|Blaster type||Electronic revolver dart blaster (flywheel)|
|Stock ammunition type||Whistler Darts|
|Size||about 13" long (33.02cm long)|
|Weight||1.875 lbs. (0.85kg)|
|Average retail price||19.99 USD|
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
It comes packaged with ten Whistler Darts.
It has a revolving cylinder which holds ten darts; this turret makes noises when the blaster is fired. Since the blaster is semi-automatic, it does not need to be primed after firing because it uses a flywheel system. Due to its flywheel system, it can fire most types of darts, including Streamline Darts. The flywheel system for the Barricade automatically begins when the blaster is turned on. Opening the jam door on the Barricade automatically turns off the flywheels, possibly to prevent users' fingers from getting jammed in the flywheels while clearing jammed darts. The trigger can get stuck in the pulled position when darts get jammed. This also causes the switch to be stuck. It is fixed by turning off the blaster and clearing the jam by opening the jam door and fiddling around with the trigger (if it doesn't pop out already) until it pops back out.
This blaster has an iron-sight built into the blaster. If a shoulder stock is used, the sight can still be used. Because of this reason and the ability to fire without priming, this blaster works well with stocks and a tactical scope. However, the design of the Recon shoulder stock makes using the sight uncomfortable.
Potentially, this is able to be conveniently dual-wielded. However, reloading is a problem while dual-wielding.
The Barricade has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike standard color scheme (yellow, gray, and orange)
- Gear Up (orange and black)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- 2011 San Diego Comic Con (blue, red, gray, and orange)
- 2011 New York Comic Con (yellow, gray, and orange)
Some modders modify the blaster's chamber and have removed the revolving barrel to allow clips to be used, eliminating this issue and effectively creating a clip system blaster. Voltage modifications are very popular with this blaster as well.
There also exists a special value pack which includes an extra twenty darts with the Barricade.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Barricade, load up to ten darts into the cylinder.
Turn on the blaster and wait for the flywheels to charge up. Pull the trigger to fire darts.
|Firing range||7/10||This blaster has a firing range of thirty to thirty-five feet.|
|Accuracy||9/10||The Barricade is not as accurate as it should be due to the vertical position of its flywheels. However, if Whistler Darts are used, accuracy will increase as the weight in the tip of the darts will cause a increase , making them stay on course. If the darts are inserted so that they get fired with their opening facing up, accuracy will increase and the range will be better.|
|Reliability||8/10||The blaster makes quite a bit of noise when turned on, which kills any chance of a low profile and ambushes. Also, darts are prone to fall out of the blaster if it is pointed downwards, as the bottom portion of the revolver is not covered - an option likely designed for quick reloading. Jamming may also occur if held pointing down, as darts may slip from the revolver into the chamber. If trigger is not pulled down all the way, jamming will also occur. In extremely rare cases, the Barricade flywheel system might completely stop working while firing. This can usually be fixed by restarting the blaster.|
|Rate of fire||10/10||Because of this blaster's semi-automatic abilities, the user can fire as fast as the user can pull the trigger. Since this is a quick semi-auto blaster, up to four darts can be fired a second. Range decreases by a few inches if the blaster is fired as fast as the user can pull the trigger, due to the flywheels slowing down because of friction. If the user wants the blaster to fire at its maximum range, a short pause should be given between shots to let the flywheels get back to full speed. The best firing speed to go at is two to three darts per second.|
|Capacity||10/10||The blaster holds ten darts at a time. This is the largest capacity on a revolver, apart from the Furyfire.|
|8.8/10||The Barricade RV-10 is an excellent blaster, with the fast fire, with its only downsides being the sound of the motor and dart slips. It makes for an excellent sidearm, but it doesn't work for stealth missions.|
- The Barricade was first released in Australia.
- Battery life will be conserved if the blaster is turned off while reloading.
- The long muzzle is to prevent people from getting their finger stuck in the flywheels.
- There are four mistakes on the packaging in Canada. The iron sight is filled in and solid, the muzzle is longer and appears as a flat cylinder without the crease, the ready indicator filled in,and the stock attachment on the blaster is black.
- The Barricade RV-10 was ripped off by Leyuan, a Chinese pirating company. It was renamed the Raging Fire and all Nerf-related imagery was removed from the packaging and blaster, however, "Barricade RV-10" is still molded onto the side of the blaster. It came packaged with a stock, a hollow scope, ten Micro Darts and ten Streamline Darts. The darts are poorly made and often the dart heads will detach from the foam body inside the packaging.
- Strangely, this blaster can fire Streamline Darts backwards. Darts fired this way will most likely fishtail out of control.
|The full image gallery for Barricade RV-10 may be viewed at Barricade RV-10/Gallery.|
- ↑ Randomshadow09 (2012-03-27). Nerf N-Strike Barricade - Range Test (Stock) - YouTube. YouTube.com.
|Regular blasters||Firefly REV-8 • Maverick REV-6 • Spectre REV-5|
|Special blasters||Barricade RV-10 (Electronic revolver)|