The speed of the Nerf gun is measured in FPS (feet per second) which is calculated through a device called chronograph.
According to research conducted by our team the Nerf gun that shot to a maximum distance is The Sabre M20. This gun shoots darts that travel at the speed of 280 FPS. With a price tag of almost 800 dollars it is quite a costly choice . You can watch exact video of speed test conducted for this Nerf gun in section below.
Factors involved in speed of Nerf gun
The question doesn’t specify what type of Nerf gun, so I’ll talk about the ones made by Hasbro and some other main stream toy gun makers. The answer will also depend on the size of the darts. However, many people think that blasting velocity which is measured in terms of FPS, is more important than distance. In fact both are same things, when a Nerf gun has more FPS it means that it can shoot more far away.
How we measured speed of Nerf guns
Our review team measured blasting velocity of almost 15 most popular Nerf guns and measured their FPS using a device called chronograph. After conducting at-least 2 weeks of test we have reached to a point that we can make a list of most speedy Nerf guns.
Generally speaking, if one has a blast velocity to maintain accuracy, then he or she would want heavier darts with greater stability like Xenon yellow foam balls (although these are less common). If someone wants to shoot lighter and longer, then he or she should use unstable lightweight red foam Airsoft rounds (or other alternative dart sizes).
There are many Nerf guns on the market, and most of them shoot a distance of about 50ft.
Why we need a Nerf gun which shoots the farthest
Even if you are playing with your friends, or participating in any competition like NERF Wars, it is very important that your gun shoots at high speed and accuracy.
Nerf wars are an excellent outlet for our hero archetype. It’s like letting your child act out playing cowboys, police and thief sort of games without the violence, only it’s even better because they get to run around outside. Plus, schools use them in PE lessons for running laps– kids will get fit with a Nerf gun!
I was terrible at sports as a kid, but once I got my blaster and pursued armed victory by myself (or sometimes with friends), I had more fun than any of the other players—they all laughed or pretended not to care about me, but usually they would make up excuses and leave and start their own game somewhere else. These Nerf guns helped me step in society, make new friends and gain a lot of confidence.
List of Nerf Guns sorted according to their speed (descending)
Now we will present you list of Nerf guns and with each gun name its link and the speed at which it throws darts is also mentioned. It is observed that farthest it can throw the darts, more pricier it is. With some guns we have also mentioned the video where the test for its speed is conducted using chronograph.
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The Sabre M20 (280 FPS)
M79 Milsig Nerf Rifle (270 FPS)
The Dart Zone Max Stryker (175 FPS)
BannedBlasters (170 FPS)
The Nexus Pro blaster (160 FPS)
NERF Rival CurveShot Helix (97 FPS)
NERF ULTRA Select (87 FPS)
The Adventure Force Monolith (80 FPS)
NERF DragonPower Emberstrike (78 FPS)
The NERF Fortnite Pump SG (75 FPS)
NERF Fortnite B-AR (73 FPS)
NERF DragonPower Fireshot (70 FPS)
This article took a look of effort, especially calculating speed of all these Nerf guns. So if you came across any Nerf gun which can throw bullets more far away, please let us know so we add it in out list as well.