Nerf Modulus Recon: How To Fix The Magwell


Hey, Nerf Nation! What’s going on, guys? It’s quite unfortunate that I even have to write this article, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. And what I’ve got to do right now is teach you how to fix the Nerf Modulus Recon MKII!

Fixing the Nerf Modulus Recon MKII!

Alright guys, so if you remember from my review of the Nerf Modulus Recon, I mention there being a huge compatibility issue with the magwell. Namely, it only accepts 6 or 12 round magazines. It also holds 35 dart drums, but not too many people use those. The Recon MKII magwell also will not work with the 25 dart drum, the 10 round banana mag that comes with the original Modulus and the Nerf Demolisher, or any other 3rd party banana magazine, save for the Blasterparts one. Pitiful. I’m not quite sure how the folks at Nerf HQ managed to miss this, as it seems to be quite a large oversight. Either way, it is an incredibly easy fix. Are you ready to begin?

Required Tools For Fixing The Nerf Modulus Recon MKII.:

fixing the nerf modulus recon mkii required tools

That’s it. That’s all you need. A Dremel is the only thing you need to complete this entire mod. Of course, any other rotary tool will do, but there’s nothing like a good old Dremel for your Nerf mod projects. So grab your rotary tool of choice and pick up your Nerf Modulus Recon and let’s get down to business. Are you ready?

How-To; Fixing The Nerf Modulus Recon MKII

fixing the nerf modulus recon mkii

This is undoubtedly going to be a fairly short article because it’s such an easy fix. This will take about 5 minutes from start to finish. First things first, identify the problem. There is a little nub on the back of most of your Nerf magazines. This nub or bump on the back of the mags hit right into the magwell on the Modulus Recon and prevent the magazines from locking into place completely. This will also prevent the darts from feeding into the barrel, which means you can not use your blaster. HUGE Fail!

fixing the nerf modulus recon mkii

When people first discovered this problem, they threw around a lot of crazy ideas. Some of the ideas included shaving down the nub from the back of your magazines or attempting to remove the handguard from the blaster. Luckily for us, none of these overly drastic measures are necessary to solve the mag compatibility issue with this blaster. Take a closer look at the magwell and you will see a few centimeters of white plastic between the opening of the magwell and the blaster body. It’s basically right between the handguard and the magwell. This is your whole problem.

fixing the nerf modulus recon mkii

Brace your Recon up against something and plug your Dremel in. Safety goggles and gloves are highly recommended for this part. Next, you want to turn your Dremel on to some medium setting. We don’t need too much power for this. With your Dremel on and a sanding or grinding bit in it, proceed to slowly grind down the plastic in the aforementioned problem area until the magwell goes straight to the handguard. That’s it, you’re done!

If you run into any problems or just need to actually see me fix the Recon on camera, be sure to check out my YouTube guide right up above. That’s all, folks! That’s all she wrote. As always, thanks for reading! This article in particular should be shared to anyone you know who likes Nerf, because the word on this blaster really isn’t out there. A lot of people just don’t know about this problem until they purchase the blaster and bring it home. I’d like to help everyone know about this issue beforehand so that they can make an informed decision beforehand. Nerf has actually fixed the problem now and the newer versions of this blaster won’t have this problem, but a lot of them do have this problem and they’re still just sitting on store shelves waiting to ruin someones birthday party. No, but seriously, this is unacceptable and what’s even worse is that Nerf never acknolwedged or admitted that this was an issue. They just silently released a new version and let it slowly trickle down to retailers to eventually replace the flawed original version. The new box looks exactly the same and has no mention of it being a new or improved version, the blasters look nearly identical, too, so it can be very hard to tell which is which. But, since I love you guys so much, I went out and took a comparison photo which shows the differences between the two blasters. I will embed my Instagram post of that picture right down below, so please share this article, guys. Check out the pic below.:

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