Ok, so I got home to a nice big package of 4 EATs - a giveaway will be sorted out - for Americas, Asia (incl. Australia) and Europe. More on this later.#hallelujah#
Ok hold on to your pants folks :D
|How to access the Jam door - prime slam-fire grip fully back|
My first impression is WOW - the box is slim but appears huge.
Aesthetically it's nice to look at, and now that I've had some time to play with it, it's light and quick to respond - as best your reflexes allow.
I will say this - my initial thought on further inspection was how light weight and dare I say - cheapie it felt. Most blasters are meaty and sturdy. This doesn't give that feel. With that aside what a blaster.
The rate of fire has to be mentioned above all else and is a clear winner why it is a sweetheart blaster for so many Nerf fans who loved the original N-Strike Alpha Trooper. You will most definitely *not* be disappointed with this purchase. The rate of fire is insane. I'm wondering if a semi-auto like a Stryfe can stand up to it.
On the battlefield this is most likely going to be a primary blaster of choice for foam battles and HvZ. I'm tempted to say it might replace my Retaliator... (I know, I know I love that above all else!). I will explain why, the face that it is an "under arm" slam-fire unlike the Retaliators topside, you retain the accuracy and perhaps a higher rate of fire. As a CS-12 clip magazine (booo no CS-18!) you run thru the darts in no time. I guess that's where those new Clear CS-18 clips come in to play ;)
I can see this as a hip-firing blaster be it in need for defensive fallback or offensive press. It's versatile. How many blaster can we say that to? The Retaliator is the first that comes to my mind.
It's compact enough to give complete control over firing it - if ever a blaster was made for slam-fire this was the first in mind I feel. The Rough Cut 2x4 and even the Rampage are kings of Elite slam-fire, but this offers an edge. There is an element of confidence when using this blaster. I'm not entirely sure why.
|Note the silver hammer rod in the slam-fire grip, possible mod potential.|
|The spring is no different to the Retaliators - not to be frowned upon|
|Comparison of the Retaliators PT and the EAT - identical which is a good thing|
|Closer look at the PT and trigger mech|
Ok last but not least - giveaway time!
To enter all you need to do is head over to my Facebook page and hit 'Like' to follow my FB page not the post, and leave a comment with why you should win the in the status called 'Elite Alpha Trooper Giveaway!'
- If you are too young for a Facebook account, you can comment on the YT video.
- Entry is limited to 1 person per family/household - your mother, sister, dad or grandfather, cousin, second cousin, long lost uncle or aunt can not enter. Definitely not your pet hamster or dog (people have seriously asked).
- I will announce winners Sunday 14th April 2013 midnight.
- I ask Winners to post a picture of themselves with the EAT when you receive it.
You can increase your chances by +1 by:
- Follow me on Twitter, and Reply to the Tweet called 'Elite Alpha Giveaway!',
- 'Subscribe' on my YouTube channel and leave your name and why you should win in the comment box
- Join the MyLastDart as a google+ follower
Good luck folks! May the best Nerfers win!