|Also known as: Flash Blast CS-6|
|Blaster type||Single-fire clip system dart blaster (reverse plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Streamline Darts|
|Stock capacity||6 (clip)|
|Size||20" (50.8cm) long in blaster mode|
1' 4" (40.64cm) long in stealth mode
|Average retail price||19.99 USD|
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
The Deploy CS-6 (known as the Flash Break CS-6 in Japan) is a clip-system Nerf blaster that was released in 2010 under the N-Strike series. The built-in flashlight requires three “AAA" batteries that are not included.
It is a unique blaster that has the ability to change between two modes: Flashlight Mode and Blaster Mode. It has one tactical rail on top of its carrying handle. There is a jam door on the right side of the blaster, located at the front of the blaster. It has room for a dart to fit into the center of the front of the pump. The handle is re-adjusted when in flashlight mode, and is pushed back into a containing area.
The use of a thirty-five dart drum will cause the Deploy function to not drop the light and clip to its respective position, unless tilted to the left when doing so; when it does drop down, it will do so with considerable force. An eighteen dart clip is not affected by this.
The blaster is compatible with barrel extensions; despite this, it is the first blaster to be compatible and not come packaged with its own barrel extension. Also, attaching a barrel of considerable weight will cause the blaster to tilt upwards, causing the blaster to not correctly deploy. This is due to a weak spring attempting to move the blaster's shoulder.
The orange pump action handle can also become stuck and will only be able to slide halfway.
The Deploy has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike standard color scheme (yellow, gray, black, and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Whiteout Series (white, black, and orange)
The blaster cannot, without modification, remove a new clip without priming the blaster. Because of this, it is usually disliked in modifying communities. There is a very simple way to mod this, though. You can just drill straight down the barrel with a 1/2 inch outside diameter drill.
The Deploy has two distinct modes: Flashlight Mode and Blaster Mode.
To switch to Blaster Mode, press the "Deploy" button on the top of the blaster's carrying handle.
To switch to Flashlight Mode, the user must physically set the blaster's parts into place: the clip/light must be flipped back up and the shoulder stock must be pushed forward by pressing the orange triangle button and pushing the stock forward.
Flashlight ModeFlashlight Mode is very compact and features a light on the front of the handle. There is a small orange button, near the flashlight, to turn it on.
The blaster can not be fired in Flashlight Mode; when it is folded up, the inserted clip folds upwards and comes out of the top of the blaster. The flashlight system is actually quite weak and can hardly be seen in daylight.
It should also be noted that the light on the front is not very bright. This is to prevent people's eyes from being damaged when looking at the light. This makes it effective to about half the firing range of the blaster unmodified, deeming the flashlight as useless or more useless than a Nite Finder light. Because of this, attaching a tactical light could be useful after all.
Blaster Mode is simply what it says: the firing mode. When in Blaster Mode, the clip will fold out onto the left side of the blaster, the shoulder stock will slide backwards, and the handle will flip down from inside the blaster. The blaster's light will also flip to the left.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Deploy, pull the bottom pump slide back and press the clip release button to remove any loaded clips. Load up to six darts into the provided six dart clip. While holding down the clip release button, load the clip into the side of the blaster. Pump the slide forward to prime the blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
- Oddly enough, when used upside-down, the Deploy CS-6 seems to fire faster and more accurately, likely due to the change in direction of the darts being fed into the breech.
- If a user puts a tactical scope on the Deploy, the flashlight feature can only be used sideways; the clip cannot be straight up. However, the scope that came with the Element EX-6 can be attached and still function, provided that the tinted lens is folded from the front of the scope to the side.
- The Clear, Whiteout and Sonic versions of the Deploy did not come with a carrying strap.
- On some Deploys, the trigger will have a slight delay when cocking the blaster and firing the blaster.
- This was the last blaster to bear the old N-Strike logo, which was replaced by a newer logo in mid-2010.
- While the Deploy CS-6 was a very good experiment, the flashlight feature is more of a nuisance. The flashlight is usually used as a decoy, as a means of disorientation (light in the eye), or as a tactical light. However, the carry on feature that comes ith the flashlight mode is very useful.
- It is not advised to open the blaster with your hand on the pump. If opened while doing this, your hand may either be lacerated or a finger may have a nail chipped or a piece of skin torn off.
- Like the Rayven CS-18, Elite Darts seem to fare worse in the Deploy CS-6 rather than other clip-system blasters.
|The full image gallery for Deploy CS-6 may be viewed at Deploy CS-6/Gallery.|
- Deploy CS-6 on the Nerf website
- Deploy CS-6 instructions on the Hasbro website
- Deploy CS-6 on the Toys "R" Us website