Best Nerf Guns 2020 – Buyer’s Guide & FAQ

Best Nerf Guns 2019If we take a closer look in the past, we will see one thing we all have in common. It is a nerf gun.

These toys have been more than just popular and appealing for children and adults across the globe.

The best part is the fact they still exist, and some new models look and perform better than ever.

This is going to be the top nerf guns buyers’ guide for all of us who want to find a new toy.

Best Nerf Guns 2020:

Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster Nerf Gun

Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster Nerf Gun reviewThe Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster is one of the best nerf guns ever due to several facts.

First of all, it comes with six darts, and it can fire all of them within seconds. You can also fire each one individually when needed.

This makes it one of the most powerful nerf gun toy that can be used for all kinds of game.

The range each dart will reach is 90 feet which are above average result. There is no need to add that this makes the toy a powerful device that can transform gameplay and make it more appealing than ever before.

The look of the gun matches the performance, and we can see a high level of attention to detail.

To recharge the gun, you will need to open a barrel and insert the darts.

It is a fast and easy process that can be completed within a few seconds. Not only we liked this unit the most, but many users want it as well, and we can add that it is one of the most popular models at the moment.


Six darts capacity
Value for money
Easy loading
90 feet range


Delicate darts
Colors may vary

Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-pack 

Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-pack reviewNow we have a unique or different type of gun. We have two guns in the same package.

These are laser guns meaning they can be played with your friends in a multiplayer mode. You can use them indoor or outdoor, as you prefer and you can easily monitor for the ammo and strength on each unit.

Each player can choose how many times he wants to be hit to make the game more appealing and more accurate.

These two units are compatible with all models of the class so you can mix and match. There are plenty of sounds and vibrations to choose from which all make playing more realistic and better in the lack of a more appropriate word.

The guns themselves are strong and stable. They feel nice in hand and they are lightweight. However, they are expensive.

Keep in mind that they are suitable for children age 8 and above. There is no limit on how many children can play the game.


Two units in a package
Can be paired with other models from the same class


Additional triggers are sold separately

Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Toy Blaster

Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Toy Blaster nerf gun reviewThe blaster we have here is worthy of its name. The toy is more capable than you can imagine. For instance, it comes with 25 darts, and you can fire them in different modes.

You can fire each one individually, or you can keep the trigger pressed and move the handle to fire them quickly when you need extra power.

The range is standard for Nerf guns, and it reaches 90 feet or 27 meters. Almost all Nerf guns offer this range so you can set a baseline if you are new to this realm.

What’s not standard is the size. This model is advertised as a blaster, so it is much bigger than a conventional Nerf gun and comes in a larger package.

The barrel is the next best thing. This unit has a massive barrel which attaches to the side of the gun. It is very easy to load and use when you are in a rush.

Another advantage is compatibility with a pack which includes 250 darts. However, it is optional.


Massive in size
25 dart capacity


250 darts are an optional extra

Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire Nerf Gun

Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire Nerf Gun review 2019The Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire is slightly different than all the other models we mentioned until now. First of all, it looks like a combination between the first and the third unit on the list.

It is medium in size, and it has the capacity for 15 darts. This makes it a mid-capable unit for players who want to get a mixture between the lightweight weapon (toy) and power.

The range is standard, meaning it is 90 feet. The darts are included in the package, and they are a standard unit, without any special additions.

You also have two modes of fire, meaning you can fire each one slowly or pump while pressing the trigger and fire all of the darts within seconds.

The dimensions of the toy are 3.1 x 21.8 x 10 inches, while the weight is 2.5 pounds.

In the package, you get the gun, instructions and the darts. Keep in mind that adding back to the barrel is a simple process that takes just a few seconds.


Strong parts


Poor user manual
Possible jams

NERF N-Strike Elite Disruptor

NERF N-Strike Elite Disruptor Nerf Gun review 2019The NERF N-Strike Elite Disruptor has to be one of the best-looking models on the list and in general. Just look at it.

The gun is realistic, offers a precise combination between the size and weight, and it is compact. It is known as a disruptor, and we can add that the name suits it very well.

Now specifications, which are already known. The gun has the capacity for six darts, and you get six darts in the package.

The user manual is included as well, so make sure you read it before you start using the toy. If you want or have additional darts at home, you can use them as well.

The dimensions are 3 x 7.2 x 14.1 inches which is a decent size. The weight is another great advantage.

This model weighs only 15.5 ounces which makes it one of the lightest models in the class. We believe that weight is an important factor. Heavier models are more complicated to use, and they can cause fatigue in less time.


Value for money


Heavy to pump
Some elements are made of cheap plastics

Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy Motorized Blaster 

Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy Motorized Blaster review 2019Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy isn’t an ordinary cool nerf gun you may have already. This is a high-end unit that is based on new technology.

This mainly refers to the fast-loading system which will load the barrel with the darts within seconds. Your only mission is to place them on the top of the gun and you are done.

When we are mentioning the loading system, we must add that there is 30 dart capacity. This is more than enough for all users, and you can get the most out of them while playing for a more extended period.

The design of the gun is massive. It is more than just an ordinary unit in size. For example, the dimensions are 4 x 26 x 13.8 inches, and the weight is 6 pounds.

We believe this model will be appealing for the addictive users who want power and speed.


Motorized model
30 dart capacity
Massive size


Size may be an issue

Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster

Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster nerf gun review 2019Some of you will love this gun, while others won’t. It is designed and made for children who want to kill zombies.

This can be seen if you take a closer look at the name of the gun.

There are some, appealing and exciting characteristics. For example, the gun is made to look like the weapons used in the post-apocalyptic world. There is a small wrap of material on the handle, and there is a logo on the side of a gun.

The capacity is five darts, but the darts themselves are slightly different than usual. They are yellow and considered as zombie darts. The dimensions are 2.6 x 13.3 x 10.1 inches while the weight is 1 pound.

The unit is advertised as a single hand weapon, and we agree with that claim. You can use it with a single hand whenever you like.


Strong construction
Unique darts
Attention to detail


Prone to jamming
Wrap around the handle

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K Nerf Gun

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K review 2019What if you are looking for a Nerf gun that fires balls rather than darts? There is a model for you as well, so don’t think we have forgotten on your desire.

The unit right here is precisely what you have been looking for so long. It is a new model made with the latest technology, and it comes with certain advantages.

This is another, a motorized unit, so all you need to do is to press a trigger when you want to fire. Keep in mind that you will need batteries and they are not included in the package.

What you can choose is the color. We tested a blue unit, but a red one is available as well. The process is the same.

The capacity is 100 rounds which are impressive. The gun is accurate as well and considered as one of the most compact models out there.

The dimensions are 4.8 x 30 x 12.2 inches while the weight is 5.78 pounds. All motorized units are heavier due to the electronics inside.


100 rounds capacity
Available in 2 colors


Batteries are not included

Nerf Zombie Ripchain Combat Blaster 

Nerf Zombie Ripchain Combat Blaster review 2019In the lack of a better word, this gun can be considered an upgrade to the aforementioned, zombie model.

It is appealing due to several facts. The first one is the size, which is perfect. The gun isn’t too small nor too big, and it fits perfectly in hand.

Then we have the darts. They are spec ail so you can’t get them with another unit.

The biggest difference is in the fact they scream while flying. The sound is basic but it is very desirable, and it corresponds to the main objective of the gun. The capacity is 22 darts.

You can match the gun with Fire Vision gear which will glow when thrown, to maximize your experience. At the same time, you can use it with ordinary darts if you have a couple more.

Dimensions are 3.2 x 22 x 12 inches and the weight is 3.3 pounds. It is one of the mid-sized models that is powerful, purpose made and comes in the compact package.


Unique unit
Unique darts
Compatible with Fire Vision gear


Additional darts are difficult to find

Thunderhawk Nerf AccuStrike Mega Toy Blaster - Longest Nerf Blaster

Thunderhawk Nerf AccuStrike Mega Toy Blaster nerf gun 2019 reviewLet’s check out a blaster that is like no other. First of all, this is the biggest model out there. It can reach 41 inches or one meter in length.

It is massive, and it is designed for one purpose only, to be accurate. The darts are specifically optimized for accuracy so you can hit anything literally.

The blaster isn’t just massive in size; it is well-designed as well. You can see the legs it uses to stay on the ground and the overall design which allows you to aim perfectly.

The capacity is ten darts, and they are not standard edition. In a nutshell, this model is unique and should be reserved for children and teens who want to stay unique.

The size of the model is 3.1 x 30.5 x 12.2 inches while the weight is 3 pounds. Surprisingly, it isn’t as heavy as we thought it is going to be.

There are no other things we can add at this point. If you want accuracy and sniper-based games, this is a Nerf gun for you.


Lightweight (considering the size)


Complicated to use
Size may be an issue for some users


Are Nerf guns safe to use?

Yes, they are. The darts are made of foam.

What’s the lowest age a child can use this toy?

It’s for eight years.

Can adults use Nerf guns?

Of course, they can.

Where can you find new darts?

There are resellers who sell darts only.

Darts or balls?

It is up to you.

How long motorized models can last?

They can last for years.

Can I hurt myself using a Nerf gun?

No, you can’t.

Are there accessories?

Nerf guns are compatible with third-party manufacturers, so there are a lot of accessories out there.

Nerf Guns 2020 - Buyer’s Guide

If you want to find the best nerf guns in 2020, you will need to know how to rank them.

There are specific factors that deserve your full attention, and that needs to be considered before you make up your mind.

All of these factors are mentioned and explained below:

Nerf Gun - Darts or balls?

The first thing you need to decide is you looking for a gun that fires darts or balls. Darts are more common and more popular, but balls have their advantages as well.

You can get a weapon with 100 ball capacity, which means you won’t have to reload frequently. Darts on the other side is more accurate. It is up to you.

Nerf Gun - Design

Now you will want to choose the design of a toy. If you want the ultimate accuracy, you will need to use a model which is long, massive and comes with high-accuracy darts.

If you want a fast tactical weapon, you will need a gun that can be used with a single hand.

A good thing is a fact there are mid-range models that combined two of these characteristics. You can have the accuracy and power while having a lightweight and compact weapon.

Nerf Gun - Darts

In a case, you choose a dart-powered model you will need to consider the additional darts. Let’s face it; you will lose most of the ones that are included in the package so you will need additional ones. Some darts are affordable and easy to find, while others are expensive. Some are almost impossible to purchase, due to their unique design. Make sure you can find new darts easily.

Nerf Gun - Motorized or manual?

Motorized guns will load the darts all by themselves, and this operation is semi-automatic. You need only to add the darts to the top of the gun in a pocket.

Manual models require you to load each dart all by yourself. Motorized units are bigger, more expensive and need batteries.

They are heavier as well. But, they are more appealing to use. Manual models are more affordable, lighter and smaller. But, they are more complicated to use. It is your choice.


Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster has to be one of the best nerf guns and the one we liked a lot.

We liked the overall combination between the capacity which is six darts, we liked the value for money, and we liked the design.

It is a toy we all like to use and the one that deserves our full attention.

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