|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 Recon CS-6 is a manually cycled and clip-fed slide blaster. It has room for an extra dart in the handle and the included shoulder stock can hold an extra clip. There is one tactical rail on top of the blaster's priming slide; using a scope or another aiming accessory on the Recon is slightly difficult due to the fact that the user must stop aiming to prime the blaster. The barrel extension features two extra tactical rails and the light beam unit has one as well.
In 2008, the original Recon CS-6 was recalled because a small hand could get caught in the plunger, causing skin to rip. Over 330,000 units were recalled. Nerf developed covers for the plungers and a new Recon CS-6 was put back on the market. These plunger covers are now a recurring feature on many spring powered clip system blasters that have a shoulder stock attachment point.
The Recon has had two direct successors: the 2012 N-Strike Elite Retaliator, the 2015 N-Strike Modulus Recon MKII. In 2018, the N-Strike Elite Delta Trooper served as a spiritual successor to the Recon.
The Recon CS-6 is made with the reverse plunger system. Because of this, it is usually disliked in modifying communities.
Orange Mod Works has released three special mod kits for the Recon: a Stage 1 package with a stronger spring, a Stage 2 package with an aluminum bolt sled and plunger, and a "starter" Massacre Kit, with polycarbonate replacement parts.
A special edition Recon value pack was released, where the Recon came packaged with an extra six dart clip and six extra Streamline Darts.
There also exists a triple dart value pack and a super value pack with triple the darts and two more six dart clips.
The Recon has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike (yellow, black, gray, and orange)
- Clear Series (clear plastic and orange)
- Red Strike (red, black, gray, and orange)
- Sonic Series (clear green and orange)
- Gear Up (orange and black)
Reloading and firing
To reload the Recon, pull the slide back and then press the clip release button to release any empty clips in the blaster. Load up to six Streamline Darts into a six-dart clip, then load the clip into the blaster. Push the slide forward to the starting position to prime it.
Pull the trigger to fire the blaster.
- The older version has a longer plunger tube, whereas the newer version has a smaller tube due to a recall concerning the exposed plunger pinching skin.
- Owners of the pre-recall blasters were given free replacement cylindrical covers that fully encased the plunger tube to prevent further injury.
- Because pre-recall plunger tubes are larger and longer, they are incompatible with the Raider CS-35's stock.
- The Recon is featured as a weapon in the video games Nerf N-Strike and Nerf N-Strike Elite.
- "Recon" is a military expression meaning "reconnaissance".
- The Recon and its successor, the Retaliator, are effectively the most compact clip system can be made in, with the shortest possible barrel.
- Interestingly, during a large number of advertisements, Nerf has shown the underbarrel tactical light incorrectly placed forwards, where it would fall off if tilted downwards, instead of locked in position. For the Gear Up advertisement stand, it was shown with the attachment reversed.
- One can dual wield the Recon by using the tactical rails on the slide to cock each blaster simultaneously. This drastically reduces rate of fire, though, and one would be better off using just one.
- The Recon's accessories have been copied and added to a Barricade rip-off by Chinese pirating company leyuan.
- In some packages, the Recon is shown with the clip halfway removed.
|The full image gallery for Recon CS-6 may be viewed at Recon CS-6/Gallery.|
- Recon CS-6 instructions on the Hasbro website
|Clip system blasters|
|N-Strike||Alpha Trooper CS-18 • Deploy CS-6 • Longshot CS-6 • Longstrike CS-6 • Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 • Rayven CS-18 • Recon CS-6 • Stampede ECS|
|N-Strike Elite||Alpha Trooper CS-6 • Alpha Trooper CS-12 • Cam ECS-12 • CrossBolt • Delta Trooper • Demolisher 2-In-1 • Hail-Fire • HyperFire • Infinus • Rampage • Rayven CS-18 • Rayven Stinger • RayvenFire • Retaliator • Rhino-Fire • Stryfe • Stryfe CQ-10|
|N-Strike Modulus||Demolisher • Evader • LongStrike • Mediator • Modulus ECS-10 • Recon MKII • Regulator • Tri-Strike|
|Zombie Strike||RevReaper • Scravenger • SlingFire • Revoltinator|
|Other Nerf blasters||AccuTrooper • Allegiant Blaster • AR-L • Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu) Deluxe Blaster • Desolator • Double Dealer • First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster • First Order Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster (GlowStrike) • Rapid Red • RaptorStrike • Sergeant Jyn Erso Deluxe Blaster • StratoHawk|
|Non-Nerf blasters||Brute • Champion • Eradicator • Sentinel • Snipe • Tactical Storm • Thermal Hunter|