after taking the gun out of the box, i realized that the bow attachments (orange and black pieces) werent needed for the gun to work. my bow came with 6 arrows unlike many people who bought it at toy r us and only have 3. i bought mine as a target exclusive.
ive heard many complaints of broken arrows and not enough arrows.
FOR BROKEN ARROWS (ripped fins)
just take either super glue (what i used) or hot glue and put them back on. this will only take a few minutes.
FOR MORE ARROWS
nerf claims that they dont sell arrows and are basically impossible to purchase. i did some searching on the hasbro site and found how you can purchase more. you can go to the hasbro site, go to customer service, and on the left, it will say "replacement parts". find the nerf order form, print it out, and mail for more arrows. (i havent ordered more arrows so i dont know if theyre the same. ive heard and read that arrows are usable with all guns that use arrows.) heres the site ----> [...]
the extra arrows can only be ordered through mail.
IF YOU DONT WANT TO USE ARROWS ANYMORE
you can use regular micro darts by simple cutting the front orange part with a hacksaw. they you can open the gun, and take the air restrictor (clear part with a small spring) out and close the gun back up. WARNING, by taking out the air restrictor, the gun will be more powerful, nearly shooting darts 50 feet.... also the gun will still use the arrows after this modification.
if you want to know more about the modification, simple search "big bad bow mod" or go to nerfhaven.com and find the gun in the modifications forum.
this nerf gun is probably one of the best and is pretty cheap.