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Not to be confused with the N-Strike Elite Scout MKII or the Zombie Strike Sidestrike's prototype name.

The Scout IX-3 is an internal mechanism Nerf blaster that was released in 2003 under the N-Strike series.

It comes packaged in the Unity Power System blaster set.


The Scout uses a priming slide similar to the Maverick REV-6, yet loads from the muzzle like a Nite Finder EX-3 or Element EX-6.

The Scout features a tactical rail and storage for two extra darts. A button on the slide enables the blaster to be fired by a button on the Titan AS-V.1 when connected as part of the Unity Power System.


The Scout was one of the first blasters to be released under the N-Strike series. It first came packaged in the Unity Power System, along with the Hornet AS-6, and the Titan AS-V.1.

In 2005, it was re-released with the Action Blasters Tech Target Set, under the name of the Tech Target Eliminator. It was later replaced in the Tech Target Set by the Reflex IX-1 in 2009.

It was re-released again 2011, this time as a standard, single-blaster, as well as a two-pack.

It was spiritually succeeded by the 2014 Zombie Strike Sidestrike.

Color schemes

The Scout has been released with the following color schemes:

Blaster sets

The Scout IX-3 is packaged in the Titan ASV-1 & Scout IX-3 Set alongside the Titan. Two are also available in the Scout IX-3 2-Pack.


  • Strangely enough, the pack that comes with the N-Strike color scheme was first shipped to the Philippines.[citation needed]
  • In the Unity Power System, the Scout comes with Micro Darts; the N-Strike releases come with Whistler Darts.
  • The Scout was the first blaster to feature a tactical rail.