Last Updated: August 2, 2019

Biggest & Best Nerf Guns for 2020

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Biggest & Best Nerf Guns

This guide has been written by:
Sam Neill
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No childhood was complete without a nerf gun war, and those carefree adolescent days were filled with fighting over who had the very best nerf gun. Easily one of the coolest toys of the younger days, and whilst your nerf gun days might be behind you, you’re never really too old for a nerf war. Over the years, nerf guns have come on leaps and bounds, with plenty of exciting nerf guns available for the youth of today. With cool new features and impressive advances, there is a nerf gun out there that can help you win even the toughest of wars. There is no better way to bask in some nostalgia and blow off some steam with your mates (or kids) than with a good old fashioned nerf gun war.

The very best nerf guns combined with a bit of skill will guarantee you a victorious battle no matter who you are fighting it out against. Choosing a new nerf gun to test your skills has never been more complicated, with so much choice out there it is difficult to know which nerf gun is really going to lead you into victory. Whether you are after a nerf gun to impress your mates, cause havoc in your office or introduce your little ones to the ultimate in kids battles, there is a nerf gun out there for you. Our experts have searched high and low to bring you the best and biggest nerf guns available today. These incredible toys make the ideal Christmas or birthday present, or just as a little throwback treat for yourself. Read on for our top 10 nerf guns of 2019.


The Verdicts

1

Nerf N-Strike Elite Disruptor


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Our Verdict

This impressive nerf gun might be little on price but is big on features. The quick draw blaster has its own rotating drum which can hold up to six powerful elite darts. Your opponents will have no chance when you have the choice of either releasing one dart at a time or unleashing them all in a rapid succession.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Disruptor is easy to use even in the most tense of nerf wars. Simply pull back the slider and release to prime the blaster and then check the indicator. If it’s orange, your blaster is ready to go. This nerf gun can fire darts up to an impressive 90ft and comes with exactly six darts. With 331 customer reviews and 4.6 out of 5 stars, it is no surprise that this nerf gun is a popular choice for adults and kids alike. It has received an impressive five stars for accuracy, value for money and ease of use.


2

Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster


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Our Verdict

If you are searching for a nerf gun that your mates will be truly jealous of, this could be exactly what you’re after. The long range blaster can send darts up to 90 feet and you can launch up to 10 Mega Whistler Darts from the rotating drum. Mega Whistler Darts are powerful and will whizz through the battlefield as you dominate the nerf war effortlessly.

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster has a rotating drum with space for 10 darts, allowing you to release rapid fire fury and unleash all 10 darts continuously without stopping for a reload. This nerf gun comes with 10 Mega Whistler Darts and is not suitable for children under 36 months. Customers have given this nerf gun 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 82% of reviews being the full five stars. The Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster is praised for its rapid fire, impressive range and how easy it is to use.

 


3

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster


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Our Verdict

For the keen nerf war battler, this gun is a great choice. Whilst the price is a little higher than some of its counterparts, the Nerk N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster has some incredible features that make it so worth it. You can challenge your opponents with ultimate speed as this nerf gun boasts that it is the fastest motorised nerf dart blaster around. It can unleash an impressive five darts per second and has a huge 25 dart drum. Darts are launched up to 90 feet at rapid speed by the motorised blaster, so you are sure to rule the battlefield.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster looks intimidating to opponents, with a bold blue and orange finish and large toy gun design. The size of this nerf gun could make it difficult for young children to hold and it is not suitable for under sevens. With just 4 customer reviews, this nerf gun is praised for being easy to use and not jamming like others.


4

Nerf Modulus Regulator


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Our Verdict

A next level in nerf gun technology, the Nerf Modulus Regulator is not for the fainthearted. Featuring switch fire technology and 3 different modes, this nerf gun is perfect for both big and little kids. Choose between single fire mode, burst fire mode or continuous fire mode to shake things up on the battlefield. Your opponents won’t know what’s hit them when you unleash this fully motorised nerf gun.

This blaster can be customised with the swivel handle to stabilise your aim and the two barrel-scopes can be used as targeting scopes or barrel extensions. There is also a full range of Nerf Modulus upgrade kits and accessories available to purchase separately. This toy has 4.3 out of 5 stars and is highly recommended for its impressive looking design and super fast shot. Previous customers have commented that this nerf gun is fairly large in size and perfect for older children.

 


5

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster


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Our Verdict

Created by Hasbro, this nerf gun is ideal for ruling the nerf battlefield effortlessly. The rampage blaster can fire Elite Darts up to 75 feet. Whilst its range is not quite as far as other nerf guns, the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster has plenty of other incredible features. The slam fire handle can shoot up a storm of darts at your opponents easily, and as this comes with 25 Elite Darts, you won’t be short of ammo. The drum magazine that comes with this nerf gun can also be used with many other clip system blasters and the Elite Darts fit the majority of N-Strike Blasters.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster comes with everything you need to rule the nerf war battlefield. In the box is one Rampage body, one drum connector, one 25 drum dart magazine, 25 Elite Darts and an instruction manual. Out of 222 customer reviews, 63% are five stars, giving this nerf gun a modest 3.9 out of stars.


6

Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster


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Our Verdict

This compact nerf gun is perfect for taking your nerf battle on the go. The small hand held design does not compromise on power. This high quality toy has been designed with a zombie apocalypse in mind, giving you the nerf gun you need to battle your way to freedom. This nerf gun holds just five darts in its blaster and is super quick and easy to reload during battle. Perfect for one-handed blasting and for use both indoors and outdoors. Compared with other nerf guns, the Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster is small in size, measuring in at just 25.7cm high, 33.7cm wide and 6.5cm deep.

This nerf gun has a whopping 4.5 out of 5 stars from the 60 customer reviews. 85% of all reviews are full five star ratings, and customers have commented on how powerful, reliable and accurate the Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster is.


9

Nerf Zombie Strike Sledgefire Blaster


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Our Verdict

This impressive nerf gun is at the higher end of the scale and has the price tag to show it. With triple strike action and powerful range, this nerf gun is well worth the price. You can load 3 darts into each of the reloadable shells and then crack the Sledgefire blaster barrel to easily reload. Whether you are heading into the ultimate nerf war with your mates, or practicing for when a zombie apocalypse strikes, this nerf gun has you covered. Your opponents won’t stand a chance against this awesome nerf gun.

Including in the box is the Sledgefire blaster, 9 Zombie Strike darts, 3 reloadable shells, Zombie Strike stencils and an instruction manual. 62 previous customers have given this nerf gun 4.4 stars out of 5, with 84% rating the full five stars. Customers have praised this nerf gun for being perfect for both kids and adults, and for being a high quality toy that works really well.


8

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS


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Our Verdict

The ultimate nerf gun around, this impressive toy will leave your opponents begging for mercy. It doesn’t come cheap, and for good reason, as this super cool, high capacity dart blaster will leave you ready for even the toughest battles. You can unleash a storm with the extended 18 dart clip and reloading couldn’t be easier as this nerf gun comes with spares. Your opponents won’t stand a chance as the pop out bipod will steady your shot and give you amazing accuracy every time. This bipod has two modes, giving you the freedom to use it as a standard bipod or a stability grip. You will also be well defended with the blast shield that can be attached to the tactical rail and is compatible with the majority of N-Strike blasters.

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS boasts the highest capacity clip available from nerf and is praised by customers for being great fun for all ages. This nerf gun has 100 customer reviews and a rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars.


9

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18


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Our Verdict

Own the battlefield with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18. This 100% automatic toy gun can fire an impressive 3 darts per second, perfect for shooting a strong rally. Unlike some other nerf guns, this toy is super light thanks to the battery which is 75% lighter than others. This nerf gun has an adjustable butt to give you personalised use, and to help you get ultimate comfort during your nerf wars. The acceleration trigger gives power to the motor for super speed firing that your opponents won’t see coming, and the included clip can hold all 18 of the Elite darts.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18 has just 10 customer reviews with a modest 3 out of 5 stars. Whilst it is praised for being impressive looking and lightweight to carry, some customers have commented on a lack of power and unimpressive range.


10

Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain


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Our Verdict

This powerful nerf gun will strike fear into your opponents on a first glance. The awesome design features a 25 dart chain that allows you to release darts with pump action blasting. All 25 darts can be slam fired effortlessly, giving you an edge on the nerf war battlefield. Loading the darts onto the chain is easy and simple to do, even mid battle, and once loaded just pump the handle to prime the blaster and then pull the trigger to shoot. By holding the trigger down and pumping the handle back and forth, you can send all 25 darts at your target. This nerf gun doesn’t have any customer reviews yet but is sure not to disappoint thanks to its impressive design and powerful features. The Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain is suitable for children aged 8 and above, weighs 1.5kg and comes with 25 Zombie strike darts for the ripchain.



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Nerf N-Strike Elite Disruptor

This impressive nerf gun might be little on price but is big on features. The quick draw blaster has its own rotating drum which can hold up to six powerful elite darts. Your opponents will have no chance when you have the choice of either releasing one dart at a time or unleashing them all in a rapid succession.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Disruptor is easy to use even in the most tense of nerf wars. Simply pull back the slider and release to prime the blaster and then check the indicator. If it’s orange, your blaster is ready to go. This nerf gun can fire darts up to an impressive 90ft and comes with exactly six darts. With 331 customer reviews and 4.6 out of 5 stars, it is no surprise that this nerf gun is a popular choice for adults and kids alike. It has received an impressive five stars for accuracy, value for money and ease of use.

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Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster

If you are searching for a nerf gun that your mates will be truly jealous of, this could be exactly what you’re after. The long range blaster can send darts up to 90 feet and you can launch up to 10 Mega Whistler Darts from the rotating drum. Mega Whistler Darts are powerful and will whizz through the battlefield as you dominate the nerf war effortlessly.

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster has a rotating drum with space for 10 darts, allowing you to release rapid fire fury and unleash all 10 darts continuously without stopping for a reload. This nerf gun comes with 10 Mega Whistler Darts and is not suitable for children under 36 months. Customers have given this nerf gun 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 82% of reviews being the full five stars. The Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster is praised for its rapid fire, impressive range and how easy it is to use.

 

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster

For the keen nerf war battler, this gun is a great choice. Whilst the price is a little higher than some of its counterparts, the Nerk N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster has some incredible features that make it so worth it. You can challenge your opponents with ultimate speed as this nerf gun boasts that it is the fastest motorised nerf dart blaster around. It can unleash an impressive five darts per second and has a huge 25 dart drum. Darts are launched up to 90 feet at rapid speed by the motorised blaster, so you are sure to rule the battlefield.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyper Fire Blaster looks intimidating to opponents, with a bold blue and orange finish and large toy gun design. The size of this nerf gun could make it difficult for young children to hold and it is not suitable for under sevens. With just 4 customer reviews, this nerf gun is praised for being easy to use and not jamming like others.

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Nerf Modulus Regulator

A next level in nerf gun technology, the Nerf Modulus Regulator is not for the fainthearted. Featuring switch fire technology and 3 different modes, this nerf gun is perfect for both big and little kids. Choose between single fire mode, burst fire mode or continuous fire mode to shake things up on the battlefield. Your opponents won’t know what’s hit them when you unleash this fully motorised nerf gun.

This blaster can be customised with the swivel handle to stabilise your aim and the two barrel-scopes can be used as targeting scopes or barrel extensions. There is also a full range of Nerf Modulus upgrade kits and accessories available to purchase separately. This toy has 4.3 out of 5 stars and is highly recommended for its impressive looking design and super fast shot. Previous customers have commented that this nerf gun is fairly large in size and perfect for older children.

 

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster

Created by Hasbro, this nerf gun is ideal for ruling the nerf battlefield effortlessly. The rampage blaster can fire Elite Darts up to 75 feet. Whilst its range is not quite as far as other nerf guns, the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster has plenty of other incredible features. The slam fire handle can shoot up a storm of darts at your opponents easily, and as this comes with 25 Elite Darts, you won’t be short of ammo. The drum magazine that comes with this nerf gun can also be used with many other clip system blasters and the Elite Darts fit the majority of N-Strike Blasters.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster comes with everything you need to rule the nerf war battlefield. In the box is one Rampage body, one drum connector, one 25 drum dart magazine, 25 Elite Darts and an instruction manual. Out of 222 customer reviews, 63% are five stars, giving this nerf gun a modest 3.9 out of stars.

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Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster

This compact nerf gun is perfect for taking your nerf battle on the go. The small hand held design does not compromise on power. This high quality toy has been designed with a zombie apocalypse in mind, giving you the nerf gun you need to battle your way to freedom. This nerf gun holds just five darts in its blaster and is super quick and easy to reload during battle. Perfect for one-handed blasting and for use both indoors and outdoors. Compared with other nerf guns, the Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster is small in size, measuring in at just 25.7cm high, 33.7cm wide and 6.5cm deep.

This nerf gun has a whopping 4.5 out of 5 stars from the 60 customer reviews. 85% of all reviews are full five star ratings, and customers have commented on how powerful, reliable and accurate the Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster is.

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Nerf Zombie Strike Sledgefire Blaster

This impressive nerf gun is at the higher end of the scale and has the price tag to show it. With triple strike action and powerful range, this nerf gun is well worth the price. You can load 3 darts into each of the reloadable shells and then crack the Sledgefire blaster barrel to easily reload. Whether you are heading into the ultimate nerf war with your mates, or practicing for when a zombie apocalypse strikes, this nerf gun has you covered. Your opponents won’t stand a chance against this awesome nerf gun.

Including in the box is the Sledgefire blaster, 9 Zombie Strike darts, 3 reloadable shells, Zombie Strike stencils and an instruction manual. 62 previous customers have given this nerf gun 4.4 stars out of 5, with 84% rating the full five stars. Customers have praised this nerf gun for being perfect for both kids and adults, and for being a high quality toy that works really well.

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Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS

The ultimate nerf gun around, this impressive toy will leave your opponents begging for mercy. It doesn’t come cheap, and for good reason, as this super cool, high capacity dart blaster will leave you ready for even the toughest battles. You can unleash a storm with the extended 18 dart clip and reloading couldn’t be easier as this nerf gun comes with spares. Your opponents won’t stand a chance as the pop out bipod will steady your shot and give you amazing accuracy every time. This bipod has two modes, giving you the freedom to use it as a standard bipod or a stability grip. You will also be well defended with the blast shield that can be attached to the tactical rail and is compatible with the majority of N-Strike blasters.

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS boasts the highest capacity clip available from nerf and is praised by customers for being great fun for all ages. This nerf gun has 100 customer reviews and a rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18

Own the battlefield with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18. This 100% automatic toy gun can fire an impressive 3 darts per second, perfect for shooting a strong rally. Unlike some other nerf guns, this toy is super light thanks to the battery which is 75% lighter than others. This nerf gun has an adjustable butt to give you personalised use, and to help you get ultimate comfort during your nerf wars. The acceleration trigger gives power to the motor for super speed firing that your opponents won’t see coming, and the included clip can hold all 18 of the Elite darts.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS18 has just 10 customer reviews with a modest 3 out of 5 stars. Whilst it is praised for being impressive looking and lightweight to carry, some customers have commented on a lack of power and unimpressive range.

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Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain

This powerful nerf gun will strike fear into your opponents on a first glance. The awesome design features a 25 dart chain that allows you to release darts with pump action blasting. All 25 darts can be slam fired effortlessly, giving you an edge on the nerf war battlefield. Loading the darts onto the chain is easy and simple to do, even mid battle, and once loaded just pump the handle to prime the blaster and then pull the trigger to shoot. By holding the trigger down and pumping the handle back and forth, you can send all 25 darts at your target. This nerf gun doesn’t have any customer reviews yet but is sure not to disappoint thanks to its impressive design and powerful features. The Nerf Zombie Strike Ripchain is suitable for children aged 8 and above, weighs 1.5kg and comes with 25 Zombie strike darts for the ripchain.

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Choosing The Right Nerf Gun – A Buyer’s Guide


Before you can join the nerf war and show off your skills, you first need to buy your nerf gun, which is often easier said than done. With so much choice and so many different options when it comes to nerf guns, it’s difficult to know how to buy the right toy for you. Making the wrong decision could jeopardise your chances of achieving victory on the battlefield. If you are treating your little ones to a new nerf gun for Christmas or a birthday present, you have added pressure to get the decision right. There are a few things you should consider when on the hunt for a new nerf gun:

 

Your Fighting Style

Every soldier has their own style when it comes to the battlefield, and your new nerf gun should reflect this and help you make the most of your abilities. Think about if you like to hang back and wait for your enemies to make the first move, or do you prefer being in the centre of the action? Some fighters choose to sneak and hide to get the best shot of their target, whereas others prefer a more upfront approach. Some of the most common fighting styles include:

  • Sniper: As a sniper you will be cool and relaxed whilst in battle, with a deep concentration on your target. You’re not going to run out shooting and hoping for the best, instead you will let your opponent’s fight it out amongst themselves and then handle whoever is left standing. Your teammates will be relying on you as the sniper to cover them whilst they are in battle. As a sniper, you’ll want a nerf gun that is lightweight to carry around, can shoot multiple rounds, and allows you to easily target your enemies from a distance.
  • Commando: If commando is more your battle style, then you’ll find yourself out in the midst of the nerf war. In the centre of the battlefield, you often find yourself an open target, but you don’t let that get the better of you. Your aggressive and care free fighting style often leads you to a triumphant victory. As a commando fighter, you need a nerf gun that reflect this. Look for toy guns that let you fire multiple rounds with a single trigger and are easy to reload on the go.
  • Stealth: When the idea of running out into the battlefield and shooting everyone in sight sends you into a panic, then chances are you’re more of a stealth fighter. As a stealth fighter, your style is to take out your opponents with a single clean shot instead of a spray of darts. You move quickly and quietly, often going undetected so you can sneak up on your enemies. You have the element of surprise on your side already, but you need the perfect nerf gun to complete your team. You should avoid any battery operated nerf guns completely as the noise will spoil your game. Choose a nerf gun that is lightweight and easy to carry so you can move quickly.
  • A Mix: Not everyone has one specific fighting style, and you might prefer a combination of tactics to get yourself to victory in a nerf war. If you are a versatile fighter, then your nerf gun needs to be just as versatile as you are. Look out for a customisable nerf gun that can be transformed to meet your every requirement.

Types Of Nerf Gun

Once you have identified your style and have a clear idea of the characteristics you need from your nerf gun, the next step is to choose the type of toy gun you need. There are a few different types for you to take your pick from such as:

  • Pistol: Easily the most popular option for nerf guns, and for good reason. A pistol style nerf gun is lightweight and can be used in just one hand, giving you the flexibility you need to move around the battlefield. Most of these types will only allow you to shoot one dart at a time, but you can often find a model that is versatile enough to take different types of darts. Pistol nerf guns are usually the cheapest options and make for a great first nerf for young kids. Perfect for those fighters with a stealthy fighting style who need a nerf gun that allows you to move easily and sneak around unnoticed.
  • Shotgun: A shotgun style nerf gun will allow you to carry more ammo than other types, making them a super fun option for everyone. Most of these will give you the option to fire more than one dart at a time, which is ideal if you have a commando fighting style.
  • Rifle: A bigger type of nerf gun than the others, rifle toys require two hands on them at all times. Although they are bigger, they often aren’t very heavy and will have more power than their smaller counterparts. A rifle nerf gun will have a longer range than a pistol toy and usually have larger magazines too. These nerf guns are super popular among those who play nerf battles competitively and within leagues. They will generally have a bigger price tag than other nerf guns but are worth the extra.
  • Speciality: As well as these three main types of nerf gun, you also have the option to get a speciality nerf gun. This includes battery operated machine gun style nerf guns, hold out pistols, or even bow and arrows. For those with a mixed fighting style, these speciality guns are great as they can often be modified and personalised to suit your needs.

Ammunition Options

Different nerf guns will have different ammunitions that they are compatible with, and this is another thing to bear in mind when you are choosing your toy weapon. Some nerf guns will only work with one type of ammunition, whilst others will be compatible with various different types. If you want the flexibility of being able to choose your ammunition depending on your battle, then look for a nerf gun that can work with various types. It is also always worthwhile buying additional darts alongside your nerf gun, as they are easy to lose out on the battlefield.

No matter your fighting style or nerf gun type preference, investing in a nerf gun for yourself or your kids is an undeniable way to have a bit of fun. They are the ultimate toy for the adrenaline junkie.





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