Sure hope this isn't a "necro", but I have some thoughts that weren't mentioned.
One of my all time favorite blasters is the Barricade/Stockade. There are many drawbacks, like a poorly positioned switch rather than a rev trigger, but even so, the combination of the front loading turret (no mags to jam) and great flywheels/motors (for a stock blaster), the Elite Stockade will throw just about anything well enough. If you opt for the Barricade, you should plan to mod it.
That said, I'm a huge fan of the Rebelle line, and despite the sexist targeting and ergonomics, they tend to perform as well if not better than many similar elite blasters. If you like the idea of a turret/flywheel blaster, as it can throw any dart, but the 10 round capacity of the Stockade seems limited, I would recommend the Rebelle Fearless Fire.
The only negative I can say about this blaster is the proportions are tiny; The rev trigger is contoured for a small hand/finger making it almost sharp to push with my middle finger, as are the grips/trigger which barely accommodate my hand, and the shoulder stock is also quite short. Even so, the blaster performs amazingly! Might be our hardest-hitting flywheel blaster to date, out of the box. Much faster and more consistent than any of our three Stryfes, and on par or even a little better than my Demolisher, which I think pretty highly of.
Again though, I'm built big, 5' 11" 245lbs and men's-large glove size, which isn't huge, and the Fearless Fire is a pistol at best for me. I plan to mod it to make it as such. Out of the box, though it makes a wonderful hip-firing blaster, and our four-year-old little girl absolutely destroys people with it.
If ergonomics are important, I would go with the Elite Stockade. All of the blasters I mentioned can be had for $30 or less, and the Barricade can be had for $5-$15, on eBay.
Finally, if you can wait, Nerf will be coming out with the "Alien Menace" line this fall, which will include what I hope will be a larger proportioned 20-rd turret flywheel blaster. That's what I'm waiting for!
Hope this helps!
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