Let’s start by seeing what Nerf say about the Roughcut.
Slam into battle with the double-barreled domination of the ROUGH CUT 2X4 blaster! This sleek blaster lets you launch 2 Elite Darts at once at targets up to 75 feet away, and the pump-action design lets you pump repeatedly to unleash a steady double stream of darts! Launch up to 8 Elite Darts without reloading! As with most N-STRIKE blasters, the Tactical Rail lets you add most N-STRIKE Tactical Rail accessories (sold separately) for more battle capability. Power up the multishot madness of the ROUGH CUT 2X4 blaster and get ready to dominate with both barrels!
My favourite thing about the 2×4 is the ability to fire either 1 or 2 shots at a time by altering how hard you squeeze the trigger. squeeze it right back and two darts fly out, whereas if you only squeeze it halfway just the one darts fires.
It’s called the 2×4 because the barrel holds 8 darts, two across and 4 down (see left). The down side of only holding 8 is the same downside as having a mag with only 6 shots. You run out fast and have to reload a lot in a battle which can hinder you if you have really intense gun fights. I have seen a couple of attachments people have made to aid them in carrying more ammo and attaching it to the gun for a faster reload in comparison to digging for a bunch of darts in your pockets.
The Roughcut only has the one Tactical Rail which is on the top for you to add a sight, lazer or some of the clips for ammo I mentioned above . As the 2×4 is a pump-action you do need two hands for it so you can cock each shot. That’s where you would want the Strongarm or something else small for a secondary to suppress the opposition while you reload, or you could go for the dramatic effect of throwing your primary away when you run out of ammo and charging in with a simple handgun like practically every action film ever.
Now for the downside, a pretty bad downside. As the darts just slide into the front of the gun with nothing holding the in place when you are walking around they often just slide out a little which means that they can’t be fired. Yes it’s just a little inconvenience and easily fixed by pushing them back in, but if you are running around charging at or fleeing from the opposition you need to be able to fire successfully without the gun malfunctioning on you. If you run with the gun pointing down (not that a lot of people do) the dart can fully come out of the gun meaning you lose ammo without realising.
The Roughcut 2×4 is one of my favourite Nerf guns so I would recommend getting it.
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