The Nerf Raider is really the anchor of the N-Strike line, whether Nerf meant it to be or not. It’s long enough to develop enough power and range with each shot to be able to peg most enemies and outshoot pretty much everything except, perhaps, the Longshot or Longstrike. (The Nerf Nitron can get some range as well, but doesn’t tend to be as accurate)
Combining Fast Shooting With Great Accuracy
The Nerf Raider is really a simple design. The front handle doubles as a pump for the cocking mechanism and allows for super quick cocking action. Thanks to its ergonomically-friendly design, you can shoot this gun nearly as fast as some of the semiautomatic weapons Nerf has designed -- and without that annoying hum.
If you need to lay down a hail of darts, you can simply hold down the trigger while cocking rapidly to shoot as fast as you can pump it. It’s pretty terrifying for the enemy.
Most people recommend the Raider for about 20-25 foot gameplay zones.
35 Rounds of Ammo!
What is really the major benefit of the Nerf Raider is its 35 round drum magazine. The drum magazine is compatible with all N-Strike clip designs and can be used with other N-Strike products such as the Nerf Longstrike or Longshot.
So you could can use the standard 6-shot clip in this gun, and lend it to a friend while you use the magazine drum with its 35 rounds in your Longshot or Longstrike. (Yeah, don’t come play Nerf with me. I am that mean.)
As any avid Nerf player will tell you, running out of ammo is one of the worst problems in a Nerf battle. However with this clip you may have a new problem -- finding enough Nerf warriors to battle you.