Nerf Deploy CS-6

Nerf Deploy CS 6

Nerf Deploy CS-6 Quick Facts

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Series:Nerf N Strike
Ammo capacity:6 darts
Range:25-30 feet
Released: 2010

The first thing I noticed when took the Deploy out of the box is that it comes with a strap. Finally! I don’t know why it took so long to get a strap on a Nerf gun, but it’s definitely a welcome feature.

At this point, I’d planned to play around with transforming the Deploy from gun to flashlight and back again, but I just couldn’t resist — I had to see how far it shoots before I could do anything else. The results of the range test were about as I expected. Shots ranged from 25-30 feet, which is not surprising at all, given that it uses a reverse plunger system like the one  found in the Nerf Recon and Raider.

The Deploy’s clip holds a maximum of six darts. Of course, this clip is interchangeable with other N-Strike clips, including the drum (which looks really ridiculous on the Deploy and feels plain silly).

Unfortunately, the pump action firing method is a bit of a mixed bag. The pump itself slides very smoothly and is easy to use, but the Deploy’s handle feels really flimsy (this is what happens when you make a collapsible handle to accommodate a transforming design).

Though it’s a little flimsy, overall the Deploy feels solid in my hands. It’s light and well constructed, as you would expect from a Nerf product.

As advertised, you can use components from other N-Strike guns on the Deploy.  As I’ve said in the past, most of the components are purely cosmetic in nature, but it’s undeniably cool that you can customize the appearance of your blaster as you see fit.

Now to the flashlight transformation element.

First things first, using the flashlight requires 3 AAA batteries (the same batteries operate the ‘laser’ targeting system). Folding up the Deploy is simple enough — just fold up the handle and slide the shoulder stock forward, and you’ll end up with a device that resembles a briefcase – with a flashlight at the end of it.

Transforming the Deploy back into a blaster again is the best part, as you only have to press a button on the top.

All in all, the Deploy is a solid gun, and I’d heartily recommend it to avid Nerf fans and kids who would get a kick out of the flashlight part. However, if you’re new to Nerf and just want to have some casual wars around the house or office, there are better guns out there.

Below is a picture of the back of the box (found via Adult Fans of Nerf ).



{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

XavuFebruary 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Just bought the Deploy, its so awesome. Has good range, accuracy, the only problem is that the handle is kind of awkward. Reminds me more of a battle rifle than a P90 by far. Flashlight proposes no problem- its just a built-in laser sight really. If you have the recon, take the barrel extension off and put it on this gun, it can use all the different barrel stuff. Awesome


PrunesJuly 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

HORRIBLE!!!!!Now i don’t want to sound like a Hater but i have to disagree.I probably got a bad one, but it only works with totally new darts eats them not reliable the folded version is not needed and its not solid!


simonAugust 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm

hey man mine sucks to i thought flashlight deployed and i spent my whole allowance on it it really sucked i thought maybe it had more costomable things and i want to let you know i live at 901 wst 11 street marshfield wi and man im really in to nerf just started to


ShivTekSeptember 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Same here. Just whenever you get the time take your little finger and put them in the hole behind the dart itself to straighten it out or something that fits.


WWJEREMYMay 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Loop the strap attached to the Deploy around your shoulder. Put on a bandolier kit, and fill it up. Attach a Longstrike on your back, with 3 clips in their respective places, and hold a Raider. I guarantee that you will never run out of ammo.


Big TuckNovember 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

This gun is a sweet fire. It has a pretty good range and this gun is an awesome gun to run w/. Great for a game of search and eliminate in the neighborhood.


Nerf GeneralNovember 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I definetly have to get my hands on this gun just because of the flashlight mechanism, and the gun of course!


Crocodile dundeeDecember 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm

I bought one today and it is ponage not too good on range or accuarcy but is so powerful and hurts


ERSDecember 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I got this about a week ago and it is my favorite gun from the 5 I own. It has an awesome trasforming mode as well as a built in flashlight and scope. It gets excellent ranges about 40 feet ( a bit more then the longstrike ) The reason to this is because once you load the dart it does not have to travel through a tube before it takes off causing it to glide through the air more steadly. I recommend this to everyone from the beginners to the most advanced.


JoeJanuary 3, 2011 at 11:20 am

I got the Deploy a couple of days ago, and I am loving it. Great range, built in flashlight, cool transformation…. But there is one problem with what seems like only mine. It has this weird jam where you have to reach into the area you put the clip in to flip this little switch, or else it won’t cock fully forward. This happens a lot, and, event though simple to fix, can suck if you are in a close quarters battle, which I find this is the best at. The Recon barrel looks really weird, but can increase your accuracy a good amount. Like most Nerf guns, the sights aren’t that accurate, even with the high power, though.


QUICK DRAWFebruary 3, 2011 at 6:42 am

I have the deploy and it is probably my favorite gun [next to the maverick] it reminds me of the spaz shotgun and the light is a nice touch. I would recommend this gun to any dedicated fan.


SKellyFebruary 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Why is this the only gun that comes with a strap? To make strap get two belts and put them in the right spots. then hook them


ZappyoFebruary 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This is a pretty fun nerf gun, but if you dont load it right it jams, and jamming wrecks the bullets. i reccomend you buy some xtra darts + ammo clips. all in all, good gun.


John MarstonFebruary 19, 2011 at 11:57 am

My primary weapon for any nerf battle, 10/10 stars…


CarterMarch 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

i just got one and it looks sick its able to fold up and the light it like wow.Anyway its awesome oh and one more thing you can put the recon
front on so that’s an advantage to me:)


IVAN TEEMarch 25, 2011 at 1:30 am

this gun is really good.i got the one shown above that comes with a strap and a clear one without a strap.nice gun to release depression too


helplessApril 14, 2011 at 3:30 am

cool with recon barrleand laser sight rubish range only shotes abot 10 feet though good for close commbat I geuss.


nerf loverMay 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm

very good gun accuracy OK but range is great. cool transformation. comes with strap light and a tactical rail which u dont realy need
overall 9/10


ryanJune 24, 2011 at 5:42 am

In some products of this gun it can have pore ranch with the spring being able to work the sliding stock and the firing and with doing these jobs has really bad range effecting the quality of the gun massively. It’s flipping clip system is bad because when shaken around the clip flips up without any means of doing and there should be a system to hold the clip in the down position


Bullet ChaosJune 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Please tell me which gun is better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : the deploy cs-6 or the alpha trooper cs-18 and where to buy in Australia LOL!!!!!!!!:)


PrunesJuly 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Alpha trooper!!!!!!!!!!!!


DanAugust 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Ok the pump sometimes makes an annoying noise and not very good range. I would recommend for close quarters.

Bullet Chaos,
I would say the Alpha Trooper is better.


Bubs69August 20, 2011 at 3:00 am

This is by far the worst gun ever made. I went out and made the mistake of getting one and after getting it home and trying it out I did what I thought was appropriate with a weapon of this magnitude I chucked it into the trash and chalked it up as a learning experience. I have just about every nerf gun made totaling close to a thousand dollars worth of toys but I am lacking this piece of junk in myarsenal and don’t miss it at all. GARBAGE!!!!


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