Nerf Vortex Vigilon Blaster
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- 5-disc blaster features built-in, rapid-reload disc clip so you can stay in the action and on the path to victory
- Drop-down clip snaps open for reload and holds up to 5 discs
- As with all Vortex blasters, features XLR long-range disc technology to launch discs an ultra long distance
- Vigilon blaster comes with 5 discs and instructions
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Having enough ammo on hand can mean the difference between winning and losing when it comes to Nerf blaster missions. The Vortex Vigilon disc blaster holds up to 5 long-range discs, and its built-in clip drops down at the touch of a button. Simply release the clip, reload your discs and reengage the clip for minimum rearming time and maximum blasting action! Offering long-range, high-powered disc-blasting technology, Nerf Vortex blasters hurl ultra-distance discs for the ultimate battle experience!
If you want the firepower to see you through even the toughest, longest-running battles, the NERF VORTEX VIGILON is the blaster you'll want by your side. Having enough ammo on hand can mean the difference between winning and losing when it comes to NERF blaster missions. The NERF VORTEX VIGILON blaster holds up to five long-range discs, and its built-in clip drops down at the touch of a button so you won't have to take a break from the action to reload. This blaster comes with five discs and instructions.
Long-Range, Blasting for Heavy-Duty Battles
Stay in the thick of things and blast your way to victory with the NERF VORTEX VIGILON blaster. This blaster won't let you down when the action gets intense. Offering long-range, high-powered disc-blasting technology, the VORTEX VIGILON blaster hurls ultra-distance discs for the ultimate battle experience. Aim for faraway targets on the move and keep the action going strong.
Fast Reloading for Maximum Blasting
With the VORTEX VIGILON blaster reloading is quick. Simply release the clip, reload your discs, and re-engage the clip for minimum re-arming time and maximum blasting.
To keep the fun going, remember to never aim for face or eyes. To avoid injury, only use the discs designed for this product. Never modify the discs or blaster.
What's in the Box
NERF VORTEX VIGILON blaster, five discs, and instructions.
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The pucks were the right size. The gun shoots a lot faster and further than expected. A little to fast for the cat I wanted it for. She's intimidated. The other cat loves it, but we don't have a long enough straight away for her to fully chase after it. I will lay the gun on it's side so the puck will roll on it's edge so they have the option of chasing it like a mouse.
It rolls and shoots on target.
I did notice it wont load easily when the gun is tilted. When the gun is upright there hasn't been a hitch.
I should also note ...my 30 something boyfriend loves it as do I.
He had quite a fun time shooting the discs out into the breeze and sending our five year old after them, as well as showing them how to handle the gun and not point it AT people, etc. First time our daughter pulled the trigger accidentally, we still can't figure out where that disc went, lol, it's got great range. Only thing he wishes it did was take the disc clip instead of needing to repack it every time, but overall, he's very satisfied with his father's day present. Boys and their toys...
The advantage of discs over darts is twofold: as mentioned above, discs are far more durable than the standard-issue NERF dart. The soft foam on a disc is still more sturdy than the foam used on the body of a dart, and less liable to crush with the odd pressure. Furthermore, a disc will deteriorate far less with time than a dart, perhaps losing some material on the edges. Since the device is fully mechanical (internal throwing arm instead of air plunger system), the common problems associated with NERF darts are fully eradicated. The second advantage of discs over darts lies in their range and accuracy. Discs, acting like high-speed Frisbees, perform to triple the range of a NERF dart. Unfortunately, along with range come certain problems in windy conditions--this pistol is best used indoors. Accuracy is stellar, a characteristic attributed to the gun's mechanical system: discs are pulled by an arm down the barrel of the gun, so their momentum comes from the front of the projectile, unlike darts, which are pushed from the back by a blast of air. The issue is akin to throwing a paper airplane in two different ways: if one throws from the back, the paper airplane fishtails, dives, or stalls in midair, but if thrown from near the front, its flight is stable and accurate, if less powerful (and with the gun's power, this is a non-issue). One application of the discs are their tendency to ricochet off multiple surface, adding a whole new dimension to NERF warfare. This is a double-edged sword--discs also tend to get lost much more easily, a drawback considering that they are considerably more expensive than darts. (See NERF VORTEX Disc Refill Pack)
The gun itself has many useful features, such as a new ratcheted cocking mechanism that prevents the slide from slamming back before fully cocked, as in some N-strike models. The built-in magazine has a handy door-release lever that eliminates the time taken during a reload to open or remove the magazine of the gun. Once firing is complete, the thumb can easily reach over and throw the lever to instantaneously open the magazine (not to mention that in a different review, the reviewer agrees that slamming shut the sliding door to the magazine after loading produces a very satisfying "lock-and-load" sensation. I have gotten into the annoying habit of opening and shutting the magazine door for no reason). The only disadvantage of this ease is that a single bump in the wrong place can send the magazine door flying open, the loaded discs falling out. Loading ease is otherwise limited, because though the magazine can hold five discs, they must be either placed on top of previously loaded discs or slid underneath them, so loading five discs in one piece is difficult. Nevertheless, loading is considerably easier in the Vigilon than in its N-strike counterpart, in which darts must be loaded separately into six different chambers in the revolver. The Vigilon can accommodate a sixth disc when one is already primed in the barrel for firing, but this requires loading a disc, priming it, and then opening the magazine to load five more. One great disadvantage is that the magazine only opens to the right, making loading extremely cumbersome for left-handed users.
This gun will not cock unless it has a disc to prime with. Neither will it fire if the firing arm is tensed but has no disc to fire (see below). As rumored, this gun is incapable of slam-firing.
In the unlikely event that a disc gets jammed, the jam-release slider on the side of the gun is more than capable of clearing it with ease; however, this mechanism does not relax the throwing arm, so the gun will remain primed for the next disc. For this reason, it is best not to clear a jam and then stop using the gun, because the torsion spring that holds the firing arm will remain tense, and may be damaged with time. One fun application of the jam-release is to prime a disc, release it into the barrel, and then load another disc. When fired, two discs will erupt from the muzzle of the gun (albeit with drastically reduced range).
The gun is fairly durable, but dropping it onto hard surfaces in inadvisable, as it will scratch easily. It has many more flat planes than the Maverick, and also is considerably heavier near the muzzle than at the butt, so it makes an alarming crash when dropped by mistake.
For more information about this gun and other products in the NERF line, consult this very useful website: (...)
Eventually we ended up adding the Praxis and Vortex to the arsenal, but these Vigilons are still the favorites and are going strong more than a year later. For simplicity's sake I bought the 40 round refill pack, just so that we didn't have to scrounge around after every game or worry if a few got lost, and I'd recommend you do the same.
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