Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike Series AlphaHawk Review

The N-Strike Elite AccuStrike series is one that is said to offer improved accuracy, which is a direct result of the spiral tip that the makers have incorporated into the new darts.

Beyond these changes in the ammo, however, many of these guns offer quite unique designs that may be perfect for individuals looking to add a wide variety of blasters to their collection.

One such weapon is the Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk. To get a better idea of what the AlphaHawk is and how well it performs, use the blaster guide below before you dive in and make the purchase!

Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk Review

Nerf Ner Accustrike Alphahawk Action Figure

Style and Design

The Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk offers the traditional all-orange color scheme with splashes of grey and white throughout.

Although this blaster does have the sharp features you may see in similar products, it does have more of the mechanical build that you would expect from the Nerf N-Strike Elite series, which we think suits this blaster quite well.

If you’re looking for an AccuStrike blaster that looks great on the battlefield, we think you’ll enjoy the style and design of the AlphaHawk.

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Ammo Capacity

The ammo capacity on this blaster is a bit different than some of the other ammo capacities we’ve seen thus far, offering room for five darts in its revolving drum.

Generally, five darts may be considered to be a problematic ammo capacity. However, much like it is for products like the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm blaster, a smaller ammo capacity can sometimes be an advantage as your blaster will be easier to reload once you run out of ammo.

This is something to consider if a low ammo capacity may traditionally be a deterrent when purchasing a Nerf gun.

Nerf Ner Accustrike Alphahawk Action Figure


Firing Style and Range

The Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk uses a bolt-action priming mechanism to prepare your darts. Simply pull the bolt back, push it forward, and fire when you’re ready. The only real complaint of this blaster is that the range could offer.

The AlphaHawk has an average range of 50 feet and has been said by some users to misfire on occasion.

This can be a potential issue during a battle and makes it more of a close to mid-range blaster rather than one that you could reliably use for battles in large environments.

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What We Like

  • Easy to Reload: Generally, low ammo capacity is a problem when it comes to effective battle. However, with the Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk, this may actually be an advantage. Having only five darts in the rotating drum makes it easier for you to quickly reload your blaster once you run out of darts.

    Additionally, the AlphaHawk has a button on the side of the blaster that releases the drum so that you can reload with ease. Overall, this makes for a more convenient, enjoyable blasting experience.

Nerf Ner Accustrike Alphahawk Action Figure

  • Built-in Scope and Shoulder Stock: We like that Nerf considered some of the features you would need for improved accuracy while making this blaster. With a built-in shoulder stock to help you stabilize your shots and a scope featured on the gun that can add to your efforts, you will be able to improve your performance without having to go out and buy additional parts.

  • Plenty of Tactical Rail Space for Add-Ons: That said, if you do want to add some features to your gun, the Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk comes with two tactical rails that will give you plenty of space to customize your weapon

What We Don’t Like

  • Range Leaves a Lot to Be Desired: Improved accuracy isn’t as exciting if the range of the weapon simply isn’t there. Unfortunately, the Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk only has a range of about 50 feet which, while not terrible, isn’t the best for those who may have expected to be able to compete with some of the other Nerf blasters out there. If you’re looking for a blaster that has N-Strike Elite range, you’re not going to get this with the AlphaHawk.

  • Blaster May Sometimes Fire Inconsistently: Inconsistent shots and misfires seem to be a somewhat common problem with this weapon. This is something that some users may have been able to fix on their own, but it should be known before purchasing so that you avoid getting a weapon that can’t perform to your standards.

Nerf Ner Accustrike Alphahawk Action Figure


Our Verdict

Is the Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike AlphaHawk worth making your next weapon? Overall, this blaster is built with most Nerf users in mind, with a pop-out rotating drum, a built-in shoulder stock, and a built-in scope to help you steady your shots.

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That said, the reduced range and occasion misfire can counteract the advantages of this weapon. In our opinion, it’s not the best blaster in the AccuStrike series, but it may be a good fit for Nerf players who like to modify their weapons and find ways to improve overall performance.