Best Nerf Gun in 2020 (April Reviews)

To help you find the best Nerf gun, we tried out all of the top models, testing them for maximum fun, often with advanced motors that allow for multiple shots to be fired at once, and operating with projectiles that can be fired as far as 90 feet and no less than 30 feet. We also liked light form factors, making them perfect to be used by children, and bright, kid-friendly designs, featuring easy-to-load barrels.

The best Nerf Gun we tried was easily the Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster, which boasts a quick draw mechanism that allows the firing of six darts at once, with a maximum distance of 90 feet, and a rotating barrel that makes reloading extremely simple for kids of all ages. We also liked the fact that it was hand powered, eschewing batteries, helping to keep teh form factor light at just under a pound. Keep reading to learn more about the Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster and the other models on this list.

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Nerf Mega Mastodon Is a Massive Gun with Rotating Drum
Nerf Mega Mastodon Is a Massive Gun with Rotating Drum
The Nerf Mastodon is heavy and huge, but it's amazing for mid-range nerf fights.
The Nerf Rival Zeus MX-1200 Lets You Hose Your Foes With Balls
The Nerf Rival Zeus MX-1200 Lets You Hose Your Foes With Balls
If you have a Nerf desire, you probably own at least one Nerf ball cannon. But, as we all know, Nerf is constantly upgrading its cannons for the best possible shooting experience. In fact, the Rival Zeus MX-1200 has more in common with an actual firearm than a toy you’d…
This New Nerf Gun Lets You Blast Zombies Away
This New Nerf Gun Lets You Blast Zombies Away
The best Nerf gun is on every kids wish list. Nerf has put out no shortage of awesome new blasters, rifles, and mini-guns in the past few years, and their latest line capitalizes on the current zombie craze brought to you by shows such as The Walking Dead and video…
The ‘Halo’ Needler is Now a Dart Gun
The ‘Halo’ Needler is Now a Dart Gun
One of the best guns to use in the Halo franchise is the Needler, a rapid-firing, easy-to-pick-up-and-use piece of sci-fi weaponry that homes in on your targets. Now, the Needler has been translated into a toy dart gun for you to torture your dog with, minus the homing part. Debuted at the 2015 New…
Nerf Rhino-Fire Brings Two Barrels To Your Nerf Wars
Nerf Rhino-Fire Brings Two Barrels To Your Nerf Wars
We all love Nerf, even if it’s supposedly a secret love. The foam rubber darts, the suction-cups, the profound satisfaction of knowing that you can peg your coworker, family member, or fellow nerd between the eyes with a children’s toy… it’s a truly great thing. And, Nerf being Nerf, you…
Launch A Long-Range Assault With The Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster
Launch A Long-Range Assault With The Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster
Attention all Nerf freaks out there! You’ll definitely want to add the N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster to your collection since it provides you with bigger darts to fire further than ever before! You’ll be able to launch a long-range assault with the high-caliber Centurion blaster. You’ll be able to fight awesome battles…
NERF Sentry Gun Automatically Fires On Foes (video)
NERF Sentry Gun Automatically Fires On Foes (video)
NERF will forever hold a special place in my heart.  But compared to Instructables contributor BrittLiv that ain’t nothing, who likely has a heart made of the foamy material as evidenced by this NERF Sentry Gun that fires upon anyone that falls into its field of view. Yes, unfortunately you will…
Nerf N-Strike Elite: Triad EX-3 Blaster Shoots 75-feet, Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket
Nerf N-Strike Elite: Triad EX-3 Blaster Shoots 75-feet, Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket
Nerf guns will forever has a place in my heart.  And in this particular instance not more than a micro dot of space is needed for the very small, and pocket friendly Triad EX-3 Blaster. It measures 4.5″ x 5.5″ x 1.5″, which means you can draw close to foes during a “weaponless”…
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster Holds 144 Darts, Can Fire 6 a Second
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster Holds 144 Darts, Can Fire 6 a Second
We love finding the best Nerf gun daily. What’s fun without the possiblity of losing an eye?  We ask ourselves that every day, and that might explain why we prefer a good old paint ball war over a night planted in front of the big screen playing COD until our…
The Nerf Vortex Pyragon Blaster is the Tommy Gun of Nerf
The Nerf Vortex Pyragon Blaster is the Tommy Gun of Nerf
This may be the best Nerf gun yet. There you are.  Trapped in the trenches with a barrage of Nerf gun fire whirling over your head.  Only if you had some sort of gun to combat the thugs that lie in wait just beyond the tree line, then maybe then…
NERF Lazer Tag iPhone Blaster
NERF Lazer Tag iPhone Blaster
Well, would you look at that.  Just yesterday we were comparing the Xappr iPhone gun to that of Laser Tag.  And today, by chance nonetheless, Hasbro goes and announces a new Lazer Tag gun for 2012 complete with an iPhone/iPod Touch slot. Unlike the Xappr, the Lazer Tag Blaster  can…
NERF Tooth Extractor Gun (video)
NERF Tooth Extractor Gun (video)
[GR]qDFNZdMWcRU[/GR] When someone loses a tooth it’s a pretty nauseating experience to witness.  Unless of course it’s a small child, in which case it’s probably a baby tooth.  Nonetheless, for the kid, it’s still not a fun experience.  The sucking noise, the blood and perhaps even some pain – all…
NERF Vortex Nitron
NERF Vortex Nitron
The NERF Vortex Nitron can blast up to 20 Nerf discs at what is a reported 25-feet in rapid succession thanks to battery powered motor.  Included is a Centerfire Tech Electronic Scope to help you nail your target in between the eyes using pulsing targeting lights that can flash at…
NERF Sniper Rifles Takes Foes From 35 Feet
NERF Sniper Rifles Takes Foes From 35 Feet
NERF guns have long been known for their blitz like attacks.  Meaning you can’t take down your enemy from afar.  But that’s all about to change thanks to the NERF Longstrike Sniper Rifle.  It fires NERF ammo up to 35 feet so you can take the battle from your cubicle or…
I Want The Mk 19 Nerf Grenade Launcher (video)
I Want The Mk 19 Nerf Grenade Launcher (video)
[GR]Qr3LYafkIP8[/GR] Definitely file this under “awesome childhood toy given crazy upgrade”: I present to you the Mk 19 Nerf grenade launcher. It runs on batteries that use compressed air to push the nerf ammo fast enough to make the neighborhood bully cry. Check out the video to see what I…

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