Monday, August 1, 2011

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Review!

Looking for a 12-shot pistol-sized blaster?

Check out the Buzz Bee Rads 12!

The Rads 12 is a direct spring plunger powered blaster which features a special auto-rotating turret that houses 12 barrels and a top mounted lever action priming handle.

Its unique turret design comes in the form of a large main turret section combined with 4 smaller turret sections of 3 barrels each.

Each time it is primed, the main turret turns anti-clockwise 90 degrees, while each of the smaller turrets sections rotate 120 degrees in sync. This is controlled by a series of gears in the rotating mechanism.

The blaster is packaged with 12 x Buzz Bee suction tipped foam darts. It is also compatible with most Nerf foam darts too.

Average stock range is around 20-25ft.

For internal photos of the Buzz Bee Rads 12, click Here.


Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Box (Front)

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Box (Back)

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Un-Boxed

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Contents

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Barrel Layout

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Priming Handle

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Barrel Rotation Sequence

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Scale Comparison with Nerf Maverick

Buzz Bee Rads 12 - Demo Video



  1. Will this fit into a tripleshot/quadshot shell? DODECA-SHOT! Although... no rear loading:(

  2. soloz1,

    Seems the Quadshot rotating mechanism operates and fits in a different way, but i guess it could be possible if a modder can come up with a creative method to do it.

    Imho it'll be much easier to just mod a ERTL Rapid Fire Shotgun into a Doomsayer instead. :)

  3. SG nerf, some of your blaster you ordered is from, how long you must wait for it to come? how many days? cause im planning to order one.. :)

  4. akmal rani,

    Well, for those Amazon sellers which ship internationally, it usually takes around 1-2 weeks (depending on the shipping service they use).

    For those Amazon sellers that don't ship internationally, and i have to use a 3rd-party shipper to handle the package delivery separately, it can take up to 3-4 weeks.

  5. This looks like it could be a very nice sidearm the plunger looks like it holds a decent volume of air too. Do you suppose brass could be put on the inside of the barrels after the AR is drilled out?

    1. Longshot guy,

      Its possible, but you'll have to sand the barrels to widen their inner diameters to fit in the suitable sized brass tubes.

      Note that its plunger air volume is very small so performance improvements after modding isn't as significant.