As a Nerf game player, it can be abit frustrating to only be able to use Streamline foam darts on your Nerf Recon.
Sometimes you may also want to play Dart Tag games with your Nerf Recons, or you might simply have run out of Streamline foam darts.
Here is a simple mod that will enable your Nerf Recon to chamber and fire Tagger and Sonic foam darts!
Step 1: Take your Nerf Recon, only focus on the pistol section.
Step 2: Unscrew the casing, take note of all the screw locations and loose parts.
Step 3: Note the internal layout, especially the bolt carrier group and how it works.
Step 4: Take the bolt carrier group out of the Recon.
Step 5: Seperate the bolt from the carrier frame holder, you will need to push out a metal securing pin.
Step 6: Put your Tagger dart in to test, notice how its stuck and can't be chambered or fired properly? We will need to create a better fit.
Step 7: Use a hobby craft knife (please be careful) and cut away the flanges on both sides of the bolt.
Step 8: Trim the bolt's dart support thinner and narrower, keep testing with your Tagger dart to work towards a good fit.
Step 9: Remove the pop-up blocker plate, trim the block lines so that it can better fit Tagger darts.
Step 10: Put everything back together and install all the screws securely.
Final Step: Put a Tagger dart in your magazine and test fire your Recon. If it jams or doesn't chamber properly, open up the casing again and do more trimmings and adjustments, it can take some time to achieve a good fit.
Here is a Test Fire Video of my Nerf Recon firing Tagger foam darts:
Being a clip-fed blaster, the Recon will tend to be prone to jams, so my advice is to make sure to use perfect foam darts, load them into the magazines properly and chamber each foam dart steadily.
In addition, do note that N-Strike clips are not originally designed to hold Tagger foam darts, so any clips longer than the 6-dart versions would still have issues working properly due to the foam darts being positioned increasingly at downward angles.
Now go play Dart Tag with your Nerf Recon! :)