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A beginner’s guide to air powered Nerf gun models


Air-power-nerf-gun-informationMost Nerf guns are spring powered, there are however some models that are powered by air. Those Nerf gun models, also known as Nerf air guns, are usually the weapons of choice of many Elite Nerfers. What makes those Nerf Elite guns so unique and sought after, is the fact that they can fire their art projectiles way further and with more accuracy than spring powered models.

The air powered Nerf gun models may be more powerful and accurate than spring powered Nerf guns, but they are also quite unique, which means that operating and maintaining them is a lot different than operating and maintaining spring powered guns. As you can probably tell, if you have never used an air powered Nerf gun, you might not be able to use it to its full potential without some help and without knowing some basic stuff about it. Here’s where we come in! This article has everything you need to know about nerf powered Nerf guns!

Know when to leave your gun pumped and when to empty it.

If you are in combat, then your air powered Nerf gun should always be kept pumped up. If you are done with using your gun and you intend to store it until your next Nerf war or practice session, then you should make sure to empty it before doing so. Long story short, when in combat, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR AIR GUN PUMPED UP and if you are going to store it, EMPTY IT BEFORE DOING SO. There’s only one exception to those rules: you should never leave your airgun all pumped up if you do not intend to use it again within about 30 minutes. This is because by leaving the gun pumped up without using it for more than 30 minutes at a time, you risk damaging the bladder or tank/ in which the air is stored and this can severely reduce the power of your blaster or even cause it to stop working altogether.

Know and understand the three types of air powered Nerf gun models.

Pretty much all Nerf guns that are powered by air fall into one of the following three categories: high power guns, rapid fire guns and semi automatic guns. Each type has its own unique advantages, so you must learn and understand them in order to pick the best Nerf gun for you and your playing style. High powered airguns have far greater range than all conventional spring powered blasters, and they are usually way more accurate, making them ideal for snipers. Rapid-fire airguns have a very high rate of fire that spring powered blasters simply can’t match. Semi auto airguns on the other hand can fire shots every time you pull the trigger. In other words, you won’t have to prime them before firing, like you would do with spring powered Nerf guns.

Always carry a regular Nerf gun as a back up gun

Always have spring powered or electronic blasters with you as back up if your primary Nerf gun is air powered. This is because pumping an airgun’s tank or bladder full once it runs out of air, is a very lengthy process which will leave you totally defenceless and unable to fight back against the enemies approaching you for a free kill. If you have a spring powered or electronic blaster with you, you will at least be able to retaliate and buy yourself some time to get behind cover and safely repump your airgun.

If you are looking for a really unique and powerful Nerf gun, then the Nerf Vulcan, known as the Havoc Fire in the UK, is the best choice for you! It is a fully automatic, electronic Nerf machine gun that features a unique belt fed loading mechanism. It can also be used as a high power, spring loaded semi automatic gun!