Nerf Deploy CS-6 Review

Nerf Deploy CS-6 Review

The majority of Nerf enthusiasts will agree that ammo capacity and firing style are among two of the most important factors in a successful Nerf blaster. After all, if you have enough foam darts and the ability to easily fire them, you can likely take on a host of opponents. 

However, there are some instances where Nerf blasters are built to focus on the entire blasting experience rather than just the firing part of it. This means that they often provide a range of features that are considered to be useful during any Nerf battle. One stellar example of this is the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6.  

Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6
9.4
  • This version of the classic Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6 blaster has special Icon Series colors and includes 12 Official Nerf Elite darts also with special Icon Series colors.
  • Play with it 3 different ways to give you flexibility in Nerf games.
  • Use the main blaster and extension blaster separately or attach them together for a combined blaster.
  • The main blaster has a folding bipod to steady shots extendable stock to adjust for stability and fit and attachable long-range scope for distance targeting.
  • The extension blaster attaches to the front of the main blaster for back-up firepower to surprise opponents.
  • The main blaster has bolt-action priming and comes with a 6-dart clip.
  • The extension blaster has 1-dart capacity and pump-action priming. There s clip storage on the main blaster. No batteries required. 

Nerf Deploy CS-6 Review

Nerf Deploy CS-6 Review

Should your child love the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6, you can use this guide to learn more about what it is, how it operates, and whether or not it’s a blaster worth investing in.  

Nerf N-Strike Clear Series: Deploy CS-6

Style and Design 

The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 was released back in 2010 under the N-Strike series, which means that its design is going to differ from blasters made today (especially given the shift over to the Nerf N-Strike Elite series and more recent lines of blasters).

The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 features a bright yellow, orange, and dark grey color scheme that is absolutely nostalgic and representative of what Nerf used to be. The body is very sleek but still incorporates mechanical elements that really add to the look and feel of this blaster.  

We won’t go too into detail about the various features here as we’ll cover these later on in this guide. However, you should know that this blaster looks great and packs a lot into its body! 

Nerf Dart Capacity 

This is a massive blaster, which is generally associated with a much larger ammo capacity. However, the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 has a six-dart capacity. The good news?

While this might be restrictive on other blasters, the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 features a six-dart clip system to make loading and reloading this blaster a seamless experience. 

Simply stock up on the ammo you need, load several dart clips prior to the battle, and switch out clips once you run out of ammo. You’ll also discover that the firing style of this blaster is an advantage when combined with this six-dart clip system.  

Nerf N-Strike Clear Series: Deploy CS-6

Firing Style and Range 

This blaster does require batteries, but don’t think that it’s for motorized firing! This blaster actually uses a pump-action firing mechanism to prime and fire foam darts. Just pump and fire when you’re ready. This is an N-Strike blaster, and these blasters aren’t known for having an extensive range.

On average, you’ll likely find that your blaster fires darts at a distance of around 30 to 35 feet. This means that the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 is better for close to mid-range combat rather than larger environments where players might need a bit more power.  

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Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6
9.4
  • This version of the classic Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6 blaster has special Icon Series colors and includes 12 Official Nerf Elite darts also with special Icon Series colors.
  • Play with it 3 different ways to give you flexibility in Nerf games.
  • Use the main blaster and extension blaster separately or attach them together for a combined blaster.
  • The main blaster has a folding bipod to steady shots extendable stock to adjust for stability and fit and attachable long-range scope for distance targeting.
  • The extension blaster attaches to the front of the main blaster for back-up firepower to surprise opponents.
  • The main blaster has bolt-action priming and comes with a 6-dart clip.
  • The extension blaster has 1-dart capacity and pump-action priming. There s clip storage on the main blaster. No batteries required. 

Additional Features 

While most blasters will only offer a few extra features, the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 is packed to the brim with them.

Let’s take a closer look at these features to get a better idea of what this blaster has to offer players that want a more useful blaster.  

  • Flashlight to Firing Conversion: There’s a lot to unpack with the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6, but arguably the most important place to start is with its converting body. The Deploy has two different modes: flashlight mode and blaster mode. In flashlight mode, the blaster becomes a compact flashlight with a handle that you can use to illuminate your environment. When you want to fire your blaster, you can push the “Deploy” button in front of the top handle to expand your blaster and prepare for battle. This is a fun feature and one that children will get super excited about.  
  • Handle/Tactical Rail: The top handle on this blaster makes it easier to carry around the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 in either of its modes. It also offers a tactical rail so that you can add a scope or another helpful accessory to the blaster’s body 
  • Built-in Shoulder Stock: Pump-action blasters can be a bit difficult to use and aim because of the jarring motion that makes it easier to immediately hit your target. The built-in shoulder stock is a little awkwardly placed, but it may help some players get more accurate shots after priming their blaster.  
  • Additional Dart Storage: While there’s not a massive storage space for a host of extra darts, there is a small compartment for one single dart located in the pump handle. This may be useful in the event of an extreme emergency where you run out of darts or dart clips.  You may also like - Dart Storage Ideas
  • Carry Strap: Have you added an accessory to your top handle and are no longer able to use it to carry your blaster around? Don’t worry. The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 also comes with a carry strap to make the blaster easier to transport regardless of whether you have the top handle available or not.  
  • Jam Door: Jams are known to occur throughout a wide range of blasters, which is why jam doors are such useful features. Whenever you experience a jam with the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6, just open up the door, fish out your dart, and get back in the action! 

If your child is a fan of blasters that do more than just fire darts, they’re really going to love the experience that the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 has to offer.  

What We Like 

  • Unique Design: Very few blasters have the ability to transform. While this may only be between a flashlight mode and a blaster mode, it’s still a really cool feature that the owner of the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 and their friends will appreciate.  
  • Packed With Features: The more features, the better. With the jam door, the carry strap and top tactical rail/handle, additional dart storage, and a built-in shoulder stock, players have everything they need to go after the competition with confidence.  
  • Easy to Use: The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 is easy to use. Just push a button, load the clip in, pump the blaster, and fire at will! 
  • Perfect for Nighttime Battles: Given that there’s a built-in flashlight, this blaster is better suited for nighttime battles. If your child likes to play with their friends at night in darker environments, the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 might be a good pick for their needs.  

What Could Be Improved 

  • Distance Could Be Better: This is an N-Strike blaster, so the distance might not measure up with what today’s players are looking for in a blaster. However, it’s not like the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 doesn’t fire at all. If your child is comfortable with close or mid-range combat, they should still be able to enjoy playing with this blaster.  
  • Blaster Body Might Be Awkward for Some Players: The shoulder stock on this blaster is a little oddly placed, which can make using it a strange experience for some users. This is just something to keep in mind.  
  • Flashlight Isn’t High-End: It’s always important to remember that Nerf blasters are toys, especially when it comes to built-in equipment. The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 doesn’t have a powerful flashlight beam that’s going to target opponents. If you want that, you might want to look for an attachment that is brighter and more focused.  

Our Verdict 

N-Strike series blasters come with a few disadvantages that have been worked out as Nerf has released more blasters, but that doesn’t mean that certain blasters from the past aren’t worth trying out.

The Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6 comes with a ton of features, an exciting blaster design, and plenty of potential to help today’s players get the most out of their blasting experience. If your child is looking for something completely unique, get them the Nerf N-Strike Deploy CS-6! 

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Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6
9.4
  • This version of the classic Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6 blaster has special Icon Series colors and includes 12 Official Nerf Elite darts also with special Icon Series colors.
  • Play with it 3 different ways to give you flexibility in Nerf games.
  • Use the main blaster and extension blaster separately or attach them together for a combined blaster.
  • The main blaster has a folding bipod to steady shots extendable stock to adjust for stability and fit and attachable long-range scope for distance targeting.
  • The extension blaster attaches to the front of the main blaster for back-up firepower to surprise opponents.
  • The main blaster has bolt-action priming and comes with a 6-dart clip.
  • The extension blaster has 1-dart capacity and pump-action priming. There s clip storage on the main blaster. No batteries required. 

Jeremy A
Dart Dudes

About the Author

Jeremy is the founder of Dart Dudes, the leading resource for parents looking to pick up a Nerf toy for a child. He grew up with his four brothers and two sisters where there was always a Nerf war taking place.

With a focus on safety, Jeremy has helped thousands of parents help chose the right Nerf toy for their kids or grandkids. He lives in California with his wife and family. Learn more about me. - You can email me jeremy@dartdudes.com

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