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  • The Rapid strike CS-18 blaster holds 18 Elite Darts
  • Acceleration Trigger powers up the motor for rapid firing
  • Fires Elite darts up to 75 feet
  • Clip holds 12 darts and is see-through for instant firepower checks
  • Elite Darts work with any N-Strike Elite blaster and most original N-Strike blasters (sold separately)

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Nerf CS-18 N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike + Nerf N-Strike Elite Dart Refill Pack (75 Darts) + Nerf N-Strike Elite Strong Arm
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 24.5 x 12.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00DW1JU5K
  • Item model number: A3901F01
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Batteries 4 C batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Stay mobile with this streamlined, lightweight Rapid strike CS-18 blaster The Rapid strike CS-18 gives you serious rapid-strike firepower. Spray a blanket of cover fire or go on the move with an all-out blitz. The blaster's Acceleration Trigger powers up the motor for super-speed firing. The clip holds all 18 of the included Elite Darts and it's see-through so you can do instant firepower checks. With a range of up to 75 feet, you've got long-range striking power and a lightning rate of fire. Get maximum mission mobility with the Rapid strike CS-18 blaster. Nerf and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.

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126 of 137 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better living through superior firepower July 1, 2013
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My wife and I have two young nieces and a nephew who stay with us on weekends when their parents need a break. It's fun for everyone, but the kids all have their own Nerf weaponry, and I got tired of being their prime target, so a couple of years ago, I got my own Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS, and we've had some nice little wars in the yard (my wife won't let us play inside unless it's raining). But with three of them, I was still outgunned. Until I got the Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 Blaster, that is. With the longer range and superior rate of fire, those poor kids will never know what hit them. I'll make mincemeat of them.

But just how good is the CS-18? I'd say pretty doggone good. First and obvious, the transparent magazine is a real plus, letting you see exactly how many rounds you have left. And it doesn't take long to empty the clip. The rate of fire is noticeably higher than my Stampede ECS, thanks to the motorized flywheel drive that speeds up the firing mechanism. I fired off four magazines (72 darts) without a jam, but these were new darts still in pristine condition, so there shouldn't be many jams. If you do get a jam, the port under the top rail allows easy access to clear it. I didn't try to measure the maximum range, but I fired a clip from my front porch, which is about forty-five feet from the street, and some shots were landing almost on the other side of the street, so it had to be at least 60 feet. There are five tactical rails for gripping, and three attachment points for a sling. Aiming is easy, with front and rear sights.

There's no assembly required, but the CS-18 won't operate without 4 C batteries. You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver to remove three screws that hold the battery compartment under the barrel.
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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed... a LOT of fun July 25, 2013
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I grew up on toy guns, owning a huge variety of them. I have two daughter who enjoy playing with several toys guns, including water guns and handguns that fire plastic balls. This, however, is my first Nerf gun. I got it for my daughters, but since I got it, it's stored in my home office between uses... I simply can't let it out of my sight as bad things can happen.

Out of the box, I noticed this 'blaster' is incredibly well constructed. It feels sturdy, the buttons and trigger are smooth without much play in them, and the magazine slides in securely with a positive 'snap'. There's a convenient and very well-designed adjustable stock that reduces the length of the rifle by 3-1/4". A slide-open cover for removing jammed darts, through-handle sights, and five tactical rails for attaching optional accessories, such as dart holders, scopes, and foregrips round out this incredibly well-designed 'toy'. I say 'toy' because it feels so comfortable in my hands that I'm surprised it's actually marketed to children.

The gun works by holding down the 'accelerator button' with your middle finger, and then pulling the trigger when you're ready to fire. It'll fire fully-automatic by holding down the trigger, but works just as well semi-automatic, pulling the trigger and releasing if you're trying to conserve on darts. There's a button just forward of the accelerator button that releases the magazine, so you can pop it out with your other hand without changing position of your first hand. Again, very well designed. I'm 6'1" and I find it to be a very comfortable gun to aim and fire.

Over the last couple of weeks we've had a blast with this gun... I've ambushed my wife and kids several times, and now I've been getting ambushed myself.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blaster turned Excellent w/ the right fore-grip! September 1, 2013
By Daddy V
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Other reviews already cover the basics; performance, accuracy, form & function, etc... If you're in the market for a full-auto Nerf blaster then this is your blaster - you can read/watch all the other online reviews.

Here are some practical tips & observations:
* 18-round clips don't do this blaster justice. You're better off with the 25-round drum mag from the Rampage or better yet the 35-round drum mag from the Raider. If you are set with 18-rounds, then the 18-round drum mag from the older Alpha-trooper is the best configuration, making the profile of this blaster more ergonomic to handle.
* For straps, buy some paracord! Use a simple loop & monkey-fist knot to provide a semi-permanent attachment point on the rear posts flanking the rear sight port. (Use 2 separate loops for each post.) Make another paracord loop for the attachment post on the bottom of the trigger grip.
* When using the 35-round drum mag, a fore-grip is a must. This grip is a perfect & exact fit:Military Law Enforcement Polymer Vertical fore-grip Battle Grip 1913 Picatinny or weaver Rail Configuration. Check out the pictures in the customer gallery.
* Accuracy will depend greatly on the health & quality of your darts. Both the N-Strike Streamlines and the new N-Strike Elite Darts work... But beware that the darts start to show a "pinching" wear-and-tear on the shaft of the dart just below the tip due to the flywheel mechanism. This is expected, but can shorten the life span of accurate darts in any flywheel blaster. (Traditional spring/manual blasters don't have this issue with dart "pinch")
* Trigger technique is more "delicate" that other semi-auto flywheel blasters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best NERF GUN EVER!
BEST nerf gun ever, Works great, Kids fight over this one (we have SEVERAL) if you don't own this, Get it. I'm 40 yrs old and I have a blast with it, lol
Published 10 hours ago by Cms3717
5.0 out of 5 stars This gun is a hit!
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Published 3 days ago by Kerry Vara
5.0 out of 5 stars GET IT
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Published 4 days ago by Jason L. Strickland
5.0 out of 5 stars It's NOT a "clip!" IT'S a "MAGAZINE!"
It's NOT a "clip!" IT'S a "MAGAZINE!"

Please use accurate terminology...
Published 8 days ago by Michael Bordenkircher
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast gun
Really great gun. Speed is great.this gun is good but I use a banana clip from another gun. Which makes it lighter. This gun is awesome best in distance. Love the details.
Published 8 days ago by TOMASZ NIEDZWIEDZ
3.0 out of 5 stars Batteries not included
Nerf wars are a common occurrence in my new office environment. I bought one of these so I'd be "armed" and could participate. Read more
Published 8 days ago by meadandale
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift
Was a birthday gift for my brother and he likes it a lot he plays with all day, Thank You.
Published 13 days ago by Crystal
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun is priceless... or around $30-$40... plus batteries...
The CS-18 is a battery operated fully automatic "rifle" that fires the entire 18 dart clip of standard (or suction cup) elite darts in about 6 seconds. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Robert A
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Even a Product to Me. (A Must Read Review)
It costs so little to make some plastic into this decent crafted Nerf gun, yet they feel the need to sell it at around $30-50. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Blake Cruz
4.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality but my kid enjoys it
The screws to hold the battery bay in place does not tighten after opening for the first time but my kid is thoroughly enjoying it.
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