NerfCenter Review

Nerf® PowerClip | DX 1000
Power Clip | DX 1000
 Ammo: Micro Darts  NCR: 5.0 | TR: 23.6

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)  |

  10 Micro Darts

Max. Distance  |

  78 feet

PTG Distance  |

  32 feet

Ammo Velocity  |

  57.6 ft. / sec.

Optimum Pumps  |

  12 pumps

Rate of Fire  |

  1 shot per 0.12 sec.

Dimensions  |

  1' 11.5" x 3" x 11"
  1 lb. 15 oz.



Pull the orange clip on the top of the PowerClip upward, and insert one micro dart into each of the clip’s ten launching tubes. Push the clip back into place.
Pump the orange priming handle on the front of the PowerClip 12-15 times. We recommend pumping the blaster fifteen times to achieve the blaster’s maximum distance.

Do not pump the blaster more than fifteen times. You can damage the air tank.


Press and release the PowerClip’s black trigger to fire one dart. Hold down the trigger to fire all of the darts contained within the clip.

Written Reviews


Andy Grau
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NerfCenter Rating

The PowerClip represents a good improvement on an already awesome blaster - the Nerf WildFire.  The PowerClip, although it fires similarly to the WildFire, is indeed a superior product.

The PowerClip is more air efficient than the WildFire.  While the WildFire required thirty pumps for 20 darts, the PowerClip requires twelve pumps for ten darts.  That¹s pretty darn efficient, in the ratio of pumps-to-darts.  In addition, the WildFire had a slight problem of leaking air, so it was difficult to keep the blaster primed.  This air leaking problem has been fixed with the PowerClip, so you can pump the PowerClip up and be ready to attack at any time.

The only problems I have with the PowerClip are its lack of a shoulder strap, and the inability to remove the blaster's clip. Nonetheless, these are only minor gripes for an otherwise awesome blaster.

Matt Michal
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NerfCenter Rating

The WildFire is good, The PowerClip is better.  When I first saw the PowerClip I could not believe it surpassed the WildFire.  Once I tested the blaster, I became a believer.

The PowerClip features a significant increase in range with less required pumping than the WildFire.  By reducing the ammo load to ten darts, the blaster takes significantly less time to load.

If you enjoyed the Wildfire, buy the PowerClip - it's even better.


Andi Hlabse
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NerfCenter Rating

Let me begin by saying the Nerf Power Clip is a cut above the rest. It is simply one of the best blasters Hasbro has ever put on the shelves.

I’m usually pretty critical of blasters, but this one earns only minor complaints from me. The pumping handle feels somewhat flimsy and is bendable; but it isn’t in any danger of snapping off. The blaster is also a bit weighty for one-handed action but shouldn’t encumber you.

For the PowerClip, the sky’s the limit. The blaster fires with potent power and accuracy. It is simple to re-load, and (compared especially to the Wildfire) requires few pumps (15) to release all the ammo. The blaster, as can be expected, has incredible rate of fire because its Hasbro’s second fully automatic launcher. To top it all off, the PowerClip has an creative design and style.

This launcher combines excellent power, accuracy, firing rate, and ease of use. The PowerClip out-distances even the WildFire. The elite Nerf blaster available.


In Brief

Automatic firing
>  Nice design
Quick reload
>  Short priming time
Slightly flimsy pumping handle  
No strap
Clip not
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