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The Recon MKII is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2016 under the N-Strike Modulus series.

It comes packaged with a barrel extension, a detachable shoulder stock, a six dart clip, and six Elite Darts.[1]

Details

The Recon MKII is a clip system blaster advertised as being a "4-in-1" blaster, due to its included accessories. It has three tactical rails: one on the slide, one on the barrel extension and one on the right side of the blaster.

It advertises a firing range of up to ninety feet.[1]

History

The Recon MKII originally suffered from a design flaw where, because of the handguard in front of the handle, the Recon MKII only accepted six dart clips, twelve dart clips and Flip Clips. Banana clips and eighteen dart clips fit in but could not be securely locked due to a protruding section that was blocked by the handguard. All drums excluding the thirty-five dart drum had even larger protruding sections that made it impossible for them to fit at all. However this problem was later corrected when Hasbro addressed the issue and re-released a fixed version.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Recon, move the priming slide back and press the clip release button to remove any empty clips from the blaster. Load up to six Elite Darts into the packaged clip, then load the filled clip into the blaster. Move the priming slide forward to prime the blaster.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart.

Trivia

  • There are a couple of small differences between the older blaster core that was recalled and the newer core replacing that can be used to determine the version.
    • It had been previously believed that new cores only came with barrel extensions where the tactical rail was ribbed to prevent use with attachments while old cores' barrel extensions did not have this ribbing. However some old blasters have been found packaged with this ribbing and likewise some new blasters have been found packaged without it, so the ribbing on the barrel extension can not be used to tell the version of the core.
    • The front of the old core has a small protrusion near the bottom with a five-dot "dice" pattern on each side. This prevented attaching tall barrel extensions, such as the Mega Dart Barrel Extension from the Tri-Strike, to the Recon MKII. The new core has this protrusion removed to give the core a flat front.
    • The new core has a sloped groove on the back of clip well to accept protrusions from larger clips and the sides of the well near the back have been straightened to accommodate the wider protrusions of drums. The old core has no groove and the sides bend towards each other towards the back.
    • The hand guard on the new core is narrower to provide additional space for protrusions from larger clips. This creates a noticeably shorter sloped section at the bottom of the hand guard.

Gallery

Official videos

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Mindemann (2015-10-19). New Nerf Products Outed by Online Retailer | Blaster Labs. BlasterLabs.com.
  2. NERF Official (2016-04-04). NERF - 'Modulus Recon MKII' Blaster Files: Inspiration. YouTube.com.


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