|Gear Up Raider CS-35|
|Series||N-Strike (Gear Up)|
|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||34.97 USD|
|This product has been discontinued. It cannot be purchased in retail stores.
It comes packaged with an orange Raider shoulder stock, a thirty-five dart drum, and thirty-five special Gear Up Streamline Darts. It also comes packaged with a XLR disc and a code that gives a sneak peek at the Vortex Nitron.
Since the Vortex line has been released as of September 2011, the code will not work because the website it gives will go to the Nerf website's home page.
Original review here.
|Gear Up Raider CS-35|
|Firing range||8/10||When slam fired, it has an average range of twenty-five to thirty feet. However, when not slam fired, it can reach lengths of thirty-five to forty-five feet unless bad darts are used.|
|Accuracy||8/10||It has average accuracy for a clip system blaster. Accuracy may be slightly decreased when using the drum, because the weight and position of the drum moves the blaster's center of gravity out to the side; this makes it harder to hold level and aim accurately.|
|Reliability||7/10||It doesn't usually jam unless bad darts are used or if it has been 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. The Raider is much more reliable in single-fire mode.|
|Rate of fire||10/10||This blaster can shoot very quickly. It generally shoots about three darts per second when slam firing. However, this rate is decreased when jams are taken into account while slam firing extremely fast.|
|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.|
|8.7/10||The Raider CS-35 is considered to be an excellent blaster; the Gear Up version of the Raider works about the same as the original. While it is slightly expensive, it's worth it. There are so many positive aspects to the Raider and it is a highly recommended blaster.|
- For some strange reason, some parts in the drum are misaligned, causing a need for minor adjustments in order to put darts in it.
- While the stock ammunition type for this blaster is the Streamline Dart, the stock photo shows it with Whistler Darts.
|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)|
|Gear Up blasters|
|Barricade RV-10 • Maverick REV-6 • Raider CS-35 • Recon CS-6|