I understand that as a FNG myself, I am in no position to give forum advice, but I believe this belongs in the product awareness thread.
On the other hand, I must say that the longstrike does look quite amazing in the sonic series shells. I recently purchased one and it also seems that it has slightly better stock ranges than the original, or I might have just gotten a lucky blaster.
Thanks I will keep that in mind next time! Like you said, FNG! Just got into Nerf so I found this site and I guess got excited when I could post something! Sorry if it was in the wrong place!