10
Thanks for reading,