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There are very few blaster lines that can compare to the Nerf Doomlands 2169 series. While other lines may have sleek, automatic blasters, the Nerf Doomlands line brings an edgier take on blasting to the table, which makes for great-looking Nerf guns that you can’t find anywhere else.
Take, for example, the aptly named Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster. With this gun in hand, enemies may find it hard to justify going against you on the battlefield, and you will feel just as cool while you are using it.
For this reason alone, it is amongst one of the greatest in its own line.
To make sure that you are making the best decision, however, we found it necessary to give you the full rundown of this weapon before you commit to the purchase.
If you think that the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster is for you, continue reading below to get the full review on this gun!
Style and Design
Despite the fact that the Nerf Doomlands series features a largely orange design color with elements of charcoal scattered throughout the body, this blaster doesn’t look cartoonish in the slightest.
In fact, the level of detail that was put into the gun makes it one of the more intimidating products to use against your opponents.
The body of the Lawbringer resembles that of a small rifle, with a large body designed to handle its large rotating barrel, several supporting points that make it easier for users to grip and use during the blasting experience, and a small handle that expands into a shoulder stock for improved accuracy during firing.
What makes the Nerf Doomlands blasters stand out from other lines is the transparent part of the body towards the front of the handle, which exposes the inner mechanisms and gives you the ability to see how your gun functions.
If you’re looking for a unique and awesome looking primary weapon, the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer is an excellent choice.
The term “rotating barrel” doesn’t usually inspire much confidence within users. After all, most barrels can only hold six darts at most, which makes these types of weapons great for secondary weapons but not for primary blasters.
Fortunately, the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster took this into consideration and decided to expand their ammo capacity, packing a whopping 12-darts into this weapon.
Because of this impressive improvement, it makes it easier for you to carry your Lawbringer into battle and to expect it to hold up against some of the bigger blasters.
Firing Style and Range
The Nerf Doomlands 2169 line makes an effort to differentiate itself from other Nerf products.
While the first major addition to every weapon is the clear handle casing, which we see in the Lawbringer, the second feature that is also contained in all Doomlands blasters is hammer-action blaster.
We’re a fan of hammer-action blasting because of its ease-of-use and the potential to use your blaster one-handed, which gives you the ability to hold and use a second hammer-action weapon (although this may not be entirely realistic with the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster as it is rather large).
With this type of blaster, all you have to do is push down the hammer at the top of the gun with your thumb, and fire!
Once you’ve prepped your weapon, you can expect your darts to launch up to 64 feet, making it perfect for those who will engage in all ranges of combat!
Just when you thought that the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster couldn’t any better, we have to take a look at the final feature on this product that makes it so valuable to every Nerf enthusiast.
The shoulder stock doesn’t just make your shots more accurate, it also gives you extra storage space.
The shoulder stock doubles as a storage stock, where you can fit 12 more darts for easier reload when you inevitably run out of ammunition.
Any type of storage extension is an invaluable tool that will help you later in battle. We love this addition!
What We Like
- Easy Hammer-Action Blasting - Hammer-action blasting is arguably the easiest way to prime your Nerf gun for use.
With just one finger extension and a little bit of force, you are ready to launch your darts at any opponent who comes your way. This also gives it more room for the makers at Nerf to focus on the look of the body, which brings us to our next point...
- Great Look - We rarely talk about the style in the advantages section, mainly because style rarely adds anything of value to the functionality of the blaster.
However, the blasters in the Doomlands series really go above and beyond what we expect. From the sharp details to the transparent handle, these guns are perfect for those of all ages who are looking for their own unique blaster.
- Extra Storage Space - The biggest problem with manual guns is that you are out of luck when you run out of darts. Unless you have an extra string of darts on your person when you hear that empty click, you are going to have to pick up your darts and find a place to reload while avoiding the competition.
Although dart storage can only go so far, we do like that the Lawbringer gives you a full reload right from the shoulder stock. It may be a simple addition but it is one of the most helpful features you will see in a Nerf gun.
- Increased Ammo Capacity - As we stated above, blasters with rotating barrels often make for great secondary or backup guns. They aren’t usually capable of holding a lot of darts in their bodies.
The Nerf Doomlands 2169 blaster, on the other hand, brands itself as a valuable blaster by increasing its ammo capacity to 12 darts. If you plan on bringing this blaster into a Nerf war, it can hold its own.
- Improved Accuracy - If the Lawbringer didn’t have a shoulder stock, it would look like an oversized pistol with a handle that was far too small. As you can imagine, this would be near impossible to use efficiently, which would ruin the experience for anyone who purchases it.
The good news is that Nerf decided to add the stock at the end of the blaster, which makes it easier to hold and fire accurately when you begin using it.
What We Don’t Like
- Manual Reload Can Be Time-Consuming - The biggest downside with guns that do not have motorized blasting capabilities and clip systems is that the act of physically reloading your gun can take up a lot of time and leave you vulnerable to enemies on the battlefield.
In this situation, those smaller rotating barrels that we mentioned above come in handy. The ammo capacity featured in the Lawbringer, however, makes it harder for you to load all 12 darts in quickly, which means that you will have to find a suitable spot to hide in if you want to avoid being shot while you are loading the darts into your blaster.
- Gun Might Be Too Heavy for Some Users to Use Hammer-Action Blasting - The good news is that this blaster comes with hammer-action blasting capabilities, which is a major advantage for Nerf users who want a blaster that is easy to use.
The downside? Because this gun’s body is so heavy towards the front, trying to physically face the gun towards you and prime it with one hand may not be possible for all users. Although you can still operate the gun with two hands, this takes away from the point of having a hammer-action system.
If this is why you are looking to purchase the Lawbringer, make sure that you or your recipient can handle it first before you make the purchase. There is nothing worse than getting a Nerf blaster that you are not going to have fun using!
- Face Is Not Open for Easy Reloading - There are a lot of great blasters out there that have an open face, which makes it simple to slide your darts into the open slots without having to take the time to turn your blaster around and painstakingly insert each of your darts into your gun.
While the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blaster does not have an entirely closed face, it may still be relatively hard for some users to get their darts into their gun easily, which can be a disadvantage for those who are not experienced in using manual weapons.
While the Nerf Doomlands 2169 Lawbringer blasters may suffer from many of the similar problems that you get with any non-motorized Nerf gun, it is still a great blaster overall.
Featuring a larger ammo capacity, extra storage, and easy priming, the Lawbringer is a useful weapon to have on the battlefield. If you are looking to purchase the Lawbringer as your next Nerf weapon, you will be satisfied with your purchase!