The eighteen dart drum is a Nerf dart drum that was released in 2010 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with the Alpha Trooper CS-18, but can also be purchased separately.

Much like the blaster it was originally packaged with, it is a Target exclusive.


As its name suggests, it holds eighteen Streamline or Elite Darts. It weighs less than the thirty-five dart drum, making it easier to carry on smaller blasters.

Because of the design of the drum, right-handed users may come across difficulties with blasters with the clip-insertion area on the bottom. Because of the round part of the drum being on the left, it may be difficult to steady or pump the blaster with the left hand as it will get in the way.


  • Even though it is advertised to hold eighteen darts, it can hold twenty darts without damaging the drum or blaster. However, this can cause some darts to bend or deform. It also causes jamming to be more frequent.
  • The Raider CS-35 is erroneously referred to as the "Raider CS-6" on the packaging for the eighteen dart drum.


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