My son and his friends want to have a “NERF War” at the end of the summer. It has been challenging to find him the perfect Nerf gun. He wants something that has more firepower and looks cool and the “NERF Rival Phantom Corps Helios Xviii-700” fulfills all his requirements.
The “NERF Rival Phantom Corps Helios Xviii-700” comes with the blaster, a 7-round magazine, 7 rounds, 2 flags (red and blue), and instructions.
The recommended age is for children aged 14 years and older. The blaster fires rounds at a velocity of 100 feet per second (30 meters per second). At close range there is a definite sting when you are shot with the rounds.I would encourage everyone who is “in battle” where this gun is in play, to use an eye mask.
The despite the balls bright yellow colour, they are easily lost. They tend to bounce off their target to random places. The balls are easily and quickly loaded into the magazine. The magazine is released by a simple click of the button on the handle.
The gun is designed for both right and left handed people. I love this feature as we have a split in our family between “lefties” and “righties”. The trigger safety lock and the priming bolt can be used from either side.
The blaster is quite loud. When you prime the blaster or fire it will give away your position if you are not careful.
The blaster is heavier than I expected. My arm tends to get tired after using it for an extended period of time. The handle is quite large for my hand.
We haven’t experienced any ammo jams yet. Should this happen to you there, is an access door and reset button to help you clear the jam.
I would definitely consider purchasing more rounds of ammo for this if I planned on using it in a team setting. The 7 rounds that I currently have, wouldn’t keep me in the game very long.
My 6 year old son enjoys firing this blaster at homemade targets, under constant supervision. The “NERF Rival Phantom Corps Helios Xviii-700” is a great gun for long range shot for the serious player.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “NERF Rival Phantom Corps Helios Xviii-700” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.