|Blaster type||Single-fire disc blaster (torsion spring)|
|Stock ammunition type||XLR discs|
|Average retail price||15.99 USD|
It comes packaged with five XLR discs.
It features two release levers on either side the side of the blaster that opens the loading mechanism and is designed to hold up to five XLR discs at a time. It is similar to the Speedload 6 and the Maverick REV-6.
The Vigilon has been released with the following color schemes:
- Vortex standard (green, grey, and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Upcoming re-release (white, grey, orange, and dark red)
Due to the complex internals of the Vigilon, there are only a few modifications that can be done. It is possible to set the torsion spring to a tighter position or to replace it with a newer, more powerful spring. Another modification that is done somewhat commonly is removing safety features within the blaster. Though not a performance enhancing modification, the ring at the bottom of the handle is a removable, redundant piece.
The Vigilon has so far been released in two value packs: a "Double Your Discs" value pack, which included ten XLR discs, and a twin-pack with the Praxis.
Reloading and firingEdit
To reload the Vigilon, pull down one of the release levers to open the integrated magazine. The user then loads up to five discs into the blaster. The magazine door must then be pushed upwards and the priming slide must be pulled back. To fire a disc, pull back the trigger.
It is possible for the Vigilon to fire two discs at once. This is achieved by pulling the disc release mechanism on the right hand side of the barrel with a disc loaded, then priming the blaster again whilst keeping the original disc from falling out. While this can grant the element of surprise when handled correctly, the drop in range and accuracy combined with the slower 3-step preparation mean that it is only viable as a short-range tactic that can be readied from cover.
|Firing range||10/10||The Vigilon has excellent range, easily reaching fifty feet. When slightly angled, it reaches eighty feet.|
|Accuracy||8/10||It has great accuracy indoors, however outside breezes decrease the accuracy. This is a problem for many Nerfers, because the added range cannot be exploited well indoors, and the accuracy is lower outdoors. The firing mechanism is exactly the same as the one for the Praxis, and therefore so is its accuracy.|
|Reliability||9/10||The blaster only jams if one tries to put in more than five discs into the chamber. Other than that, it will almost never jam.|
|Rate of fire||9/10||This blaster has a rate of fire of about two discs per second, if one has their hand on the slide as opposed to holding the Vigilon like a pistol.|
|Capacity||8/10||The blaster is recommended to hold five discs, but it can squeeze a sixth one in and should one be loaded in the chamber already, then maximum of seven discs can be achieved.|
|8.8/10||A good indoor blaster. The Vigilon would be perfect for almost anyone. It can be used in virtually any situation due to its size and range, however if there is a fan going, or a slight natural breeze, this blaster is not recommended. The only other drawback to this blaster is that it's very awkward to reload for left-handed users, as the load door only slides down on the left hand side.|
- The name Vigilon could be derived from the Latin verb "vigilare" and its 1st person conjugation, "vigilo", which means: "I watch".
- Some Nerfers consider the Vigilon as an upgraded Maverick due to its range and its looks.
- A sixth disc can be loaded into the blaster by simply pushing down the feeding mechanism until it clicks.
- By priming the blaster and then doing this, the blaster can have a total capacity of seven discs.
|The full image gallery for Vigilon may be viewed at Vigilon/Gallery.|
- Vigilon on the Nerf website
|Regular blasters||Diatron • Nitron • Praxis • Proton • Pyragon • Revonix360 • Vigilon|
|Special blasters||Lumitron (Light It Up)|