|Blaster type||Single-fire clip system dart blaster (reverse plunger)|
|Stock ammunition type||Streamline Darts|
|Stock capacity||6 (clip)|
|Size||28" (71.12cm) long fully assembled|
12.75" (32.38cm) long without attachments
|Weight||2.16 lb (0.97kg) fully assembled|
|Average retail price||19.99 USD |
25.00 - 50.00 AUD
|This product has been discontinued, but may still be in limited stock in retail stores.
The Recon CS-6 is a manually cycled and magazine fed slide action blaster. It has room for an extra dart in the handle and the included stock can hold an extra clip. There is one tactical rail on top of the blaster's priming slide; using a scope or another aiming accessory on the Recon is slightly difficult due to the fact that the user must stop aiming to prime the blaster. The barrel extension has two tactical rails and the light beam unit has one as well.
The Recon and its successor the Retaliator are effectively the most compact clip system can be made in, with the shortest possible barrel.
In 2008, the original Recon CS-6 was recalled because a small hand could get caught in the plunger, causing skin to rip. Over 330,000 units were recalled. Nerf developed covers for the plungers and a new Recon CS-6 was put back on the market.
The Recon CS-6 is made with the reverse plunger system. Because of this, it is usually disliked in modifying communities. Orange Mod Works, a team devoted to modding blasters, have released three special mod kits for the Recon: a Stage 1 package with a stronger spring, a Stage 2 package with an aluminum bolt sled and plunger, and a "starter" Massacre kit, with polycarbonate replacement parts.
A special edition Recon value pack was released, where the Recon came packaged with an extra six dart clip and six extra Streamline Darts.
There also exists a triple dart value pack and a super value pack with triple the darts and two more six dart clips.
The Recon has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike standard color scheme (yellow, gray, black, and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Red Strike (red and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Gear Up (orange and black)
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Recon, pull the slide back and then press the clip release button to release any empty clips in the blaster. Load up to six Streamline Darts into a six dart clip. Press the clip release button and load the clip into the blaster. Pull the slide back to the starting position to prime it. Pull the trigger to fire the blaster.
|Firing range||8/10||The Recon CS-6 has a firing range of about twenty-five to thirty feet. This range is affected by a number of factors, as using slightly damaged darts can make this range much harder to achieve.|
|Accuracy||7/10||This blaster is not very accurate due to its Streamline Darts and its long dart posts. It is accurate up to twenty feet. Adding the barrel extension makes it accurate up to thirty feet, but the dart will travel much slower.|
|Reliability||5/10||This blaster jams frequently. If it is primed too fast or used with bent darts, it is prone to jamming. Any kind of accessories used on the tactical rail on the priming slide will tend to pose as an obstacle when reloading.|
|Rate of fire||7/10||The blaster has a rate of fire of between one and two darts per second, though rapidly firing causes it to jam more frequently.|
|Capacity||6/10||This blaster can hold up to six darts at its time with its packaged six dart clip. It has a space in the handle for an extra dart. The shoulder stock can also hold another clip (not included), totaling a full thirteen darts.|
|6.6/10||The Recon CS-6 is a sub-par blaster when compared to newer N-Strike clip-fed blasters. Despite this, during its time it was a must get for beginning Nerfers due to the variety of accessories included with it. It has since then been replaced by the Retaliator, but may still be worth picking up for all of its versatile inclusions.|
- The older version has a longer plunger tube, whereas the newer version has a smaller tube due to a recall concerning the exposed plunger pinching skin.
- Because pre-recall plunger tubes are larger and longer, they are incompatible with the Raider CS-35's stock.
- The Recon is featured as a weapon in the video games Nerf N-Strike and Nerf N-Strike Elite.
- "Recon" is a military expression meaning "reconnaissance".
- This and the Retaliator are currently the smallest clip system blasters Nerf has released when no attachments are added.
- Interestingly, during a large number of advertisements, Nerf has shown the underbarrel tactical light incorrectly placed forwards, where it would fall off if tilted downwards, instead of locked in position. For the Gear Up advertisement stand, it was shown with the attachment reversed.
- One can dual wield the Recon by using the tactical rails on the slide to cock each blaster simultaneously. This drastically reduces rate of fire, though, and one would be better off using just one.
- In the advertisement above, the flip up sight was shown on the barrel extension instead of on the priming slide.
|The full image gallery for Recon CS-6 may be viewed at Recon CS-6/Gallery.|
- Recon CS-6 on the Nerf website
- Recon CS-6 instructions on the Hasbro website
- Recon CS-6 on the Amazon website
|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)|