The 5 Best Nerf Guns of All Time Ever

More people are catching up to the entertainment and craziness that is Nerf wars and the fun of shooting Nerf guns. While they were built with the young kids in mind, it is no secret that the whole family can take part in a Nerf war.

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Nerf wars are clearly one of the best outdoor activities involving all ages and the demand and sales of Nerf of guns are a pointer to that. When it comes to Nerf wars, whether you are new to the game or an enthusiast, it is the functioning of the gun you have that counts most.

Nerf N-Strike Vulcan

This Nerf gun comes with the complete package and that’s why it comes first. From the looks to the ammunition, performance and overall experience, you get what you pay for and more.

Nerf N-Strike VulcanYou have a gun that is powered by six D size batteries and firing at the rate of 3 darts per second. It comes with a belt, a tripod stand and the darts making the whistling sound when they fired just add to the allure of this model.

The gun weighs about seven pounds which is quite a weight, good enough for adults but quite handy for kids under eight years of age.


Take this Nerf gun if you want to take the game to your opponents and have sufficient ammunition. It will be hard to lose when you have the Vulcan.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS

Here is another new model that is looking to go a little more than just a present favorite. The Nerf Stampede is the second gun in my ‘lethal trinity’ all which are in this list and the first is the already discussed Vulcan.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede

As with the Vulcan, it is quite big and is fully automatic. It gets ahead of the others with its smooth loading capability.

It comes with a tripod stand for shooting while on the ground and clears its 18 ammo load in just nine seconds. The Stampede is a very ideal Nerf gun for indoor fights.

Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6

The Strike Longshot CS-6 is almost of a similar shape to its newer counterpart the Nerf Stampede. It completes the trinity and while the other two come with full automatic abilities and higher firepower output, the Longshot holds its ground on a number of aspects.

Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6

First it is double barreled and pretty long which enables it to have a longer range than any gun out there about 50ft. it achieves this with greater accuracy and less fuss.

The Nerf Maverick

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If you are not a fan of big stuff and are looking for a portable yet powerful gun, with high accuracy and easy to handle, then the Maverick will top your list of all-time top Nerf guns. It is also durable and can be handled with anyone even the toddlers. I like it as a side arm.

Raider Rapid Fire CS-35

It has quite a handy name for a handy gun. The looks alone tell you of the power you are getting in.

It has a specially added 35 round magazine attached and offers you the option of shooting either one shot at a time or go in full multi-blast mode. Its size makes it a great all-rounder whether indoors or outside.

How Nerf Guns Work? – From Spring-loaded to Flywheel

You will find 4 main Nerf gun designs that are being used for the answer to how Nerf guns work.

1. Spring-loaded

It really is easy to make these semi-auto or auto using a motor to draw back and release the spring, but I haven’t seen this done except by companies like Nerf (eg. Stampede, Vulcan).

2. Air pressured

air pressured nerf guns
air pressured nerf guns

Air pressured, not used just as much anymore. Basically it really works just like a mini spud gun. You pump air to the pressure chamber, then pull the trigger/flip a ball valve/press the button on the solenoid to fire.

3. Flywheels

Flywheels, they are fairly new. There are two spinning flywheels on motors, and also you pull the trigger to push the dart in to the flywheel. It is then semi-auto.

By motorizing the trigger, it can be made fully automatic (eg. Rapidstrike).

4. Blowgun

Blowgun is definitely the easiest to build; take several feet of schedule 80 pvc pipe and you’re done. (Needless to say, there are lots of actions you can take to create your blowgun better.) Surprisingly, blowguns often have much better range and accuracy than stock nerf guns.

Flywheel is the hardest to be made

It is probably next easiest to build an air-pressured gun, but there are several drawbacks: safety (pvc pipe will not be entirely safe to get a pressure chamber despite the fact that people use it anyway), slow fire rate (you have to pump air way back in up to a certain psi), bulky (you want a long barrel for air guns), etc.

how nerf guns are made
how nerf guns are made

Next, is spring-loaded Nerf guns. You can search online for tutorials. The trigger may be sort of tricky. I suggest a SNAP or PumpSNAP (google for pictures); this is the very first Nerf gun I built, employing a tutorial online.

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Flywheel has become the most challenging to build except if you have access to a bunch of tools, can solder, etc. For those who have a laser cutter and SolidWorks it can be ok; you design the gun in SolidWorks, laser cut everything, glue everything together, then carry out the wiring. (It takes a lot more than that sounds.)

Two Most Powerful Nerf Guns : Rhino-Fire and Vulcan EBF-25

If you are a kid or a “big kid” who likes having fun shooting a Nerf gun then you are in the right place. I’m not talking about just any Nerf gun, but the big bad boy Nerf blasters. If you like them scary big and powerful then listen up, here is a secret for you. There are many toy manufactures who have managed to come up with some pretty cool stuff. The competition for best range, power, versatility and accuracy has really come far.

Recently, a few blasters made by different toy companies have achieved near perfection in some of their models. Let us look at one or two examples by category. The following are based on firepower, performance, reload time, and ease of combat handling.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster

When you need to weaken their first line of defense before your other troops go in then the Rhino Fire is your weapon. This bad boy will make you feel like the Terminator when in battle.

The blaster has two 25-dart drum magazines that slide in and attach to its sides giving you a total of 50 darts. This means you don’t need to keep reloading during combat if only you can control your trigger finger.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rhino-Fire Blaster

When mounted using the detachable tripod at a strategic position, you can ensure the safety of your troop by giving them sufficient cover as they go in for closer attacks.


You can also modify it and put a strap on it (it doesn’t come with a strap). The twin barrels give you twice the chance to hit a target but this also means you can run out of ammo faster.

Just be careful how you spend ammo, it could mean the end of you. This monster runs on 6 D-cell batteries to give you the ultimate automatic firepower.

Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Dart Blaster

You want a machine gun that can be moved and set up easily on the battle field? This is it. The Vulcan is a magnificent gun. It can send 25 darts raining on your enemies for total domination.

Get this; it can shoot 3 darts in a second. This means you can empty out on your opponents in 8 seconds and reload before they even comprehend what just went on! Another good thing about this battery powered blaster is the way you can pick it up and fold the mounting tripod in a flash then switch position without compromising yourself or your new position.

The launching system is piston powered and it is possible to switch between a single-shot and automatic mode. The precision is higher in single-shot mode.

Best Nerf Guns For Sale 2016

The best Nerf guns in 2016 include blasters that are designed to shoot one shot at a time, and then there are guns that are designed to shoot automatically. Nerf is an acronym for Non-Expanding Recreational Foam. Let’s take a look at some of the best Nerf guns for sale. At the top of the list, there is the Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6.

N-Strike Longshot CS-6

The N-Strike Longshot CS-6 is considered by many experts to be the best Nerf gun on the market today. Thanks to its excellent design and ability to do many things, this Nerf cannot be beaten. It is perhaps the most accurate Nerf gun and it is also two blasters rolled into one.

Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6

The N-Strike Longshot CS-6 can shoot arrows to a distance of fifty feet and hit the target without deviations. When making an important shot you really do want to make sure that you do not miss your target. The good news is that this gun has a bi-pod that can be folded down to help ensure that you do not miss your target.


The ability to reload quickly is perhaps this Nerf gun’s most important USP. When engaged in battle your survival depends on quickly reloading and shooting. The Longshot CS-6 has a clip with as many as a dozen streamline darts that you can shoot and reload within two seconds.

Nerf Maverick

The Nerf Maverick is another Nerf gun that performs well under all conditions. It is able to shoot to a great distance. That’s not all because when you fire a dart it is going to make a nice whistling sound.

Nerf Maverick

The other nice thing about this gun is that it can be modified without too much fuss or bother. If you wish to reload quickly then you can do so by cutting off a pair of plastic pieces. When these pieces are cut off the barrel extends all the way out.

Nerf N-Strike Vulcan

The Nerf N-Strike Vulcan is a Nerf gun whose awesome firepower makes it a one of a kind Nerf gun. With this gun it is easy to lord it over others. To get the most out of the Vulcan  you must first familiarize yourself with the working of the gun. Once you get the hang of how to use the Vulcan, you will be able to shoot dart after dart.

Nerf N-Strike Vulcan

The Vulcan is easy to modify. Once modified it will provide greater range as well as firepower. The nice thing about this gun is that it does not make too much noise when shooting and it is probably the quietest Nerf gun.

When powered up by a fresh set of batteries, this Nerf gun is able to shoot two and even three darts in a single second. It also takes eight seconds for you to shoot all its twenty-five darts.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS

This Nerf gun has just been introduced into the market. It certainly is an excellent gun and it could easily prove to be every Nerf gun lover’s favorite gun in the years to come. The Stampede is fully automatic and its magazine system can reload darts faster than any other Nerf gun. The Stampede is also the best Nerf gun for sale for indoor use.