My buddies and I use this technique quite often. I personally call it a "dart push" or "dart pushing"
The motion of punching, thrusting, or pushing the blaster straight out forward during the trigger
pull is fairly effective and can be very useful. There are times this technique can change the game.
Sometimes it turns an inaccurate stock blaster into a more accurate ranged blaster. The down fall,
I would say, is that it decreases firepower. Taking the time to punch the blaster out, takes away
from the speed of quickly priming the blaster for a second shot.
Nerf blasters themselves are not all that accurate when stock and firing streamlines (that may or
may not have been stepped on). The cleaar loss is in stability (moving from multiple points of contact
to a single hand); however, the increase in velocity CAN increase range, accuracy, and consistency.
Which is why believe, "Small pistol series can take advantage of the projectile firing punches..."
I don't think the bigger heavier raider, longshot, or longstrike will work as well. Also, one must
have the correct amount of room to do said technique. It is rare that this technique can be done behind
Decreased Firing Rate
Decreased Weapon Stability
Increased Exposure to Enemy Fire
Needs Room to Execute
There are definitely times to use it and times where it is a waste of time and darts. Sometimes there are
lucky ranged hits, and in numbers it causes a reaction from the enemy. I would not use this move if you are
using stefans, high power modded blasters, or a larger/heavier blaster.
If it has already been posted as "punch firing", I guess I will have to start calling it what it really is.
Edited by Blood Angel, 03 July 2012 - 07:47 PM.