Saturday, June 25, 2011
Blaster of the Day: CS-6 Recon
I believe this blaster needs no introduction. The most successful and widely used blaster, this CS-6 Recon is the bread and butter of all NERF Arsenals.
Every single Nerfer has perhaps got her skills from blasting with this reliable, simple to use clip system blaster.
Now in it's 4th generation, it is more accurate, has longer range, and is more reliable than ever before.
Now, what can you do with it?
It's attachments allow the Recon to be used as both a sidearm or a primary. In tests, it actually fires faster than bolt action blasters like the Longstrike or Longshot, and a skilled user can place his darts very dangerously in his opponent's direction.
Users of the Recon as a primary should keep plenty of extra magazines, and take advantage of the really fast reload this blaster offers. It's light weight offers speed and flexibility, allowing for good dodging and hiding behind cover, while squeezing off darts in all angles. Use only the stock; the barrel does nothing for performance.
To use this blaster as a sidearm, a good holster is required, for quick drawing. It has the added advantage over the revolver type sidearms in the fact that it uses clips, for quick reload, and very rarely jams. In fact, it's almost like a carrying a primary in a handgun package.
The recon's weakness is that it is a jack of all trades, but master of none. It's range is average, it's reload is just like all clip based blasters, it's accuracy is average, its firing speed is average.
The typical grunt's rifle, users should focus on conventional tactics: Aim, suppress, flank, tag. Not really recommended for rushing because it's rate of fire is not as quick as some may like, and it's still heavier than the Maverick or Spectre.
This is a Tier 3 blaster. It's main weakness is that it doesn't do anything special, and that it doesn't inspire fear.
My recommendation: use as a sidearm. It is the most powerful sidearm possible.