12 Elite Darts
The Retaliator is an 2012 N-Strike Elite blaster that holds 12 Elite Darts. It is essentially a Recon CS-6 redone with "Elite Distance" and paint scheme. It comes with a variety of accessories, just like with the Recon CS-6. Unlike the Recon CS-6, it does not come with a sight or a light beam unit. Instead, it comes with a Retaliator detachable stock, a Retaliator foregrip and a Retaliator barrel extension. It should be compatible with all types of clips and drums. It also comes with a 12-Dart Clip, the third clip released. While this clip holds less than the Stampede ECS's 18-Dart Clip, it holds more than the 6-Dart Clip that comes with the Recon CS-6.
How to Fire Edit
Step 2: Load the 12-Dart Clip into the blaster.
Step 3: Pull back the cocking handle on the top until it stops.
Step 4: Push the cockling back to its original position.
Step 5: Press the trigger all the way down to fire a dart.
The Retaliator was one of the first known N-Strike Elite blasters, alongside the Rampage. It looks very similar to a Recon CS-6 and uses the same Clip System. Because of this, it is compatible with the 6 and 18-Dart Clip as well as the 18, 25 and 35-Dart Drum. It is also compatible with Streamline Darts. It is in fact almost identical to a Recon CS-6 with a different colour scheme when all the accessories on both blasters are removed.
Range 10/10 This blaster achieves ranges of 50-60 ft when fired parallel to the ground and 75-80 ft fired at the optimum angle.
Accuracy 9/10 The barrel attachment may increase accuracy because it has rifling. Since the dart travels at a faster speed than previous N-Strike models, bullet drop will be mitigated. The assault grip will make for a comfortable firing hold, but will not provide an obvious increase in accuracy due to the measured fire rate of the blaster.
Reliability 8/10 It jams seldomly compared to the Recon. To clear the jam you need to push the priming handle up, if it does not go up then pull the trigger back.
Rate 6/10 It can fire one to two darts per second.
Capacity 10/10 It holds 12 darts at a time, but the Recon can hold 13.
Overall 8.6/10 Although limited by manual cycling, the Retaliator's simple, efficient design and its high utility makes it a formidable blaster.