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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Nerf Vortex Praxis review

The Vortex line is poo-pood by hardline Nerfers, but, the Praxis is probably the first of Vortex blaster you'd arm yourself with in a war (an indoor one).

It's a pump-action blaster (technically a launcher though), and with the shoulder stock is quite comfortable to use. It comes with 10 XLR discs and a magazine to hold them all and the fore mentioned shoulder stock.

The pistol grip on the blaster is a good size for larger hands while the fore grip (and this is the same for most Nerf blasters) is a tad on the small size. The blaster is a bid wide but that's because the ammo is wide. It's prime is not very smooth, it's quite clunky but this is because of all the clockwork the blaster employs. This doesn't seem to affect it's ease of use though because my 7 year old son can use it easily.


There is no slam fire... I tired and jammed it (insert noob comment here) but the jam release switch does it's job marvelously. The XLR discs are very accurate but that's due to their aerodynamics. I'm not a fan of the bright green (alien vomit I've heard it referred to as) but it ties in with the sci-fi theme of the Vortex line (the livery on the newer Vortex blasters are better). The magazine release function is very good with this blaster, cocked or not, it will release regardless, this is something I want to happen in Clip System blasters (but it won't).

The barrel (technically a chute) is shorter than the forward most (resting) position of the fore grip, this is to reduce barrel drag most likely. The discs can easily hit the 15-20 metre mark with a slight angle and have a long range of accuracy.

I've heard this referred to as the "Alpha Trooper" of the Vortex line up and before the Pyragon, that would be the best way to describe it. It's light and with the shoulder stock removed easily manoeuvred too.

In conclusion, this is a very good blaster that shouldn't be dismissed because of the Vortex name. The Vortex Praxis is available for $29 Australian dollars but on sale I've seen them for as low as $15. If you're only going to get one Vortex blaster, you would be wise to consider this one.

Pros:
1. shoulder stock makes blaster comfy
2. fairly light
3. mags are easy to remove
4. accuracy

Cons:
1. "Alien Vomit" green colour

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