|Alpha Trooper CS-18|
|Blaster type||Single-fire/slam fire clip system dart blaster (reverse plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Streamline Darts|
|Stock capacity||18 (drum)|
|Size||20" x 7.5" (50.8cm x 19.05cm)|
|Weight||3.2 lbs. (1.45kg)|
|Average retail price||19.99 USD/GBP|
|This product has been discontinued. It cannot be purchased in retail stores.
Not to be confused with the N-Strike Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12.
The Alpha Trooper is exclusive to specific stores depending on the country. In the United States and Australia, it is a Target exclusive. In the United Kingdom it is an Argos exclusive. In Canada it is a Zellers exclusive. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, it is a Müller exclusive. In the Netherlands it is a Toy Champ exclusive.
The blaster is capable of using a detachable shoulder stock despite not coming packaged with one. There is a small tactical rail on the top of the blaster. A dart can be placed in the bottom of the trigger handle. The jam door is located on the top of the blaster.
It features a reverse plunger system; despite this, it isn't dismissed as quickly as other reverse plunger blasters in the modding community. Orange Mod Works, a team devoted to modding blasters, have released two special mod kits for the Alpha Trooper: a Stage 1 package with a stronger spring and a "starter" Massacre kit with polycarbonate replacement parts.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Alpha Trooper, pull the slide back and press the clip release button, which is on either side of the trigger, to remove any empty drums or clips. Load up to eighteen Streamline Darts into the provided eighteen dart drum and load a drum into the blaster while pressing down the clip release button. Push the front slide back to the starting position to prime it.
Pull the trigger to fire the blaster.
To slam fire, hold the trigger down and repeatedly prime the blaster.
|Alpha Trooper CS-18|
|Firing range||9/10||This blaster's range is about thirty-five to forty feet.|
|Accuracy||8/10||The Alpha Trooper is a rather accurate clip system blaster. As expected, slam firing decreases the blaster's accuracy.|
|Reliability||8/10||This blaster surprisingly does not jam all that frequently. Most jams, however, are caused by human error. The Alpha Trooper has issues when people slam fire way too fast or too hard. The Alpha Trooper starts to lose its range after too much frequent slam firing.|
|Rate of fire||9/10||The Alpha Trooper can fire up to about three darts per second, depending how fast the user can prime the blaster. Any faster is physically impossible and would likely cause jams.|
|Capacity||10/10||The Alpha Trooper can hold up to eighteen darts in its packaged drum, plus one in the secret spare dart hole located inside the handle, totaling at nineteen darts.|
|8.8/10||The Alpha Trooper is considered as an excellent blaster overall, due to its superb firepower, long ranges, value for money price and a high ammo capacity. It is widely considered an all around blaster and is a N-Strike fan favorite for beginning Nerfers.|
- The Alpha Trooper may be regarded as an answer to complaints about the Raider.
- The back of the Alpha Trooper's box shows the slam fire handle in another position than on the regular blaster. The front of the box also shows the dart being fired while the handle is being pushed forward or pulled back. This is shared by the Raider CS-35's box as well.
- ↑ Randomshadow09 (2012-05-31). Nerf N-Strike Alpha Trooper - Range Test (Stock) - YouTube. YouTube.com.
|Clip system blasters|
|Regular blasters||Alpha Trooper CS-18 • Deploy CS-6 • Longshot CS-6 • Longstrike CS-6|
Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 • Recon CS-6
|Special blasters||Rayven CS-18 (Light It Up) • Stampede ECS (Electronic clip system)|