The first thing you need to do when you get the Nerf Vortex Nitron is fill the thing with a sick amount of batteries. 6 C batteries are needed for the gun to fire and 2 AAA batteries are needed for the electronic scope. Once you have the batteries loaded, the gun is a pleasure to operate. The magazine clip holds 20 of the discs (which is all the gun comes with). Firing is a quick two step process, as shown in the video. Hold down the acceleration trigger to get the motor going and then pull the trigger to fire away.
The Nerf Vortex Nitron has something called Xtra Long-Range (XLR) technology, which claims to propel a full-auto storm of discs at extreme range. I am not sure extreme is how I would classify the range, but it does shoot far, fast and relatively straight. We found the range to be about 25-40 feet. Of course, if you play outside and the disc catches a breeze, it could float on for about 50 feet – but with poor accuracy.
The Nerf Vortex line uses little foam discs instead of the traditional Nerf bullets. The foam discs can fly farther and faster than traditional bullets and allows Nerf to compete again the more high powered blasters from other companies. Today we look at the Nerf Vortex Nitron – the first full auto Nerf disc blaster.
The really fun part of the Nerf Vortex Nitron is the speed at which you can unload 20 discs at your n target. The discs fly out fast and if you are within about 25 feet of your target, you also get pretty good accuracy. As the video shows, we were able to hit our camera from 25′ out without much of a problem.