|The Nerf® Mad Hornet
took over a year to come onto shelves after it was initially advertised. Most
likely, this was caused by the weapon's original design's having a "sting meter"
on it to gauge how much the gun was pumped up. After figuring out that someone could
get his eye poked out with this stinger, Hasbro® redesigned the gun.
weapon is the first to incorporate the use of air pressure to fire ammunition instead of a
spring. Also, it is one of the only true semi-automatic micro dart weapons.
However, this weapon suffers from a simple problem: it cant shoot over
twenty-five feet. This makes the gun very ineffective in a Nerf® war. Another
problem with the Mad Hornet is that the pumping handle can swing around
in a complete circle. This means that it can (and often does) swing up and stop the barrel
If you're looking for a true semi-automatic Nerf®
weapon, buy this gun. Be aware, however, that the Mad Hornet can't
even fire over 25 feet.