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The Jolt EX-1 (known as the Jolt later) is a 2011 N-Strike blaster that holds 1 Whistler Dart. It is an improvement over its predecessors, the Secret Strike AS-1 and the Hidden Shot. It features a compact priming bar under the handle, which one uses by pulling down on. It was rereleased under many lines, and has received praise for being very powerful. It was initially quietly released in October 2011. It has been seen in many colors; the 2011 orange paint scheme model, the N-Strike Elite blue rerelease in 2013 (this model added an orange muzzle on the front of the blaster), in Zombie Strike colors with a clip-on sight, a girly paint scheme and a bigger cocking rod for its induction into the Rebelle line, and three clear colors; red, blue and green. It cost $4.99, and had good reviews.
The Jolt is a small concealed-carry type blaster. The cocking piece got a redesign in the Rebelle version; it gained a ring so that it would be easier for people to grab. This cocking piece is held down by a greyish-black piece on the bottom of the blaster, which acts as the bottom cover for the handle. It is only held in by four screws. There are four even smaller holes on the bottom that act as an air outlet so that air can escape from the blaster when firing.
Internalsspring, air restrictor, cocking rod, plunger catch and firing trigger.
Position in Theme
The Jolt acts as the concealed-carry blaster of the lineup. Because of its small size, it is suited to having a stealth role, and can be pulled out at any time and to surprise people with just that one shot. It can also fill the role of being a last-ditch weapon, and can be pulled out when one is cornered due to its small size. Because it fulfils all the aformentioned roles, the element or surprise is a key factor of the Jolt's positions in the themes it is in.
This blaster is very similar to the Triad EX-3, both being stealth weapons.
Like all other blasters, the Jolt has faults. The main fault of the blaster is the fact that it has no other known modifications other than the popular and easy method of drilling out its air restrictors. However, it makes a good candidate for blaster integrations due to its small size. Another major problem is the shallow capacity of only one dart, which will make anybody using this blaster reload often. The blaster is also very small, which makes it hard for older Nerfers to hold. Despite its size, it has an extremely comfortable handle with many grooves for the wielder's fingers.
How to Fire
Step 1 - Load one dart into the muzzle.
Step 2 - Pull the cocking rod down.
Step 3 - Pull the trigger to fire a dart.