The A280-CFE Blaster
The Star Wars Darts
The 6 Dart Mag
The Jyn Erso Blaster
This mag release button design has a distinct advantage over the central lever mag release design that is quite popular in the community. It is much, much harder to accidentally actuate than a lever release, making accidental mag drops almost impossible. However its high placement on just one side of the blaster makes it very difficult to remove mags using just your off hand.
How does the Jyn Erso Blaster perform? Does it keep up with Elite-era blasters?
Range is pretty poor, averaging only around 7-9m flat with near-full-charge batteries and the included Star Wars darts. Muzzle velocity is unimpressive, averaging around 50fps with those same batteries (data can be found here). About on par with other semi-auto grey trigger flywheelers.
Accuracy is nothing special, with a number of darts failing to make it through my usual testing doorway at ~8m. I'd estimate it at slightly worse than a typical Elite blaster, though with such little power it's hard to really compare.
Rate of fire is naturally its best attribute. By virtue of being a semi-auto flywheeler, a rate of fire of 5+dps is achievable with good technique, however will very quickly jam up a stock blaster from flywheel deceleration. About one dart per second is the most you can get while maintaining range.
As is per usual for a stock semi-auto flywheeler, the Jyn Erso blaster is best suited for closer range combat. At this range, its spin-up time is less of an issue, and its high ROF can be used to maximum advantage. Note that the blaster's length may pose an issue with maneuverability with close quarters, at least compared to shorter blasters like the Stryfe or Desolator. It suffers significantly at longer ranged combat due to its lack of power and long spin-up time. As is usual for a stock blaster, I personally find springers to be all round more effective, however there is no denying the dominance of flywheelers in "superstock" games.
Value and Summary
The typical retail price of the Jyn Erso blaster in Australia is around 90AUD. Sales can take them down to around 60AUD, however I bought mine at half price (45AUD) from BigW. Even for what I paid, I feel that it wasn't a particularly good deal. Sure the light and sound system adds some neat features to the blaster, however fundamentally it is just a standard semi-auto flywheeler, with no significant extras. This blaster is another victim of Star Wars price gouging, considering the Stryfe retailed at a mere 25AUD. Unless you are a die-hard Star Wars fan or absolutely love its design, I would recommend saving your money for other blasters.
Rate of Fire: 4.5/5
Value for Money: 1/5
Personal Rating: 2.5/5 - besides the (rather fun) light and sound system, its Star Wars branding and design, the Jyn Erso blaster doesn't have a whole lot going for it compared to other semi-auto flywheelers.
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