The Nerf Spectre Rev-5 is a totally radical blaster revolver with a foldable shoulder stock and barrel extension. The pistol has a five dart capacity, using Whistler micro darts. The Spectre is a part of Nerf’s successful N-Strike series and was released in 2010. With detachable stock and barrel this Nerf gun is both unique and versatile. For great deals and customer reviews click the “Click Here For More Info” button below or read the Tommy’s Toy review.
Nerf Spectre Review
The Nerf Spectre operates on the reverse plunger system which is generally disliked by the “garage modders” of the Nerf world. The design on this pistol utilizes features of the Maverick REV-6 and the Recon CS-6. It is primarily a right handed gun, offering some obstacles for use by left handers, including a stock hinge on the right side and a revolving ammunition cylinder that flips out to the left.
With full stock attached Spectre Rev-5’s length is 29.3 inches x 6.3 inches, it weighs about 3 pounds with stock and fully loaded. The Spectre also sports a tactical rail which attaches to the top of the gun and in no way impairs the firing of the weapon as the side mounted rail on the Maverick was prone to do. The Spectre is the only Nerf gun with an attachable barrel that does not function on a clip system, making it unique.
Nerf Spectre Range
The Spectre has an effective firing range of between thirty to forty feet with great accuracy reported up to thirty feet, using the Whistler darts the gun is packaged with insures greater firing accuracy. The gun MUST be fully cocked in order for the darts to fire, and care must take in cocking the blaster, do it too fast and you can jam the gun. Most jams reported with this weapon are due to user error, not the gun design.
Nerf Spectre Dart Capacity and Rate of Fire
The rate of fire on this Spectre toy gun is about 3 darts per second with the hand positioned on the slide and not the butt of the weapon. The five dart capacity reduces the Nerf Spectre’s effectiveness as a primary weapon in combat, especially when competing models have a shot capacity of six darts or more. For in-office work skirmishes however, the pistol is ideal! The short trigger pull is smooth and nearly effortless unlike the Maverick—this is primarily due to the Spectre’s trigger not having to rotate the ammunition cylinder in order to fire.
Nerf Spectre Vs Nerf Maverick
Considered as an upgrade to the Maverick, which addresses some of the failings of that popular blaster, The Nerf Spectre performs as a more than adequate secondary weapon—if only the dart capacity had been increased it might have found its place as a great primary gun.