One Dart Short

Nerf Rule #1: You never have enough darts!

Review: Nerf Modulus Ionfire

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I'm not entirely sure where Hasbro thought they were going with the Ionfire. While the four dart tactical rail attachment is a nice addition, and the first such we've seen since the original pre-Elite Barrel Break IX-2 (the Elite-coloured version ditched this unfortunately), the barrel extension is tiny, and the blaster itself is simply a large form factor single shot with a weird cocking mechanism. 

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The Ionfire has two tactical rails (Hasbro seem to be more generous with these on the Modulus line), one above, one below, along with capability to attach both a stock and barrel extension. The latter two are kind of pointless on such a basic single shot blaster though.

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Cocking this blaster is where it kind of falls apart. The grey slide on the top pulls back to expose the breach and also loads up the spring. Unfortunately it doesn't actually slide back far enough, meaning you have to deform the dart slightly just to fit it in! Nerf darts wear out fast enough as it is–the idea of bending each dart as you load it is just stupid. Performance and accuracy both seem acceptable so far; if I haven't disposed of this prior to my next range test, I'll update you with details. Oh, and it comes with four of the new Modulus white/orange style darts, code Y if anyone's interested. In summary, maybe consider buying this on sale, purely for the dart holder. Don't get this if you want a good single shot blaster–the Jolt remains the king there.

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