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Nerf® Blast Fire | DX 500
Blast Fire | DX 500
 Ammo: Micro Darts  NCR: 5.0 | TR: 23.1

Blaster Summary

Averaged NCR  |

  Golden NGolden NGolden NGolden NGolden N (5.0)

TechRating  |


Release Date  |


Availability  |




Series  |

  Power Nerf™


1 X 2 ft. Target

@ 10 ft.


@ 15 ft.


@ 20 ft.


@ 25 ft.




2 X 4 ft. Target

@ 10 ft.


@ 15 ft.


@ 20 ft.


@ 25 ft.







Blaster Statistics

Ammo Type(s)  |

  5 Micro Darts

Max. Distance  |

  59 feet

PTG Distance  |

  31 feet

Ammo Velocity  |

  44.8 ft. / sec.

Optimum Pumps  |

  6 pumps

Rate of Fire  |

  1 shot per 0.64 sec.

Dimensions  |

  9.25" X 1.75" X 5.25"
  4 oz.



Load all five micro darts into the front orange chambers of the Blast Fire.
Pull back the green trigger reset slide on the top of the blaster, and then push it forward again.  Pump the green priming handle six times.

Do not pump the priming handle more than six times.  You can damage the air tank.

You must pull the trigger reset slide before you pump the Blast Fire.  If you do these two steps in the opposite order, the blaster will automatically fire a dart.


Pull the blaster's orange trigger to fire.  You must pull the trigger again for each shot, but you do not need to prime the blaster again until all five darts have fired.  At any time, you may press the orange "blast" button on the top of the Blast Fire to fire all of the remaining darts.

Written Reviews


Andy Grau
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NerfCenter Rating

There have been several Nerf blasters which I loved: first it was the Nerf Lock n' Load, then the Nerf SplitFire, and now, the Nerf Blast Fire.  The Blast Fire represents the latest and greatest in Nerf blaster technology, with the ability to fire five consecutive shots after one priming.

One might not realize how useful the ability to fire consecutive shots really is.  The five darts give you a serious advantage over your opponents, who often have to fumble around with reloading after each shot.  In addition, the Blast Fire also has an alternate "Blast" mode, in which the remaining darts in the blaster are all fired at once. This allows you to quickly respond to a surprise attack, or finish off your opponent.

Hasbro didn't skimp in this blaster's performance, either.  The Blast Fire has an above average maximum distance for a semi-automatic blaster (especially when compared to previous attempts like the Nerf Mad Hornet), and shoots darts with a rather high velocity.  Although the Blast Fire lacks a bit in accuracy, the ability to fire the blaster very quickly allows you to make up for missed shots.

Whether you're looking for a solid side arm, or even a lightweight primary blaster, buy the Blast Fire.  You won't be disappointed.

Matt Michal
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NerfCenter Rating

The Nerf Blast Fire is the greatest blaster to ever to grace the hands of Nerfers.  The Blast Fire is a revolution in Nerf warfare.  This is the first good semi-automatic blaster.  The only blaster that came before it was the Mad Hornet.  However, the Mad Hornet was a piece of hornet poop.  This blaster has the range to make it a serious threat in a Nerf war.  The Blast Fire can reach over fifty feet and fire over thirty feet parallel to the ground. These two statistics put the launcher in a very class of elite Nerf blasters.  

What really separates the Blast Fire from the rest is that it is a one handed semi-automatic launcher.  The problem with the Wildfire and PowerClip is that they tend to drain ammo.  They both discharge all of their darts with one pull of the trigger.  Unless you have very quick hand, it is impossible to fire more than one or two quick bursts of ammo.  With the Blast Fire, the user can fire each shot individually and conserve ammo.  One might become inclined to say that the blaster is too weak because it cannot spit out ammo like the Wildfire or PowerClip.  However, Hasbro has come up with a simple button to ameliorate the problem.  By pushing the "blast button" on the top of the blaster, it discharges all the barrels at once.  This creates a burst of ammo sustainable to the Wildfire or PowerClip. 

Hasbro has outdone themselves with this blaster.  They managed to create a product with good statistics.  They found a balance between a powerful blaster and on that conserves ammo.  Therefore, I believe that this could be the best Nerf blaster created.  It is an essential part of any nerfer's arsenal and a good value at any price.


Andi Hlabse
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NerfCenter Rating

Adding to the already sparkling record of the Power Nerf series is the earth-shattering Nerf Blast Fire.  It¹s the combination of the greatest features of the elite rank of blasters: power, accuracy, velocity, ease of use, and short priming time.  The most advantageous and unique feature is the six pumps for five consecutive shots.  The ability to take consecutive shots without doing any priming, and still fire with some power (apologies to the Nerf Mad Hornet) is quite simply a Nerf war revolution.

The Blast Fire adds to these qualities by providing another monumental change - a "blast button" which fires all remaining micro darts.  When this feature is used, hardly any distance or accuracy is lost.  This blaster is powerful enough to be a staple launcher but is light enough for two-handed use.

The only gripe I have is the lack of the strap - which would have made the blaster more useful as a side-arm.

The Nerf Blast Fire is the best Nerf blaster released to date.

In Brief

>  Five consecutive shots
>  "Blast" mode
>  Light-weight
>  Good maximum distance and accuracy
>  No carrying strap
Perhaps one of the best Nerf blasters yet - a "must buy."
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