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Soldiers...! Get Ready with Your Nerf Guns! ... Start The Nerf War Now!

Updated on January 31, 2015

Nerf Guns

Nerf guns are one of the best toys available in the market for kids or teenagers, but I guess adults also love them (I am). Most people doesn't matter if it's an adult or not will always want to pick out their Nerf Guns based on how cool they look; BUT, the combination of the design and color really make all of them look great and cool and which, that's really hard to pick the right one. Those toy designers in Nerf are really brilliant with their work on the bright paint jobs and stunning designs.

If you are thinking of getting a Nerf gun for your kid or for a child, you will probably want to pick one that suitable for the kid's age. Nerf produces a variety of Nerf guns that target different ranges of age and some of the guns and weapons might be more powerful than the others. So you won't probably get one that might hurt the kid. Moreover, they can also have more complicated shooting styles (similarly to those styles we see on tv) or are too large and heavy for small and younger Nerf blasters.

Another thing that you will have to consider when picking the right Nerf gun is where it is going to be used; it is for indoor or outdoor. More powerful guns, especially for teenagers and adults can shoot up to 40 feet and might be dangerous if shot in the close range. They aren't recommended for indoor use as you might later find out that most of the things in your house are broken. So if you are planning to have a living room or office Nerf war, you should go with the less powerful guns and weapons.

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Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6Nerf Raider CS-35 Dart Blaster Nerf N-Strike MaverickNerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster
Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3
Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3
Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6
Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6
Nerf Raider CS-35 Dart Blaster
Nerf Raider CS-35 Dart Blaster
Nerf N-Strike Maverick
Nerf N-Strike Maverick
Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster
Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35 Dart Blaster

What are Nerfs made of?

By the way, do you know what Nerfs are made of?

The acronym NERF stands for Non-Expanding Recreational Foam. And so all Nerf products are made of a solid spongy material that is a combination of polyester, disocyanate, isoyanate and some other things, which are too technical too discuss here; check out other sources such as wikipedia or googling, binging and yahooing to find out more about this material.

Anyway, Nerf is a foamy spongy material that is very soft and normally used for shooting. This material is able to retain it form even after being 'battered', 'shot', 'hit' and etc.

Last but not least, Nerf is definitely suitable for making toys gun and most importantly, it is safe and won't risk getting injured during the game.

Nerf Guns: Picking Up your Arsenal

Some of the more favored and bestseller Nerf guns are the Nerf Maverick, Nerf Vulcan and Nerf Raider. These are all very cool-looking strikers which each is designed to serve the different purposes in your Nerf arsenal; so it doesn't hurt to have each one of them in your collection.

The Nerf Maverick is the type of a smaller gun that designed to look similar to a revolver or a hand-held gun. Just load it up with 6 foam darts into the round chamber and you are ready for the battle. The Maverick can shoot up to a distance of 30 feet and it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor game.

The Nerf Raider and Nerf Vulcan on the other hand, are quite a bit bigger type of guns and it is recommended for big kid or adult that love to play with Nerf guns.

The Nerf Raider and Nerf Vulcan on the other hand are quite a bit bigger and recommended more for the big kid who loves Nerf. Nerf Raider is equivalent to a Tommy-gun (it is the Nerf version of this real life version). It is also say that The Raider is the largest capacity Nerf guns ever. It can be loaded up to 35 darts in its drum magazine and it can shoot a single shot or be set to shoot at rapid fire to give you an extra edge during your Nerf battle.

The Nerf Vulcan, which weighs at 8 pounds can be considered as the heavy-weight of Nerf guns. This weapon can shoot rapid fire mini darts and this will definitely scare your opponent to the most. With an attached ammo belt and target sites, you'll never run out of ammo and this is essential in the middle of your heavy Nerf battle.

This weapon also provides some of the most precise shooting accuracy compare to the pieces. Either one of these would be an ideal choice of weapon to take into your next Nerf battle and you will definitely enjoy this next strike.

By the way, there is also the Nerf Longstrike for you to choose. Measuring at thee feet long, this awesome, air-powered dart blaster is the longest Nerf blaster yet and can fire up to 35 feet. Attach the barrel extension for long range targeting and use the tactical rails and flip-up sight for accurate shooting; it helps you zero-in on near and far targets.

Now, the best thing about Nerf Longstrike is that it can store two quick-reload clips and which you won't have to worry about running out of ammo fast. These could probably one of the best Nerf Guns you can have. Now are you ready for the war? Go grab your gear, pump up your adrenaline and prepare to "go long"! If you love this, you will most probably love Longshot as well.

With all the varieties of Nerf guns available out there, you will definitely need to do your own research to find out which one works best with your shooting skills and needs. There are quite a number of models for each range of Nerf guns and somehow you might feel that you need to grab a few models for your next battle. And with all the safe fun you can have with the Nerf guns, it definitely makes sense that you want to add them all into your Nerf guns arsenal.

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  • KenWu profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Malaysia

    Wow, 10 is a lot for one person to handle. Nvm, kid is better off with something to play/ that keep him busy rather than nothing to do. I wish I could have one when I was a kid back then.

  • CarlySullens profile image

    Carly Sullens 

    6 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    Interesting Hub. My son is 10 and still all he wants to buy is Nerf guns. Anytime, we go into the toy store and he has birthday money to purchase whatever he wants, he ends up buying another Nerf gun. I think he has at least 10 now.

  • KenWu profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Malaysia

    Every kid loves Nerf Guns! Thanks for commenting.

  • Karen N profile image

    Karen N 

    8 years ago from United States

    Great hub!

    My kids love nerf guns, but I do get tired of picking up the darts that end up all over the place. :)


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