This cool number is a Nerf-style toy shotgun, even loading the same way as the real thing, and ejecting dart shells after each firing. As the name indicates it is a double barrelled weapon that allows the option of shooting darts together or one at a time: a gentle squeeze on the trigger releases one dart, a hard pull releases both darts. The Double Shot comes with 6 foam darts and four shells. There is a certain amount of confusion with this toy rifle, with many believing it to be a Nerf toy gun, but is in fact made by Nerf rival Buzz Bee.
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Buzz Bee Toy Shotgun Review
The Double Shot Rifle packs a lot of power and is highly accurate. The firing range is between 15 and 25 feet. Although it goes without saying—never shoot these at close range or in someone’s face—wear protective goggles, the darts some out of the barrel with considerable force and sting exposed flesh upon contact.
Loading Your Toy Shotgun
Loading must be done in advance which can be problematic in the middle of warfare. Like a real shotgun, this blaster uses darts that are seated inside of plastic “shells”. To load the dart is pushed into the shell; the darts have holes in them to seat them on the rods inside the shells. The gun is then “broken” open like a real shotgun (press button at near end of barrel and press barrels down until an audible click is heard) and the shell with dart inside is pressed into the back of the barrel. When the gun is fired the shells eject and can by caught by having your hand positioned near the back of the barrel. There is a very cool storage place for the shells in a compartment in the butt of the gun with enough capacity for all six darts and four shells at once.
Toy Shotguns and Nerf Wars
For the same reason that modern armies don’t use rear loading shotguns, this weapon is not ideal for open warfare except maybe for an initial surprise assault with the gun being immediately swapped out for a batter tactical choice. It is well suited to target practice, however or hunter style scenarios. The darts stick where fired, but are somewhat prone to bending. One modder mentioned putting duct tape on the darts to circumvent this problem.
All in all a solid weapon for limited applications with realistic shotgun like loading and action.