The Regulator is a 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 "SwitchFire Technology", in the form of 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" does not have the instantaneous response that other semi-auto flywheel blasters have. 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 also has canted flywheels like the HyperFire, which induces a rifling effect on fired darts.

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.


  • The Regulator is the only Nerf blaster to feature 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.
  • Unlike other twelve dart clips, the Regulator's twelve dart clip has rubber bumpers underneath.
  • Some retailers denote it as the Trilogy.[citation needed]


The full image gallery for Regulator may be viewed at Regulator/Gallery.

Official videos


  1. Facebook Logo Nerf. Nerf Fest 2017 (Video). Facebook. Retrieved on 2017-08-10.
  2. Barrett, B. (2017-01-30). New Nerf Blasters, Including a 10-Barreled Mega Monster (Article). Wired. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved on 2017-02-19.

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