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Are you looking for the ultimate Nerf gun to gift to an eager youngster? Are you perhaps seeking the best Nerf gun for yourself? Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, or just want to reminisce about the glorious days of your childhood, Nerf guns are incredibly fun. In this article, we remember all the fun we had shooting our friends or random strangers with foam darts. Read on to find the top 10 options for the best Nerf gun you must have!
Top 10 Best Nerf Guns
So what is the best nerf gun? From fully automatic Nerf machine guns to zombie-killing Nerf blasters, here are 10 of the best Nerf guns ever made. We’ve rounded them up based on consumer ratings, price, features, and quality. You’ll see a summary of each nerf gun, as well as our pros and cons.
Up first take a quick glance at the specs of our picks in our easy-to-read comparison table. It’s in the same order as the reviews below- price range lowest to highest- to make it easy for you to reference the ones that you want to take a closer look at.
|Nerf N-Strike SharpFire Blaster||Convertible Blaster||-10 Darts|
|Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster||Blaster||-12 Darts|
|Nerf Mega Thunderhawk Combat Blaster||Blaster||-10 Darts|
|Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader||Motorized Blaster||-12 Darts|
|Nerf Laser Ops Burst Fire Combat Blaster||Laser Gun||-Phone Armband|
|Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus||Motorized Machine Gun||-30 Darts|
|Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster||Bow||-10 Darts|
|Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Dart Blaster||Motorized Machine Gun||-25 Darts & Belt|
|Nerf N-Strike Mega Mega Mastodon||Motorized Cannon||-24 Darts|
-Strap & Handle
|Nerf Combat Creatures TerraDrone||Motorized Ground Drone||-12 Darts|
Best Cheap Nerf Gun
Lovers of precision combat will appreciate the power of the Nerf N-Strike SharpFire Blaster. This ornate blaster comes with multiple configurations, allowing you to customize it to the weapon of your dreams. The price easily makes it the best cheap nerf gun available.
The stock is removable, the barrel is extendable, and the blaster can also be fitted with a silencer for even more customized mayhem. The 6-in-1 blaster can hold up to 6 darts and unleash them with extreme accuracy.
- 6-in-1 convertible action
- Stock converts to holster
- Fully customizable
- Slow firing rate
- Prone to jamming if not configured properly
Defend the world from zombies and dominate your friends with the Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster!
One of the best Nerf guns according to raving reviews, this baby comes with 2 flipping drums. Each drum holds 6 special Zombie Strike darts, allowing you to fire up to 12 shots without reloading. This is a lightweight Nerf pistol with extreme versatility despite its small size.
You can pack the FlipFury Blaster to the office or outdoors. It has an effective shooting range of 20 feet. Its double drum means you can keep firing at your opponents while they scramble to reload their own inferior Nerf handguns. This may well be the best nerf gun ever made.
- Double drums mean a lot of staying power for a Nerf handgun
- Lightweight and portable
- Decent range and rate of fire
- Loading two drums take double the time
- No match for larger automatic Nerf cannons
Best Nerf Sniper Gun
One of the most powerful Nerf cannons, the Nerf Mega Thunderhawk Combat Blaster delivers incredible performance and extreme firing speed. This intimidating piece fires Mega Whistler darts that scream when fired, intimidating your opponents as you keep firing a hail of firepower on them.
At 31 inches long, the Thunderhawk is the longest Nerf blaster on the market today, but this doesn’t mean it’s not suitable for indoor play. The blaster’s strong points include its unparalleled accuracy, which means you can win a fight with precision instead of overwhelming firepower. You can adjust the barrel to make the blaster longer or shorter, and you can deploy the folding bipod to enhance accuracy.
With the sight and stand, we chose this as the best nerf sniper gun.
- The longest Nerf Blaster
- Relatively slow rate of fire
Best Nerf Gun to Mod
The Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader sports an impressive transparent body, making it ideal for stealth missions. If you want to go in guns blazing, you can use its lighting to illuminate low-light battlefields and get an edge over your opponents.
The weapon’s customizability means it’s great for most Nerf battle situations. As it’s a new model, it’s compatible with all the upgrade kids and accessories, making the Modulus Ghost Ops Evader perhaps the best Nerf gun in the market today. The lighting and attachments easily make this the best nerf gun to mod.
- Motorized blaster
- Clear body
- Light-up barrel for surprise illumination
- Tactical rails for customization
A Nerf gun without darts! Are you mad? Not at all! Enter the Nerf Laser Ops Burst Fire Combat Blaster, the ultimate next-generation Nerf rifle you absolutely have to try. This baby comes battle-ready out of the box and is compatible with the Nerf app, meaning you don’t need darts to fight.
No darts means unlimited ammo, and its cutting-edge technology gives you light and sound effects for total immersion.
The Laser Ops Burst Fire Combat Blaster tracks your performance and detects enemies for you. What’s even more awesome is that you can use it for solo play with virtual enemies to train your combat skills for when the real battle commences.
- Incredible new technology
- Unlimited ammo
- Ability for solo play
- Sound effects and fancy visuals
- Relatively expensive
- Lacks the satisfaction of physically shooting darts at someone’s face
An impressive Nerf cannon with motorized speed-load technology for ultra-fast shooting! What more do you want? The Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus delivers the ultimate performance for hardcore Nerf battles. The 30-dart drum ensures staying power and true mayhem with its fully motorized fire action. This sweet cannon comes with 30 elite darts that can be loaded without removing the drum.
You can trump over any foe with the innovative drum that allows you to load more darts while you keep firing at the enemy. Ready to unleash a storm of firepower? Hold down the acceleration trigger and power up the motor to unleash a hail of darts at your friends.
Finally, the N-Strike Elite Infinus is compatible with all other N-Strike Elite clips and drums that you can use to maximize your firepower.
- Insane firing speed
- Quick loading action
- Staying power
- 30 elite darts included
- Ability to keep firing while reloading
- Indicator lights
- Bulky and heavy
- The drum extends a lot under the gun, making it harder to control
Finally, let’s see the world’s best Nerf bow. The Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster offers realistic bow action and extreme accuracy. Trading rate of fire for precision, this bow will help you find your aim a lot easier than most other Nerf blasters. With a range of 100 feet, you’ll be able to snipe at your enemies like Rambo while they remain out of range.
The bow can fire five Mega darts before reloading. The flexible bow arms and durable string mean this is a sturdy Nerf weapon despite its unusual appearance.
- 100 feet range
- Extreme accuracy
- Real bow action
- Difficult to reload
Best Nerf Gun 2018
A truly magnificent beast, the Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Dart Blaster is the most expensive Nerf gun on the market. This actual Nerf machine gun comes with its own ammo box, removable tripod, 25-dart belt and it’s fully automatic. With a fire rate of three darts per second, you are sure to dominate any other Nerf-holder with this baby.
The N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25 Dart Blaster is the ultimate battery-powered Nerf gun. The belt feeds darts automatically for max firepower, allowing you to focus on aiming at your opponent. The blaster’s launcher is powered by a piston-powered system that ensures unbeatable range. Need more precision? Switch to the single-fire mode and snipe your enemies with surprising accuracy.
This is truly the definitive machine gun for kids and perhaps the best Nerf gun in the world!
- One of the most impressive Nerf guns ever built
- Rare item, being discontinued by the manufacturer
- Insane firing rate
- Maximum firepower
- Totally hardcore
- The most expensive Nerf gun ever
- May be too heavy for some kids
Best Nerf Gun 2019
Step aside, kids. The Nerf N-Strike Mega Mega Mastodon is a BIG bad blaster that will destroy the opposition and crown you kind of the Nerf battlefield. This battery-powered behemoth is Nerf’s first motorized mega blaster. It packs a 24-dart rotating drum that shoots intimidating Mega Whistler darts at the enemy.
It can fire up to 100 feet away with remarkable accuracy and comes with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from its price tag. The Mastodon is heavy, so get ready to carry it to battle with the included shoulder strap.
- 24-dar rotating drum
- 100 feet firing range
- Extreme rate of fire
- Intimidating weapon
- Relatively expensive
Oh boy! Balancing on the fine line between gun and drone, the Nerf Combat Creatures TerraDrone is exactly as cool as it sounds. This is the dream of all Nerf kids anywhere. A true remote-controlled Nerf robot that can walk over any kind of terrain, indoors or outdoors, to dominate your opponents. The Terradrone can fire up to 12 darts to a whopping 45 distance.
Its gun-head has 360 degrees of freedom to shoot in all directions and control the battlefield. The robot’s autonomy means you can hide and let it shoot at your foes, and you can pack a regular Nerf gun on you as a backup as well! You can raise or lower the head for max precision. The remote controller is responsive and light enough to carry with you along with the rest of your Nerf loadout.
- It’s a robot
- 360 degrees of head rotation
- 45 feet range
- Ability to fire 12 elite darts in rapid succession
- Relatively expensive
- May feel less satisfactory than shooting the enemy yourself