|Nerf N-Strike Maverick REV-6. Yeee Haww!|
They're pretty cheap (under $20 AUS, and I've seen them for $10 during sale time)and come in the traditional yellow and orange "N-Strike" colours or the somewhat rare clear series. No difference between the two in performance; just aesthetics really.
|Maverick REV-6 in packaging. Speed!|
The guns CAN be opened up and modified to be more powerful if you are so inclined (which, m'fraid I am not), but in a short distance dart fight I find they're more than powerful enough out of the box. They're also relatively simple to cock and shoot so less experienced players (like our Executive Assistant or the Branch Manager) will still feel comfortable using them.
The Maverick comes with "tactical rails"- grooves on top of the gun that allow you to fit the gun with other N-Strike accessories such as the Pinpoint sight or the Tactical scope. To be honest none of these accessories do a whole lot for accuracy of the gun but are just fun to attach to make your Maverick look cooler. It's again a matter of personal opinion.
The Maverick is a great sidearm and is fantastic for it's size and for the price. The price factor is important here, because the gun is unfortunately prone to wear and tear, and I've gone through a few over the years with overuse as after a while the barrel stops aligning itself properly and darts get stuck. It's at this point where you find yourself a practically minded type who can crack it open and fix it for you (and probably modify the hell out of it so you can take out a small rodent)
Out of the box performance: 8/10
Cool factor: 7/10
Price point: 9/10