Nerf Rapid Fire 20 Quick Facts!
- Series: Airjet Power Guns
- Ammo capacity: 20 darts
- Range: 20-25 feet
- Released: 2009
The Nerf Rapid Fire 20 is incredibly fun to play with thanks to its immensely satisfying Gatling gun action. Just load the Rapid Fire with 20 darts, prime it (20 pumps), and fire all 20 rounds in less than 3 seconds.
One of the cool features of the Rapid Fire 20 is that you can toggle between automatic and single fire modes. In single fire mode, you can either fire the shots off one at a time with individual trigger presses or hold the trigger down for a slower version of the automatic mode (it’ll take you about 11-12 seconds to unload all 20 rounds).
The Nerf Rapid Fire 20 has a range of about 20 feet (I’m sensing a recurring theme), which might sound low, but it keeps the gun from being overpowered compared to other Nerf guns. Balance is important, after all, and it’s easy to forgive the range when you can blast off 20 darts in 3 seconds. That’s just awesome.
Of course, one of the big pains, when you have a gun that blows through rounds like the Nerf Rapid Fire 20 does, is that you’re going to spend a lot of time gathering your darts, reloading, and priming. This is not unique to this Nerf gun, though. Other rapid-fire blasters like the Vulcan and Raider face the same problem, but in my opinion, having to reload frequently is a fine tradeoff.
The priming pump on the Rapid Fire is prone to breaking if you aren’t careful. As with all pump guns, slow steady pumps are best. Erratic pumps (as younger kids are prone to do) will wear out and possibly break the pump. Just be careful and your Rapid Fire will have a long life.
If you’re looking for a unique Nerf gun that will make your friends run for cover and hide (for at least 3 seconds), you’ll have a lot of fun with the Rapid Fire 20.