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The Reflex IX-1 is an internal mechanism Nerf blaster that was released in 2008 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged with three Whistler Darts.


The Reflex IX-1 is a small single-shot blaster. It has a small tactical rail on top, which may double as iron sights to help with aiming. It also has a strap point built into the grip.

Two variations of the Reflex exist, with some early models of the blaster having a pointed keychain attachment point. Newer models have a curved point instead.

Streamline Darts will not fire from the blaster without modification due to the Reflex's air restrictor.


The Reflex was re-released in 2010 with updated packaging. The blaster's performance remained the same.

It was re-released again in 2013 with a Elite Repaint color scheme similar to that of the N-Strike Elite color scheme. The tactical rail on the new version has been moved from the front of the slide to the rear, and there are other minor molding differences on the slide as well.

Color schemes

The Reflex has been released with the following color schemes:


The Reflex utilizes a reverse plunger system and exposes its plunger tube from its backside when fully primed. Despite featuring a reverse plunger system, it is quite simple to modify. Basic modifications such as air restrictor removal and barrel replacements are rather common and easy to perform.[1][2][3] Minimization can also be done, though not to a high degree due to the already small stature of the blaster.[4] The Reflex's small size makes it a prime candidate for integration into another blaster.[5] More experienced modders may also be able to perform more in depth mods, including Manta-ing two Reflexes together.[4]

Blaster sets

The Reflex comes packaged in a number of blaster sets. One Reflex IX-1 comes with the Tech Target Set. Two Reflex blasters, one yellow and one blue, come with the Quick Blast Game. A Toys "R" Us exclusive pack, the Attack Unit, comes with six Reflex blasters.

Two Reflex blasters and ten Whistler Darts come in the Reflex IX-1 2-Pack.


  • The Reflex IX-1 is known as the Handgat IX-1 in Japan.
  • The Reflex is very similar in size and performance to the 2007 Eliminator, which is generally considered to be the inspiration for this blaster as well as its predecessor. The 2011 Star Wars Captain Rex Blaster, General Grievous Blaster, and Cad Bane Blaster are believed to be based on the Reflex platform, despite featuring different internals and performance.[6]
  • If the user holds the priming slide tightly while firing, the noise made by the blaster is reduced.[citation needed]
  • The strap point has enough space to fit a dart inside it, but is not meant for ammunition storage.
  • The Reflex fits perfectly inside the pocket on the N-Strike Tactical Vest.


The full image gallery for Reflex IX-1 may be viewed at Reflex IX-1/Gallery.


  1. NerfHaven logo.png Gage (2012-06-06). Reflex IX-2 Modification (Forum thread). NerfHaven. Archived from the original on 2017-02-09. Retrieved on 2016-05-12.
  2. Eclipse (2010-12-06). Reflex IX-2 Modification (Article). Nerfing Down Under. Archived from the original on 2019-12-04. Retrieved on 2016-05-12.
  3. Fractal Art. Nerf Reflex IX-1 CPVC Barrel Replacement. Instructables. Archived from the original on 2015-11-07. Retrieved on 2016-05-12.
  4. 4.0 4.1 KOnerf (2011-11-11). Modifications/Paintjob pictures. (Forum thread). BritNerf. Archived from the original on 2019-12-04. Retrieved on 2019-12-04.
  5. NerfHaven logo.png MattTheSasquatch (2011-12-10). Nerf Reflex Integration Into A Nerf Recon Barrel (Forum thread). NerfHaven. Archived from the original on 2019-12-04. Retrieved on 2016-05-12.
  6. UrbanTaggers logo.jpg Pocket. Esq. (2011-02-19). Review: Star Wars Clone Wars Blaster: Captain Rex (Article). Urban Taggers. Archived from the original on 2017-04-01. Retrieved on 2016-05-12. Urban Taggers: Review - Star Wars Clone Wars Blaster: Captain Rex.