If your kids love Nerf guns and you want to have some fun outdoors with them this year, then you need to get the best Nerf guns rather than dealing with cheap ones that don’t work right or won’t keep your child’s interest.
At our house right now, we have approximately 15 different Nerf guns from big, huge ones that require batteries for automatic fire to little small hand guns that only shoot 1 dart at a time.
I’ve been buying Nerf guns for over 6 years now but when I went to buy the first gun for my son it was sort of overwhelming with all the different guns to choose from.
This is why I decided to help all you parents out to find the best Nerf guns for your kids that are awesome for outside play.
The following Nerf guns will vary in price points as some are quite expensive but there are also some that are really quite affordable and would be more than enough for any of the outdoor Nerf gun games you wanted to play.
Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster
This is a great basic dart gun that works well and is simple for kids to shoot. Best of all it’s not that expensive and you can even find it for sale for approximately $10 which is a great price for a good Nerf gun.
The gun holds 6 darts at a time and shoots pretty far with a range of up to 75 feet.
It is also a pretty simple gun to reload as all you have to do is flip open the dart barrel and place the darts into the open slots. Close the barrel back into place and you are ready to shoot your targets.
The pretty cool thing about this gun is that you can even do a rapid fire by holding down the trigger and sliding the Slam Fire slide so that all 6 darts shoot out in a rapid continuous fire.
If you are looking for a nice, quality, basic-style Nerf gun for your child, then this may be a great starting point.
This gun is recommended for ages 6 years and up but we actually have this gun at our home and my 4 year is able to cock and shoot the gun with no problem.
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Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage Blaster Gun
This is a super fun Nerf gun to play with outdoors where you have more room to shoot lots of different things. The gun is able to shoot darts up to 75-90 feet.
You can shoot 25 darts at a time with the connected dart drum magazine that easily clips right into the gun. It does come with the 25 Elite darts for the gun as well.
This gun is bigger and heavier so it may be a better option for older kids but most kids ages 7 years and older shouldn’t have a problem with the gun. This is another gun that my boys share and my son was able to shoot the Nerf gun with no help at age 7.
Just like the other Nerf N-Strike gun above it also has a Slam Fire handle that allows you to shoot all the darts in rapid succession when holding down the trigger.
This gun is more on the expensive side but is worth the money with being able to store and shoot the 25 darts. Plus, this is one of the Nerf guns that fits the different tactical accessories so you can add on to the gun or even get a bigger dart drum for more darts.
Your kids will definitely love the dart drum that allows them to shoot so many darts without having to reload all the time.
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Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
This is part of the Nerf Zombie Strike line and is a ton of whether you are shooting zombies or playing target practice in your backyard.
This is a smaller hand gun blaster but unlike other ones it can hold up to 12 darts before you need to reload. It has two drums that each hold 6 darts and you can flip them so that when one is empty you can use the other one.
Just like most of the other Nerf guns this one is recommended for ages 8 years and up. You do have to pull back and cock the gun which is why it is recommended for older ages because it can be somewhat difficult for little kids.
Although there is no range claim for the gun after reading all the awesome reviews this gun got there are claims that the gun can easily shoot up to 90 feet, which is pretty cool when practicing outdoors.
This gun is a fairly new releases and it does hold more darts than the Nerf Strongarm but is still rather inexpensive and a really cool looking dart gun.
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Nerf N-Strike 2-in-1 Demolisher Blaster
This is another cool Nerf gun that we have in our home, but it is a bit different than your basic Nerf gun.
First, this is a motorized Nerf gun and it does need batteries to work properly.
The second thing about this gun that makes it different than the others is that it not only shoots the normal Elite darts but it also shoots Nerf missiles as well.
It comes with 2 Nerf missiles that you can easily shoot by sliding the trigger slide under the missile slot as well as 10 Elite darts that slide into the dart clip at the bottom of the gun.
This is a larger gun to hold and aim but there is no need to have to cock the gun as it is motorized so it may be easier for some kids to shoot.
My boys absolutely love this Nerf gun but it is quite a bit more expensive. They really like the Nerf missile part of the gun as well as the automatic motorized part that sounds pretty cool when you are going to shoot stuff.
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And of course you are going to want to buy your kids some extra Nerf gun darts to go with their gun because speaking from experience, kids lose the darts all the time. This is especially true if you plan on playing outdoors where they may get lost in the grass or bushes.
Be sure to check which darts your gun takes as there a few different types.
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Darts are the most common darts as they not only work for the N-Strike Elite guns but they also fit the Zombie Strike guns as well.
If you are interested in buying one of the best Nerf guns for outdoor play for your child, be sure to check out the fun games and activities that you can play with these guns outdoors.
Keep in mind that all of these Nerf guns can also be used indoors for on those rainy days or cold winter days to keep your child entertained as well. This is why these toys are so popular in our home because they can pull double duty and work for games indoors as well as having lots of fun outdoors.