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 on: August 25, 2015, 11:45:17 pm 
Started by mr_ted - Last post by mr_ted
Being the youngest one in the house isn't always easy. Sure, it has its perks when it comes time to do the chores, but what about when it's time to play. It's usually the older brother or sister who gets to play with the cool toys because you're still to small to use them. In light of this dilemma I complied a list of the top Nerf gun features ( Nerf Guns List ) that make it easier for children as young as 3 years old have a lot more fun during play time.

In this article I will show you how to narrow down your selection by looking for specific features that are designed for small children. Features that are all to often overlooked by consumers in the buying process. My goal is to help you make the best possible choice so that your son or daughter can spend less time looking for help and more time having fun.

Small, lightweight, and easy to operate are the three components we will be focused on.

Lets get started.

Choosing The Correct Size & Weight

When I look at the size and weight of a blaster, my first concern is safety. Especially for a child as young as 3 years of age. You want them to be able to play freely without struggling to carry around their new toy. Large guns can be bulky and usually require two hands to carry them around. This will take away from a child's natural coordination and could cause them to fall more frequently.

For this reason your best option is going to be a pistol. This will alleviate some of the size and weight issue all together. They're much safer for a child of that age and it won't feel so awkward for them to play with. Using a pistol will allow them to run around naturally without hindering their movements.

As an added perk. You won't need to worry about this blaster going to waste when it's time for your child to upgrade to a new gun. Pistols are always nice to have around. Chances are they will keep it as a backup sidearm when they use their new gun.

Find Guns That Are Easy to Reload

Through the buying process you want to pay close attention to how the gun loads. You don't want something overly complicated, so try to keep it simple. The key here is to avoid a situation where they have to find help every time they want to reload their weapon.

Look for pistols that have the front load option. This feature allows you to load darts right into the barrel of the gun. This process is much easier for a small child because they don't have to struggle with a clip system. It's also easier for them to carry around a pocket full of darts, instead of a bunch of clips. Clips tend to get a little bulky.

Take a look at the Nerf Firestrike that's shown in example #1. This is a great example of a blaster that has the front load option.

Example #1

Make Sure The Gun Is Easy To Operate

How a blaster operates plays a critical role in whether or not your child will be able to play with their new toy by themselves. This is another key area where you're going to want to keep it simple.

Something you want to pay close attention to is how the gun is primed. Priming is how you activate the blaster to be fired. I have found through experience that priming handles that are located on the back of the gun or bottom of the handle are the easiest systems for small children to use. Kids are able to grip these handles easily and use the leverage of their entire upper body to pull on them.

See the Firestrike in example #2. You will notice that this blaster has the priming handle that is located on the back of the gun. This handle needs to be pulled away from the blaster in order to activate it.

Example #2

Features You Want To Avoid.

Just as there are features you want to look for, there are those you want to avoid.These are features that could hinder your child's ability to play with the gun or need to seek out help in order to operated it properly.

For example. If you do decide to buy your child a larger gun, you're going to want to avoid those that require batteries larger then a "AA". Batteries can weight the toy down significantly and it's not usually something we think about when we're in shopping mode.

You will also want to keep an eye out for pistols that come with slide primers. The slider is normally located on the back of the gun and it's designed to replicate the same action as a real handgun. These are hard for small children to grip and pull back, so operating the gun might become a problem.

The Nerf Maverick in the picture below is a perfect example of a pistol with a sliding primer.

Maverick With Slide Primer

Hopefully this information was informative and puts you in a better position when it's time to buy. Regardless of what you choose I can guarantee one thing. Your child is going to love their new toy.

You can learn more in here Nerf Guns List.

 on: August 18, 2015, 10:15:27 pm 
Started by mr_ted - Last post by mr_ted
Nerf shooting games can be a ton of fun to play with. But they can be hard to shoot accurately. Here are some things you can do if you are having trouble hitting your targets. But you must be careful.

Steps 1: Figure out how the gun shoots and reloads.

By doing this you will learn to get the grips of the gun. You aren't going to be able to shoot anything if you can't fire and reload your gun. You almost always fire with the trigger and you almost always reload by inserting the darts into the front of the gun or inserting a magazine. You can also ( in guns like the Recon, Longstrike, and clip system guns is to put the dart in the ****ing mechanism.)

Steps 2: Find a target

You can also make nerf targets. Good targets are a soda can, a dartboard, or anything that you can shoot at with your dart gun.

Steps 3: Practice shooting and reloading every time you can.

Use a target and fire as many shots at it as you can as fast as possible. This will be useful when you play with your friends because you need to get another shot off quickly, or your friend will run up and get an easy hit on you.

Steps 4: Try different scenarios.

Try hiding behind something and going up for a second to fire a shot, and then ducking again. You can also try putting your back to the back of a wall next to a doorway and practice peeking around and firing quick shots. Do anything that applies to what you want to use your Nerf gun for.

Steps 5: Aim above the target slightly, nerf darts drop over distance.

Steps 6: Watch out for civilians.

Learn to aim through, over, or under a crowd of people as to not hit civilians and always hit your target.

Steps 7: Learn to use the wind to your advantage.

Try not to shoot facing the wind and always try to circle around your target until the wind is hitting your back, then shoot. The extra push from the wind will help the dart fly harder, farther, and straighter.

Steps 8: Get a group of friends for a nerf war or a nerf battle and have fun!

You can learn more in here Nerf shooting games

 on: May 16, 2010, 05:26:00 pm 
Started by sourskittles772 - Last post by moon
how about a mavric & a fire fly take the barrel off of  the firefly put on the maveric after the barrel removal mod

 on: May 20, 2009, 02:49:19 pm 
Started by Bomberman - Last post by nerf1212
I am sorry to say that this site has gone down the toilet. I am really only posting this to see if anyone will come back on. But anyway, **** NERFON!

Am i to l8, is the site gone?

 on: June 03, 2008, 02:06:44 pm 
Started by Bomberman - Last post by Bomberman
I am sorry to say that this site has gone down the toilet. I am really only posting this to see if anyone will come back on. But anyway, **** NERFON!

 on: March 05, 2008, 02:14:00 pm 
Started by General Cole - Last post by Bomberman
That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!! Why did this site go down the toilet?

 on: February 28, 2008, 03:43:42 pm 
Started by Zaxbys - Last post by Bomberman
Yet you posted that months ago? Where the hell did this site go? Nobody has posted here in over 4 months?! Excpt for me?! Come on Zaxbys!

 on: February 28, 2008, 03:42:11 pm 
Started by Bomberman - Last post by Bomberman
Has anyone even posted on this website in the last two months? Hello? Eh. This site is dead.

 on: February 09, 2008, 12:57:23 pm 
Started by sourskittles772 - Last post by Bomberman
Hey, everyone, why did this site just die? Did NerfHaven take all of the members?

 on: December 21, 2007, 12:16:17 am 
Started by Zaxbys - Last post by Bomberman
yeah. a peice of crap

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