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Do You Recommend The Maverick?

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#1 TOFUburger

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:24 PM

I was just wondering if the Maverick would make a good sidearm or not. Is it too big to be a sidearm? Does it jam a lot? Are the ranges really that bad? I've browsed the forums and have found a huge variety of ranges on it, and would like to clarify them once more. Thanks!
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:33 PM

It depends on your playing style. If you like to rush and get close it would work but if you need a sidearm with good range a nite finder would be better. Some times the turret doesn't rotate but it doesn't do that a lot. It gets about 20' stock and less than 30' modded.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:41 PM

It gets about 20' stock and less than 30' modded.


Mine gets about 40-50 modded... Anyway I find that my Maverick works good for rushing. It has ok ROF, but distance isnt that good. I would say go for it
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:04 PM

Nitefinder is one of the best pistols Nerf has ever made, I cannot stress it more.
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:16 PM

You know what, im willing to go out on a limb here and put the NF above my LnL. It IS the best pistol Nerf has ever seen.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:11 AM

Honestly the Maverick isn't that bad a gun. It has fairly good ROF, o.k. range and it's downright fun. I mean, who hasn't enjoyed playing a game of Nerf Russian Roulette with a Maverick? But I do have to agree that the NF is one of the best pistols ever.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 12:25 AM

The closest to a war I've ever done is running up on my friends in their dorms and trying to shoot them, so in that sense not only is the mav effective, but stylish. But, from what I understand a good ranged one shot spring is the only way to go when you're serious, and in that sense it has to be the NF. Besides, they're cheap as hell, so get one of those instead. If you're going for style and are a glory-whore though(like myself), then it has to be either a nerf sword or the mav.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 03:27 AM

Maverick
+initial ROF (fires six shots successively, but reloading is a pain)
-front-heavy (the gun is a bit heavy)
-mediocre range (it's basically a Scout with six shots)

Nitefinder
+good range (for a pistol)
+versatile (can be modded in all sorts of ways)
-single-shot (shoot, reload, shoot, reload, etc.)

I would recommend the Maverick if ROF (minus reloading time) is more important to you than range.

I would recommend the NF if range is more important to you than ROF.

Edited by achensherd, 14 April 2005 - 03:28 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:16 AM

Why not get the best of both worlds and buy one of each? :lol:
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#10 moosenukem

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:20 AM

I would recommend it if you play indoors alot.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:55 AM

Yeah, Mav kicks when you have a close-up indoor war. However, if you're looking for a sidearm, you shoudn't get it. It is a bit too big to be one, but that's just for my style; it depends on yours. I do have to agree with the NF as one of the best pistols. It can be modded so many ways, and they are pretty cheap, so if something goes wrong, you can always pick up another. The concept for the Mav is cool, ROF is ok, but you wouldn't really be able to use it outside. There are better guns for outdoor wars.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:10 PM

Nitefinder is one of the best pistols Nerf has ever made, I cannot stress it more.

sorry talio i must dissagree in my oppinion the splitfire is better than an nf. Mine gets 100 ft roughly.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:22 PM

*Ghost*- I think Talio was referring to spring pistols.
Mavericks are perfect for indoor wars but not very good outdoors (unless you are a crazy rusher). It makes a good sidearm but you won't be able to fit it in your pocket.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:34 PM

100 ft roughly? With a Split fire? Yea 50 ft is ROUGHLY 100 ft.
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Posted 14 April 2005 - 06:45 PM

100 ft roughly? With a Split fire? Yea 50 ft is ROUGHLY 100 ft.

Average: 99', 10"


Maybe one of ours would only get 50' if it were PVC modded, but according to cx's brass mod 100' is pretty close.
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:18 PM

I don't recomend the Maverick. 1 because mine always jammed and I had 2 of em. 2 it was big and bulky and heavy in the front. 3, ummm, because when I had friends over we played and no one wanted the mavericks but wanted the nitefinders! I personally don't recomend them. Did I mention the reloading system is a pain and jam's? :) and I was also playing indoors. about 27-35 ft. long and wide

Edited by agentM192, 15 April 2005 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:22 PM

I don't recomend the Maverick. 1 because mine always jammed and I had 2 of em. 2 it was big and bulky and heavy in the front. 3, ummm, because when I had friends over we played and no one wanted the mavericks but wanted the nitefinders! I personally don't recomend them. Did I mention the reloading system is a pain and jam's?  :)



Your Mav has actually jammed? How? Mine has never jammed. :huh:

If you do flamebo's removable turret mod(only the first part of it where the turret comes out farther) it is really easy to mod.

Edited by moosenukem, 15 April 2005 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

The way it jammed was I put a dart in this one hole and it kept on just popping up! Not the dart but the chamber was bad. Plus the darts sometime's popped out just enough to jam so I got shot when unjamming it. I personally don't recomend it stock because if you mod it you might fix these flaws.
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Posted 15 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

I haven't seen that mod, but what if you could make a Maverick that had interchangable (sp) clip/turret thingies (Like the powerclip)? That would be schweet.

By the way, what is that thing called? Turret? Clip? Chamber? Drum?



EDIT: Your're fast AgentM192. My Mavericks (I have 3) jam all the time

Edited by NerfLad78, 15 April 2005 - 08:57 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 10:44 PM

I haven't seen that mod, but what if you could make a Maverick that had interchangable (sp) clip/turret thingies (Like the powerclip)? That would be schweet.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 05:38 PM

I thought it was cylinder, or drum... I'm going with drum. But if you made it removable it would be a clip, and that would be the sheezy fo reezy. I think I'm doing that, a clip modded mav.
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:03 PM

I like the Maverick, but only as an indoor sidearm. Modded it could be you primary inside, but as far as pistols go, I'm staying with my singled AT2K and NF. As far as six-shot, high ROF guns, I like the Hornet and the AT3K. Although it would be good for pistol duels. ;)
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:44 PM

If a pistol is shoot 100, it's not a pistol anymore. Simple as that. Same with the 2k.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, you're right, Talio. But I didn't mod my 2K to shoot a hundred feet, it only gets about fifty to sixty flat. I stuck a Crayola on the airtank and glued 1/2" PVC over that. It was Falcon's mod, by the way if anyone didn't know. I use micros and Stefan micros in it and it's pretty good, but not the most powerful. I'd still call mine a pistol 'til it hits eighty.
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:21 PM

i do not recomend the maverick, it is a peice of garbage in my opinion. and that is just MY opinion so dont bash me about it. i already read what everyone had to say about it being good indoors. but all around, it sucks.
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