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#1 littlemikey

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:02 AM

Howdy dues. New member here!
My name is Mikey, and I hail from the land of Australia.

Today, we finally got NERF Recons imported into our fine country, and I managed to get one.

I already have a longshot, I bought it on ebay, and I can say, that the Recon is not as awesome as the longshot.

Pros of Recon:
  • LOTS of rails to attach various things
  • Nice red dot pointer
  • Decent range out of the box
  • Comes with lots of darts
  • Clip release is on both sides, good for left handers.
Cons of Recon
  • Ships with only one clip
  • Clip is more dodgy then longshot clip
  • Stock is very flimsy, I imagine it will break easily.
  • Jam cleaner is hard to operate, Longshot was much better.
Since you cant get Longshot's in Australia I suppose this is pretty good.
Anyone else's thoughts?
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#2 Shadowblade

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:35 AM

Decent range? For indoors maybe, but outdoors, one would get destroyed if he/she was using a stock recon. But I agree with you, the rail system is pretty fun. The recon, while not the hottest gun on the field, is always fun to use. Check out some of the mods for the recon in the forums, they should help you out some.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:26 PM

Clip is more dodgy then longshot clip? Whats that supposed to mean? Its the same as the ls clip just a different color.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:14 PM

In my experience, the clip on my recon has a stronger spring and the darts often pop out when I'm trying to put the clip back in.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:20 PM

I like the recon as you can convert it to a handgun, or a "rifle." But welcome to nerfhaven. I'm assuming that you have browsed the site pretty thoroghly from your great grammar. Not many newer members have great grammar. But just in case you haven't seen it, this is the modification directory. It has most modifications that you will look for, and will help you with your own, and if you post a really good modification, or a mod for a gun that is not yet in the directory, your mod will be edited in, for everyone on the forum to see. Enjoy your stay.
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It's not like that. I put lube on it and its the same. Its just stuck. And when I cock it back it goes farther back then usual. Also I push as hard as I can and it wont go back in. I've tried the methods and they wont work. Also pics are up.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:30 PM

I think the Recon is a cool gun, but it's not the best. If you want a gun that's looks cool, and has some cool features, then this is your gun, but I still prefer the LS. The Recon is a decent pistol, but my Disk shot pistol shoots furhter and is much smaller. So the Recon is a fun gun, and decent all around when modded, but it's not the best at anyhing.

And about the jam clearer, I'd don't like either. I took the one off my LS, so it's always open. But my recon is really my little brother's, and he won't let me take it off.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:32 PM

The recon is a good gun it was kind of tricky to mod (partialy because it was one of my first mods) but now I am getting pretty good ranges.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:13 PM

I think the Recon is a cool gun, but it's not the best. If you want a gun that's looks cool, and has some cool features, then this is your gun, but I still prefer the LS. The Recon is a decent pistol, but my Disk shot pistol shoots furhter and is much smaller. So the Recon is a fun gun, and decent all around when modded, but it's not the best at anyhing.


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:37 PM

I love my Panda Recon pistol. I usually play indoor or urban Nerf Wars where there's lots of cover, so I find it useful. It licks balls outside, though, so that's when I pull out the Magstrike or Panda Longshot. I think it's one of the most aesthetically pleasing guns (at least the older Recons that didn't have that bollocks black tube in the back).
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:00 PM

I am a humans vs zombies player (nerf game, played at Goucher college and other colleges) and once i shotgun modded my recon (done by OberonFox) its all I used. I was disappointed with it out of the box, but it has a lot of options in terms of modding which really made a difference.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

My thoughts? They suck unless you spend alot of time reworking all it's internals. At least for outdoors. If you fight in close quarters it isn't bad, but magazines actually sort-of hinder it in close quarters because it takes longer to reload the magazines then other guns.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:53 PM

If you play stock it's amazing. I used to carry it and several clips in my bacxkpack on campus in case I needed alot of firepower for my assasin game, really fast. Now, it has been promoted to being my assualt sidearm, and my maverick shall reclaim its position as my trusty backpack artillery.
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#13 littlemikey

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:03 AM

Decent range? For indoors maybe, but outdoors, one would get destroyed if he/she was using a stock recon. But I agree with you, the rail system is pretty fun. The recon, while not the hottest gun on the field, is always fun to use. Check out some of the mods for the recon in the forums, they should help you out some.

Very good grammar and spelling. Very nice for a new member :) . Welcome to the Haven!

Thankyou. I try my best to keep the spelling up to date.
I think one of the problems is that I'm 19, nearly 20, and these things seem to be designed for kids. Whoever would have thought....

Clip is more dodgy then longshot clip? Whats that supposed to mean? Its the same as the ls clip just a different color.

From what I can tell, they are definitely different clips. I've stopped short of opening them up and checking the spring system, but the lonshot clip is yellow and seems a lot sturdier then the recon clip.
The spring in the recon clip seems to just be weaker. Who knows.

I like the recon as you can convert it to a handgun, or a "rifle." But welcome to nerfhaven. I'm assuming that you have browsed the site pretty thoroghly from your great grammar. Not many newer members have great grammar. But just in case you haven't seen it, this is the modification directory. It has most modifications that you will look for, and will help you with your own, and if you post a really good modification, or a mod for a gun that is not yet in the directory, your mod will be edited in, for everyone on the forum to see. Enjoy your stay.

Thankyou for the welcome, I signed up several months ago, but I guess the admins were on holiday or something because it took these months to get my account validated >_>

I think the Recon is a cool gun, but it's not the best. If you want a gun that's looks cool, and has some cool features, then this is your gun, but I still prefer the LS. The Recon is a decent pistol, but my Disk shot pistol shoots furhter and is much smaller. So the Recon is a fun gun, and decent all around when modded, but it's not the best at anyhing.

And about the jam clearer, I'd don't like either. I took the one off my LS, so it's always open. But my recon is really my little brother's, and he won't let me take it off.


Oh, I really like the longshot's jam cleaner. It really works well and I think its fantastic. I may remove the cleaner on the recon, but I'm just going to wait for now.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

Oh, I really like the longshot's jam cleaner. It really works well and I think its fantastic. I may remove the cleaner on the recon, but I'm just going to wait for now.

Do it, it's so much better without that jam door.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:25 PM


Oh, I really like the longshot's jam cleaner. It really works well and I think its fantastic. I may remove the cleaner on the recon, but I'm just going to wait for now.

Do it, it's so much better without that jam door.


Yeah, the door on the recon is pointless. It is functionally and aesthetically better without that stupid door on it. The longshot, however is the opposite, for me. I like the door on it. I have it glued to the top of the bolt sled, so it opens when the gun is cycled.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:34 PM


Oh, I really like the longshot's jam cleaner. It really works well and I think its fantastic. I may remove the cleaner on the recon, but I'm just going to wait for now.

Do it, it's so much better without that jam door.


Yeah, the door on the recon is pointless. It is functionally and aesthetically better without that stupid door on it. The longshot, however is the opposite, for me. I like the door on it. I have it glued to the top of the bolt sled, so it opens when the gun is cycled.

Doesnt it do that anyways? I think Ill take mine off my recon then.

Edited by Kid Flash, 11 July 2008 - 01:34 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 03:20 AM

Doesnt it do that anyways? I think Ill take mine off my recon then.

It sort of does it. The jam door can only be opened on the Longshot if the bolt is pulled back, in the open position. It opens only if you're pointing your gun up (in which case gravity is pulling the jam door open). Otherwise you have to slide the jam door open.

Nevertheless, I took the jam doors off of both my Recon and Longshot.
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#18 littlemikey

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:17 AM


Oh, I really like the longshot's jam cleaner. It really works well and I think its fantastic. I may remove the cleaner on the recon, but I'm just going to wait for now.

Do it, it's so much better without that jam door.


Yeah, the door on the recon is pointless. It is functionally and aesthetically better without that stupid door on it. The longshot, however is the opposite, for me. I like the door on it. I have it glued to the top of the bolt sled, so it opens when the gun is cycled.

That sounds like a good idea, I think I will try that.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:29 PM

The recon modded and without the barrel is decent, to say the best . Otherwise I think nerfing inside with it is ok, but nerfing outside is a REALLY bad idea.

Edited by TheNerfLoki, 28 November 2008 - 05:24 PM.

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#20 littlemikey

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:29 AM

the recon modded and with the barrel is decent, to say the best i can about it. otherwise i think nerfing inside it is ok, outside, REALLY bad idea

I'll have to look into modding my Recon. I've not done any modifications before, but I think I'm ready to start.

Outside Nerfing can be fun, as long as you have spare time to pick up all your darts ^_^
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:22 PM

I am a humans vs zombies player (nerf game, played at Goucher college and other colleges) and once i shotgun modded my recon (done by OberonFox) its all I used. I was disappointed with it out of the box, but it has a lot of options in terms of modding which really made a difference.



It makes me happy when I help others. Granted I took off the shotgun and barrel extension to make it a snub carbine, but I still love it.

Mikey, If you haven't done a single mod before the Recon may be a bit confusing. My suggestion is to go grab a dirt cheap NF and do one of the many documented and excellent mods for it to get a general feel for at least how Nerf plastic cuts and melts. That and then you'll have a pretty awesome pistol.

Love the RoF on my Recon. As said earlier it's a fun gun, not the best, but definitely fun. Welcome to the Haven!
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 10:06 PM

I am a humans vs zombies player (nerf game, played at Goucher college and other colleges) and once i shotgun modded my recon (done by OberonFox) its all I used. I was disappointed with it out of the box, but it has a lot of options in terms of modding which really made a difference.



It makes me happy when I help others. Granted I took off the shotgun and barrel extension to make it a snub carbine, but I still love it.

Mikey, If you haven't done a single mod before the Recon may be a bit confusing. My suggestion is to go grab a dirt cheap NF and do one of the many documented and excellent mods for it to get a general feel for at least how Nerf plastic cuts and melts. That and then you'll have a pretty awesome pistol.

Love the RoF on my Recon. As said earlier it's a fun gun, not the best, but definitely fun. Welcome to the Haven!

I have plenty of Mavericks and Nightfinders at my disposal, so yes, when I get around to it I definitely think that I shall try to modify one of those.
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#23 BustaDartInYOurAss

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:39 PM

For starters, the recon is a fairly good gun, I would not make it my primary, but its a fun gun to toy around with, I cant say anything about it modded since i have not had a chance to mod it yet. Second, welcome to nerf haven and i hope you enjoy your stay.
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