Best Nerf Snipers

The 9 Best Nerf Snipers in 2018

Do you remember playing bomb busting as a kid? The one in which you would use paper balls or tennis balls as a bomb, and then throw it to your siblings and friends. Nerf war is the modern version of bomb busting. It always makes me want to be a child again. But kudos to the ones who still play this game and the young ones. You can call your generation the luckiest. Though it is a toy there is a great range of nerf snipers for adults as well.

Nowadays it is a common scene that kids don't go out, they always keep themselves busy with mobile, pads and computer. One of the advantages of nerf wars is that it makes the kids play outside, learn strategy, using the brain to solve the games.

Here's our best nerf snipers.

1. Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • HIGH-QUALITY TOY
  • DURABLE
  • HOLDS 18 ELITE DARTS
  • RAPID FIRING PRESENT
  • DISTANCE COVERED IS 75 FEET
  • MAGAZINE IS SEE THROUGH
  • AGE: 8+
  • 4 C SIZE ALKALINE BATTERIES ARE REQUIRED

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike is specially made with extra concern on the safety issues and standard. The manufacturer has made it both on point shooter as well as safe. The main thing you need to know about this Nerf N-Strike is that it can win you games and you can give to your kids without any tension.

While many other models lack behind the number of dart holder, this one can hold 18 darts at a time. The quality and the out of the product is very good indeed. The company didn't only took care of the safety issues but also worked hard to make the product durable.

It can beat everything out of the opponent by its rapid firing. It not only has a large number of dart holder it can also make the most use of this advantage.

Since the material is made of lightweight design holding it throughout the game is easier comparatively than the heavy ones. In addition to lightweight since it can hold many darts and have a rapid firing option, it becomes one of the user-friendly nerf snipers on the market.

PROS

  • COVERS A GOOD DISTANCE
  • 18 DARTS ARE ENOUGH
  • BATTERY LASTS LONG
  • DURABLE
  • EASY TO USE

CONS

  • BATTERIES ARE NOT INCLUDED

2. Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator

Highlighted Features

  • DISTANCE COVERS 90 FEET ON AVERAGE
  • REMOVABLE STOCK
  • BARREL EXTENSION HAS TOP AND BOTTOM TACTICAL RAILS
  • STABLE HANDLE
  • WHITE OR BLUE COLOR
  • 12 DARTS PROVIDED
  • SWITCH TO REMOVE STOCK
  • 4 BLASTERS
  • 3 INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS

Nerf has released series of guns in the past years. If you are reading this you have used many of them as well. But this one is quite an in-depth weapon of choice if you are going to go out there. It has multiple choices when you take one look at a time. You will just know that you are in for some serious action. The most exciting thing about this is you can customize it in many different ways. As the gun breaks down in three or four configurations.

First of all, let me explain the gun. The retaliator can be used in many different ways on the battlefield whether you are doing just a single shot even somewhat of a sniper situation and even if you are just running around and you need some sort of assault rifle and an even a pistol kind of sidearm type thing.

But basically, the retaliator is set up to be somewhat of an assault rifle. It is a single cock and shoot. The cocking is at the top. What you have here is that the muzzle can be taken off and you can take the front and back portion off and it can just be your sidearm.

If you need something with power behind it and you don't really need the assault rifle setup you can roll this one really nice. It has two upper rails and does have a lower rail for attachments. It comes with the under grip here which can be put on and attached easily.

It feels really nice and when you will get in the action position of holding the gun it will feel amazing.

But it is a little flimsy but attaches nicely and doesn't come off that easy. Which is nice in combat situations. There is also a position to attach a camera.

The gun comes with a 12 round clip, which in many situations will be plenty for you. Unless you want to do other things like going into a hardcore battle which then will normally demand much more rounds.

You can use it at both rights and left hand which is a great feature. It has clip release mechanism on both sides. Also, it has one site that you can raise or lower on the front top. It also has the anti-jam mechanism which is nice in case you do have a jam. It shows in the back when it is cocked and loaded by turning the circle in the back red when you have loaded it.

There are few issues with it but overall you will like this gun.

PROS

  • great handling
  • feels good at hand
  • Customizable
  • accurate
  • quick

CONS

  • flimsy
  • need to work to make it tight
  • front grip is also a little loose
  • single cock and shoot

3. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • HOLDS 6 ELITE DARTS
  • SLAM FIRE OPTION
  • ROTATING BARREL FOR AUTO LOADING
  • DARTS CAN BE USED WITH ANY ELITE BLASTER
  • VARIOUS BLASTER COLORS
  • WELL DESIGNED
  • GOOD PERFORMANCE
  • RANGE OF 75 FEET

It is the elite or upgraded version of the n-strike Maverick red six. This one is a revolving blaster because it has a rotating barrel. One of the specialties of this blaster is that it can slam fire which is really different for a revolving blaster. It uses 6 elite darts.

It has the n strike elite color scheme. The majority of this blaster is blue also and also there is a white stripe coming down. The checker patterns are not much visible. The one short tactical rail is at the top, satisfyingly on the slam fire slide. This one has two sling adapter. One at the bottom of the handle and another one at the slam fire slot.

The handle will remind you of the fire strike. It is very small and the bottom part is pointing down. The way to use it is very easy. It is similar to revolvers, you will have to take the barrel out and put the darts in, after putting all the 6 darts you will have to put the barrel in the same position. This one is pretty fast at shooting than any other blaster.

The capacity of the strong arm is more than enough in compared to its size. It can cover a good distance and it has good accuracy, that is it is as good as the retaliator or the alpha trooper. This is one of the best sidearm blasters you will find on the market.

But because of a small handle, users with big hands will suffer on the battlefield. A sidearm worth of these qualities is a must have one.

PROS

  • RANGE IS QUITE GOOD
  • ACCURATE SHOT
  • SLAM FIRE OPTION
  • JAM FREE
  • EASY RELOADING

CONS

  • GRIP IS SMALL

4. Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • FIRES DARTS and missiles
  • comes with 2 missiles
  • UP TO 90 FEET RANGE
  • DART BLASTING PUMP (MOTORIZED)
  • TRIGGER FOR POWERING MOTO
  • 10 DART BANANA CLIP
  • DETACHABLE STOCK
  • BUILT IN MISSILE STORAGE
  • 10 ELITE DARTS

This one is called 2 in 1 because it has got regular elite darts and also new missiles. It takes four double A batteries and has a really nice banana clip which holds ten. The clip is going to be your favorite. It comes with 10 elite darts and 2 missiles. It reaches up to 27 meters or 90 feet. It also has a detachable stock which can hold an extra missile. Also, has a motorized start busting up a missile to fire.

In the box, you will get the demolisher, the stock, the stock banana clip and the instruction manual, 10 elite darts and 2 missiles. By being attached with the missile launcher it becomes heavy. But if you don't need the missiles you are recommended to not to attach the stock.

There is one tactical on the front and you will need to hold the acceleration button and then press trigger every time you shoot. To shoot them, you will have to take the missile and slide it into the post in front of the Demolisher. It is quite tight and to shoot the missile you will have to pull the slide outside then after quickly sliding it inside will release the missile.

It comes with a very nice color scheme with orange and white. The blaster has a lot of tactical rails and it has a bow and socket. You are going to get a pretty fast rate of fire with this blaster.

The stock being orange would be much more preferable because the black doesn't really go well with it but it's okay. The missile is quite unique and it has got a regular firm but the tip is hard as rubber. its accuracy is pretty well. But it becomes difficult to aim with a missile.

 Very customizable and also can work with other missiles and so does with any type of clip system darts.

PROS

  • Comes with BOTH MISSILE AND DART SHOOTING SYSTEM
  • RAPID FIRE
  • GOOD RANGE
  • FINE ACCURACY
  • LIGHT

CONS

  • DARTS JAM

5. Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • HAMMER ACTION BLASTING
  • HIGH-QUALITY TOY
  • HOLDS 5 STRIKE DARTS
  • AGE 8+
  • ONE HANDED BLASTER

In the hammer shot box, there is the blaster itself, elite darts which are simply green, an instruction sheet and some stencils, which is new. The colors of the design are sort of new for this line. It has a printed orange and then all of the internals are also orange. There is a brown colored design on the handle, which is an attempt at the fake wood that's new for nerfing but it doesn't look that good. The handle is textured.

The blaster has a lot of levels of elevation and it looks unique in its style. There is a priming handle on top backside of the blaster which cocks back the spring, which is operated by pulling it down. The cylinder rotates on the prime. The barrel is locked into place so whenever you will pull the trigger

The cylinder holds five darts, and the darts don't pop out of the holes, it stays at the place until it is fired. The dart goes exactly where you intend because of being a front-loading springer. But with the elite darts, it is not really possible to get good accuracy. That's a flaw in the art design. For the players who are not a fan of pistols won't like this one much but it is best for cosplays, also if you like quirky stuff and if you like weirdness while you are firing on nerf wars then obviously it could be your choice.

PROS

  • MADE FROM SAFE MATERIALS
  • DURABLE
  • PRECISE SHOTS
  • GOOD RANGE

CONS

  • ONLY 5 DARTS AT A TIME

6. Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • MEGA POWER
  • 90 FEET RANGE
  • COCKING HANDLE
  • 3 ELITE DARTS
  • VARIOUS COLORS
  • SMALL IN SIZE

This one's packaging is quite neat. The only thing you will get in the box is the blaster and 3 elite darts. There are three barrels in the blaster, after putting the 3 elite darts inside the barrels you will have to pull a jolt which is an orange one residing under the handle and then fire. You have to pull the jolt every time you fire.

There is a smart AR system so it is not necessarily important to load three darts at a time. Even if you load one dart it will detect that and will shoot that one. The color scheme of the blaster is a main white body with a blue stripe. The blaster doesn't have any tactical sling months but you could use the gap in the handle as a sling. To buy this one actually, depends on you and your collections. Because it doesn't much vary on the range than other blasters.

PROS

  • durable
  • power shot
  • accurate
  • EXCELLENT RANGE

CONS

  • ONLY 3 ELITE DARTS

7. Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • 12 ELITE DARTS
  • 90 FEET RANGE
  • GOOD ACCURACY
  • HIGH CAPACITY CROSSBOW ACTION

The first thing you will have to do after unboxing is attaching the bow arms and that will feel really good. There will be a confirming snap after attaching each bow arms. That's too satisfying. In the front, there is no instruct attachment nozzle so you probably can't put on barrel extensions. On the top, there is an iron sight which corresponds with the iron sight in the middle. According to the design, the gray part in the top middle is the pulling slide.

This one is a band power blaster. The band with the bow arms is powering the blaster. If you cut that your gun will not work anymore. The bow arms are not technically functional in the sense of a real bow arm because it doesn't actually flex, it is a rigid piece of plastic. There is a striking attachment so that you can put anything under the point at the front. The trigger seems to be little sloppy. But nothing to complain about.

But the grip region is not comfortable. The thumb hole is very small it's alienating to large hands. A person with a large hand will feel very uncomfortable to get a grip on it.

There are two access doors to allow the user for clearing jams if excess darts get stuck. There is a rear sling point along with the one around the handle. The magazine is a bullpup style blaster which means the magazine is behind the trigger. There is an orange button behind the blaster for the release of the magazine. Which is not well positioned for many people. Because while firing it often falls down accidentally.

PROS

  • EXCELLENT RANGE
  • REAL CROSSBOW ACTION
  • powerful
  • GREAT PERFORMANCE

CONS

  • Grip too small
  • magazine release is uncovered
  • priming is difficult for the bow arms

8. Nerf N-Strike Elite Spectre Rev-5 Stealth Blaster

Highlighted Features

  • REVOLVER TYPE LOADING
  • LONG SHOTS WITH 4 POUND SPRING
  • CAN BE USED AS RIFLE STYLE ACTION
  • BARREL IS INCLUDED
  • ACCURATE RANGE
  • SILENCER PRESENT

This time I will start from external features so that you can match the things with the picture, There is a barrel extension on the front which is detachable. The detachable extension can be attached to any in strike compatible thing with a frontal nozzle. The diameter of this is as same as the first specter. Since this one shoots elite darts, there is no negative effect on the accuracy. Its barrel is great because any elite dart doesn't even touch these walls, as a result, there is no loss of accuracy or range.

The front barrel on the specter will accept other attachments, as well as actual specter barrel, moving forward we have an inch strike rail up here attaching sights and then the cylinder or turret holds five darts. You can bend darts in and load it without moving it but this orange button under the reel is to pop the reel out. It makes loading very easy.

It does hold 1 dart less than the ones which hold 6 at a time, but holding 5 darts at a time paved the way to make the blaster much thinner.

The handle is small but most of the people don't have any complaint about it because it's still ergonomic. There is also a stock attachment point here which is compatible with inch strike stocks just like most other in strike blasters. But the stock moves while holding specter up against your shoulder it collapses. This is pretty awkward.

PROS

  • Worth buying
  • Smooth work
  • Fire crisp
  • Doesn’t jam very often

CONS

  • A LITTLE SLOWER THAN OTHER

9. Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700

Highlighted Features

  • SPRING ACTION BLASTER
  • 7 ROUNDS
  • STRONG SHOTS
  • EASY LOAD
  • TRIGGER LOCK ON BLASTER
  • TACTICAL RAIL
  • EXCELLENT ACCURACY

The rival Apollo is the new rival line out of nerfing. It is a nerf brand blaster made from Hasbro but it doesn't shoot nerf darts it shoots little foam balls. In the box, you will find the blaster, a magazine, the instructions and a few balls. On the front, there is a cool orange muzzle. It does look neat but it's not N strike attachment point. At the top, there is a cool tactical rail. This is not a tradition in strike tactical rail. It will fit nerf attachments but not in a traditional way. You have to clip it over and it will hold it.

On the top, there is the priming handle. You will have to pull it back and push forward. The prime weight is very heavy it does take quite a bit of force in order to pull that back and because of the distance of the priming handle and where you are holding it the blaster does want to come on the pivot. Adults can manage the prime just fine, but it needs muscle strength.

The trigger pole is very smooth exactly what you would expect from a nerf blaster and at the top of the trigger, there is an orange button, which is a trigger safety. The grip is enormous and very friendly to adult hands. Those of you who love ergonomics would definitely love this grip.

This one is a magazine fed blaster and to get to the magazine you will have to push the little black button around the bottom of the magazine bar, and it will come out. The capacity of the rounds is 7.

 The function of the Apollo is very easy. Its distance covered is also more than nerfing elite blasters.

PROS

  • Shoots pretty hard
  • Fun to use
  • Well designed
  • ACCURATE
  • DURABLE

CONS

  • Needs a lot of strengths to prime

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING the best nerf snipers

There are so many styles of nerf guns available on the market. The choice is very hard to choose. So it is better to practice and specialize oneself to use one kind or to have more than one with yourself on the battlefield.

SNIPER

The sniper nerfs guns are one of the most anticipated categories in the nerf wars. The nerf war snipers are the most important reliable players of the team. They are the ones on whom a big responsibility of the game lies.

The greater the responsibility the better the sniper should be. The most important thing to consider while buying a sniper is to look for the range. Because sniper is not for counter attacks. You will always have to handle it from a far distance.

STEALTHY

If you are a clean player then you should choose a stealthy one. This is the classiest form of nerf gun. Move fast and end the game with a single perfect shot. This is for the ones who one-shot counter-attack and finish the game off.

In order to choose the best stealthy nerf gun, it is important to check if the motorized ones make a lot of noise or not. If it does then you will have to rule that out right away. Because with swift movements you have to be silent at each step. Another important thing you have to consider is the weight of the gun. You can never make the swiftest and fastest move with heavy guns. The things that you will consider are the lightweight, fast reloading and fast shooting capabilities of the gun.

CUSTOMIZABLE

There are nerf gun styles which can be customized according to one's own choice or comfort. But it usually cost a lot than buying a regular one. Usually, who are professional nerf warriors arranges customizable nerf guns after saving hard earned money. That my friend is always appreciable.

PISTOL

It is one of those forms of nerf gun which everyone has on their weapon list. Why? Because it is very light in weight and can be carried easily. It is mainly for emergency use when you are trapped and your main weapons have no more darts to use.

The pistols can be used as the main weapon because it generally has the system of shooting only one dart at a time. Exceptions are also there if you find a multitasking one you can definitely buy it. The most important thing about the pistols is that these are very less expensive. As a result, you can easily keep one for yourself on the battleground. It falls into the category stealthy weapons.

RIFLE

If you want some extra range for your one dart at a time shooter then you can buy a rifle, which is also not heavy but not that comfortable with one hand. You will have to use to hand to reload it and use it. But at the time of need, it serves its purpose.

SHOTGUN

If you are tired of shooting one dart at a time then ladies and gentlemen this is the type you will like to have with you. It can shoot multiple darts and also helps to carry more darts with you which also helps to maintain your main guns requirement.

Conclusion

Today's smart phone generation kids can get the taste of active life with this single game. It needs coordination, exercise, cooperation, tactics which ultimately helps the kids to work well in a group, express themselves. You can now decide which is the best nerf sniper/gun you should buy for you or someone you know.

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