Tek Recon Predator Announced!

TEK RECON PREDATOR

Here it is, the Tek Recon Predator! I have to admit, this thing looks pretty beastly. We reviewed the Havok and Hammerhead way back when they first hit shelves, and I’m cautiously optimistic about this new offering from Tech4Kids.

Here’s their marketing blurb:

The Predator features rapid slam firing, with ranges exceeding 100 feet. It holds up to 100 ‘NRG’ rounds, more than any other reusable ammo blaster. To help enhance the Tek Recon experience, a newly designed magazine that allows for rapid loading firing will be introduced to enhance the battle experience. The Predator comes equipped with six accessories; including scopes and LED targeting technology that can be customized and mounted on tactical rails. ….In addition to the Predator blaster, new accessories for 2014 include different performance ‘NRG’ rounds, like Long and Soft shots. These special rounds come in a variety of colors and provide more customization for the fans.

Now they’re not exactly correct with the claim that 100 rounds is “more than any other reusable ammo blaster”. The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire is capable of carrying up to 144 darts when used in concert with 18-round clips.

With this new blaster comes several accessories such as scopes and led lights, as well as a re-designed clip and phone cradle. We’re hoping it isn’t as frustrating as the older version, and actually fits more than just caseless iPhones.

There also hasn’t been any word if they’ve fixed any of the problems that occurred with their first two blasters like poor accuracy or difficult firing. I’m not really sold on their new ammo types either. They still don’t really solve the main problem caused by the old ammo: being super small and hard to find. The new ammo that I’ve seen is yellow and blue (one is a little stronger, and the other softer), and I really don’t think that that color change will make them easier to find.

I’m obviously not a fan of Tek Recon’s offerings, but I’m totally willing to change my opinion if they’ve actually made positive changes to their designs. I’ll be picking this up to review it, at least.

 

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One thought on “Tek Recon Predator Announced!

  1. Given the similarity in firing mechanism, being semi-auto primed via the trigger pull itself, I’m curious how you’d rate the firing experience of the Hammerhead next to the Snapfire leaving aside the awkward trigger swing and the fact that your Snapfire was a bit odd. Can the snapfire get better ranges/accuracy without such a difficult trigger pull?

    As for finding the ammo that’s the one thing putting me off them though I’m still tempted by the Hammerhead as a sidearm due to its capacity and no need for batteries or noisy motors. Perhaps neon orange would have been more appropriate?

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