Some members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia reckon firearms design hasn’t changed much since John Moses Browning parted the Red Sea. We all had high hopes for the upside down Rhino revolver, but trigger trouble put paid to our primacy predictions. The latest spate of bullpup designs (the action is behind the trigger) are drawing considerable attention. We hear that the Kel-Tec KSG shotgun now has a two-year waiting list. But if you really want to see where firearms are going you need to go where the lead time is measured in months rather than years (something to do with the ATF and insurance): videogames. And NERF. Their latest products [via dvice.com] indicate that it’s all coming together baby . . .

The Lumitron [above] is also a part of Nerf’s “Light It Up” series of blasters. Like the Ravyen, it also has a FireFly clip, but instead of darts, it shoots 10 glow-in-the-dark Vortex discs. It supports a stock too, if you have one from another Nerf gun. The Lumitron will be available this spring for $30.

Despite Chris Dumm’s antipathy to stockless firearms that aren’t handguns, well, here it is. Despite the rabbi’s prohibition against illumination that requires muzzling all potential targets, well, here it is. In terms of ammo, we’re talking eighteen rounds of self-defense discs that are, in fact, glow ammo.

Concealability is something of an issue, but .9mm guns sweeping the country, it’s only a matter of time before you can put one of these bad boys in your breast pocket. D’oh! I did it again . . .

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17 Responses to NERF Vortex Lumitron: The Future of Firearms?

    • Hell, I myself used to have “nerf modding” as a hobby. It was pretty fun. Too bad modding real guns requires so much more paperwork than dart-shooters…

  1. So this doesn’t come with a stock thingy that goes up? I have to use my stock thingy from another Nerf gun? Oh, and will there be a California compliant model with less than 10 round capacity available?

    • TTAG is using it ironically, given a growing trend among the print journalism industry to write “.9mm” when they mean “9mm.”

      Obviously they are confusing notation for calibers in inches (.38, .40, .45, etc.) with calibers in milimeters (5.56mm, 7.62mm, 9mm, 10mm, etc.).

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