Man I’m having some problems with BOTH of the Alpha Troopers I just bought. You can check the video above for details, but basically if you try moving the handle back slowly and then try moving it back up, it’ll get stuck.
I posted this topic last night at Nerf Haven asking for help, and got some answers. After some experiments and alot of dry-firing (WHICH IS BAD FOR THE GUNS!) I discovered that if the gun gets stuck, push, or perhaps slam, the grip back, and then push it back up. This should “unjam” it. All the above stuff talked about is in the video above.
jakejagan of Nerfhaven made a good point.
You need to pull the grip as far back as possible. This happened when I was using mine. A piece inhibits the “bolt” from going forward to shoot unless it is pushed ALL the way back.
Just try pulling it back near you ear and keep pulling until you here a small “click” noise. If it still doesn’t work, return it.
I made a note of that, tried some stuff, and posted this back.
Hmmm well it looks like my problem is still there. The only way to stop it is to make sure I pull the grip back with enough force, and if it gets stuck I push the grip up a bit and then slam it back. That allows it to move back up.
Most of the time though, I don’t get enough force if I pull it back slowly. So if I want to pull it back slowly, I have to make sure I put some force behind it so it won’t get stuck. Even if I hear the small noise when I pull it back slowly, without enough force on the pull back, it’ll get stuck again. So it seems like you can’t be too soft with this gun.
jakejagan How is your going doing with being soft and what not?
Let’s see what him and others have to say later.