Not to be confused with the Dart Tag Firestrike.

The Firestrike is a Nerf blaster that was released in 2013[1] under the N-Strike Elite series. It requires two "AAA" batteries to operate its integrated light.

It comes packaged with three Elite Darts.[2]


There are two triggers on the blaster; the top is the firing trigger, while the bottom is a separate trigger to power the integrated red light beam unit. It features a two-dart dart storage under the blaster's light and has a tactical rail on top of the blaster. On the end of the handle is a small hook-like piece of plastic, which extends down past the battery compartment. This hook can be used to prime another Firestrike, allowing the user to dual-wield Firestrikes.

Official description


It was first seen on the packaging of the first four N-Strike Elite blasters.

The Firestrike is a successor to the N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3, and the fourth, and final, iteration of the original Nite Finder.

It was given a soft release in December 2012 along with the Strongarm and Stryfe in select retailers.

It was re-released with digital camo and a textured grip (the gray side). It was re-released again with an orange, white, and gray color scheme; this re-release was shown off at the 2014 New York Toy Fair and was later released as the Elite XD variant.

Color schemes

The Firestrike has been released with the following color schemes:

Blaster sets

There is a blaster set of the Firestrike that comes packaged with the Strongarm called the Strongarm and Firestrike All-Mission Pack. There is also a Double Your Darts value pack, as well as an Australian Target-exclusive twin-blaster pack.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Firestrike, load a dart into the blaster's muzzle. Pull the plunger rod back to prime the blaster.

Pull the trigger to fire a dart.

This blaster works with all Micro Dart and clip system dart types. Although a Streamline Dart won't fit all the way in the muzzle, it will still fire reasonably well.

Also, though unrecommended by Nerf, it works extremely well with a Whistler Dart and is very powerful and accurate, and creates a very noticeable whistling sound.


  • It is unknown if this blaster is purposefully named after the Dart Tag version of the Nite Finder EX-3.
  • Strangely, this blaster comes with W-type Elite Darts.
  • The Firestrike is slightly smaller than the Nite Finder.
  • The integrated light is mostly effective in a dark or dim area, due to its size and brightness.


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The full image gallery for Firestrike (N-Strike Elite) may be viewed at Firestrike (N-Strike Elite)/Gallery.


  1. Nerf Nation (2012-11-27). Nerf's Photos.
  2. (2012-11-24). Nerf N-Strike Elite Firestrike Blaster.