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Not to be confused with the Nerf N-Strike video game.

N-Strike is a series of Nerf blasters that was first released in 2003.


The N-Strike series started many new blaster trends in the Nerf line. N-Strike started making tactical rails, accessories and attachments usage popular. N-Strike blasters also resemble and function like real life weaponry much more than previous blasters; the debate whether this is a positive or negative thing is argued among Nerf enthusiasts.


The N-Strike series features the following attachable accessories for blasters:

Note: not all blasters are compatible with each accessory type.

Color schemes

Most N-Strike blasters feature a distinct color scheme: yellow, neon orange, gray, and black.

Some blasters, such as the Raider CS-35 and Longstrike CS-6, have an alternate blue, gray, and orange color scheme.


The N-Strike series has a direct successor series: N-Strike Elite. Despite this, not all N-Strike products will receive the upgrade treatment.

As of 2013, most products in the N-Strike lineup have been discontinued or replaced by the newer, better performing N-Strike Elite blasters. Despite this, certain blasters such as the 2014 Zombie Strike Jolt are sold under the N-Strike banner in certain parts of the world.

Six N-Strike blasters have been re-released under the N-Strike Elite line with color scheme variations to match the series. As these are technically not advertised to be N-Strike Elite blasters and do not match the performance of N-Strike Elite blasters, these are referred to as Elite Repaints.

N-Strike products

Clip system blasters (CS)

Name Year
LongshotCS6 Longshot CS-6 2006
Recon Recon CS-6 2008
Raider Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 2009
AlphaR Alpha Trooper CS-18 2010
Deploy CS-6 Deploy CS-6 2010
Nerf-Longstrike-CS-6-1024x320 Longstrike CS-6 2010

Revolver blasters (REV)

Name Year
Firefly REV-8 Firefly REV-8 2005
Nerf maverick Maverick REV-6 2005
Spectre REV-5 Spectre REV-5 2010

External single fire blasters (EX)

Name Year
66EAE2B4D56FE1124D8A7462910EB961 Nite Finder EX-3 2004
Element Element EX-6 2008
Nerf switch shot ex3 Switch Shot EX-3 2008
Joltex1 Jolt EX-1 2011

Electronic belt fed blasters (EBF)

Name Year
Vulcan Vulcan EBF-25 2008

Electronic clip system blasters (ECS)

Name Year
Stampede Stampede ECS 2010

Internal single fire blasters (IX)

Name Year
Scout Scout IX-3 2004
Reflex II Reflex IX-1 2009
Barrel Break IX-2 Barrel Break IX-2 2010

Air system blasters (AS)

Name Year
Hornet AS-6 Hornet AS-6 2004
Titan AS-V.1 Titan AS-V.1 2004
B8996C80D56FE1124DCC8AF0F5284A2C Secret Strike AS-1 2005
Magstrike AS-10 Magstrike AS-10 2007
RapidFireAS-20 Rapid Fire AS-20 2010

Electronic revolver blasters (RV)

Name Year
Barricade RV-10 Barricade RV-10 2010

Other blasters

Name Year
100 7951 Big Bad Bow 2011
Nerf-blazin-bow Blazin' Bow 2013
Doubledown DoubleDown 2015
Sharpfire SharpFire 2015
SnapFire SnapFire 2015
Slingstrike SlingStrike 2015
Thunderblast ThunderBlast 2015
Bowstrike BowStrike 2016
81UDcytc4RL SL1500 GlowShot 2016
SharpFireDelta SharpFire Delta 2016

Product sets

Name Year
Unitypowersystem Unity Power System 2003
6 dart clip mission kit Six Dart Clip Mission Kit 2007
The-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-3ds-20110317042218029 Attack Unit 2008


Name Year
Pinpoint sight mission kit Pinpoint Sight Mission Kit 2008
25 dart belt refill Twenty-five dart belt 2008
Nstrikeammobox sonic Ammo Box 2009
Flip clip mission kit Flip Clip Refill 2009
Tactical Light mission kit Tactical Light Mission Kit 2009
Tactical scope mission kit Tactical Scope Mission Kit 2009
Nerf-Bandolier-Dart-Kit Bandolier Kit 2010
18 dart drum Eighteen dart drum 2010
42B3810719B9F3691048DE2F8F3FB234 Tactical Vest Kit 2010
Ammo bag kit Ammo Bag Kit 2011


Clear Series

Main article: Clear Series

Originally called Clear the Way, the Clear Series was introduced to promote the then-upcoming Stampede ECS. The sub-series features blasters made with translucent, clear plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster.

Gear Up

Main article: Gear Up

The Gear Up sub-series was released to help promote the then-upcoming Vortex series. It features blasters with an orange and black color scheme; additional black designs were added to decorate the blasters. Blasters also came packaged with a single XLR disc.

Light It Up

Main article: Light It Up

The Light It Up sub-series was part of both the N-Strike series and the Vortex series. The Rayven CS-18 was released under this series and featured the use of glow-in-the-dark darts.

Red Strike

Main article: Red Strike

The Red Strike sub-series features blasters with a red and orange color scheme. The series is notable for being for sale at Walmart for Black Friday 2009; because of their rarity, the blasters are coveted by collectors.

Sonic Series

Main article: Sonic Series

The Sonic Series features blasters made with translucent green plastic, which allows the user to see the orange internals of a blaster. The Sonic Series is the largest re-release N-Strike sub-series.

Whiteout Series

Main article: Whiteout Series

The Whiteout Series features blasters with a white, black, and orange color scheme. Whiteout re-releases are known for having slightly improved performances compared to their original N-Strike counterparts.


  • This is the longest running and largest series of dart blasters made by Nerf to date.
  • This series is the only one that has released more than one video game. It is also the only series whose video games have not used blasters from other series.
  • Contrary to popular belief, this is not the first series to release blasters with clips. The first clip-fed blasters were actually the Sawtooth and the Electric Eel from the Max Force series.
  • The "N" in "N-Strike" may stand for Nerf.


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Start a Discussion Discussions about N-Strike

  • N-Strike

    19 messages
    • i think that in 2015 all n strike blasters will be elite repainted or made again as elite blasters ala recon\retaliator
  • Best N-strike Side weapon

    20 messages
    • Many of your replies aren't N-Strike, they're NS Elite. I'd say the Magstrike, pull it from a bandoiler and spray away.
    • Nighttime Nerfer wrote:Many of your replies aren't N-Strike, they're NS Elite. I'd say the Magstrike, pull it from a bandoiler ...

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