There are two triggers on the blaster; the top is the firing trigger, while the bottom is a separate trigger to power the integrated red light beam unit. It features a two-dart dart storage under the blaster’s light and has a tactical rail on top of the blaster. On the end of the handle is a small hook-like piece of plastic, which extends down past the battery compartment. This hook can be used to prime another Firestrike, allowing the user to dual-wield Firestrikes.
Complete your mission even in the shadows with the FIRESTRIKE blaster! This compact blasters precision light beam targeting gives you laserlike focus even in lowlight conditions! Activate the Light Beam Trigger to zero in on targets up to 15 feet away. The FIRESTRIKE blaster launches Elite Darts up to 75 feet! As with most NSTRIKE blasters, the Tactical Rail lets you add most NSTRIKE Tactical Rail accessories (sold separately) for more battle capability. Power up the Light Beam on your FIRESTRIKE blaster and get ready to take out your target with one shot!
It was first seen on the packaging of the first four N-Strike Elite blasters.
The Firestrike is a successor to the N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3, and the fourth, and final, iteration of the original Nite Finder.
It was given a soft release in December 2012 along with the Strongarm and Stryfe in select retailers.
It was re-released with digital camo and a textured grip (the gray side). It was re-released again with an orange, white, and gray color scheme; this re-release was shown off at the 2014 New York Toy Fair and was later released as the Elite XD variant.
The Firestrike has been released with the following color schemes:
- N-Strike Elite (blue, white, black, gray, and orange)
- N-Strike Elite alternate (blue, black, gray, and orange)
- Elite XD (orange, white, black, and, gray)
- BattleCamo Series (white, blue, gray, and orange)
There is a blaster set of the Firestrike that comes packaged with the Strongarm called the Strongarm and Firestrike All-Mission Pack. There is also a Double Your Darts value pack, as well as an Australian Target-exclusive twin-blaster pack.
Reloading and firing
To reload the Firestrike, load a dart into the blaster’s muzzle. Pull the plunger rod back to prime the blaster.
Pull the trigger to fire a dart.
This blaster works with all Micro Dart and clip system dart types. Although a Streamline Dart won’t fit all the way in the muzzle, it will still fire reasonably well.
Also, though unrecommended by Nerf, it works extremely well with a Whistler Dart and is very powerful and accurate, and creates a very noticeable whistling sound.
- It is unknown if this blaster is purposefully named after the Dart Tag version of the Nite Finder EX-3.
- Strangely, this blaster comes with W-type Elite Darts.
- The Firestrike is slightly smaller than the Nite Finder.
- The integrated light is most effective in dark or dim area, due to its size and brightness.