First introduced in 2004, the Nerf Hornet is part of the Nerf N-Strike series. This blaster is a fully automatic pump action, multi dart capable of firing up to six MicroDarts at once. So if you like the idea of shooting down your opponent in a hail of darts with just one squeeze of the trigger then take a closer look at the Nerf Hornet. For current stock and prices click the “Click Here For More Info” button below or read Tommy’s full Nerf toy gun review.
Nerf Hornet Review
The Nerf Hornet was released in what is termed the Unity Power System with two other blaster models (the Titan and the Scout IX-3), and originally featured a red grey and orange color scheme. It was later released in two other color configurations, blue, grey and orange and in the Incredible Hulk movie tie in edition, green grey and orange.
This blaster is BIG! Measuring 1 ft four inches and it weights 2.2 pounds. It debuted at a MSRP of $19.99.
Nerf Hornet Range
The air pump action on full automatic mode is capable of shooting six microdarts up to a radical fifty feet, either all at once or singly. In semi-auto mode the range falls to around 30 feet. It can take a bit of practice learning how to fire the gun at a target, in single dart mode the projectiles come out of a different port each time, but firing all darts at the same time make it possible to hit a target more solidly, even multiple targets with a little practice!
Nerf Hornet Air Restrictor
The Hornet is air powered and so should not jam, but users have reported that it can develop air leaks in the barrels with will greatly reduce the effective range of the blaster, down to less than 10 feet. A faulty air tank will also cause a lack of power. If a new Nerf gun shoots this poorly out of the box, chances are it is defective and should be returned per retailer policy for an exchange or refund.
Reloading has been identified as a problem as well, with the darts having a tendency to fall out during pumping unless they are firmly pressed back into the barrels after the gun has been fully primed. The air pump takes about 15 pumps to be fully operational.
Nerf Hornet Modification
The Hornet has the capability to be snapped together with the N-Strike Titan model and fired by it.
Bottom line is that the Hornet is a good blaster, but not one of the greatest in the Nerf line-up.