Not to be confused with the N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3.

The Nite Finder is a single-fire Nerf blaster that was released in 2003 under the 2003 series. The Nite Finder requires two "AA" batteries for the light, but the blaster itself does not require batteries.

It comes packaged with three Micro Darts.


It has a built-in red light that turns on when the blaster's trigger is pulled; a feature which had been previously attempted on the Max Force Eagle Eye. The light has a lens that can be moved to adjust the path of the light beam, allowing the user to compensate for gravitational effects on longer shots. One dart can be fired at a time, and two extras can be stored under the blaster's light.


This is the first iteration of the Nite Finder. It gained a tactical rail when it was re-released in 2005 under the Dart Tag series with the name Firestrike.

Due to its popularity, it was re-released again in 2004 under the N-Strike series. It was given the name of Nite Finder EX-3, following the N-Strike number code system.

The Nite Finder was officially succeeded by the Firestrike in 2013 under the N-Strike Elite series.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Nite Finder, load a dart into the blaster's muzzle.

Pull the plunger tube back to prime the blaster. Pull the trigger to fire a dart.


  • In certain areas of the United States, Toys "R" Us continued to carry the original Nite Finder, despite being otherwise discontinued.


External links


  1. "Nerf - NITE FINDER". Archived from the original on 2004-06-04. Retrieved 2016-06-29.