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Raider Rapid Fire CS-35
Also known as: Raider CS-35
Performance information
Blaster typeSingle-fire/slam fire clip system dart blaster (reverse plunger)
Stock ammunition typeStreamline Darts
Stock capacity35 (drum)
Size27" (68.58cm) long
Weight2 lb (4.40kg)
Release information
Year released2009
Average retail price32.99 USD/GBP
43.99 AUS
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The Raider Rapid Fire CS-35, commonly shortened to Raider CS-35, is a clip system Nerf blaster that was released on September 9, 2009 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with a thirty-five dart drum, thirty-five Streamline Darts and a detachable shoulder stock.


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.


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NERF Raider - The Raid Begins Commercial

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 a direct successor called the Rampage that was released under the N-Strike Elite series in 2012.

Color schemes

The Raider has been released with the following color schemes:


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.

Value packs

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 firing

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.


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Nerf Raider CS-35 commercial

The official Raider CS-35 commercial

  • 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.
  • 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 CS-6) that are not available in the Sonic Series, but are available in another colour sub-series.
  • The Raider is more comfortable for right handed people because they can rest the drum on their left arm.
  • Its color scheme is very similar to the 2010 Longstrike CS-6's color scheme.
  • It appears that it was produced in both "right-handed" and "left-handed" versions, as the side the drum is mounted in varies in official Hasbro pictures.


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