The 3 Fastest Firing Nerf Guns
Having the fastest Nerf gun can be a crucial factor in deciding intense battles. The best high-velocity blasters will help you hit your opponents before they can react. As everyone should have a fast Nerf weapon in their arsenal, we’ve chosen the three fastest models currently available. They also have other qualities needed to dominate any shoot-out. Before we start, be aware that even the fastest Nerf guns can’t reach more than 100 FPS (feet per second) for safety reasons. However, that’s still incredibly fast!
Introduced in 2016, the N-Strike Hyper Fire is still among the fastest Nerf guns around. That said, it has other qualities that make it one of the ultimate blasters on the market. This is an automatic Nerf gun with a flywheel motor which releases five darts per second. But as the drum magazine holds only 25 darts, you’ll have to fire them carefully. Another reason to save your ammunition is that reloading is slower than most other Nerf guns. This model also has an impressive reach and speed, as it needs only a second to hit a target 90ft away. Power without control means nothing, though. But the Hyper Fire Blaster features impressive accuracy, too, helped by a built-in iron sight.
The small downside of such performance is that it's one of the largest blasters available. It uses six batteries, and unloaded, weighs 3.5lbs. For that reason, the N-Strike Hyper Fire is too large and heavy for small children, but it’s perfect for teenagers and adults. The handle is ergonomic, with a groove for grip below the muzzle, helping to shoulder the weight. For such an impressive package, a $44.17 price tag is certainly competitive, even though batteries aren’t included.
The Nerf Rival line provides blasters with impressive performance, but the Nemesis MXVII-10k goes a step further. This is a flywheel powered automatic gun with impressive capacity and velocity. While this model is noticeably lighter than its predecessor Khaos, it still weighs an impressive 5lbs. As is the case with all Rival blasters, this one is recommended for ages 14 and up. However, slightly younger children will probably still have fun using it. This automatic model uses six D batteries, although we recommend buying a rechargeable battery pack. Note that D batteries have lower performance, and cost more in the long run.
The Nemesis MXVII-10k has an impressive capacity of 100 high impact rounds. But as it uses a flywheel mechanism, there is a delay before the first round is fired. This model is best used for rapid-fire exchanges. Once it starts shooting, your opponents will have to retreat. The velocity is impressive, as it reaches 90 FPS with D batteries and over 100 with a rechargeable battery pack. However, this isn’t a long-range weapon as spherical Rival rounds can reach up to 70ft. Still, they’re much more accurate than classic Elite darts. At $97.51, this Amazon exclusive model isn’t affordable by any means, but that’s to be expected for such a high-performance weapon.
While Rival blasters are usually heavy, this submachine gun is of medium size. However, that doesn’t compromise its impressive performance. This model uses high-impact rounds and a Hopper system for loading. As this is an automatic gun, it does need batteries. Luckily, a rechargeable NiMH battery and wall charger are included. Like most other Rival blasters, this one uses a flywheel mechanism with a trigger lock, primary trigger, and an acceleration trigger. The ergonomics are terrific, as the trigger lock is available for both left- and right-handed users.
This blaster has an excellent fire rate, as it can shoot up to eight rounds per second. Even more impressive is that the velocity reaches 100 FPS, making this blaster one of the fastest on the market. As there’s no manual mode, shooting in short bursts is the best strategy. Being both powerful and lightweight, it works best for the quick rounds and players who like to move a lot. . While it’s the most expensive model on our list at $99.99, you’ll receive a top-performing blaster that will stay relevant for an extended period.
Modded vs. Stock High-Velocity Nerf Guns
While the fastest Nerf guns have impressive performance, enthusiasts may modify them to get much better results. In extreme cases, modders reached an incredible speed of 600 FPS. However, there are many reasons to avoid modded Nerf guns:
- Modding is expensive, as you may need to use tire compressors, air tanks, and other components.
- It can be dangerous, as extreme velocity may cause injuries.
- High velocity negatively impacts dart longevity.
- Modding the Nerf gun will void the warranty.
- Most Nerf battles define a dart speed limit to avoid injuries.