- Series: Nerf N Strike
- Capacity: 1 dart
- Range: 30-35 feet
- Year Released: 2004
The Nerf Nite Finder EX-3 is a re-release of the original Nerf Nite Finder, and aside from the new yellow and black paint job that matches the rest of the N-Strike line, the Nite Finder EX-3 is the same fantastic blaster that Nerf warriors have come to know and love.
If you aren’t familiar with previous incarnations of the Nite Finder, it is widely regarded to be one of the most reliable Nerf guns out there, due largely to its simple mechanics and sturdy construction. It’s also one of the easiest Nerf guns to mod, with a simple plunger system and easy-to-work-with materials.
As with all guns, some mods are more difficult than others, but removing the air restrictor on the Nite Finder requires nothing more than an Exacto knife and some superglue, and it can result in a nice performance increase. An even simpler modification is to wrap rubber bands around the front of the gun, and then loop them through the cocking mechanism.
The Nerf Nite Finder features a ‘laser’ sight (it’s really just a red light) that you can calibrate for aiming in dark lighting. Despite the packaging’s claims that this sight will lead to precision shooting, the laser isn’t really accurate beyond 15 feet, as Nerf darts drop rather quickly. I don’t mean to say that the light isn’t cool — it is. It’s just that it isn’t especially effective. Younger Nerfers especially will probably get a kick out of the laser, but those older than 10 will likely think it’s pretty worthless.
Nerf N-Strike Nite-Finder EX-3 Clear
As far as price goes, you aren’t going to a better deal than the Nite Finder. Whereas most Nerf guns cost $20 or more, you can find the Nite Finder for closer to $$.
Out of the box, you can expect the Nite Finder to shoot about 35 feet, which is pretty great for a single-shot spring Nerf gun. The accuracy on the Nerf Nite Finder EX-3 is also exceptional, and the weapon can easily be handled by young and old Nerf warriors alike