Nerf’s New CS-35 Dart Gun

By: Keith

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My boys love their Nerf guns.  Neil got the new CS-35 yesterday! It came from his cousin in California as a birthday present, and it was completely unexpected, by even me.  Neil was thrilled.  It seems Nerf is coming out with more and more complicated hardware these days.  This gun continues with that trend as it is nothing like the guns from 10, 5, or even 2 years ago.  Its defining feature is its rapid fire ability, made possible with an easy to operate pump action grip and a rotating drum that can hold 35 darts at a time.  I’m not going to say it’s totally groundbreaking or anything, but it’s totally fun, and it is a unique experience.  With other Nerf guns you find yourself taking aim at some unsuspecting person (in my case my wife) and shooting.  But, before you can pump for another shot, your target has gotten off her chair and come after you with a vengeance.  That’s always been a problem for me.  Now, with this new gun, you can get her perhaps 10 times before she pummels you!  For that reason, Neil now has a clear advantage over his brother.  Of course they would never abuse each other like that, right?  I took a few pictures and videos for demonstration purposes.


I do have a giant complaint about Nerf Guns.  They intentionally make the ammo incompatible across different gun models.  Nerf’s idea is that guns with clips require different ammunition than manual loading varieties that need typical suction darts.  I understand that, but between the 10 different Nerf guns we own there are probably 4 different kinds of ammo that I’m constantly finding jammed into the wrong guns.  I feared that would be the case here too, but it seems the Long Shot and the CS-35 ammo are interchangeable.  I’m glad Nerf didn’t screw us into buying even more darts this time.


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These are the boys with the box before opening it.  It’s pretty big compared to a 7 year old.



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This is what you get in the box, complete with annoying twisty ties.



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Me and my 5 year old managing his Long Shot Nerf Gun.



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This is a size comparison.  The CS-35 is clearly a more manageable weapon.  However, the Long Shot does separate into two guns and goes from 3 feet long to about the same length as the CS-35.



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The CS-35 has a telescoping stock of about 3 or 4 inches for big and smaller people.


I took a couple of videos just for fun.  Alan still prefers his Long Shot because of the included scope, which he thinks makes all the difference.  The reality is though that these guns appear to have about the same range and accuracy to them.  That’s been another of my complaints about Nerf.  While their guns look different and unique, the actual range of all of them is about the same.




This is the video of Neil explaining his new Nerf Gun:


17 Responses to “Nerf’s New CS-35 Dart Gun”
  1. J. Cruikshank December 15, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    LOL! Poor Mely! :-)

    • Keith December 16, 2009 at 8:21 am #

      Scott, that is a bummer. My wife doesn’t appreciate it either, but I can’t help myself :-)

    • Keith December 16, 2009 at 8:24 am #

      HAHAHAH. Mom, she had it coming!

  2. PJ Mullen December 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my son some Nerf stuff, but I agree that making each toy take specific missles is a bit dumb.
    .-= PJ Mullen´s last blog ..Christmas came early for us =-.

    • Keith December 16, 2009 at 8:23 am #

      PJ, that’s always been my complaint about Nerf. If not for that though I think they’re awesome. BTW, congratulations to you on you recent Christmas gift ;-)!

  3. BigLittleWolf December 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Mine are a little past nerf stuff, but it will be fun to see my boys together again, in a week. That’s my present for Xmas I think. Just having them both here, listening to them blare music, have scavenging friends over (night and day), and laughter. And I’ll guarantee they’ll still find something to throw at each other!
    .-= BigLittleWolf´s last blog ..There’s no place like home =-.

    • Keith December 16, 2009 at 8:22 am #

      Wolf, are kids every really past nerf age? But, I have to admit that your Xmas present does sound a little better than a nerf gun. Family fun, whether shooting Nerf darts at each other, or just hanging out is always tops.

  4. Scott December 15, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    That gun looks awesome. My parents are still trying to get rid of my old nerf stuff, so when we were home last I took some. Needless to say, my daughter doesn’t enjoy getting shot with little suction cup darts…. it’s a bummer.
    .-= Scott´s last blog ..Why Are You a Parent? =-.

  5. beth muse December 19, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    You shoot your wife with a nerf gun? May I have her email address please? I need to tell her something.

    • Keith December 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

      Beth, I swear it all in good fun :-) Fun for me! LOL

  6. Leo Fernandez October 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    El cartucho del rifle Nerf CS-35 se descompone al poco tiempo. Tengan cuidado y no copren juguetes que duran tan poco tiempo y son muy caros

  7. gabriela November 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    estuvo super despues de un mal dia q pase

  8. jaimito January 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    esta re buena es la mejor nerf pero a mi no me superan porqe tengo la metralladora con patas asiqe amigos qe tienen el nerf a mi no me superan jajaja tengo todo lo de nerf adios lusers……………………..

  9. nerf adicto August 30, 2011 at 5:16 am #

    jaimito te supero tengo 5 ametralladoras rifle pistolas 30 paketes de dARDOS con 20 cada uno y mas cosas el escudo gafas de todo

  10. chico2 February 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Hola soy Elena, seguramente me conozcas como chico2 de el territorio nerf y le queria aconsejar a tu hijo una cosa: supongo que sabras que la mira esa que tanto te gusta de la longshot se la purdes quitar y poner no????? Y despues puedes colocarsela a la raider.


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