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The Micro (also known as the Mini) is an X-Shot blaster that was released in 2013 under the X-Shot series.

It comes packaged with three X-Shot Darts.

Details

The Micro took over the spot of smallest blaster in the X-Shot line, which was previously held by the Dual, and is one of the smallest blasters on the market today by a recognized brand. This blaster, unlike the blasters in the original X-Shot line that fire both darts and water, this blaster only fires darts and no other ammunition type. It is very small and compact, similar in size to a Buzz Bee Tek 3, and features storage for one dart on the top of the blaster. The blaster is primed by the cocking mechanism at the back of the blaster.

The blaster features the typical green and black color scheme of the X-Shot line, and is the first true pocket blaster in the line. Like the Tek 3, the blaster's cocking mechanism dangles, presumably to allow more space and comfort when concealed. It has been released in both single packs and double packs. The ammunition storage at the top of the blaster can also double as an iron sight, although a blaster for its size does not require one. Other competitors such as the Tek 3, Derringer and Secret Strike AS-1 all lack iron sights.

History

The blaster was first announced on May 7, 2013 by Zuru's X-Shot Facebook page. The name was revealed at a later time. The Micro was the first blaster to be released under the X-Shot brand in 2013, and was later followed up by the Scope. It was re-released under the Air Zone line some time in late 2013.

In late 2013, the Micro was one of two blasters to be re-released in all three of the three new X-Shot lines (X-Shot Excel, X-Shot Pink Series, and X-Shot Zombie), alongside the Stalker. For these new lines, the Micro was packaged with new Excel Darts. The X-Shot Girl variation of the Micro also gave the blaster a new name; the Mini, upon the renaming of the line to X-Shot Pink Series. The Micro was also re-released in 2013 with updated internals and claims of 65-foot ranges.

Color schemes

The Micro has been released in the following color schemes:

  • Standard (green, black, and orange)
  • X-Shot Zombie (white, black, and orange)
  • X-Shot Excel (yellow, blue, and orange)
  • X-Shot Pink Series (pink, black, and orange)

Reloading and firing

To reload the Micro, simply load one dart into the barrel of the blaster. Pull the cocking mechanism at the back until a click is heard, and release.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart.

Trivia

  • The Micro, alongside the Stalker, is the only blaster in the X-Shot line to have more than one name.
  • The Micro, alongside the Stalker, Scope, Turbo Fire and Vigilante, is one of the few X-Shot blasters to only fire one ammunition type.
  • The Micro is currently the smallest blaster in the X-Shot line.

Gallery

XShotMicroPackaging MicroTwoPack X-ShotMicroExcel
The full image gallery for Micro may be viewed at Micro/Gallery.


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