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The Barrel Break IX-2 is an internal mechanism Nerf blaster that was released in 2010 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with an eight dart ammo rail, and ten Whistler Darts, and instructions.

It is a Toys "R" Us exclusive in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, and Austria.[citation needed]


The Barrel Break is a double-barreled blaster with a two-step firing trigger, allowing it to fire one barrel at a time or both barrels simultaneously. It should be noted that the left barrel fires first. It has a single tactical rail on top of the blaster; there is also a strap point in the handle. Its barrel release levers are located on either side of the blaster, just above the trigger.

The Barrel Break is unique in the way that it is reloaded and primed simultaneously. It can fire any kind of dart, but the range for some Streamline Darts are poor.[citation needed] Even though it is packaged with Whistler Darts, it fires better with Micro Darts.[citation needed] Unlike break-action blasters that use shells, the Barrel Break's barrel must be pushed out first before being hinged open; this is to ensure that darts are seated onto their dart posts before firing.

If the barrel mechanism becomes stuck in the "open" position, push harder downward. This causes the reversal locks to disengage, allowing the barrel to be pushed back up and into the blaster. When loading, make sure the two arrows on the barrel hinge point line up; otherwise, similar situations may occur.

When the blaster is loaded and primed with both barrels inside the blaster in the "fire" position, it is not recommended to re-open the barrels, as repeatedly doing so may damage the ratchet mechanism, and fold the darts already stored inside the plunger tubes.

Color schemes

The Barrel Break has been released in the following color schemes:

Value packs

The Barrel Break IX-2 has a special value pack that comes packaged with a Tactical Light and ten Whistler Darts.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Barrel Break, press the switch on the side of the blaster to unlock the barrel. After doing so, the barrel is pulled out of the blaster and pushed downwards, completely opening the blaster for reloading. Two darts are placed into the dual barrel, which is then clicked back into place, ready to be fired.

To fire a single dart, pull the trigger down halfway. To fire two darts simultaneously, pull the trigger down all the way.


  • It is able to fit into the holster of the Tactical Vest, making it a great sidearm for wearers of that garment.
  • With enough skill, it is possible to dual-wield two of these blasters. However, this is not recommended, due to the difficulty of reloading both swiftly enough to be effective. Furthermore, the low two-round capacity makes reloading a much more frequent hassle, and causes a lower rate of fire than is really practical in combat.
  • The 1997 Cyber Stryke Gear Ratchet Blast had a similar reloading system, as does the SledgeFire (except for the cartridge concept).
  • The darts that come with the blaster are Whistler Darts, but the packaging shows Sonic Micro Darts being used.
    • The ammo rail on the box has a yellow color scheme, but the ammo rail in the packaging is grey.
  • Some Nerfers believe the Barrel Break was inspired by the Stampede REV-12 from the Nerf N-Strike and Nerf N-Strike Elite video games.
  • The Barrel Break IX-2's grip is almost identical to the Rough Cut 2x4's grip, albeit being a bit shorter.


The full image gallery for Barrel Break IX-2 may be viewed at Barrel Break IX-2/Gallery.


  1. SG Nerf. Singapore Nerf Store Stock List. SG Nerf. Archived from the original on 2019-03-09. Retrieved on 2015-01-27.

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