|Barrel Break IX-2|
|Blaster type||Single-fire/multi-fire double-barreled dart blaster|
|Stock ammunition type||Whistler Darts|
|Size||about 20" long|
about 50.8cm long
|Average retail price||19.99 USD|
It is a Toys R Us exclusive in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong and Austria.
The Barrel Break features a two-step trigger, allowing it to fire one barrel at a time or both barrels simultaneously. The Barrel Break is unique in the way that it is reloaded and cocked simultaneously.
The Barrel Break can support any kind of dart, but the range for the Streamline Dart is very poor. Even though it is packaged with Whistler Darts, it fires best with Micro Darts. It should be noted that the left barrel fires first.
It has been confirmed by various sources that the internals have not been changed.
The Barrel Break has been released in the following color schemes:
- Standard N-Strike color scheme (yellow, gray, black, and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- N-Strike Elite color scheme (blue, white, and orange)
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Barrel Break, press the switch on the side of the blaster to unlock the barrel. After doing so, the barrel is pulled out of the blaster and pushed downwards, completely opening the blaster for reloading. Two darts are placed into the dual barrel, which is then clicked back into place, ready to be fired.
Pull the trigger to fire the blaster.
If the barrel mechanism becomes stuck in the "open" position, simply push harder downward. This causes the reversal locks to disengage, allowing the barrel to be pushed back up and into the blaster. When loading, make sure the two arrows on the barrel hinge point line up; otherwise, similar situations may occur.
Also, when the blaster is loaded and primed with both barrels inside the blaster in the 'fire' position, it is not recommended to re-open the barrels, as repeatedly doing so may damage the ratchet mechanism, and fold the darts already stored inside the plunger tubes.
|Barrel Break IX-2|
|Firing range||6/10||The firing range for this blaster is around twenty to thirty-five feet.|
|Accuracy||9/10||This blaster is quite accurate. Because it has two barrels, it may have to be adjusted to aim at a certain target.|
|Reliability||6/10||This blaster jams if the wrong type of dart is used. Human error is also another cause for jams. There are also complaints of it breaking, or getting stuck in the open position.|
|Rate of fire||5/10||The Barrel Break can fire both of its barrels almost simultaneously. However, this is countered by the fact that the reload time is about five seconds.|
|Capacity||10/10||When using its dart holder, this blaster holds ten darts. If not used, the Barrel Break only holds two darts at a time and extra darts must be carried on person.|
|7.2/10||The Barrel Break IX-2 is a great blaster for offensive fights or when one needs extra firepower. However, it is more designed for single attack ambushes and not group attacks. It works best as a backup weapon when a user is reloading their primary weapon.|
- It is able to fit into the holster of the tactical vest, making it a great sidearm for users of the tactical vest.
- With enough skill, it is possible to dual-wield two of these blasters. Although, this is not recommended, due to the difficulty of managing to reload both swiftly enough to be effective.
- The Ratchet Blast from the Cyber Stryke Gear series had a similar reloading system.
- The darts that come with the blaster are Whistler Darts but on the box there are Sonic Micro Darts
- The ammo rail on the box has a yellow color scheme, but the ammo rail in the packaging is grey.
- Some Nerfers believe the Barrel Break was inspired by the Stampede REV-12 from the Nerf N-Strike and Nerf N-Strike Elite video games.
- If Tagger Micro Darts are used, it will jam easily.
|Internal single fire blasters|
|Barrel Break IX-2 • Reflex IX-1 • Scout IX-3|