Nerf Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 Review

The Nerf Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 is a couple of years old now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find it anywhere, in fact, I picked this one up from Argos as part of their 2 toys for £30 deal. It’s my first ever experience with a Nerf gun, as it was picked up from my son’s birthday, and well I have to say I’m quite impressed with what it has to offer.

Listed below are bestselling Nerf Elite Alpha Trooper CS-12 which satisfy both affordability and quality.

BESTSELLER NO. 2
Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Dart Blaster, Stock, Grip, Barrel, 12-Dart Clip, 12 Elite Darts, Kids Outdoor Toys for 8 Year Old Boys & Girls and Up (Amazon Exclusive)
  • CREATE 4 DIFFERENT BLASTER STYLES WITH THE NERF N-STRIKE ELITE RETALIATOR BLASTER: It includes removable accessories to configure the Nerf dart blaster 4 different ways in kids outdoor games
  • INCLUDES REMOVABLE STOCK, GRIP, AND BARREL EXTENSION: The stock, grip, and barrel are easy to attach and remove to create different blaster looks with this foam dart blaster
  • INCLUDES 12 NERF ELITE DARTS AND 12-DART CLIP: The Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator blaster includes a removable 12-dart clip and 12 Nerf foam darts
  • 12-DART PUMP ACTION PRIMING: Unleash 12 darts in a row! Load the clip into the toy blaster, pump the priming slide backward and forward, check the ready indicator, and pull the trigger to blast a dart
  • FUN KIDS OUTDOOR TOYS: Nerf toys for boys and girls can be used for indoor or outdoor games for kids!
BESTSELLER NO. 3
Nerf Delta Trooper Combat Blaster
  • N-Strike Elite blasters and Elite darts deliver the ultimate in blaster performance
  • Mega series blasters feature Mega Whistler darts that scream through the air
  • Defend against a zombie invasion with ZombieStrike blasters
  • Ignite the night with FireVision sports gear that glows when thrown
  • Raise your game with the Pro-Grip football and Nerfoop basketball set
BESTSELLER NO. 4
Nerf N-Strike Elite 100 Dart Toy
  • N-Strike Elite blasters and Elite darts deliver the ultimate in blaster performance
  • Mega Series blasters feature Mega Whistler Darts that scream through the air
  • Defend against a zombie invasion with Zombie Strike blasters
  • Ignite the night with FireVision sports gear that glows when thrown
  • Raise your game with the Pro-Grip Football and Nerfoop basketball set
BESTSELLER NO. 5
NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster -- Fully Motorized, 50-Dart Drum, 50 Official Elite Darts, Spinning Barrel -- for Kids, Teens, Adults
  • Fully motorized with 50-dart drum: fire a massive, rapid-fire Storm of 50 darts from this fully motorized blaster that packs a huge 50-dart drum (batteries required, not included)
  • Includes 50 darts: The Nerf Elite Titan cs-50 toy blaster comes with 50 official Nerf Elite darts, enough to fully load the blaster 50-dart drum
  • Spinning barrel and shoulder strap: The blaster has a barrel that spins and comes with a shoulder strap to carry this behemoth into battle
  • Official Nerf Elite darts: official Nerf Elite darts are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips
BESTSELLER NO. 6
NERF Elite Blaster Rack - Storage for up to Six Blasters, Including Shelving and Drawers Accessories, Orange and Black - Amazon Exclusive
  • KEEP YOUR NERF GEAR ORGANIZED! The Nerf Blaster Rack helps you keep your Nerf Blasters, darts, and accessories safe and organized!
  • FIT UP TO 20 BLASTERS! The blaster rack has space to store up to 20 blasters of varying sizes and more!
  • DRAWER AND SHELVING! The blaster rack includes a drawer and shelves so you can store darts or other Nerf accessories!
  • MULTIPLE STORAGE OPTIONS! Hooks and Rail mounts help provide multiple storage options so you can store your Nerf gear however you want!
  • WATCH VIDEO FOR EASY ASSEMBLY! Don’t sweat assembly! The snap-fit materials, included instruction manual, and step by step video will help you put your Blaster Rack up in no time!
BESTSELLER NO. 7
NERF Modulus Recon MKIII Blaster, Removable Stock and Barrel Extension, Dart Shield, 12-Dart Clip, 12 Elite Darts, Outdoor Games and Toys for Boys and Girls (Amazon Exclusive)
  • 4-IN-1 CUSTOMIZING WITH INCLUDED STOCK AND BARREL: Customize the Nerf Modulus Recon MKIII blaster with the removable stock and barrel extension to create 4 different blaster configurations. Customizable Nerf attachments.
  • DART SHIELD: Includes a dart shield that attaches to the blaster to create a defensive barrier against oncoming darts. Defensive Nerf accessories for battle.
  • INCLUDES 12-DART CLIP AND 12 NERF DARTS: Fire 12 darts in a row! The Nerf Recon MKIII dart blaster comes with a 12-dart clip and 12 Official Nerf Elite foam darts that are great for indoor and outdoor battles
  • FIRES DARTS UP TO 90 FEET (27 METERS): Take on targets up to 90 feet (27 meters) away with the Amazon exclusive Nerf Modulus Recon MKIII blaster. With that distance, It makes it one of the coolest sports & outdoor play toys for 8 year old boys and girls and up.
  • SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING: Ships in simple, recyclable packaging that’s easy to open and frustration free
BESTSELLER NO. 8
Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Toy Blaster with 25 Dart Drum Slam Fire & 25 Official Elite Foam Darts for Kids, Teens, & Adults (Amazon Exclusive)
  • High-capacity 25-dart drum: The Nerf Rampage blaster’s drum holds up to 25 darts and includes 25 official Nerf Elite foam darts giving you plenty of firepower for Nerf battles
  • Slam-fire action for rapid dart blasting: shoot a rapid-fire dart Storm at targets with the toy blaster’s slam-fire action feature as you hold down the trigger and slide the handle
  • Hand-powered blasting up to 90 feet (27 meters): you're in control as you prime and fire the Rampage Nerf blaster by hand -- No batteries required -- and send darts flying up to 90 feet (27 meters)
  • Includes 25 darts: includes 25 official Nerf Elite darts that are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 9
Nerf Modulus Regulator Fully Motorized Blaster, 3 Firing Modes, 2X 12-Dart Clips, 24 Nerf Elite Darts, Nerf Full Auto Blaster, Kids Outdoor Toys (Amazon Exclusive)
  • NERF MODULUS REGULATOR BLASTER WITH SWITCHFIRE TECHNOLOGY FOR 3 FIRING MODES: Single-fire 1 dart per trigger pull, burst-fire several darts per trigger pull, or continuous-fire all the darts
  • FULLY MOTORIZED NERF BLASTER, 2 CLIPS AND 24 DARTS: This Nerf automatic blaster includes 2x 12-dart clips and 24 Nerf Elite foam darts. Requires 4x 1.5v C alkaline batteries (not included)
  • INCLUDES NERF ACCESSORIES: Includes 2 attachable barrel-scopes that can be used as extension barrels or targeting scopes, and an attachable swivel handle to stabilize your aim
  • STORAGE STOCK: With 2 clips included, you can load 1 clip into the dart blaster and store the second clip in the stock to keep it nearby for reloads. The swivel handle also stores in the stock
  • FUN KIDS OUTDOOR TOYS: Nerf toys for boys and girls can be used for indoor or outdoor games for kids!
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 10
NERF Desolator Doomlands Toy Blaster with 10-Dart Clip and 10 Official Doomlands Elite Darts for Kids, Teens, and Adults, Multicolor
  • MOTORIZED BLASTING: Make an impact with the Nerf Doomlands Desolator toy blaster as you shoot 10 darts rapidly with motorized blasting
  • FIRE 10 DARTS IN A ROW: The Desolator Nerf blaster comes with a 10-dart clip so you can fire 10 darts in a row before it’s time to reload, and it has 2 tactical rails for accessories (not included)
  • INCLUDES 10 NERF DARTS: Includes 10 Official Nerf Doomlands Elite darts that are tested and approved for performance and quality and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips
  • SEE INSIDE THE BLASTER: Look through the clear area on this Doomlands Nerf blaster to see the inner mechanism and watch it in action when you fire the blaster
  • POWER UP AND PULL THE TRIGGER: Power up the motor with the acceleration button and pull the trigger to fire each dart from the Doomlands Nerf Desolator blaster

Nerf guns aren’t just popular amongst children, they have a huge adult following too, with many adults taking to felids for what I imagine to be hours of fun shooting one another with foam bullets. It’s, for this reason, the Nerf gun in general interests me. It’s a toy, but it’s aimed at a wide range of different customers. As a first Nerf gun for a none ”Nerfer” I have to say it’s impressive.

The first thing to catch my eye was the packaging, yes that’s right, the packaging itself was enough to impress me. It’s detailed with images on the front and all of the sides. The back gives you a large detailed picture of the CS-12. The images around the box itself confirm the fact that Nerf guns are for both youngsters and elders, with a child modeling the CS-12 gun on the front and an adult modeling a range of Nerf accessories and a gun on the side. A good start, especially for people who think adults shouldn’t have fun.

Next up is the gun itself. It’s colored with the typical Nerf Elite color scheme consisting of blue, white, grey and orange. It’s rather sturdy in terms of its build quality too. The slam fire handle is well made and moves back and forth with ease, making loading the chamber a breeze.

In terms of comfort I have found it to be quite good for short periods of time, but when I hold it for too long, I often find it becomes quite uncomfortable to hold. This could be down to the weight of the gun or the fact I’m not used to holding something like this for long periods of time.

There are a few nifty little features located on this gun. At the bottom of the handle is a hole capable of storing an extra dart for a last-ditch attempt to claim victory. The slam handle has a bulge on the bottom to make it easier for smaller hands to pull back and forth on the handle. On the top is an access door, that can be used to make sure no darts are jammed in the chamber area (Magwell area if you want to be technical).

The included clip is able to hold up to 12 darts at a time (hence being called the alpha trooper CS-12). Loading the clip is quite simple as the darts simply stack on top of each other. It’s from here that the chamber in the gun loads the dart to be fired. Since it can hold up to 12 darts at once, you don’t have to stop and load the gun after each shot.

  

Loading the clip into the CS-12 is simple. You start by pulling the slam handle back until you hear a click and it locks into place. Next, you slide the loaded clip into the clip slot at the bottom and once this has locked into place, you pull the slam handle back to the front of the barrel. Now pull the trigger to fire a dart. To fire more simply repeat the pull back and forth of the slam handle between each shot. If you want to slam fire the darts, simply keep hold of the trigger as you pump the slam handle.

The range on offer with the CS-12 is up to 20 meters, which is fairly decent. Every time I use the CS-12, I have consistent results in terms of distance traveled by the dart. I also find the shooting to be very accurate. I can aim at a target and the dart will hit it with ease. I know if I was a Nerf playing adult, I would certainly want my tool to be as accurate as possible.

I have to say that my first experience with a Nerf gun has actually been a good one. The CS-12 is a good, well-made toy, that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. It’s gorgeous to look at and just as much fun to play with. My only gripe with it is that I just can’t hold it for too long without feeling uncomfortable, but apart from that, I have to say I am very impressed, oh and I forgot to mention, my son loves it too.

NERF Elite Titan CS-50 Toy Blaster -- Fully Motorized, 50-Dart Drum, 50 Official Elite Darts, Spinning Barrel -- for Kids, Teens, Adults
  • Fully motorized with 50-dart drum: fire a massive, rapid-fire Storm of 50 darts from this fully motorized blaster that packs a huge 50-dart drum (batteries required, not included)
  • Includes 50 darts: The Nerf Elite Titan cs-50 toy blaster comes with 50 official Nerf Elite darts, enough to fully load the blaster 50-dart drum
  • Spinning barrel and shoulder strap: The blaster has a barrel that spins and comes with a shoulder strap to carry this behemoth into battle
  • Official Nerf Elite darts: official Nerf Elite darts are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality, and constructed of foam with flexible, hollow tips

Pros

  • Well made
  • Decent shooting distance
  • Easy to use
  • Fun for adults as well

Cons

  • Uncomfortable after long periods of use

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Last update on 2023-01-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API