Best Nerf Guns In 2023

Nerf blasters are more popular than ever, and it’s mostly because the people who wanted them as kids now have disposable income. These toy guns used to use air pressure to simulate the kickback of a gun, and now have also introduces electronic systems, gel-based ammo, and even brand collaborations to further enhance their offerings.


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The best part about Nerf blasters is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from semi-automatic pistols to SMGs with a high rate of fire, there’s something for everybody. And, apart from that, the ammo is made out of materials that do not cause any harm to the skin. So, if you’re planning on stocking up your Nerf armory, here are some must-haves.

Always wear protective gear while playing with Nerf blasters, and play responsibly.

Updated on September 27, 2023 by Vaspaan Dastoor: We didn’t get to see much from the Nerf contingent at Hasbro Pulse Con besides the announcement of the LMTD Lightning Lair Blaster. However, you can be sure that the team is working behind the scenes to build up your armoury with more blasters pretty soon. However, like us, if the showcase inspired you to add a few more blasters to your collection, we’ve updated this list with some pretty neat looking and versatile ones. Just remember to play responsibly!

Nerf Elite Strongarm

Nerf Elite Strongarm

An all-time classic

The Nerf Elite Strongarm is the generic Nerf blaster you’ve seen in app the promotional material. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. It has good weight, a simple system that does not break easily, and generates enough power to aim a dart at a medium range target.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Air-pressure based system is simple and durable.
  • Uses generic darts that are easy to stock up on.

This particular model of the Nerf Elite Strongarm is an Amazon exclusive, featuring a two-tone outer shell of white and transparent. It gives the toy a futuristic look, so if you’re playing aliens vs. astronauts, or just re-enacting something from Starfield, this version of the Nerf blaster will make it all look futuristic.

Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic

Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic

Modern Nerfware

Nerf has come far from the simple Strongarm. Case in point, the Gelfire Mythic. Instead of air pressure, this Nerf blaster uses an electronic system to fire out ammo at a high rate. As for the ammo itself, gel-based pellets are used since foam darts aren’t conducive to a high rate of fire.

Pros

  • Gel pellets come in packs and just need water to be ready.
  • Electronic system ensured a smooth process.
  • Gel pellets ensure a large mag size.
Cons

  • Gel pellets cannot be reused and more need to be bought.

The future of Nerf blaster looks pretty secure if the creators keep coming up with these kinds of products. An electrical motor and gel-based pellets combined to deliver a high rate of fire and smooth operating. Unfortunately, you can’t use the pellets as they disintegrate upon hitting anything, but that means they’re pretty safe.

Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster

For the tank players

The N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster is for those of you that like playing as a tank character. The whole point of this fully motorized giant blaster is that you don’t need to aim. Just fore enough darts in their direction, and one is bound to hit. Just make sure you have a side blaster fro when you run out.

Pros

  • First fully motorized Nerf Mega blaster.
  • Fires 24 darts before needing to be reloaded.
  • Rotating drum is pretty cool.

Some people don’t like taking their time to aim, or fire a single shot at a time. They like to spray the entire area with darts, and hit anything that was in the vicinity. If you’re one of those, the Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster is the blaster for you. A fully-motorized build, rotating drum barrel, and 25 dart mag will ensure that you’re unstoppable in a Nerf war.

Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster

Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster

Power on the go

However, if you want the same tech and firepower in a smaller package, you should go for the Ultra One Motorized Blaster. It’s a bit more weildy, meaning you can actually aim it wherew you want, but the smaller size sacrifices power, so you won’t be able to shoot darts as far.

Pros

  • Light and offers a lot of darts in one mag.
  • Fully automated rotating drum is still pretty cool.

Anyone who plays video games knows that if you get a compact version of a gun, you’re sacrificing power for mobility. That’s precisely what the Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster gives you. The same drum mag as the Strike Mega Mastodon, but with a lesser range; in return, it’s lighter and can be aimed properly.

Nerf Fortnite B-AR

Nerf Fortnite B-AR

When they ask you to shut your game and play outside.

There’s no denying that along with Fortnite, elements of the game became popular too. And so, Nerf took the chance to create blasters based on the weapons in the game. But, regardless of the Fortnite branding, the B-AR is a great blaster that fires ten darts in a row from a magazine.

Pros

  • Great for Fortnite fans.
  • Features a clip to slot in ammo.
  • Includes a scope for accuracy.

Have you ever wished that you could play with the guns you see in video games? Nerf thought the same thing. The Fortnite B-AR is inspired by the gun of the same name in Fortnite, but that’s not the only thing great about it. Its motorized mechanism can fire ten darts in a row from a removable clip.

Nerf LMTD Halo Needler

Nerf LMTD Halo Needler

Master Chief would be proud

Fans of the Halo series will agree that Nerf’s dart-shooting replica of the iconic Needler gun is pretty accurate. Not only does it look the part, but pulling the trigger lights up the needles at the top and fires up to ten Elite darts via a motorized rotating drum.

Pros

  • Resembles the in-game weapon closely.
  • Needles light up when fired.
  • Can be used as a display piece as it comes with a stand.

Nerf really took those video game collaborations pretty seriously, and the LMTD Halo Needler is proof of that. Not only does it look very similar to the version from Halo Infinite, but it also lights up to act the part as well.

Nerf Pro Gelfire Raid Blaster

Nerf Pro Gelfire Raid Blaster

For those love to Rush B

The Nerf Pro Gelfire Raid Blaster has all the makings of a shotgun. It features a pump-handle and fires five gel pellets with every trigger pull. Who wouldn’t love that? Sure, you could camp in one spot and try to fire pellets with accuracy, but the Gelfire Raid allows you to rush in and splatter your friends with a scatter blast of gel.

Pros

  • Pump action handle is fun and satisfying to use.
  • Fires five pellets with every shot.
  • Massive gel ammo drum.

Who doesn’t love rushing in with a shotgun? Any gamer will know that when you need to clear a closed room at close range, there’s one type of weapon that is perfect for the occasion. If you’re the type of player who likes to run around a lot during your Nerf wars, the Nerf Pro Gelfire Raid Blaster should probably be your blaster of choice. The five gel pellet scatter blast is sure to give you an advantage once you’re in close quarters with the opposing team.

Nerf Pro Gelfire Dual Wield Pack

Nerf Pro Gelfire Dual Wield Pack

Black leather trench coat not included

You know what’s cooler than a shotgun, though? Dual wield pistols. That’s exactly what the Nerf Pro Gelfire Dual Wield Pack provides – two twin single shot blasters that you can take into the Nerf war and channel your inner Neo or Captain Rex. While the Raid blaster gives you brute force, this pack is for those who prefer finesse.

Pros

  • Dual wielding looks cool.
  • Makes a great combo pack for two siblings.
  • Makes for great sidearms in a Nerf war.

The Nerf Pro Gelfire Dual Wield Pack not only acts as a great set for dual wielding, but is also a good deal if you’re looking to buy two blasters for your kids. They’re relatively small and only fire single gel pellets at a time. As long as you take all necessary precautions, this is a great introduction to Nerf for children. But you can always go full Neo and whip these bad boys out during a Nerf war if you want to get some skill shots.

Nerf Modulus Regulator Baster

Nerf Modulus Regulator Blaster

One blaster for every occasion

The Modulus Regulator is for those of you that prefer one blaster for every situation. You can switch to the single-shot mode for when you want to ping another from afar, use burst fire if you’re trying to get someone on the move, or crank up the full auto and the front handle if you want to empty your entire clip when the odds are against you.

Pros

  • Three firing modes.
  • Two separate clips for larger ammo reserve.
  • Unique design for versatile use.

The Modulus Regulator is quite a fancy blaster. It features a unique design that allows for two clips to increase the ammo count. It also lets you switch between three different firing modes, depending on the situation. This is the blaster you want to choose if you want to be prepared for any scenario in your Nerf war.


FAQ

Which Nerf gun is the biggest?

The Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster is the biggest Nerf gun you can buy.

What Nerf gun shoots the fastest?

The Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythicis one of the fastest firing Nerf guns you can buy.

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