Nerf N-Strike Maverick

Nerf N-Strike Maverick Toy Gun - I bought my son a toy, and I'm the only one playing with it.

I did this with a Nerf N-Strike Maverick toy gun, a Nerf dart six-shooter. Since it was ridiculously cheap ($8 each), I bought two so my son and a friend could have shootouts...

...I suppose that's not smart parenting on so many levels, but I won't go there.

As soon as my son unwrapped them, I opened one and starting shooting anything convenient.

NOTE: I refrained from shooting at the cat.

That was hard to resist! -- but few other temptations avoiding being a target. My wife was a favorite, as were the much too delicate ornaments on the Christmas tree.

In the middle of setting many bad examples for my son, I asked him if he wanted to play.

He took the Nerf N-Strike toy, shot at a few things, then handed it back to me and hasn't touched it since.

On the other hand, I continued to invent targets.

Now that most of the light fixtures in the house are broken, I mostly shoot at images on the TV.

Wanna know what happened to the cat?

As for the cat, I take enormous pride in the fact our cat is not under the bed, terrorized. I haven't shot at her once. Really.

I hope that is some sign of maturity...coming from a man who still plays with his son's toys.

Postscript - Quick Product Review

I see on Amazon there are a couple Nerf N-Strike models, and I wanted to be clear which I think is best.

The one I like is the Nerf N-Strike Maverick. It holds six shots like a revolver, which is great because it means less reloading.

The Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3 looks to be quite good as well; however, it has to be reloaded for each shot. A drawback in a firefight...

...or if the cat tries to retaliate.

Nerf N-Strike Maverick

~dart_man — 30 December 2007, 16:02

about reloading, if you just mod the gun and do a little research you can make it to were you slide in a new clip when you run out of ammo. Iv'e seen it done and it's cool.