NERF Vortex Lumitron: The Future of Firearms?

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] 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 . . .


  1. avatar Aaron says:

    There’s already a community of modders that trade info on how to up the velocity of the Nerf vortex disc shooters.

    1. avatar Joel says:

      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…

  2. avatar Chris says:

    In regards to bullpup, don’t you mean the action is behind the trigger?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Yes. Yes I do. Text amended.

      1. avatar Chris says:

        Yay, that actually posted, it was giving me errors.

  3. avatar bontai Joe says:

    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?

    1. avatar Guywithagun says:

      Nope. Get caught with one of these in California and they chop off your head immediately.

      1. avatar NeonCat says:

        Yes, but they use a Nerf sword so it’s okay.

        1. avatar Veekay says:

          Well played sir. Well played.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    This is the future of handguns — if the Brady maggots get their way.

  5. So… what exactly does .9 mm mean? I keep seeing it and I am confused as to what exactly it means. I mean, 0.9 mm would be about .04 caliber… which is ridiculous…

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Well exactly.

    2. avatar HSR47 says:

      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.).

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        So there’s no .9mm?


        1. avatar bontai Joe says:

          I’m working on it, but I gotta tell you that sizing the brass is really tough. and I have no idea how I’m gonna cut rifling in the barrel.

  6. avatar Plz tell me the answer says:

    when will nerf lumitron be out in hk? tell me plz

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