Guide to Buying the Best Nerf Gun

There are few toys that are more exciting to play with than Nerf guns. This is certainly true for young boys, but it is also true that given the opportunity girls love playing with Nerf guns too. There are a lot of different games that you can play, whether it be one on one around your home, or as part of a team trying to capture the flag in a more organized setting.

Whatever the setting, the one thing that your child will complain of most when playing Nerf gun games is that one gun is better than the other, or something along these lines. This is especially true when you come up against an automatic Nerf gun which can fire darts at a formidable rate. So what is the best Nerf gun?

Why Nerf Guns Are Popular

The bottom line is that Nerf guns have become increasingly powerful, and with the introduction of rapid firing they give a realistic feeling of firing a gun even though you are in fact playing with a toy.

So, wielding this powerful toy gun that can shoot darts in rapid succession gives a really satisfying feeling, especially when you realise these are pure fun and are extremely unlikely to do any real damage.

Perhaps for this reason Nerf guns are not just popular with kids but also increasingly with adults. They release the inner child in all of us.

What to Look for in a Nerf Gun

Essentially kids are looking for three things from their Nerf Gun, speed, power and accuracy.

The Best Nerf gun 2015

No doubt about it, the best Nerf guns in 2015 are the new Nerf Rival range of guns.  These are a shift away from the more traditional foam darts. Instead the Nerf Rival fires small yellow balls that look a little like small golf balls complete with golf ball dimples.

The Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700

The balls are loaded into the gun by a seven round clip that feeds in to the handle, it has a safety switch, it’s triggered and it fires single shots. The Apollo XV-700 has a large air chamber to maximize the power and range of the balls, the clip containing the balls slots into the handle in order to position the balls in the optimum firing position.

Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster

The Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster is a motorized Nerf gun able to fire rounds at 100 feet per second which is almost 70 miles an hour. The golf ball dimples on the balls ensures it stays stable in the air longer allowing for the high accuracy. The regular shape of the Nerf ball allows a slight back spin to be created which also aids stability.

In both the Nerf Rival Zeus and the Nerf Rival Apollo the clips incorporate an easy loading facility which allows you to just press the end down on a ball and it loads directly into the clip.

These are quite simply outstanding Nerf guns, especially suited for team games where everyone in the team can be equipped the with the same Nerf gun. Best of all these excellent Nerf Rival guns are very affordably priced at around $20 for the Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 and $40 for the Nerf Rival Zeus MKV-1200, both found on Amazon.

Other Awesome Nerf Guns

Nerf N-Strike Maverick