|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
It comes packaged with twenty Micro Darts.
It is said to be found in some Canadian Tire stores, but stock of any Nerf item will vary widely across this Canadian chain.
It has twenty functional barrels that can fire all darts in a fully automatic succession. It also has the option of a more accurate semi-automatic mode.
The Rapid Fire AS-20's biggest problems are when used too much or used for a while the O-ring in the pumping system quickly loosens up, so air will escape, which means pumping will become more difficult, because each pump will add air, then that air will be lost. Therefore, it is advisable for users to pump as quickly as possible.
The Rapid Fire AS-20 is considered by many to be the successor of the Wildfire. It is unknown when the Rapid Fire AS-20 was officially launched, however it was on shelves and had been for some time by August 2001.
It was popular during its release; it was re-released in 2003 under the 2003 series and was believed to be discontinued after. However, in 2005, Hasbro re-released the Rapid Fire as a Toys "R" Us exclusive. In 2010, Target released it as an exclusive in the black and yellow N-Strike color scheme; it was also added back to the Nerf website during that year.
The Rapid Fire can be purchased with the following color schemes:
- Original (red, black, and yellow)
- N-Strike (yellow, black, and orange)
Reloading and firing
To reload the Rapid Fire, load up to twenty darts into the each of the blaster's barrels. The blaster is then pumped and filled with air; about twenty pumps are needed for the blaster to fire at maximum power.
Pull the trigger to fire darts.
|Airjet Power blasters|
|Lightnin' Blitz • Rapid Fire 20 • Secret Shot II • Stinger • Triple Strike • Wildfire|
|2003 series blasters|
|Air Tech 1000 • Air Tech 2000 • Air Tech 3000 • Nite Finder • Rapid Fire 20 • Secret Target Strike • Tech Target Eliminator|
|Air system blasters|
|Regular blasters||Hornet AS-6 • Magstrike AS-10 • Rapid Fire AS-20 • Secret Strike AS-1|
|Special blasters||Titan AS-V.1 (Air system vessel)|