The Artemis XVII-3000 is a Nerf blaster that was released in spring of 2017 under the RIVAL series.

It comes packaged with thirty High-Impact Rounds and instructions.


The Artemis features three integrated magazines that hold ten High-Impact Rounds each, and a front turret system that rotates on the prime. It also has the ability to be slam fired for a higher rate of fire. It has a single tactical rail and a two strap points; one on the rear of the blaster and one built into the blaster's handle. A safety mechanism is located just next to the trigger.

The ultimate purpose of the front turret is meant to deliver High-Impact Rounds to the bottom muzzle and fire it. It does this because of how the internal magazine works, as three High-Impact Rounds are delivered into three muzzles; when being primed, one High-Impact Round is chambered, and fires out of the bottom muzzle. However, because of how this works, it has to be primed and fired two to three times if the High-Impact Rounds are in the right and middle internal magazine.[1]

Color schemes

The Artemis XVII-3000 has been released in the following colors:

  • Team Red (red, black, and orange)
  • Team Blue (blue, black, and orange)

Reloading and firing

To reload the Artemis, slide back the front, plastic cover over the integrated magazine tubes; this will uncover the opening where rounds can be placed. Load up to ten High-Impact Rounds into each magazine tube, and slide the cover back over the openings. Pump the blaster with the priming handle to prime it.

Pull the trigger to fire a round.


  • The Artemis XVII-3000 is named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests and hills, the moon, and archery. Artemis is also the twin sister of Apollo, which the Apollo XV-700 was named after.
  • The Artemis XVII-3000 is similar in some respects to the older Nerf Action Ballzooka, as it is a pump-action, ball-firing blaster with rotating barrels. The only difference is that the Artemis has a trigger while the Ballzooka didn't, as the latter fired when the user worked the pump.
  • Unlike other blasters that use a revolving cylinder, the Artemis XVII-3000 does not use a rotation mechanism to turn the cylinder, instead, it uses a slide that goes through channels in the revolving cylinder.[2]



  1. Ben Hamilton (12-1-2016). Rival Artemis Interpretation
  2. Outof Darts (2016-12-12). Rival Artemis: Internals and chronograph