The Nerf Raider CS-35 (even with all the new 2010 blaster releases) still fills the shelves in Toy R Us, Walmart, Target, ect. and it is not a weapon you want to be on the wrong end of. Though released over a year ago (September 9, 2009) the Nerf Raider CS-35 has more than maintained it’s lethality.
The Raider CS-35 is a reverse plunger, clip system blaster. It is the first of nerf N-Strike blasters to be equipped with a slam fire feature, in which you may hold down the trigger and pump the blaster at a rate of your preference. The Raider has less modding potential then other blasters (ex. Nerf Longshot, Vulcan, or Nite Finder) due to it’s reverse plunger system, though none the less is in my opinion a fun blaster to modify. A stock Raider is able to shoot about 25-30 feet when fired level about 5 feet above the ground.
One of the many features that makes the Raider a lethal weapon is the 35-38 dart drum that it comes with, this drum is also obviously able to be used in other CS (Clip System) nerf blasters and presently can hold more ammo than any other clip or drum.
The Raider is also compatible with all N-Strike removable stocks to date, and comes with a 3 stage extending stock that extends from approximately 7.4 inches in length too 10.5 inches. The Nerf Raider without its stock attachment is 1 foot 8 inches in length.