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Not to be confused with the 2012 Dart Tag Snapfire 8.

The SnapFire is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2015 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with two Elite Darts.

Details

The SnapFire is a small blaster advertised as being a stealth pocket blaster. As a budget-brand blaster it has been spotted predominantly in stores such as Big Lots in the United States.[1] It operates in a very similar fashion to the Jolt EX-1 with the exception that it features an inline plunger. As well, it also shares internals with the Jolt. It is a simple spring-powered blaster that operates by pulling a cocking mechanism and pulling the trigger in the same fashion as a Firestrike. It has a similar appearance to the front of the DoubleDown. It features dart storage below the muzzle which can store up to two extra darts. Despite this, the SnapFire only comes with two darts. The blaster has an orange color scheme with black logo font and silver in the area surrounding the Nerf logo.

History

The SnapFire was discovered on the back of packaging for the DoubleDown in European Toys "R" Us stores.[2] This was noticed and pointed out by a user on the forum Blasted.de on January 7, 2015.[3]

It has been identified that the SnapFire was previously known as the Splinter until final production. This moniker can be identified through early Amazon listings (coincidentally still featuring the SnapFire logo on the blaster in picture).[4] In addition, an early description of the blaster has surfaced, including the following details: "Sneak up on your opponent with the compact Splinter blaster! This stealth blaster comes with 2 darts that you can load up fast or store on the blaster while you sneak into position. Then just pull back to ready and pull the trigger to fire! For mobile, fast-moving missions, you need the Splinter blaster!".[5] Considering the title was used until at least pre-production, it is unknown why the title was changed for the final release.

Color schemes

The SnapFire has been released with the following color schemes:

  • Orange and silver
  • Blue, silver, and orange
  • White and orange

Modification

As a Jolt-based blaster, modification potential has a distinct ceiling. However, as the air restrictor is a separate piece not plastic-welded in place, it is a good option for cheap and simple mods such as banding [6] or spring substitution[7]. Nerfers who find the handle uncomfortable may choose to tape the handle to prevent the holes in the handle from irritating their hands. Barrel replacements are also possible (in the same vein as a Jolt.)

Reloading and firing

To reload the SnapFire, load a single dart into the muzzle. Pull back the priming rod to prime the blaster.

To fire a dart, pull the firing trigger.

Trivia

  • The SnapFire, alongside the DoubleDown and SharpFire, did not have a widespread release in Canada.
  • Although the blaster has the potential to hold up to three darts, it comes only with two.

Gallery

References

  1. The Dart Zone: Shelf Watch 04-01-15 Lakeland, FL Big Lots. Torukmakto4.blogspot.ca
  2. Awesomely Nerf: New 2015 Nerf Snapfire!. Awesomenerfer1999.blogspot.ca
  3. Blasted.de: 2015er Gerüchteküche. Blasted.de
  4. Amazon: Nerf N-Strike Splinter Blaster Toy Figure Playsets. Amazon.com
  5. Amazon: Nerf N-Strike SnapFire Blaster. Amazon.com
  6. NerfHaven: Noob Friendly Snapfire Mod. NerfHaven.com
  7. 90+ FPS NERF SNAPFIRE - THE WORST MOD GUIDE EVER. Youtube.com

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