Review of the Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000

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Last updated: August 24, 2023

The Perses MXIX-5000 is a compact, fully automatic SMG-style blaster. It’s a hot release in the Nerf Rival series, and complements the massively popular Rival Nemesis and Rival Prometheus models.

In this review, I will run you through some of the key features and give you my take on the hits and misses of this powerful Nerf gun.

You can purchase the Nerf Rival Perses blaster on Amazon.

What Is the Nerf Rival Perses?

Released in the second half of 2019, the Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000 is an exciting flywheel and conveyor blaster.

It is generally considered to be a medium-size blaster within the Rival series, which Nerf started releasing back in 2015.

It has a fully automatic firing system, and a firing capacity of 50 high-impact Nerf rounds that are loaded via a Hopper system. It comes packaged with a sleek rechargeable NiMH battery and a wall charger.

The Perses is a great blaster for those who like to play a fast game. It’s lightweight, easy to load, and has a super-fast rate of fire and velocity to shoot your way out of trouble.

Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000
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  • RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND QUICK-LOAD HOPPER: Includes a rechargeable NiMH battery...

Top 5 Features of the Perses

Here’s my take on some of the top features of the Nerf Perses.

1. Comfortable and Lightweight Design

Overall the weight of the blaster feels pretty balanced. The designers have gone for a shape that is light and compact to make it easy to carry one-handed and flip around doorways and trees.

The plastics used do feel solid and not flimsy at all, so they haven’t compromised on the materials versus the rest of the Rival range.

Nerf Rival Perses in red color

You will find two sling points, one just under the barrel and one under the trigger handle, allowing an ambidextrous sling to be attached. A short, tactical rail is also located on the underside of the barrel, but I question what mods I could attach in that location without throwing out the weight of the whole design.

Let’s talk triggers. Like many of the Rival series, this is a flywheel blaster. So the setup is the same, including a primary trigger, a trigger lock, and an acceleration trigger.

The trigger lock is available on both sides of the blaster for both left and right-handed players, and the acceleration trigger sits just below the primary trigger within easy reach.

The grip and layout of the triggers are pretty comfortable in my hands, which works for kids and adults of different ages and sizes.

2. Super Fast Firing

The Perses has a really impressive rate of fire and firing velocity, with Hasbro advertising that it can fire up to 8 rounds per second at a velocity of up to 100 feet per second (30 meters per second).

It shoots only in fully automatic mode, which is kinda understandable as this blaster is designed as an SMG blaster to complement the other options in the Rival range.

The Perses holds 50 rounds

It all comes down to both your preferred blasting style and the context. If you’re just racing and doing some fast rounds around the house, then the Perses is excellent. It does what it says on the tin. It’s a lightweight blaster with a super-fast rate of fire and a solid rate of velocity.

But it’s a double-edged sword. The fast rate of fire combined with only having 50 rounds means shorter rounds and way more reloading, which is pretty annoying in a long game.

So if you’re outdoors, you’re playing for longer, and needing to shoot over long distances, you might think about taking either your Nemesis or Prometheus out instead.

3. Quick Reloading

The Perses uses a hopper that holds 50 rounds at a time. But because it’s such a slim design, it’s not as easy to fill quickly compared to other Rival blasters, and you can easily tip to the side and lose all of your balls.

Maybe it’s worth testing this reloading process out whilst wearing a sling to make it easier to balance the blaster when you’re trying to stuff your ammo back into it.

The conveyor-feeding design is the same as the other Rival blasters in the series; the Nemesis and the Prometheus. One of the cons of this system is that you often need to shake the blaster to get the balls to move quickly up the front to blast, or else you may get a major lag between the time you pull the trigger and when the ball gets released.

With the Perses, Nerf has also tried to address one of the bigger issues with a conveyor system which is jamming. Read on to find out more.

4. No Slow Jams

Jamming can be a painful and frustrating problem that comes up frequently with conveyor feeds, but the Perses has got a couple of get-out-of-jail-free cards wrapped up in its compact design.

There is a large handle on the side to get you out of a jam (literally) that pops out the entire hopper chamber to expose the feeding conveyor. It lets you get in there to dislodge any rounds or anything else that is stuck.

Nerf Rival Perses in blue color

The size and position of this button kind of make me want to use it for something else, like reloading or taking off the safety. But at the same time, I appreciate that when you’re in the zone and you get a jam, you don’t want to be fumbling around, so a large release button that allows you to quickly clear the issue is definitely beneficial.

If the jam is only minor, and you don’t want to pull apart the whole blaster, there is also a neat little access door just in front of the hopper that slides back and lets you stick a couple of fingers in to try and sort out the issue.

In my testing, I didn’t encounter any jams, but having a couple of access points on the Perses gives me confidence that I can sort this out quickly on the go.

5. Power for Days

The rechargeable battery is a small slim design, recharged with a standard wall charger, and adds very little in additional weight to the blaster itself.

Generally, the rechargeable batteries are far lighter and smaller than the old alkaline ones, so not only are you getting a little more power, but you’ve also traded in all that bulk.

The design of the battery lock is also a nice feature, and normally I don’t get excited about locks. I mean, who does?

It’s a button and slide mechanism to release, so if you’re like me and you are a little rough when you get fired up (I tend to accidentally smash the blaster on walls and doorways), there is no risk of you accidentally releasing the battery.

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Final Thoughts

The Perses is a fun little blaster and a solid addition to the Nerf Rival range. I can fire away with one in each hand without my arms getting tired, but with the same speed and impact as I would with my larger blasters.

At the end of the day, that’s what this blaster has been brought in to do. To give you a lighter, more compact blaster without compromising on the performance.

Review: Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000
Summary: The Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000 is a powerful, fully automatic blaster with smooth handling and an excellent rate of fire, suitable for those looking to play a fast game.
Author: Thomas Dunnett
Rating: 4.6 (out of 5)

Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000 review

Thomas Dunnett

I am a big fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social, and young at heart. With Blaster Central, I am hoping to share that passion with you.

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