What ever happened to the Nerf Snapfire?

I remember hearing about this guy around– if not before–  Nerf Elite was shown off. It was heiled as a semi-auto pistol without any cocking, and it seemed to be a great blaster. So my question is, why is it nowhere to be seen?

One would assume it would have released with the Pyragon– heck, they stocked it in Singapore around the time of the Pyragon, but it’s MIA in every other country. They’re boxed, packaged, final copies, and seem like a finished product there. So why? You can’t even find them on Chinese websites, ebay, amazon, they’re just not there.

It could be possible that it’s to due with the trigger. I’ve heard a lot of complaints about the pain that pulling the trigger on “range” mode can cause.  Could that be it? Do they consider it too tiring? I thought that the selling point was you could set it to higher range and have a harder time shooting it, or just use rapid fire with low speed. Maybe they didn’t think it worked out well?

Or it could be due to the ergonomics, the trigger is apparently a bit long for young children; that’s entirely possible.

Though there’s an entirely different option, maybe they’re working on a new version– a blue trigger version, like most of the Dart Tag series is getting. Only problem is, they wouldn’t be able to change the spring without changing the trigger pull, so that would be even worse on people’s hands. Though, a simple plunger change or direct plunger wouldn’t affect the spring.

No matter what, I’m looking forward to this fellow, and I hope it gets released soon. It’ll be one of the few dart tag blasters in my collection.


4 thoughts on “What ever happened to the Nerf Snapfire?

  1. I was just thinking the same thing. They were supposed be out in the US late August/early September, yet there’s no sign of them. I was hoping to get a couple to dual wield for an upcoming HvZ game, but I guess my trusty Mav will have to remain as my sidearm.

    • Yeah, it’s really bizarre to not see anything. Although they sell in Singapore, they don’t seem to be on any market such as Ebay. So it’s really odd.

      I’d love to dual wield them– forget about the hard pulls of long range, I’d just deal with the range for the convenience of dual-wielding. It’s not like we’d be very accurate anyway without looking down sights for dual wields!

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