To slam fire properly, the blaster must be loaded properly and the firing trigger must be held down. The blaster should then be repeatedly primed; every time it is cocked, darts will fly out. Over time of using this method, users will become very skilled in slam firing and will be able to cause a steady spray of flowing darts. A skilled user can be able to beat the rate of fire of the Stampede ECS. When you are loading a clip or drum into a slam fire blaster, you can pull the trigger from there and then follow the regular slam fire steps.
If a blaster is slam fired too fast, it may jam up and wreck darts. This usually happens when it is done for the first time on a blaster. Users should also not attempt to slam fire on blasters that normally cannot slam fire, as it can possibly break the blaster's priming mechanisms. The type of clip and the way the darts are loaded in can also contribute to jams.
A slam fire mechanism is a type of safety lock that coincidentally or intentionally doubles as a secondary fire. It is composed of three basic parts: the firing trigger, the slam trigger, and the return lock. The trigger and slam trigger act as a double requirement for the blaster to fire, hence the reason it is a safety lock. The slam trigger requires that the priming handle or slide is put completely forward. Only then do the two parts completely make contact with each other and can finally push the catch to fire the dart. The last piece is the return lock that prevents the priming handle from being pushed back, i.e. primed twice, without firing the blaster. This piece is not completely necessary to slam fire the blaster, but it does help prevent jams, shredded darts, and other user error.
Blasters that can slam fire
- Alpha Trooper CS-12
- Alpha Trooper CS-18
- Guardian Crossbow
- Quick 16
- Raider Rapid Fire CS-35
- Rough Cut 2x4
Technical slam fire blasters
The following are blasters that have the ability to slam fire, but are not advertised as such.