This is a cool looking, fast shooting and reliable blaster. Works great right out of the box though it requires 4 x C batteries. 18 dart capacity magazine is great for Nerf wars. Very popular in the Nerf modding community as you can simply upgrade the batteries to increase performance or fully replace the motors, flywheels, cage and wiring to overhaul this blaster to be one of the best for competitive Nerf. Owned one when they first released in NZ, never had a jam or malfunction.