What makes a Nerf gun stand out from other toy guns for kids, is the fact that it fires safe and harmless projectiles, the famous Nerf darts. Those darts are famous for being accurate, for being able to travel long distances and for not causing any pain or injuries when hitting people, or damage when hitting stuff.
That’s all nice and well, but it simply is not enough for Nerf War fanatics! According to them, having a cool Nerf gun is not enough to win Nerf Wars: if you want to dominate your opponents on the “battlefield” you will need to have darts that are in good condition.
As it turns out, according to Elite Nerfers at least, Nerf guns are only as good as the Nerf darts that they fire. The better the condition of a Nerf dart, the more accurate and overall efficient it will be.
This means that in order to make the most out of your darts, you need to learn how to take care of them and keep them in tip – top shape!
Here is what you need to know as far as keeping your Nerf darts as efficient as possible is concerned.
- Don’t store Nerf Darts in your pocket
In order for a Nerf dart to be as accurate as possible and to travel as far as it can possibly can, it needs to be in the right shape! When you store Nerf darts in your pocket, they get all squished and bent out of shape, which as you can probably tell, will greatly affect their performance. So, where should you keep your darts during a Nerf War game? Well, ideally, they should be loaded into extra magazines for your Nerf gun. If you don’t have any extra magazines, you can store them in a pouch or a bag that you will have on your person, They can even be stores in the pockets of tactical vests, provided that they are roomy enough. As long as they are not placed in your trouser pockets, they will be fine.
- Always use Nerf darts that are in good condition
Like I said above, the performance of a Nerf gun is greatly affected by the shape it’s in. If it is all squished and bent out of shape, it will simply not work as intended. Nerf darts that are bent out of shape can also cause your Nerf gun to jam and a jammed gun is pretty much a death sentence on the battlefield. In other words, you should always make sure that your magazines and Nerf guns are loaded with darts that are in good condition.
- The more you use a Nerf dart, the more its performance decreases.
In order for a Nerf gun to perform as well as it possibly can, it needs to be able to fit as snugly as possible into the barrel of a Nerf gun. The problem however is that each time you use a Nerf dart, it loses a bit of thickness and over time, it will lose enough thickness to not be able to fit snugly in the barrel, which will give its performance a great hit. If you see that a dart is not as accurate or it doesn’t travel as far as it used to, then it’s time to replace it, even if it looks to be in perfect shape. It should be noted that Whistler and Suction Nerf darts lose their thickness a lot slower than Streamline darts.
- Always store your darts in a dry place
Remember that Nerf darts are made out of foam and foam absorbs moisture. Moisture will make your darts softer, which again will affect their performance in a very negative way, so always make sure that you store your darts in places that are relatively free of moisture.
If you want to dominate your opponents in Nerf Wars, you will also need the right Nerf gun. The Nerf Vulcan, known as the Nerf Havok Fire in the UK, is an electronic, fully automatic Nerf machine gun, that can also double as a high powered, spring loaded gun. It is simply one of the best Nerf gun models ever made.