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Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS Review

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS is considered as one of the best blasters in the history of the N-Strike line. This blaster is fully automatic and runs on six D-sized batteries. It comes with a removable shield so players can shift to the attack mode. Aside from the blast shield, the unit comes with three extended clips, one quick reload clip and 60 darts.

Design

This Nerf blaster weighs approximately five pounds and made of the usual durable plastic that Nerf is known for. The unit also has six tactical rails for the preferred attachments of users. These tactical rails are located on top of the carrying handle, on top of the barrel, two rails under the barrel and one rail on each side (right and left).

Users, however, must take note that the tactical rails found on the left and right sided are covered when the blast shield is attached on top of the barrel.
This blaster also has a jam door found above the Stampede just under the carrying handle. It does not have a lock given that the Stampede ECS does not need manual priming since it is an automatic gun.

The clip release buttons are found beside the trigger on both sides of the blaster while the power handle is located on the left side of the trigger.

Carrying straps can be attached to this blaster as it comes with four points—two are found at the rear of the blaster and the other two are in front of the unit, below and above the muzzle.

This automatic Nerf blaster runs on six D-sized batteries.

Performance

The Stampede ECS is fully automatic but it can fire single shots, as well. Users simply need to pull back the trigger to fire a single shot.

This Nerf blaster has a motorized direct plunger system that pushes the darts for firing to the breech which automatically primes the blaster. This in turn releases the piston to shoot the ammunition with a mechanical method similar to the slam fire trigger mechanism. The black spring in the blaster (the return spring) changes the shooting mechanism which pushes a new dart upwards to the clip.

Take note, however, that the rather complicated internal mechanism of this blaster can cause jamming and damaging of the darts when users fail to load the darts to the blasters properly. Jamming is a common complaint among those who have tried the Stampede ECS.

The accuracy and rate of fire of this blaster is impressive. This blaster can fire three darts per second. A player can rapidly fire given its 18-dart clip capacity. It also has a 30 feet firing range.

Ease of Use

The Stampede ECS is rather heavy given its built plus the batteries needed to operate the blaster. It is in fact one of the heaviest Nerf blasters. Most of the weight of this blaster is at its rear side since this is where the batteries are located. Users who want a more balanced weight distribution can opt to attach tactical attachments in front, but this will result in a heavier blaster.

Shooting is also very easy since it is an automatic gun. Users will only need to switch the power button and pull the trigger to fire shots.

The batteries are to be removed with the help of a screwdriver. Many users, however, complained that the Stampede consumes so much battery life and require constant changing.

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from Amazon buyers. Almost 60 percent of those who have used this Nerf blaster gave it a rating of 5 stars.

The majority of the users complimented the Stampede’s automatic gun feature, its power and firing range. Users however noted that the gun is quite heavy and consumes batteries fast thereby costing them money when they play. Plus, there are a number of users who complained that the blaster constantly jams.

Pros
• Fully automatic; no need for priming
• 18 dart clip capacity
• Powerful shots and long range firing up to 30 feet
• Can fire single shots if preferred by users
• Six tactical rails for more attachments
• Easy to reload and fire

Cons
• Heavy; may not be suited for smaller children
• Consumes a lot of battery
• Many complaints about constant jamming

Conclusion

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS is considered as one of the best blasters under the N-Strike series and is also one of the heaviest Nerf blaster of all time. It is fully automatic and perfect for rapid firing. Firing and loading of darts is also easy with this unit.

Nerf gun wars players however should keep in mind that this blaster is rather heavy. It also consumes a lot of batteries. Users should also be careful and ensure that they load the darts properly; otherwise they will have to deal with the jamming of the ammunition.

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