Mod Shop – Nerf Speedswarm – Air Restrictor Removal

I’m perhaps a little late to the party on this one, but I only picked up my first Speedswarm the other week. Completely forgot about it even existing until I saw it on sale for $10. At that price I figured it was worth it, even if it was only to have a poke around inside.

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With that in mind, today we’ll be running through an Air Restrictor (AR) removal.

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Mod Shop – Elite Alpha Trooper – Spring replacement and supporting mods

Blue Alpha Trooper!

Honestly, I never got the obsession with the Alpha Trooper. It’s a solid blaster, but I always preferred the Raider myself. Therefore I wasn’t super excited about the release of the Elite Alpha Trooper (EAT) as I already had a few Rampages to call my own. I am however apparently in the minority on this front so I grabbed an EAT to see what we could do with it. Today we’ll run through a basic air restrictor (AR) removal and replace the spring. Specifically we’ll be using a Black Tactical V2 spring which is quite a bit shorter than the stock spring, which means we’ll also need to do a few lock removals as supporting mods as well.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Roughcut – Air Restrictor Removal

Today’s post will be a little different to my standard mod shop posts in that this will not be presented as a full walk-through. This is not a mod I’d recommend for first timers and will therefore only show you enough to do the mod if you were already relatively confident in your abilities.

Got it? Good 🙂

Today we’ll be going through an air restrictor (AR) removal on the recently released Nerf Roughcut.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Big Bad Bow – Air Restrictor Removal

The Nerf Big Bad Bow, or BBB for short, has been released in a number of guises over the years. Back when I first started playing with blasters, I remember hearing tales about modified BBB’s that would shoot standard darts hard enough to leave welts. A giant plunger and massive draw resulted in a lot of power when you put that behind a regular old streamline. This seemed so incredibly cool that I just had to have one; only catch was, they weren’t sold in Australia at the time.

However while searching one day, my then housemate Chris came across an online stockist willing to ship. Huzzah! We instantly bought a couple and waited patiently for our order. Some weeks passed but the blasters never showed. Eventually the stockist offered us a full refund, but what we really wanted of course was the blasters. Jump ahead a few years and I bought a whole collection of blasters from a friend wanting to get out of it, including the red beast you see below.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Firestrike – AR Removal + Seal Improvement

I have internet! Only took a month and three separate visits from technicians but we got there eventually. I’m sure you all care greatly but writing this from home is significantly more fun.

Cool, now that we’ve got out of the way, lets continue on from where we left off last week. Last week we went through how to remove the air restrictor (AR) in a Nerf Firestrike in a really bodgy manner. This week we’ll do it properly.

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Review – Nerf Hailfire – Part 3

Late last year I was gifted the then yet to be released in Australia Nerf Hailfire by the Canberra and Southern NSW Dart Tag group and Hasbro Australia and decided to make a three part review of it. The first was on the performance of the stock blaster, the second on how to modify it, and the third on how it performed in game. We’ve already covered off the first two and given that I don’t yet have an internet connection in the new house as yet and am writing this on my phone, today seemed like the perfect time to post my final reflection piece on the flagship of the new elite line up.

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Mod Shop – Streamline Compatable Nerf Triad and Roughcut

Really quick post this week boys and girls as I’m currently in the process of moving house. Normal services should return shortly after getting settled though as I’ll then have my very own dedicated blaster room! Going to be awesome.

Anyway, another requested post this week. A young bloke by the name of Sam asked me through my Facebook page (which you should all go and Like by the way…) if there was an easy way to mod his Triad so it would fire streamlines. Yes, there is!

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Mod Shop – Nerf Stampede – Black Tactical upgrade kit + AR Removal + Bump Firing Cure

Over a year ago I wrote a post about this very mod. However having recently directed a friend through to my original write-up, I found it was a little lacking. Now I’m not often the first to admit that something I’ve done is crap, even if it is, but given how often I’m spruiking the stampede and the Black Tactical kit, I thought it best to have a do-over.

Today we’ll be performing an Air Restrictor (AR) removal, installing the Black Tactical (BT) kit, and upgrading the voltage.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Rayven – Safety Removal

I’m a little late to party on this one but thought it was still worth doing. I actually picked up a pair of Rayvens the day they became available in Australia, a good couple of weeks before they were supposed to be released, but never got around to doing anything with them. With the break over Christmas just gone, I decided to change that. With that in mind, today we’ll be running through a safety removal on the Nerf Rayven. Before others ask I’m not sure if the internals of the Elite Rayven are identical, but the same principles should apply.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Rampage – BlackTactical Spring Replacement + Safety Removal

This will be my second write up on the Nerf Rampage. In the first post we went through a basic air restrictor removal. That was a nice start to an already decent blaster but Black Tactical is now stocking replacement springs for the Rampage/Retaliator and wow but are they fun. I’m quite a fan of this rampage at the moment but friends who I’ve done the same swap for have complained that it’s too hard to prime. Not for the feint of heart or arm then!

I had just picked up a brand new Rampage for the purposes of this mod so we’ll be running through the AR removal again. Because the BT spring is shorter than the stock spring, we also need to remove.bypass most of the stock locks.

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