|Raider Rapid Fire CS-35|
|Blaster type||Single-fire/slam fire clip system dart blaster (reverse plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Streamline Darts|
|Stock capacity||35 (drum)|
|Size||27" (68.58cm) long|
|Weight||2 lb (4.40kg)|
|Average retail price||32.99 USD/GBP|
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
It comes with the largest dart drum yet: the thirty-five dart drum. It is able to slam fire its darts and the blaster is advertised as being able to do so at incredible speeds. The blaster is compatible with clips.
On the side opposite the drum, there is an orange jam door to that allows users to remove jammed darts. An extra dart can be placed in the bottom of the trigger handle. It has two tactical rails for users to place accessories on. They are both located on top of the blaster.
The Raider has a side-loading clip system which is pretty uncomfortable if the user has an eighteen dart clip. Removing the magazine can be challenging to some people, and it can block their view if they are right-handed.
The Raider CS-35 was the first blaster in the N-Strike series to have a special release date. It was the first blaster to have a release campaign for September 9, which featured the tagline of "the Nerf raid begins". Special releases on September 9 continued to be a Nerf tradition, with the release of the Stampede ECS in 2010 and the Hail-Fire in 2012; the Vortex series was also released on September 10, 2011, a day after Nerf's special release date.
The Raider has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike alternate color scheme (blue, gray, and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Gear Up (orange and black)
The Raider CS-35 is usually disliked in modifying communities due to its reverse plunger system. Orange Mod Works, a team devoted to modding blasters, have released two special mod kits for the Raider: a Stage 1 package with a stronger spring and a "starter" Massacre kit, with polycarbonate replacement parts.
Toys "R" Us features a bonus pack of the Raider which included two thirty-five dart drums and seventy darts. Another bundle was released with two drums, a carrying strap, and one hundred darts.
In 2011, the bonus pack was re-released with Nerf's new box colors, but only as a promotion at Toys "R" Us for one week.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Raider, pull the slam fire handle back and press the large orange clip release button on the side to remove any loaded drums or clips. Load up to thirty-five Streamline Darts into the packaged thirty-five dart drum and pull the slam fire handle back. Hold down the clip release button and load the drum or clip into the blaster.
Pull the slam fire handle back to the starting position to prime it. Pull the trigger to fire the blaster. In order to slam fire, hold the trigger down while pulling the slam fire handle back and forward.
|Firing range||8/10||When slam fired, it has an average range of twenty-five feet. However, when not slam fired, it reaches lengths of thirty to thirty-five feet unless bad darts are used.|
|Accuracy||8/10||It has average accuracy for a clip system blaster due to the nature of Streamlines. The long barrel of the Raider helps improve accuracy. The weight of the drum on the left side may reduce accuracy for the unprepared.|
|Reliability||8/10||This blaster will occasionally jam, usually due to bad darts or if its clip or drum is loaded past its full capacity. It may start to jam if darts are misplaced. Constantly slam firing the Raider causes darts to be easily chewed up; this blaster is more reliable in single-shot mode.|
|Rate of fire||10/10||This blaster can fire up to two darts a second in single-fire mode. If slam fired, it can fire up to three or four darts per second.|
|Capacity||10/10||This blaster has the largest capacity of any N-Strike blaster, holding thirty-five darts in its included drum. It can hold an extra dart in its handle, totaling the blaster's capacity at thirty-six darts.|
|8.8/10||The Raider CS-35 is a rather effective blaster. The amount of Streamline Darts it can hold is very effective as well. While it suffers from jamming issues, an average firing range and an average clip system accuracy, it has an extremely high rate of fire, rendering accuracy less of a necessity. It is recommended both as a primary and as a booster pack.|
- The Raider holds the title of being the Nerf blaster with the most special value packs.
- The Raider is featured as a blaster in Nerf N-Strike Elite video game.
- This blaster was accidentally shipped to Australia when they were supposed to be shipped to the United States, making Australia the first country to have it.
- It is the only slam fire blaster to come with a detachable shoulder stock, despite lots of slam-fire blasters are compatible with them.
- This is one of only two blasters (the other being the Longshot) to not be in the Sonic Series but are available in another colour sub-series.
|The full image gallery for Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 may be viewed at Raider Rapid Fire CS-35/Gallery.|
|Clip system blasters|
|Regular blasters||Alpha Trooper CS-18 • Deploy CS-6 • Longshot CS-6 • Longstrike CS-6|
Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 • Recon CS-6
|Special blasters||Rayven CS-18 (Light It Up) • Stampede ECS (Electronic clip system)|