|Blaster type||Single-fire disc blaster (torsion spring)|
|Stock ammunition type||XLR disc|
|Weight||1.5 lb (0.68kg)|
|Average retail price||9.99 USD|
It comes packaged with three XLR discs.
Its design is similar to the Nite Finder EX-3. The Proton has a single tactical rail on the front of the blaster. It also has a sight on the top, which is aimed by placing the "bump" in the middle of the tactical rail between the points on the back of the blaster. If aimed correctly the user can even curve the disk to hit a moving target or one in cover.
If the blaster gets jammed, one can press down the disc eject button located on the back of the blaster, near the disc tray.
The Proton has been released with the following color schemes:
- Vortex standard color scheme (green, grey, black, and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Upcoming re-release (white, gray, orange, and blue)
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Proton, pull back the disc tray until it is completely out of the blaster. Load a disc into the groove in the tray and push down on one of the slide return levers located on either side of the blaster. To fire a disc, pull back the trigger.
|Firing range||10/10||The Proton has an excellent firing range, reaching up to sixty feet. It is possible to reach eighty feet if angled.|
|Accuracy||9/10||The blaster has excellent accuracy, always shooting discs straight and far. There is also slight deviation to the right due to the firing mechanism, but if aimed accordingly it has excellent accuracy.|
|Reliability||9/10||The Proton is the most simple of the Vortex blasters and rarely jams. Discs can fall out if the blaster is primed and aimed at the ground.|
|Rate of fire||5/10||This blaster can fire one disc every three seconds. It can have a disc inserted regularly and have a disc inserted from the muzzle causing the blaster to fire two discs at once but causing it to be inaccurate.|
|Capacity||4/10||The blaster comes packaged with three discs but can only hold one disc at a time. It can also hold one extra disc by loading a disc into the blaster via muzzle though it is not suggested as it will decrease the power of your discs.|
|7.4/10||The Proton has good range, decent accuracy, and great reliability, but lets itself down in rate of fire and capacity of discs. Overall, it is not the best blaster to make a primary, but it is a good secondary blaster that can challenge a Nite Finder EX-3. For a blaster its size it is amazing.|
- Looking from the top of the blaster, the disc is given a counter clockwise spin when fired.
- The snap-load slide mechanism can be pulled back even when the blaster is primed, allowing for discs to be removed. Note however that the blaster will remain primed.
- The blaster is unable to fire if there is no disc inserted, even if it is primed (this feature can be removed with modification).
- The slide on the back of the blaster requires far less effort to pull back than the bolts and slides of previous dart firing blasters, such as the Element EX-6, Longshot CS-6, and Recon CS-6. This is because it uses a torsion spring instead of a compression spring and there is an internal lever used to load it. This spring is actually stronger than the springs in dart blasters.
- This blaster can be speed-loaded by dropping a disc down the muzzle and quickly priming it. It can also hold one extra disc by doing this.
|The full image gallery for Proton may be viewed at Proton/Gallery.|
- Proton instructions on the Hasbro website
|Regular blasters||Diatron • Nitron • Praxis • Proton • Pyragon • Revonix360 • Vigilon|
|Special blasters||Lumitron (Light It Up)|