The Thundershot was formerly the largest in the X-Shot line of blasters, and the largest out of the original line, although today both the Scope and Turbo-Fire have been released in a larger size. This blaster was released as a competitor to the Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6, being a similar size and having a similar clip function. This blaster, alongside the other blasters in the original X-Shot line, fires both darts and water. The darts and water are both fired by pulling the trigger and can be fired at the same time.
The blaster itself has a comfortable handle and firing trigger, and the blaster uses a similar shell system to the Buzz Bee Clip Tek or Rapid Fire Tek. On the top of the blaster is a makeshift tactical rail, although no accessories have been released in the X-Shot line that would be compatible with said rail. The water is stored in a stock, which can be accessed by unscrewing the cap to insert the water. It is unknown if the stock is detachable. The cap is tethered into the blaster, and cannot be removed without snapping the line.
The blaster features two priming handles; the one on the top primes the main blaster, and the one at the bottom pumps the water blaster. The water blaster portion uses air pressure, unlike the other X-Shot water blasters which rely on piston pressure. The clip, which can be removed by clicking the clip-release button on the left side of the blaster, removes the shells once fired by ejecting them through the side of the blaster. This side area also doubles as a jam door.
In late 2013, three new X-Shot lines were introduced (X-Shot Excel, X-Shot Girl, and X-Shot Zombie), consisting of some re-released versions of previous X-Shot blasters as well as new blasters. The Thundershot was one of the few blasters not to make an appearance in any of the lines, which may indicate it has been dropped from future plans. The Thundershot was also not re-released in 2013 with updated internals and claims of sixty-five foot ranges like the Stealth was.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Thundershot, simply insert darts into each of the six shells. Once loaded, insert the clip into the blaster. To prime, pull the handle at the top of the blaster back, and then push forward. To reload the Thundershot's water capacity, simply remove the tethered cap on the stock of the blaster. Fill the clip with water, and place the cap back onto the clip. Pump up the blaster several times to prime the water blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart or the water.
- The Thundershot is one of two X-Shot blasters to utilize a clip, the other being the Stealth. Unlike the Stealth, however, the Thundershot uses the clip to contain darts and not water.
- It is so far the only X-Shot blaster to use shells.
- It has its own refill pack, which contains a spare clip, shells and some darts.
|2011||Dual • Sidewinder • Stealth • Thundershot • Turbo-Fire|
|2012||Stalker • Vigilante • Xcess|
|2016||Reflex Revolver TK-6|
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