The Regulator is an electronic clip system Nerf blaster that was released in August of 2017[1] under the N-Strike Modulus series. It requires four "C" batteries to be operated.

It comes packaged with a Storage Stock, a Long Barrel Scope, a Short Barrel Scope, a Swivel Handle, two twelve dart clips, and twenty-four Elite Darts.


The Regulator is unique in that it features a selector lever which allows the user to choose one of three firing modes: the standard semi-automatic mode, a "burst mode" that fires three darts one after the other, and a standard fully-automatic mode.

It is compatible with both barrel extensions and detachable shoulder stocks. It also has two tactical rails: one on top of the blaster, and one under the muzzle. It also features four sling mounts: one on the front-most barrel extension, one built into both of the core blaster's iron sights, and one in the bottom of the shoulder stock. It also has a LED light, that flashes when the loaded clip is empty.

It features the use of a conveyor system, similar to the N-Strike Elite HyperFire. This, combined with the lag of the computer chip, creates a substantial delay in firing, meaning that the "single-fire mode" isn’t as useful as it could be. However, this does mean that it has a faster rate of fire than other blasters (but is still slightly slower than the HyperFire's).

It advertises a firing range of up to ninety feet (twenty-seven meters).

Official description


The Regulator was officially announced on January 30 of 2017.[2]


The Regulator is one of the hardest blasters to modify with a LiPo battery[citation needed]; if done, however, the rate of fire on the full auto firing mode will increase greatly.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Regulator, press the clip release button to remove any empty clips. Load up to twelve Elite Darts into one of the provided twelve dart clips, and load it into the blaster.

To fire a dart, hold down the acceleration trigger. The user may wish to wait for the flywheels to rev up for maximum range. Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart.


  • The Regulator is the only current Nerf blaster to feature select-fire or the three-dart burst fire mode.
  • When used as barrel extensions, the Long Barrel Scope and Short Barrel Scope allow for temporary "integrations" by clipping a blaster with a top vertical rail to the underside of the barrel.
  • Sometimes the conveyor belt slips, leading to a reduced rate of fire and sometimes jams or malfunctions.
  • Some retailers denote it as the Trilogy.


Regulator-CAbox Regulator with model Indicator light
The full image gallery for Regulator may be viewed at Regulator/Gallery.


  1. Nerf Fest 2017.
  2. Brian Barrett (2017-01-30). Nerf’s Newest Blasters Include a 10-Barreled Mega Monster.