Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Best value Nerf gun: N-Strike Maverick

Nerf came out with a series of guns and they've been pretty aggressive with the lineup, frequently changing it around and introducing new models. OK, so I haven't tested all models, like the impressive N-Strike Vulcan. But I am seeing a lot of lazy design in the guns I have checked out thus far, including the N-Strike series guns Nite Finder Blaster and the truly horrible Recon CS-6. We tried to give my son the Rapid Fire 20 and it was a complete disaster -- you have to pump it up over 30 times and it gets *really* hard to pump after about 25 or so.

The only gun that seems to work reliably and not require a lot of fuss is, no surprise to real gun aficionados, a revolver. It's the N-Strike Maverick. Aside from looking really cool, the gun is easy to load, can be cocked by a kid, and reliably shoots whatever you put in it. Unlike some of the guns Nerf has made, each with a variety of design flaws, the Maverick handles ammo well. Some guns will only accept certain ammo, but the Maverick work with snub nosed ammo, suction cups and whistlers.

For the money it's hard to beat the Maverick in style and quality. There are even mods out there that make it cool for older kids!

10 comments:

michael said...

I also like the N-Strike Maverick nerf guns. It is very easy to use and my child also likes it.

hollysturgeon said...

Nerf N Strike has been a huge seller of 2010 and looks to be the same in 2011, heres hoping theres a few new models in 2011!

Chibikage89 said...

Your post seems pretty good but it would be better if their was some pictures of the toys.

Warren said...

Nerf was one of our best sellers last year at www.gargoyledistribution.com and the range this year looks as good as ever.

kpaul.mallasch said...

I need to do a roundup on Nerf over at Toys Timeline!

The Imaginative Child said...

Nerf toys are pretty cool and we are working on bringing that line to our store. Don't forget about some other great lines like Stomp Rocket and of course LEGO. You can find some great deals on these toys at http://www.imaginativechild.com and if you use coupon code: TICCOU1001, you can take 25% off your entire order total.

kpaul.mallasch said...

As promised here is a Short History of Nerf Guns. Enjoy!

girls top toys said...

looks like there'll be a few new nerfs out in time for christmas 2011 - fingers crossed - kids love them

Dave Hills said...

We're finding Nerf is very popular on our site, too: www.thetoystop.com

Indeed, it's in our list of 'must have' toys for Christmas 2011!

Mark James said...

The Nerf gun has stood the test of time and is a great kids toy for the summer. My kids love nothing more then chasing each other around the garden shooting water at each other. Good clean fun.