Over the holidays a relative of mine sent me an N-strike Recon CS-6 nerf blaster. I am not sure what the reasoning behind this was but as soon as i played around with it i was in love. Target shooting around your house at obstacles and friends is an absolute blast. I had literally no idea nerf blasters had gotten so much better over the years until now.
Anyways, I started looking online at these things, and some of them are really cool, like the belt fed fully automatic vulcan that nearly made my jaw hit the keyboard the first time i saw it.
There are also a lot of mod tutorials online to make your blaster even better. I preformed a simple one on mine that only required a screw driver and a power drill and it added 15 feet to the guns range!
I also saw something else though. Apparently nerf has melee weapons. Not those shitty dollar store swords but actual high quality decently priced ones. My interest piqued and i went over to wal-mart where i picked up a couple of the only type they had, 2 blue N-force vantage swords (which are apparently a step up in quality from the previously made thunderfury (copy write problem blizz lol) and shadowfury models) for only 10$ each.
When I got home I played around with them a bit and found them to be amazingly good for the price. They are not professional larp quality weapons of course, but they are still incredibly durable and tough. Several reviews I read said theirs lasted over a year even though they used them constantly.
They are a dense polyester feeling foam that covers a strong plastic rod within that provides support and balance. They are not to heavy or to light and are very comfy to hold. They are also incredibly good looking and solid feeling.
As I was searching online I also saw several other types that caught my eye. there is a long 2 handed type sword, a twin bladed battle axe, a 3 flanged mace, a small tomahawk, a twin blade set that you can connect to form a bowstaff, and also a small shield that comes with a dagger. (most of the weapons can come in a variety of colors)
I ordered the longsword and mace and they should arrive Wednesday. I am in a DND group that meets weekly and sometimes we bring props to the meeting and have a bit of live action fun before/after an encounter so I am totally bringing these weapons to the next one and hopefully I will be able to get some of my friends to go out and buy some for themselves so we can have a real battle.
these are the melee weapons i have/am getting
Vantage sword (have now)
Marauder Longsword (getting)
Battle Master Mace (getting)
Warlock Axe (possibly getting)
Are there any other people out there that are into nerf weapons?