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 single fire Nerf blaster that was released in 2003 under the N-Strike series.


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 Tech Target Set under the name of the Tech Target Eliminator in the Action Blasters series. It was later replaced in the Tech Target Set by the Reflex IX-1 in 2009.

It was later re-released as a single and double pack in 2011 with the N-Strike color scheme.

It was spiritually succeeded by the Sidestrike.

Color schemes

The Scout has been released with the following color schemes:

Reloading and firing

To reload the Scout, load a dart into the muzzle. Pull back the priming slide to prime it.

Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart. Alternatively, press the button on the slide.


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