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You won't be winning any battles with this one!
Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10
Member Name: broxi3781
Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10
Advantages: My son really likes the look of this gun.
Disadvantages: Doesn't work.
My son quickly felt through his packages on his birthday, looking for one to large to be a video a game or books, found this and was absolutely delighted. It was quickly handed over to Dad to get batteries into it. This requires 3 AA batteries and I'm afraid you do need the high powered ones, such as Duracell. The batteries were in, the gun was loaded and we prepared to become living targets. Nothing happened though, my son tried and tried, but could not fire the gun. Dad was busy setting up another present, but when he eventually got to it he found a locking button which was jammed. Using brute force, which he has in much greater abundance than the rest of us, he was able to force this button to slide over allowing the gun to fire. Rechargeable batteries did not seem to be providing enough power for this ( although they do work for my camera and our DS remotes) so he ran out to buy Duracell.
Once again my son had a smile a mile wide as he held this gun in his hands and ran about firing off a few shots and then raced up the landing to see how far he could shoot this gun. He came back down a minute later, it was jammed again. This continued for awhile, my husband would force the button to an ion position, my son would get off a few shots, sometimes even firing the whole magazine of ten, but then it would jam again, and neither my son nor myself are strong enough to unjam this. My husband can get it to work, but he is afraid he will break it. My son can not use this toy unless my husband is present and willing to keep unjamming it over and over again.
After awhile my son asked if this could be returned to the store. Thankfully Amazon has agreed to take it back for our choice of a full refund or a new gun. Considering the other reviews I have read, my son has decided he would rather have a different gun, and I am more than happy to pay an extra £4 for the one he wants, which does not take batteries as I'm sure this will save a fortune in the long run. I am also afraid if we took another gun like this one, we might find one that works for awhile before jamming , as happened to other people, or of course another gun that just does not work at all.
My son was terribly disappointed with this toy, although he always takes everything in stride. His birthday seemed a disappointment all around in my opinion as a series of disasters meant only one of his friends was able to come. I felt horrible with this toy not working as well. So bad in fact that I added £15 to the £16 in birthday money he had and sent my husband racing off to Smyths for a Nerf Vortex Nitron - an even worse battery hog it turns out. In the long run though, we may be better off with this gun not working. As mentioned, it does require the dear batteries, and even with these the gun seemed to be slowing down by the end of the evening. There is a bit of a grinding sound, and perhaps this gun is just faulty, but I really do not want another toy I have to buy batteries for on a constant basis, and I do prefer toys that at least will take rechargeable batteries.
Thankfully, in spite of everything - my son declared it "the best birthday ever". He always thinks everything is the best ever, but it's lucky he is easy to please. He did get a new gun after all and will be getting another as well when the exchange is complete. I think I took it worse than he did, as a parent we want birthdays to be perfect. I am not the only one to have problems with this gun though, so I would not recommend it at all, but if you must get one for a special occasion, it might be wise to try it out before the special day.
I should mention this toy comes with 10 Nerf " whistler" darts. These are meant to make a whistling sound when you shoot them, but I have never noticed any sound, and this is not our first set of these darts. In my opinion, these are no better or worse than either other Nerf darts, although my son says he likes them because they have black tips and he likes to have different colours. He would like them even better all black. The darts do not hurt when are hit with them, and will usually not knock anything over, but of course it might be wise not to use these in a room full of lightweight breakable ornaments. When this is working it will fire off all ten darts one after the next in less than one minute if you hold the trigger down. It does seem very slow for an automatic type weapon. Or you can pull and release to fire single darts saving your ammo.
Overall, I still like Nerf as a brand. They are wonderful toys to run about the house and have indoor battles when the weather is bad. Children do seem to absolutely love them, and the majority of their toys are well made, although terribly expensive. I do wish they would leave off all the battery powered toys. This just seems to be one more thing to go wrong, as well as being expensive for the parents to keep up with. I will still recommend Nerf in general, but not this particular gun. This gun currently sells for £10 - £15. I paid £11.49 at Amazon, using a dooyoo voucher.
Summary: Nerf let us down this time - but we do still like the brand.
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