Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:13 PM
Outofdarts on reddit/YouTube/the store is very good at rival gear and would probably have advice available. There are a few knockoff brands of rival HIRs, but none are especially cheap and I hear mixed reviews about the compatibility of some of the cheaper online options in Rival-brand springers.
That said, I think the Adventure Force/Dart Zone HIR-equivalents at Walmart/Target work well enough and are less expensive.
As for blasters, the Kronos is solid, and the Adventure force offerings are also decent (titanium, quantum, and accelerator) and less expensive. All Rival gear will cost more than dart-flinging gear; ATM you can get a 2-pack of excellent six shooters from Zuru or Dart Zone for $13, while a single Kronos varies from $14-20.
Also, what age ranges? Before you buy in bulk, check that one or two of them can prime the blaster you pick. Kronos’ can be hard to prime for kids, and though there exist pullback mods, I don’t know if you’re into doing that for 20 blasters.