Series: Dart Tag Guns
Ammo capacity: 6 darts
Range: 25-30 feet
Nerf Speedload 6 Review
The Speedload 6 is one of the most unique Nerf guns to be released in recent years, both in terms of appearance and functionality. Sort of a hybrid between a pistol and a rifle, I suspect that the Speedloader will be one of the 2011 Dart Tag blasters that we will be using for a long time to come.
The Speedload 6 features an integrated clip system with a six dart capacity. The integrated clip is found on the left-hand side of the gun, close to the barrel. Given the location of the clip, left-handed people may find it a bit awkward to load. But for the rest of us, loading the darts is quick and easy. With a little practice, loading six darts will only take a few seconds.
I have only had the darts jam once when using the Speedloader 6, and it was my fault (d’oh). Thankfully, jams are easy to fix by opening the well-placed jam door on the front right side of the blaster.
There are two ways to fire the Speedload 6: slamfire mode and ‘standard’ mode. To activate slamfire mode, just hold down the trigger and repeatedly pump the cocking mechanism. This firing method works well, and I was really surprised (in a good way) to see this feature on a Nerf handgun.
The stock range on this blaster is 25-30 feet, which is really pretty great for a handgun. I’ve been consistently impressed with its consistency and accuracy.
The Speedloader 6 comes with six whistler tagger darts.
The Nerf Speedloader 6 is a very versatile blaster that will please most Nerf fans. The slamfire mode is an excellent addition that separates this blaster from others, and the overall design and execution are top-notch. I’d recommend this blaster to everyone.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Speedloader 6 from Nerf. While it was an awesome and appreciated gesture, it did not influence my review in any way.