|Nite Finder EX-3|
|Blaster type||Single-fire dart blaster (direct plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Micro Darts|
|Size||11" x 8.1" x 2.3" (27.94cm x 20.57cm x 5.84cm)|
|Weight||0.8 lbs. (0.36kg)|
|Average retail price||10.00 USD|
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
The Nite Finder EX-3 is a very simple direct plunger blaster. It has a built-in red light that turns on when the blaster's trigger is half-pulled. The light has a lens that can be moved to adjust the path of the light beam, allowing the user to compensate for gravitational effects on longer shots. One dart can be fired at a time, and ammunition storage for two extras can be found under the blaster's light. There is a tactical rail located on the top of the blaster.
There were two past versions of the Nite Finder EX-3. One was the Nite Finder, which did not include a tactical rail. The other was a Dart Tag blaster named the Firestrike that came in red and blue colors.
The Nite Finder EX-3 was succeeded by the N-Strike Elite Firestrike in 2013. Despite this, in 2014 another color scheme of the Nite Finder EX-3 was discovered. This variation is one of many Elite Repaints and performance is unchanged from the original N-Strike variant.
The Nite Finder has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike standard color scheme (yellow, grey, and orange)
- Updated N-Strike color scheme (yellow, black, and orange)
- Original color scheme (blue, black, and orange)
- Updated original color scheme (blue, yellow, and orange)
- Grey, forest green, and orange
- Clear Series (clear plastic/orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Whiteout Series (white, black, and orange)
- N-Strike Elite color scheme (Orange, white)
Modders love the Nite Finder EX-3 for its pure simplicity and amazing potential for power resulting in outstanding distances incomparable to most other blasters due to its direct plunger system. Common modifications include the removal of the blaster's air restrictor, spring replcements, barrel replacements, increasing ammunition capacity, and minimization.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Nite Finder EX-3, load a dart into the blaster's muzzle.
Pull the plunger tube back to prime the blaster. Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
- Because of sloppy design in the circuits, it is possible for the light to be jammed into the "ON" position. This can be due to two reasons: the switch below the trigger may be permanently connected and/or the soldering of the wires may be joined, making the switch obsolete. Both of these problems can be quickly and easily fixed by opening up the blaster.
- It is featured in the N-Strike Reconnaissance game on the Nerf website.
- Streamline Darts do not fire properly unless this blaster is modified.
- A Chinese pirating company Leyuan has ripped off the Nite Finder and made slight changes, most notably the use of a genuine laser module instead of an LED and a focusing lens.
- Both its predecessor and successor blasters are called the Firestrike.
- Despite the different names, there is no physical difference between this blaster and the Dart Tag version of the Firestrike.
- By tying the two plunger tubes together with a string, one can dual wield this blaster.
- It is one of very few N-Strike dart blasters to not have its name molded onto its shell.
|The full image gallery for Nite Finder EX-3 may be viewed at Nite Finder EX-3/Gallery.|
- Nite Finder EX-3 instructions on the Hasbro website
|External single fire blasters|
|Element EX-6 • Jolt EX-1 • Nite Finder EX-3 • Switch Shot EX-3|