Ok, day 1 is over! I'll go over more stuff with videos and pics in following posts and on my blog but for now...
It was the weapon of choice for the day. We knew about the 10-shots, but I can confirm the blaster is a springer. The pump-handle rotates the cylinder and primes the blaster. Pull trigger to fire. The cylinder DOES NOT flip out to reload like a maverick. You have to put the darts in by moving the cylinder until an empty chamber appears. I didn't look like you could move the cylinder without the pump-handle moving as well. I had only a few minutes to get briefed on the rules of engagement and fiddle with the blaster before the round started. Also, they only had the Furyfires INSIDE the battle area, so I had to leave my camera behind when I finally got my hands on the furyfire. I'll hopefully make it back to the Dew Tour for Day 2 and finagle some pics.
Ranges: Stock, maybe 20-30 feet.
Handling: Mine misfired a couple of times, but I was in the 2nd to last scrimmage for the day before they prepped for the main tourney. Chances are, mine was janked a bit from previous users. It was definitely a good size though and natural to hold. Not too small at all.
We also used the new "flags". The canister is about the width of a titan barrel and just a bit longer than the switch shot firing shell.
There's probably a bunch of stuff I'm missing right now, but more to follow as I am hella tired.
Edited by LiterSize, 27 June 2009 - 04:31 AM.