Monday, December 31, 2012

The Dream Triad And How To Make Em.

Soooo, you can't mod a Elite Triad ex-3 ehh, whhhaaaatt!!   Oh i did not hear that with the firestrike, and I am not now with the Triad.  So here is where you can learn how to make the perfect derrenger Nerf gun....

Now don't be a Pussy! Get the 6 Kg not the 5!!!!!

And go shoot some shit up, Great alternative to firing gun in the air tonight is Nerf Gun, or better, at each other when the ball drops to 12:00.

Your Friend In Space.


Friday, December 28, 2012

I have you in my sights.

Playing a big game on the 29th...hopefully if the weather holds up so I geared up a bit and put up a video showing off a few piece and discussed when maybe you should consider giving that kitty blaster a gunsight.

I look so surprized, but I am not, also Here's a Wiki about the Madman.  I hope you like it.  

Your Friend In Space.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012


So lets see here, I am taking a couple of weeks off, hangin with my family, but still we are on the prowl.  I go my 24 trustfires, 12 of which my friends want to pay me back for, as well as my kick ass Recon Kit (OMW Unleashed 1+2) I must say it is pretty great, But lets back up a bit...

Saturday, My friend Basic Nerf Needed help with his Stampede, stampede being not a gun I usually mod, so I gave him mine with a 4 kg spring and some smithing.  Those things are such pains in the royal ass.

So what have I been working on? A little of this...

And of course I got this, Basic Nerf Provided the CS-6 Recon... (Thank you)

It's the Nerf Gun of my dreams!! an all metal internals Recon WOO HOOO!!!!  Sooo... after holding the snowman hostage I decided to give my favorite HvZ Blaster some decent eyewear!

Bitchin sight rig I found at big5 for like $10 off, Quad rectacle, adjustable intensity, butchin as hell and the best part.. all aluminum construction.  Does it naturally fit...NO, but im made it fit.  This gun got me 26 of my 39 kills last HvZ, it needed to be rewarded.

This of course is the gun I made Here, solid ass piece man!

Excellent, really shows you how much you shake the gun when you fire!

So soon you will hear more craziness, got a match on the 29th, hope to get good visage of the madman (me) up for you allz to see.

So this is all for now, take care have fun, blame your little sister, peace!

Your Friend In Space.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Now for a REAL Nerf game, Spy vs. Spy Event Possibly January Or Feburary.

The Game: Spy vs. Spy
The Place: Chace Park, Marina Del Rey
Date: TBA

Objective: You are Given 5 Cards of different colors for each fall you are allowed to have, one for each fall you can be taken down with your Facebook Picture on it, that card, is randomly given to a secret opponent each round, Each time you are taken Down (1 fall) by an enemy with you picture, you loose one.  You win one back every time you take down your opponent who has your card, you loose one, if you are hit and the next preceeding card is given randomly to the next opponent till you have no cards left then you are out of the game.

The pics MUST be current and look like you.

Unless you have your opponents pic and firing at him, you cannot fire unless fired upon first.

Cannot Play in street or main parking lot and Minidao is out of bounds.

Blasters can only be front-loaded pistols, no clipfeds, It's all ex-3's Scouts, firestrikes and so on, standard Nerf Darts, however, they can be as powerful as you want with no mod restrictions, Lazer Pointers/scopes legal.

Guns must stay concealed, blending in is part of the game, if escourted out of the park by Harbor Patrol, Sherrif or Marina Del ReyPD, they can't arrest you, but are disqualified. Oh yeah, and i am not telling them about the event, upping the antee.  If they don't mind, then we will have a couple of admins, hassing you instead, maybe armed with stampedes or long guns.

This is to simulate Hitman type encounters, still working on it, any sugestions.


Humans Vs. Zombies, The Game, The Myth, The Zoo!

It is fun, I like Baggin Zombies with a Long Gun, I like working as a team, I like Nerf events where I meet lots of people.  But to be honest, not really my game.

So I show up early, and It is Seattle rain in California, just misty rain and I test out my Super Firestrike, My Super Retaliator and My Ultra Reataliator.  But I did a bunch of stuff on the Ultra, Oh wait, I cando, well lets pull out my toolbox.....umm forget it, I am just gonna use a Super Retaliator, that's 70-75 flat, and I know poor aim and lack of shooting ain't gonna be my Achilles heel.  

What was really Cooking that day, Was the Super Firestrike, 6.5 Kg of draw.  It was pulling 85-90 flat, But it didn't see action till towards the end of the game, it's a fucking Zombie tack driver, where I got 26 out of 39 of my Zombie Kills.  The Number would have been higher had I broke out the Ultra, still pretty good.

But lets face it, It was wet, Nailed Zombies, sometimes in the head, a couple of times accidentally in the privates and you bet "no didn't hit me."   And I lost about $80 on darts.   

So lets play another game, when it is sunny, where I expect to loose darts and people now know better to run away from me!

Maybe here I say it better..

Have Fun In Zombieland!!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Ulitmate ZombieKilla Backpack!!

Get a load of This Zombie Hunters!!!!!

Swiss Gear, $20, Target Here is the tag on it.

Get a load of this, each mag and ammo 9 bux, Backpack $20, Coffee can, well go drink a ton of coffee you Mother f**ker!

See You In Zombieland, I will be the Yosemitee Sam looking A**Hole with the guns that shoot from over 100 feet!


Rough-Cut Raid 12/12/12, and The Problems I Faced getting The Sale Price "AGAIN!!!"

How do you possibly mannage to say not once, but twice, that the discount does not apply to the Rough-Cut, you see my point at the picture  Take a good look, in 7 Target stores (Valencia, Canyon Country, Granada Hills, Van Nyes (Sepulvida Blvd Store), Century City, Culver City and Manhattan Beach), And those were the only 3 at the Valencia, CA stores.   The First time, I Had to grab the manager, the second time the F**king old lady tried to say the sale only applied to the Hail-Fire, Because that is what's pictured in the AD.   However you turn the page, another blaster is shown same sale.

Toys R Us did the same thing with the Stryfe, made it a big deal to get the day new blaster, Their excuse (which is not true) "It Doesn't say "Blaster" and the box, and the sale only applies to blasters."  So when their stupid digital UPC point of sale system, isn't properly programed in, may it they released a blaster too early and the sale posted applies to the product, Leagally binding so (look it up), They try to find ANY dumb reason to not give it to you.

Of Course, I am Better than that! Got the discount twice, and 2 of my friends gets the sale price of $16.30 Out the door.  That's what a raid is, Next post will explain better a Raid, but for now, chill at this review about the Rough-Cut.

Your Friend In Space...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I Want My TrustFires You Bitch Bastards!!!

"The item (**************) left Hong Kong for its destination on 6-Dec-2012

To make further enquiry of this item, please complete the Online Enquiry Form or send the item number; the details of sender; addressee and contact information by fax to Mail Tracing Office. Our fax no. is (852) 2868 4723. You can also email or call our Mail Tracing Office at (852) 2921 2211 duringoffice hours.
Online tracking information on the delivery status of registered mail/parcels sent overseas is available for selective destinations. You can connect to the mail tracking website of the destinations below directly. For destinations not on the list, tracking information is only available up to departure from Hong Kong."

So waaa!! is it on a boat that takes 18 daize to get here from the 6TH!  I ordered 24 14500 type 3.7 volt batteries and a charger on THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER from Deal Extreme.  Now i understand the "HellA" Port strike, but this is affecting me, as can be seen here...  

What ever will I Duuuuuuu!!!!

Your Friend In Space....  


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Zero Jam Mod For The Nerf Stryfe!

Read all about it Here!, use with this earlier post for best results.

And while your at it, Get a Load of this!!

From Your Friend In Space...


Monday, December 10, 2012

No Mod For You? I Don't Think So.... Or... "How to Stop Worrying And Mod Your Nerf Firestrike Into A F**king Anti-Aircraft Gun!"

Got a little ticked today, took apart a Nerf Firestrike only to find this one piece assembily....


So i tried to unwind the coil, I could have stuck to this, but i knew what was going in this springs place where the Jolt Spring is.

The firestrikes plunger is riveted into the mainspring shaft, I simply pryed the 3 notches behind the rubber cussion that is 2 part epoxy compatible, how lucky is that.

There it is with ONE of the springs, and Orange Mod Works 4 Kg Stampede Spring, so where oh where is the Reflex spring, well look later..
To hell with plasic tabs, we are putting this back together with some 2 ton epoxy!
Stir well and...
Apply it to the front of the plunger after removing the O Ring with the desired springs in place, secure it put the Rubber pad on and wipe it clean of excess epoxy (no solvents!) before it sets, sorry about this pic, the epoxy once dried doesn't undry, had to be quick!
Here it is, both springs, total draw of 6.5 Kg, and I taped the barrels hole and crowned it for better performance, simply trimmed the rough plastic joint with a box cutter knife.
There it is, it fits!

Here is the result!

and another

From Your Friend In Space!! 


Ask And You Shall Recieve...

Aren't I just Loopy Man!! I was up last night reading though some blogs and Xakot posted a faithful question that needed an answer on Urban Taggers, here ya go in all my wonderous glory ; )

Your Friend In Space...


Sunday, December 9, 2012

How to build a Super Retaliator.

The the entry level modded gun in my collection, it can only be matched by The Super Velocee' and the Ultra in power and they can be only rivaled by krazy (but admirable) people who Mod Titans to shoot streamlines or Longshots that throw Darts weightes with like 4 pennyweight nails which they usually only have 1 or 2 made.    In a one fall game these are great! But most are 3 and these type of guns are usually Illegal for HvZ and normal Nerf play.

No no, for battle you need a good shooter that can shoot at 100 feet @ 5 degrees arched, better than most shooters have (elites, ravens modded with 14500 cells, ect) a decent rate of fire with an 18 round mag.  My Super Retaliator can unload an 18 round mag in 15 seconds, with 140 feet per second velocity, it is extremly reliable also.  That's pretty good, this is why I don't really care about one off, one shot sniper weapons.

Here is the Video's first is how to make one quick and easy.

Then How to make on with a Orange Mod Works Retaliator Unleashed kit.

And here's part 2.

Notice some tricks I use, this makes it extremely accurate.

Your Friend In Space


Friday, December 7, 2012

How To Own A Nerf Battle...

  • Basic Nerf just put up my 3rd best game ever!  However, it is on his Youtube channel.

    This is my favorite Video  because I, my trusty Super Velocee' Retaliator and my Magstrike beat 2 players with Hailfires, 1 player with a pyragon (who often is my most worthy teammate or opponent), And is one of the best examples of, Cocealment, Sniping, Usage of a Magstrike, Taking corners wide and oh yess...WINNING!

    Yes yes, that is me with a Magstrike, about to Bag some poor guy that believed a Hailfire has the fastest rate of fire, poor assuming guy...


    --Chris Cartaya

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Ultra Retaliator Is Here!


The Nerf Gun for the Discerning Psycho!

Look out Brotha, Here is the Sweet Lowdown! 

* 9Kg of spring force, currently shopping for a single spring that can do 10 Kg.

*Orange Mod Works Metal Bolt Sled W/Retaliator Unleashed kit.

*A handmade active Spiral Surpressor Unit Built Into The Barrel assembily that centers the dart with the Excess   airflow of the Gun, It robs it a bit of power, but the darts fly out so nice. Also, at 140-150 arched and with the ability to keep the neighborhood cats on their toes, i am not complaining.

*Grade 5 Hardened Stainless Steel precision fitted Mainspring Surport Bracket, Let Just say It's just alot funner to file down Plastic 

*Precision Pitch Indicator Sights just like what I use on the Super Velocee'.

*Nerf Stampede bipod and longstrike Barrel Thank you Aaron Kemp for helping me secure these parts. 

And how much can you have it for...


Got more work to do, see ya later.


P.S.  Example of a ported Barrels Recon/Retaliator. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So You Wanna Be A Nerf Sniper?

  • ...Like me?   A sniper is in a team member of Nerf Battle all by in itself, You can Attack, Intercept and Defend with a High Powered Nerf gun. Usually, a Sniper, will do all 3 given a day of Nerf Gun Battle.

    Snipers are not campers, a proper Sniper is a surport gunman that just shoots at a higher distance so that other Nerf teams cannot hit him, A good sniper is always moving with his team to surport Them, keeping a safe distance from the enemy droping foam and demise at them, while they cannot at you.

    Or even better, The fact that a snipers Long Gun has better balistics makes him a much better attacker at times. One of the best attacks a sniper can do is a tactic known as "Strafing". To Strafe is to run sideways around the enemy taking advantage of the higher Velocity to place a leading shot at the enemy. Skeet shooting uses the same tactics with a 12 gauge, putting the shot where the Clay Pigeon is going to be before it hits, this is known as "Leading". Because The enemy with a stampede, Pyragon, Raider or Hail Fire, has a higher rate of fire, but lower Range, typically a Pro will have 50-65 feet Maximum effective. These Guns are going around 70-80 feet per second. One of my guns, the "Super Velocee' Retaliator" Clocks in at around 160 Feet per second, More than twice as fast at 120-130 feet of maximum effective.


    ...Have Strong Arms-- faster guns use heavier springs, requires the sniper to be strong.

    ...Be a good Modder-- know how to configure and fix your setup fast, fast FAST!

    ...Have an extensive background with Archery, Target Firearm shooting and overall understand ballistics Well, The farter you shoot, the less margin of error you have, better be good!

    ...Know gunsmithing-- Don't leave seams on those trigger catches and cams FILE THEM SMOOTH but level!! 

    ...Carry a lot of ammo-- Maybe it's spray and pray at 110-120 feet, but it's still spray and pray and that is the best a Nerf Gun can do is to land the dart in the general area and leave the rest to luck. You will go though at least 3- 18 round mags per battle.

    ...Know Cover and Concealment-- The less that they can see of you, the less likely they can hit you, always better, it's only sometimes that distance is your cover.

    ...Know how to shoot in close quarters-- Indoors no matter how fast your gun shoots, you will always have targets within 30 feet. If you can't box in this range, what are you doing with a Nerf Gun anyways?

    ...Carry a Backup gun with the same dart/clip system-- You find more snipers failing by a Jam and someone charging in, or running out of ammo, carry another good piece like a Retaliator, Rayven, Styfe or Stampede. Typical Sniper Weapons are more prone to Jams, they are also typically Modded so more prone to failure as well. So you better have another piece!


    ...CAMP!! -- As soon as someone gets the jump on you, you are a sitting duck usually pinned in a corner. Plus there are a ton of attack scenario's where a high power gun is a great asset to an attacking team! You are also putting your team a disadvantage by not suppoting them on the line of battle with superior range and firepower!

    ....Be dependent on range-- As soon as the enemies courage is up and he charges you within his maximum effective range, the jig is up, The advantage of a sniper is only that the darts go faster and shoot flatter at close range, but he will probably have a better rate of fire. Be good with a Rapid fire piece too!

    Your Friend in Space...

    --Chris Cartaya

The Nerf Rough Cut.

This Dude, pSykSG, made an excellent, complete and helpful video on the Nerf Roughcut, I take back everything I said possible about the Roughcut because it looks really solid.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nerf Stryfe Dart Sensor Fix (The Right Way).

Yesterday I rolled out with a quick fix on how to fix a problem on the Nerf Stryfe which is the Dart Sensor which makes it so the gun will not release the plunger without a dart in the magazine.  Unfortunately, it was doing it with a dart in there as well soooo...  Me and Basic Nerf Came up with this.

Personally however, this fix is for Jabronies, and I decided to go deeper from the request of quite a few Nerf Fans. Here are some pics and a Detailed 15 minute video, look at the 2nd one too as just taking out the finger is not the best idea.


Blaster Taken Apart...  Inspired by the brilliant SG Nerf, and how he shows takedown pictures.

With Defective part....

...And without Defective part, it just pops out of there with ease.  No longer Blocks the Dart Pusher.

Very easy to do, just follow the rules I say in the second video in this post.



I found this to work best, pinning the Finger up with winding 3/32nd of an inch duck tape around it and trimming the top of it.

Your Friend In Space...


Video of the Madman! (AKA Your's Truely)

So you have checked out talking all about blasters, new blasters, modded blasters, me and Basic Nerf are all over the Stryfe as if Hasbro is gonna go the way of the Twinkies, but what about playing with them?  Sure I "Talk" about shooting a Long-Gun, but how about footage of me using em.  Well You are in luck because Basic Nerf uses a GoPro camera and films his wars and there are some I am in, so i'll Just show you some of those.

3 Way Pyragon Battle, first Vid of his I was ever in, wait till you see where the winner should start in the next one...

....So then we got the time Basic Nerf took the slip litterally, this is me with the first Super Velocee' Prototype (SV a1).  And my team won the match.

...And the time I nailed  a guy with a shield from 60-70 feet away with the wind howeling with a Super Retaliator!  That's me you see there!

Well I am gonna wake up, time to get some coffee, laterz.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Nerf Stryfe Dart Sensor Fix.

This is a temporary fix, the blasters do act better this way. Take Apart fix coming soon, probably tomorrow.
Good Luck.


Public Enemy #1

.....If indeed we do cross paths...It's nothing personal.

The Holsters are done, Both Right and Left hand models, This is a MUST for using a Stryfe as a backup rig!

Stryfe Fever, Catch It!!!

That's right, I did it! I am working on the left handed side now!

From Yours Truely... Dual Nerf Stryfe Rapid Fire Test.

So many uses for this gun, here is some video I shot, Basic Nerf, is making a video much more informative about range.  He breaks out the tape measure and all.  This is with 4 AA Battteries each, stock Voltage, no Li-Ions.

Your Friend In Space


Sunday, November 25, 2012

The New Nerf Stryfe, in living Color!

After some bad noise and help from Basic Nerf, I got 2 of them for $40.76

The New Strife, here it is with an 18 round mag and retaliator Foregrip, stock and Barrel assembily.

Range same as a Hailfire, here's how it comes out of the box...

I have 2 of these, I am off to have fun and hail Darts on all my neighbors cars, and maybe my neighbors too, seeya..


Do not shop at Toys R' Us

And most certianly do not shop at this store.

They tried to cheat me out of the buy 1 blaster get the other %50 off and charge me the normal price of $24.99 A piece for 2 Nerf Stryfes.  When I told them about the problem, the manager "Jessica" stonewalled me insisted that for the sale to apply, it had to say "Blaster" somewhere on the box.  Such Neolithic incompetence shouldn't have a job, and i was there currently to supply Basic Nerf with pictures of the new "Blaster".


New Nerf Elite Guns, Next years envy?

Basic Nerf,  Has the goods on next years Nerf Elite Arsenal.  And here are my opinions on them.  First off..

Nerf Roughcut.

This gun looks cool but I Have a bad feeling about this one, sorry guys but have any of you owned a AS-6 Hornet?  This one I suspect from inspecting Photo's of internals that this goes by 2 mainspring housings and an indexing mechanism to switch it to another set of barrel assemblies every time you shoot.  Any gun I have ever seen  use this kinda barrel switching however, were prone to leakage to different barrels at different times, making the reliability of the weapon useless.  There is no way all 8 barrel will shoot the same, aim the same or fire the same, even if it was flawless because the distance from mainsprings to barrel all shorter towards the top and farther from the bottom, a concern even though this should be considered a close in weapon.  

This gun however is pretty badass in theory, One could run around and tag people twice (in a 3 fall game, that leaves only 1 hit left) and have 3 more tries to do so each shot. My solution is to take the 2.5 KG springs and make it so it can shoot with 10Kg springs and fire all 8 at once. This would require some heavy duty aluminum parts to do that however and when you use that for more serious long range shooters, like my Super Velocee' Retaliator why bother.

Nerf Diatron
This one however, i am buying this the day it comes out in the USA.  More promising because it uses leaf spring grabing the discs and throwing them directly rather than some Half Massed air diversion circuit.  Also, it is not a front loading device where darts tend to fall out in battle.  Overall with such solid guns and the Vilgilon  and the Pyragon, I have much more faith in the Vortex line to produce a multi-shooter since it's firing mechanism is more simple.

Nerf Stryfe

This one falls into wait and see, not only because i know lots who will have them, but because my Rayvens (that's right folks, plural) are about to get some 3.7 volt 14500 type Trustfire Rechargables.  It looks great, no frontloading, uses N-strike Magazines, and has second trigger rather than the non Litium-ion Friendly toggle switch the barracade has.  

But my question is, why bother?  If i have 2 Rayvens and a Hail Fire, and put in mind these are not even my primaries, why should i run out and buy em?  I can only name 1 reason, Size, but even then, anyone make holsters for there things?  Well I Can, Just look....

I also make...

*18 Round Mag Holsters in either 2x18 or 3x18 belt mounted configuration.
*Retaliator Pistol Hip Holsters.
*Accessory rail Mounted Guns, very useful and grip handles and backup weapon.

That would be a good use for the strife, looks to be thin enough and i would love to see it with 3 14500 type trustfires in em  Or maybe mounted to the barrel assembily of a Super Velocee' Retaliator using this thing.

Nerf Strongarm.

I am not a big fan of multi-chamber guns, they always act differently, IT is cool though, slam-mode, 6 shots so I need no reason to hate this except Nerf DAHHHH go back to design school!  Why the hell would i want a bandoleer bracket in the back of my slide, well i guess if you can't say anything nice.....

Nerf Firestrike

6Kg Orange Mod Works Stampede Spring + Firestrike + Human target = Generally Psychotic Behavior.  

Word up man, If you do not buy this and mod it in the method described or better, than I will question your sexual oreantation and fart in your general direction.  Thig gun would probably pull about 85 flat with that spring and 150 arched,  I like the fact that the sighting light is second trigger activated and that this gun will probably have, out of the box, practical use for it.  It's bound to be dead balls accurate, RUN HOUSEPETS RUN!!! 


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What is a "Long Gun"?

Chris Cartaya here, I used to blog some 10 years ago and now I am Back, I am at it.  See This gun, That is a "Super Retaliator, a Modded Nerf gun of great tactical advantage.  It's not just a spring mod and shoots far or just has that cool Scout Glued to it, uses a fuctional Sighting rig, no that is not all there is to it.  It is hand fitted by me internally and uses modified lockups for more accuracy.  It takes a lot to make it a true  an Extended range mod known as a "Long Gun"

Now lets say for example, you get a Nerf gun to go oh, 120, 140, 160 feet per second, which is fast for a Nerf.  It Can't be a long gun if it cannot reasonably go long now can it?  The problem is they are still foam and they will richocet on the air like a flat rock skipping over a pond and even worse, the gun's own air is the darts enemy bouncing it around the barrel.  You need to stabilize that Dart, surpress, but not cut off the air out of the barrel, and lock up and align the barrel so each dart perfectly lines up inside.  IIf i were to ever make em for sale, it would be Parts + Gun + 30%, I must use a brand new gun, that must be part of the 30%.

Let me tell you the Variants...

Super Retaliator---  5Kg Spring, A OMW Trigger Catch Spring, Half Cock ratchet Removed and a OMW     trigger catch spring used for the trigger lock cam (which also acts as a rear bolt sled lockup), Passive Surpressor on barrel attachment and lazer centering to ensure accuracy.  Recon sights attached to rear stock assembily to avoid it getting in the way and to provide a longer sight radius.  Performance..80 flat, 140-145 arched 105 max effective (5 degree arched)  135-140 Feet per Second

Super Retaliator Plus--Same as above built with an OMW Retaliator Unleashed ki.t

Super Velocee' Retaliator--- Same as the Super Retaliator with a 5Kg  and a 2.5 Kg stampede spring added for a total pull of  7.5Kg, a deeper Passive Surpressor and Lazer sight sighed at 90 feet.  My main outdoor battle gun.  95 Flat, 160 Arched, 120 Max Effective, this baby really shoots flat and cuts though the wind.

Ultra Retaliator,--- OMW 5Kg Retaliator Spring and a OMW 4Kg Stampede Spring, Aluminum Bolt Sled, OMW Retaliator Unleashed Kit, Lockups same as Super Retaliator.  Predicted ranges 110 flat, 175 arched and 135 Max Effective.

R-Spec Retaliator.--- same as the Ultra Retaliator with 5Kg and  6Kg Springs, 8.5 Kg and a stampede spring or a single 12-14 Kg spring, with or without a surpressor barrel assembily or with a built in active Spiral Surpressor.  Ranges,  125 Flat, 150 Max effective, 200 Arched and the word "Ouch" Often Muddeled by victims.

Your Friend In Space