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The Best Nerf Guns

Updated on July 19, 2013

Best Nerf Guns

In order to be king of the battle, you need the best Nerf Gun out there. Here is a list of the different Nerf guns that are the top of the food chain.

Here are my picks for great Nerf guns to go to Nerf war with. Be prepared when you head to the arena with the best of the best in foam dart weaponry. These toys are so much fun and allow a great outlet without much danger.

These toys come in all shapes and sizes, but what is best for your needs? You have pump action and motorized as well as pull and shoot style Nerf guns. No matter which way you go, you will find yourself in a never ending game. Capture the flag, target practice, distance shooting and much much more. From the little ones to the grown up kids like myself, everyone will have fun.

I have been in battle with my 9 year old son and his 60 year old grandfather. All 3 of us had a blast. A Nerf blast.

Great Nerf Guns

Nerf N Strike Guns

The newest of the N Strike Nerf gun series are almost all blue and are designed to shoot faster and further. Although I have to say that the motorized guns seem to shoot further than the pump action style weapons. The spinning gears that a dart goes between and launches goes better that the compressed air type guns. The smaller Nerf guns work well with pump action.

Many of these have options of larger clips and different accessories, so be sure to see what is available for the ones you choose. Some accessories are just for show and even hinder performance, but many can help the you out in the heat of battle.

N-Strike Elite Retaliator Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster

Old Nerf Guns

Old but Good

The barricade is probable going to always be one of the best Nerf guns made. These incredable toys have batteries and a 10 dart round clip that rotates automatically. You hit the on switch and you hear it start to spin. Aim and pull the trigger over and over as fast as you can. The only downfall to this one is that it is empty in no time flat. That is how fast it is. You almost need two and since they are a one handed piece, you can do just that.

The Barricade also makes the perfect back up Nerf Gun when you are carrying a big one.

So don't discount the old school Nerf guns, as they can pack a punch just like the new ones and often for a few less bucks.

Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10

Nerf N-Strike Maverick - Colors May Vary

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS

Nerf Barricade - An old Nerf Superstar

This is a video of the Barricade, one of Nerf's best ever. Check it out and add it to your arsenal.

The Barricade is still one of the greatest Nerf guns of all time. Check out this review of the one handed Barricade.

New Nerf Guns

N Strike Elite

Here are the new Nerf Guns from N Strike Elite series. These are getting more and more creative every new wave that comes out. The new Nerf guns are mix between a modern Army look and a science fiction, space type toys gun. These new models are also getting better on performance. With bigger clips and fast loading action, this Nerf game gets better and better.

Motorized trigger systems let you fire faster and faster. 18 shot clips mean less reload time and more fire time. One handed action on so many of the N Strike Elite means that you can carry two at once and increase that Nerf fire power by tons. These are amazing toys, it's hard to choose just one.

Nerf N-Strike Elite: Stryfe Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rayven Cs-18 Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster

The Best Nerf Gun - List of Nerf Guns

Here is a list of the current Nerf guns available. You can still get some of the older models like one of my favorites,the Nerf N-Strike Barricade RV-10.

For the sake of this poll, let's keep it limited to the newest models. If you want to pick an older gun, then I left that option open.

Which Nerf gun is the best overall Nerf gun?

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Long Range Nerf Guns

Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster

With a claimed 100 foot shot, this is one that you need in your collection. Set up far away and safe and take out the other team without them knowing what hit them.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster

Best Nerf Gun Ever

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster


This monster Nerf Gun holds 144 elite style darts in a muti clip system. I have this Nerf gun in our home collection. You have a dual trigger system on this machine. Pull the motor trigger and you hear it start spinning like a Gatling gun. Then pul the trigger over and over, blasting the competition to bits. Clip empty? No problem, pull back on the top handle and the carousel spins in another full clip. Needless to say, you can hold down the for for a long time between reloads with this big bad Nerf gun. Grab some extra clips and darts to make this defensive weapon of nerf destruction go even farther between refills. Each clip is individually loaded so any break in action allows you to add clips to the gun. A must have in the battle of the Nerf.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster

SNERF N-Strike Elite Hail Fire Upgrade Mission Kit

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster - Videos of Reviews

This is the best Nerf Gun out there in my opinion. It has a long range and carries a ton of darts.

Distance test

Review of this beast

Motorized or pump action, you have to have a favorite. Maybe it's a small quick load gun that you can run with or a big multi-shot type gun so you can camp and defend. Either way, let us know which Nerf Gun is your choice for battle.

What is your Favorite Nerf Gun - Style, Color, Size

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      razelle09 4 years ago

      i like the blue one