|Air Tech 2000|
|Blaster type||Single-fire air-powered dart blaster|
|Stock ammunition type||Micro Darts|
|Average retail price||9.99 USD|
|This product has been discontinued. It cannot be purchased in retail stores.
It comes packaged with four Micro Darts.
It holds four darts in its turret; unlike other modern blasters, the turret must be manually rotated after firing.
Like other Air Tech blasters, the AT2K features a "Liquitron" power gauge, which displays how much air power the blaster has stored in it by the use of a liquid. The more air in the blaster, the more liquid in the power gauge. This gauge is located at the top of the blaster.
It is generally conceived to be a sequel to the SuperMAXX 1500. When the SuperMAXX line was discontinued at the end of 2001, the Air Tech line was born the following year, featuring several blasters in the line-up which are remarkably similar to previous SuperMAXX blasters.
The blaster was released alongside the rest of the Air Tech line in the summer of 2002, and was initially released in a single pack. This blaster is generally believed to be a SuperMAXX 1500 in a SuperMAXX 750's sized shell, which is very evident due to the similar turret and internals.
The AT2K was very popular among the modding community for its simplicity, and singled AT2K's became among the most popular and powerful blasters in Nerf wars. In 2003, the blaster was released under Nerf's new "Play your game" slogan, and again in 2004 under the Action Blasters series, this time as a two-pack. By then, several colors of AT2K had been released, some of which being very rare nowadays.
Today, the AT2K has now been discontinued and has not been seen on shelves since at least 2008. Although still somewhat common, it now costs usually between 20-45 USD on online trades, although some colors have been known to fetch higher prices.
The AT2K has been released with the following color schemes:
- Blue and orange
- Blue and red
- Blue, yellow, and pink
- Green, purple, and blue
- Red, black, and orange
It is a popular choice for modification in the Nerf community. Common modifications to the AT2K are replacement and plugging of the barrel for a near-perfect air seal. Modders often also plug the power gauge to essentially remove its use and increase the air seal. Many modders also often replace the barrels with longer ones, for more accuracy and power.
While reliability of the AT2K is generally good, there have been some instances of malfunctions in the blaster. It is generally considered to be dangerous to pump the blaster more than four times, as it can burst the air tank.
Another reported issue documented on NerfHavenis that the check valve may break, making the owner of the blaster purchase a new check valve or a new blaster instead. If the AT2K is heavily modded, the Liquitron gauge should be removed because it could explode if the blaster is pumped too many times.
A twin blaster value pack was released under the Action Blasters series. It came packaged with a blue and red AT2K.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the AT2K, either place any form of Micro Dart in the bottom open barrel or rotate the turret to an already loaded barrel. Pump the blaster to a desired amount of air; four to five pumps will give the blaster maximum power. The blaster fires from the bottom barrel.
To fire, pull the trigger back.
|Air Tech 2000|
|Firing range||10/10||This blaster has a firing range of up to around fifty feet.|
|Accuracy||8/10||This blaster has greater than average accuracy.|
|Reliability||7/10||The AT2K cannot jam. However, its barrel must be rotated manually after firing. This is coupled with the other reliability issues previously mentioned.|
|Rate of fire||1/10||This blaster's rate of fire about one dart every two to three seconds. This is due to having to pump the blaster and manually rotate the turret.|
|Capacity||8/10||This blaster holds four darts at a time.|
|7.2/10||The Air Tech 2000 is a fairly powerful blaster and can fire far distances for its size. Its only downside is its slow rate of fire. In stock form, it may work best as a secondary blaster rather than a primary.|
- ↑ At2k Help/fix. NerfHaven.com.
- ↑ SG Nerf (2009-09-05). SG Nerf: Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Review!. sgnerf.blogspot.com.
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