|Blaster type||Electronic disc blaster (flywheel)|
|Stock ammunition type||XLR discs|
|Average retail price||39.99 USD|
The Nitron is an electronic automatic blaster; it uses a flywheel system similar to the Barricade RV-10 and the Hail-Fire to fire discs. Built into the front of the blaster is a foregrip, which is unmovable. On top of the blaster is a tactical rail, where the scope is normally placed. It can hold another ten or twenty disc magazine in its integrated shoulder stock. It is considered the flagship of the Vortex series.
To unjam the Nitron, the magazine must first be removed. Then the user must pull back on the disc eject switch on top of the blaster. The jammed disc will then fall out of where the magazine is normally placed.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Nitron, press the clip release button to remove any loaded clips in the blaster. Load up to twenty discs into the provided twenty disc magazine, press the clip release button and load the clip into the blaster.
To fire, hold down the acceleration trigger and wait for the blaster to charge up. To achieve maximum range and maintain that range, the user may need to wait for the flywheels to charge up. Pulling the firing trigger launches the discs.
|Firing range||10/10||The blaster gets an average range of fifty-five feet flat and sixty to seventy angled. Ranges might change depending on how fast the blaster is fired.|
|Accuracy||9/10||Discs might veer off course a little if firing in wind, nevertheless, this blaster is very accurate. It is most accurate at ranges of forty to sixty feet, because when the discs get fired, they swerve off to the right but curve back towards the target.|
|Reliability||7/10||This blaster hardly ever jams, but can be a little complicated to use. If it does jam, disks can get severely damaged as the blaster cannot be stopped until it's turned off. Despite this, jams rarely occur; if wet or dirty discs are used, it jams very frequently.|
|Rate of fire||8/10||The Nitron has a slightly underwhelming rate of fire for an automatic blaster, averaging at a maximum of three discs per second, although it takes 2-3 seconds to warm up after the acceleration trigger is pulled.|
|Capacity||10/10||This blaster can holds twenty discs total. It comes packaged with one magazine and twenty discs. It also has room in its integrated stock for an extra magazine.|
|9/10||The Nitron is weaker compared to other Vortex blasters in terms of range, but it can still make it up to seventy feet angled. It has a disappointing rate of fire for an automatic blaster, but is still very powerful, and it can store a large amount of discs. The only downsides are, it needs six C batteries which are huge, heavy and expensive as well as loud because of the flywheel system that the Nitron uses.|
- On February 29th, 2012 Nerf Mods & Reviews received a picture of a Nitron with a tactical rail shield by an unknown fan.  It is unknown if this will be a re-release of the Nitron with a shield instead of its Centerfire Tech electronic scope or if it is a prototype of the original Nitron.
- The Nitron was the first Nerf blaster to feature an acceleration trigger.
- The Nitron is the only blaster from the first Vortex wave not to be redesigned or re-released with a different color scheme.
- ↑ Urban Taggers (2012-03-01). Urban Taggers.:Rumours: Nerf Vortex Nitron with shield. urbantaggers.blogspot.com.
- Nitron instructions on the Hasbro website
|Regular blasters||Diatron • Nitron • Praxis • Proton • Pyragon • Revonix360 • Vigilon|
|Special blasters||Lumitron (Light It Up)|