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Nerf Rule #1: You never have enough darts!

Review: BoomCo Clipfire

Fully deployed

Fully deployed

I've always liked the tiny, easily concealable style of blaster. A mostly dismantled Nerf Secret Shot remains my favourite palm blaster, but the BoomCo Clipfire is a nice entry into this part of the market. The blaster is a front loading, single shot model, with storage space for one dart on top. It has a plastic clip at the rear as its cocking mechanism, which can also double for clipping on to things for transport. It's not a robust enough mechanism to allow for one handed attachment/detachment on a hurry, but if you had it on a cord or lanyard, you can probably cock the blaster by shortening the cord and pulling the blaster hard, then releasing the cord and firing. 

Closeup of the handle release button

Closeup of the handle release button

The handle of the blaster folds up onto the body quite snugly once you push the release button, and the blaster is quite fireable even closed up (though aiming would be tricky). Performance is average (for a depowered version), and it's unfortunate that Mattel seem to have been more concerned about that than Hasbro, with the difference between USA and (most) international models being noticeably more severe. Pity the AU dollar is so crap at the moment, it's harder to justify buy USA imports 😔. Anyways, this comes with a couple of darts and a tiny target, and makes for a nice little addition if you like the small stuff!

All folded up

All folded up