A couple things recently came to my attention. First, today is Sunday, but there’s not much I can do to change that. Second, however, is that I never finished talking about the 3-part kit that composes the Modulus Mediator. That, I can change, so today I’ll be looking at the third and final piece of the Mediator ensemble, the stock.
THE BLASTER ITSELF
“How can a stock warrant its own review?” I hear you say. Well, dear reader, this is no ordinary stock. It uses a never before seen set of intricate mechanisms in tandem with what I must assume is some kind of ancient magic to achieve the results we can observe. Not really. They made it big and hollow and stuck a pistol inside. Complex? No. Useful? Eeeehhhhmmmmmmaaaaaaaybe. Anyway, the Mediator Stock was released with the other 2 components in 2018. It came in two parts, the stock/holster, and the pistol. The stock itself is pretty straightforward. It attaches to any Nerf blaster with a stock attachment lug and is simply a fixed stock albeit with a rather long length of pull for a Nerf stock and some extra rubber overlays on the back end to make it grippy. The rear end of the stock is open to allow the pistol to be inserted or removed and this makes it feel a little odd when pressed against your shoulder, but it’s not uncomfortable. Just takes a second to get used to. There is a belt clip on the left side of the stock that allows you to attach it to your pants or belt to act as a dedicated holster for the pistol, if you so choose. The pistol is functionally identical to the Doublestrike from the Zombie Strike line, using a hammer primed, 2 barrel smart AR setup. Sure, it’s not much, but I get the feeling this is meant as a backup blaster rather than your primary. The shell of the blaster is all new and has been sculpted to allow a fairly firm friction fit into the stock/holster. The performance of the pistol is about what you’d expect from a backup blaster. The range and power might not be quite on par with a larger blaster but if your younger siblings don’t know that you have a second blaster, the surprise can be rather entertaining. The Modulus Mediator Stock comes with the stock/holster, the pistol and 4 Modulus Elite darts.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
As soon as I bought the first 2 components of the larger Mediator set, I was basically guaranteed to grab the last one eventually. If I recall, I got mine from a local TRU, which is something only Canadians can say now. There’s really not much to say about this set. The stock is pretty decent quality and is a good size. The pistol shoots. Really, the one thing I might have liked to see is if they had redesigned the grip of the pistol to have a stock attachment lug so you could put the stock on it rather than it just being a holster on its own. Stocked pistols are totally a thing and I would have been so excited to have that as an option, but oh well. It does what it does well enough.