|This product has been discontinued.|
It cannot be purchased in retail stores. The only way to obtain it is through second-hand websites and stores.
The Deploy CS-6 (known as the Flash Break CS-6 in Japan) is a clip-system Nerf blaster that was released in 2010 under the N-Strike series. The built-in flashlight requires three “AAA" batteries that are not included.
It is a unique blaster that has the ability to change between two modes: Flashlight Mode and Blaster Mode. It has one tactical rail on top of its carrying handle. There is a jam door on the right side of the blaster, located at the front of the blaster. It has room for a dart to fit into the center of the front of the pump. The handle is re-adjusted when in flashlight mode, and is pushed back into a containing area.
The use of a thirty-five dart drum will cause the Deploy function to not drop the light and clip to its respective position, unless tilted to the left when doing so; when it does drop down, it will do so with considerable force. An eighteen dart clip is not affected by this.
The orange pump action handle can also become stuck and will only be able to slide halfway.
The original variant of the blaster included a strap. Later variants removed the strap.
The Deploy has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike (yellow, black, gray, and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Whiteout Series (white, black, gray, and orange)
The Deploy has two distinct modes: Flashlight Mode and Blaster Mode.
To switch to Blaster Mode, press the "Deploy" button on the top of the blaster's carrying handle.
To switch to Flashlight Mode, the user must physically set the blaster's parts into place: the clip/light must be flipped back up and the shoulder stock must be pushed forward by pressing the orange triangle button and pushing the stock forward.
Flashlight Mode is very compact and features a light on the front of the handle. There is a small orange button, near the flashlight, to turn it on.
The blaster can not be fired in Flashlight Mode; when it is folded up, the inserted clip folds upwards and comes out of the top of the blaster.
It should also be noted that the light on the front is not very bright. This is to prevent people's eyes from being damaged when looking at the light. This makes it effective to about half the firing range of the blaster unmodified.
Blaster Mode is simply what it says: the firing mode. When in Blaster Mode, the clip and light will fold out onto the left side of the blaster, the shoulder stock will slide backwards, and the handle will flip down from inside the blaster.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Deploy, pull the bottom pump slide back and press the clip release button to remove any loaded clips. Load up to six darts into the provided six dart clip. While holding down the clip release button, load the clip into the side of the blaster. Pump the slide forward to prime the blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
- Oddly enough, when used upside-down, the Deploy CS-6 seems to fire faster and more accurately, likely due to the change in direction of the darts being fed into the breech.
- If a user puts a large rail accessory on the Deploy, the flashlight feature can only be used sideways; the clip cannot be straight up.
- The Clear, Whiteout and Sonic versions of the Deploy did not come with a carrying strap.
- On some Deploys, the trigger will have a slight delay when priming and firing the blaster.
- This was the last blaster to bear the old N-Strike logo, which was replaced by a newer logo in mid-2010.
- It is not advised to deploy the blaster while holding it by the priming bar. If opened while doing this, the user's hand may be hit by the flashlight.
- Like the Rayven CS-18, Elite Darts seem to fare worse in the Deploy CS-6 rather than other clip system blasters.
- The Deploy can still be used and fire a chambered dart even when the flashlight is still in the "up" position.
- The flashlight on the Deploy can be used while the Deploy is in Blaster Mode, so it can be used as a guide in a similar manner as the Nite Finder EX-3.
|The full image gallery for Deploy CS-6 may be viewed at Deploy CS-6/Gallery.|
- Deploy CS-6 instructions on the Hasbro website
- ↑ Nerf Mods & Reviews: Nerf Deploy CS-6. NerfModsReviews.com
- ↑ Blaster Parts: Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6. BlasterParts.de
- ↑ SG Nerf (2012-02-02). SG Nerf: Nerf Deploy CS-6 - Review!. sgnerf.blogspot.com.
- ↑ NerfHaven: Check This Out!. NerfHaven.com
- ↑ Sprocket Man: Hasbro Toy Fair 2010 - NERF. YouTube.com