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Ok, but some flaws
on December 25, 2011
As many others have said, this gun is the Vortex line's smallest gun. The discs do travel farther than the previous system's darts, but they fly spinning like a frisbee, and so do not go particularly straight, especially over longer distances. (I don't know why other reviewers have found them to go straight- we have two guns and the accuracy is bad on both. Our old clip system guns shoot much straighter.)
Also, here's the biggest drawbacks: 1) the discs are green. GREEN! So shooting in grass... Some bright color would have been a better idea. Maybe red? 2) Even worse, for this particular gun, there's no place to put the extra discs. So it comes with three discs, but can only hold one at a time. So what do the kids do with the other two? (they lose them, that's what mine do.) The dart system's smallest gun, the nite finder, had a special holder for the two extra darts. A great idea that is lacking on this gun. There's a bunch of extra plastic in the front of the gun that seems pointless; they could easily have made two little slits there for holding the extra darts.
My one hope for these guns is that the discs will prove more durable than the darts, which tended to shred, especially in the clip system guns. And for what they cost (the ammo is more expensive compared to the darts), let's hope so.
So my vote- unless you're enamored with the new disc system, or starting from zero guns, I'd stick with the clip system. However, my son (the owner of one of the guns) says "don't stick with the clip system, get these new ones."