Review of the Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 Blaster

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Last updated: November 30, 2020

The Commander RD-6 is a six-dart revolver style blaster in the Nerf Elite 2.0 series which was released in 2020.

In this review I am going to walk through some of the top features of this blaster, and I will share my honest opinion with you.

What Is the Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 Blaster?

The highly affordable Commander RD-6 is a revolver style blaster in the Elite 2.0 series. It comes with a 6-dart drum, and can do both single fire as well as slam fire.

The Elite 2.0 range of blasters is the successor to the highly successful N-Strike Elite series that was released in 2012. This new series also includes the new Elite 2.0 dart, which isn’t much different from its predecessor, the Elite dart.

NERF Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 Blaster,...
  • UPGRADE-READY BLASTER: Customize the blaster for every battle or mission by...
  • INCLUDES 12 NERF DARTS: Comes with 12 Official Nerf darts to fully load the...
  • SLAM FIRE: Pull the priming slide back and press the trigger to fire 1 dart....

Elite 2.0 blasters have a brand new teal and orange color scheme, and they also typically come with various tactical rails and attachments points, allowing for easy customization with accessories.

Also worth noting is that most Elite 2.0 blasters are clipped and glued together, which is controversial as it makes modifying these blasters a lot harder. On the flip side, this manufacturing style has made the blasters more cost effective.

3 Reasons to Buy the Elite 2.0 Commander

Here’s my take on the Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 blaster.

1. Single Fire and Slam Fire

It’s always nice to have a Nerf blaster that can fire in both single and slam fire mode, and the Commander does exactly that. Keep in mind though that accuracy is sacrificed when using slam fire mode, but that is kind of expected.

It’s worth mentioning that the 6-dart drum is fixed within the blaster. You can’t remove it, or pop out, to load the darts. Loading darts is still easy though, via the available slots on the sides of the drum.

A bonus is that, while the Commander has a 6-dart capacity drum, you will get 12 Elite 2.0 darts when you purchase this blaster.

2. Robustness and Ergonomics

If there is one thing you will notice when handling the Elite 2.0 Commander then it would be its robustness and reliability. Priming and firing with the Commander is a very smooth process, with essentially no jams or malfunctions.

Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6

The black priming handle at the top of the blaster is super robust, and doesn’t seem to fail no matter how fast you’re trying to prime and fire.

Minor drawback perhaps is the rather small main grip, which may be an issue for those with larger hands.

3. Good Firing Performance

As a revolver style blaster, the Elite 2.0 Commander performs really well, better than its N-Strike Elite counterparts. A firing velocity of 70-80 feet per second, and a firing distance of 60-80 feet (depending on circumstances) is definitely achievable.

Of course, this is not a Rival or an AccuStrike blaster, but as an Elite 2.0 blaster, the Commander certainly meets, or even exceeds, expectations.

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Final Thoughts

The Commander RD-6 is an excellent Nerf blaster for what it is. As a rather simple revolver style blaster, the Commander does an excellent job.

It does what it needs to do, and it does that very well. The only drawback perhaps is that it’s a rather large sidearm blaster, which may be an issue for younger kids with smaller hands.

Overall though, if you’re in the market for a new revolver style Nerf blaster, you can’t really go wrong with the Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6.

And also, because this is an Elite 2.0 blaster, you will have endless customization options with the various tactical rails and attachment points.

Review:Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6
Summary:The Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander RD-6 is an excellent revolver style blaster with a 6-dart drum that can do both single fire as well as slam fire. It’s a robust blaster with good ergonomics and performance metrics.
Author:Thomas Dunnett
Rating:4.5 (out of 5)
Thomas Dunnett

I'm a huge fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social and young at heart.

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