Nerf Gun Size and Specs Guide

Do all the nerf blaster types use one type of dart? Almost all do. Are all the nerf gun sizes of one type or are there different types of nerf guns? Check the Nerf Gun size chart. How many blaster variants or blaster series are in the market if not? Which nerf gun size is recommended as a blaster for tournament play? To answer some of these questions above, let us begin the story by first looking at the types and variants of nerf blasters.

Note, that there are four types of nerf guns. Elite blasters, N-Strike blasters, nerf mega blaster, and the nerf dart tag blaster. Alongside the nerf blasters, the type of ammunition for the nerf gun since the late 1980s when their use began, has also increased. It all depends on the type of nerf gun you want to use, from the foam dart to the tennis ball-sized round darts.

Nerf Gun Size comparison for refill packs at Amazon
Nerf Gun Size comparison for refill packs at Amazon

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Nerf Gun Size – Dart Comparison Chart

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In the table below we have the dimensions (Length by Diameter) in inches, centimeters, and millimeters.

 DartDimensions (Length by diameter) in InchesDimensions (Length by Diameter) in CmDimensions (Length by Diameter) in Mm
1Sharpshooter Dart3.60 by 0.60 inches 9.144 by 1.542 cm91.44 by 15.24 mm
2Micro Dart3.35 by 0.5 inches8.509 by 1.27 cm85.09 by 12.7 mm
3Mega Dart3.60 by 0.60 inches9.144 by 1.542 cm91.144 by 15.42 mm
4Whistler Dart3.1 by 0.5 inches7.874 by 1.27 cm78.74 by 12.7 mm
5.N-Strike Micro Dart3.25 by 0.5 inches8.255 by 1.27 cm82.55 by 12.7 mm
6Sonic Micro Dart3.1 by 0.5 inches7.874 by 1.27 cm78.74 by 12.7 mm
7Tagger Micro Dart3.25 by 0.5 inches8.255 by 1.27 cm82.55 by 12.7 mm
8Taggger Micro Whistler Dart3.25 by 0.5 inches8.255 by 1.27 cm82.55 by 12.7 mm
9Streamline Dart2.8 by 0.4 inches7.112 by 1.016 cm71.12 by 10.16 mm
10Elite Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
11Collectible Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
12Zombie Strike Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
13N-Strike Mega Dart3.65 by 0.75 inches9.271 by 1.905 cm92.71 by 19.05 mm
14Suction Dart2.8 by 0.4 inches7.112 by1.016 cm71.12 by 10.16 mm
15 Doomlands Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
16Glowstrike Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
17AccuStrike Dart2.75 by 0.5 inches6.985 by 1.27 cm69.85 by 12.7 mm
18Accustrike Mega Dart3.65 by 0.75 inches9.271 by 1.905 cm92.71 by 19.05 mm
19Ultra Dart2.45 by 0.6 inches6.223 by 1.524 cm62.23 by 15.24 mm

Dart Compatibility Chart

While choosing the right nerf gun size, it may be wise to consider the dart types compatible with the particular blaster you intend to use and the availability of the dart size in your local area. One can always order the darts from an online supplier but it would be definitely easier to source them from around your hometown.

Dart TypeWeight in (grams and ounces)Length in (inches and cm)Diameter in (inches and cm)Maximum Range in (inches and cm)Compatibility
Nerf Elite (J.)1.02 grams 0.0359 ounces2.89 inches 7.34 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm29’6’’ 899.16 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Nerf Zombie Strike (A)1.00 gram 0.0352 ounces2.85 inches 7.239 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm28’8’’ 873.76 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Nerfstreamline (t)1.30 grams 0.0458 ounces2.85 inches 7.239 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm27’9’’ 845.82 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Nerf Suction Dart1.27 grams 0.0447 ounces2.85 inches 7.239 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm24’7’’ 749.3 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Nerf Whistler1.44 grams 0.0507 ounces2.85 inches 7.239 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm26’5’’ 805.18 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Nerf Elite Suction Dart0.99 grams 0.0349 ounces2.89 inches 7.340 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm26’1’’ 795.02 cmClip Compatible, Front load Compatible
Nerf Mega2.50 grams 0.0881 ounces3.65 inches 9.271 cm0.75 inches 1.905 cm24’3’’ 739.14 cmMega Compatible
Buzzbee Extreme1.67 grams 0.0589 ounces2.65 inches 6.7310.50 inches 1.27 cm21’3’’ 647.7 cmFront Load Compatible
Buzzbee1.50 grams 0.0529 ounces2.63 inches 6.680 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm22’5’’ 683.26 cmFront Load Compatible,
K’Nex1.10 grams 0.0388 ounces2.91 inches 7.39 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm32’4’’ 985.52 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Koosh1.22 grams 0.0430 ounces2.80 inches 7.112 cm0.53 inches 1.346 cm27’9’’ 845.82 cmClip Compatible, Front Load Compatible
Mattel BOOMco1.45 grams 0.0511 ounces2.85 inches 7.239 cm0.40 inches 1.016 cm36’1’’ 10099.82 cmBOOMco Compatible
Primetime Superdart0.88 grams 0.0310 ounces2.62 inches 6.654 cm0.50 inches 1.27 cm27’6’’ 838.2 cmFront Load Compatible

How to Choose the Right Nerf Gun Size

Unlike the normal firearms that come in precise barrel sizes that distinguish guns by size, nerf gun types or sizes are not necessarily distinguished by measurements but by functionality or range and recommended purpose.

There are more than ten different types of nerf guns. Some are made with an aesthetic design, others will have a bulkier design or the cool sci-fi design; barrelled blaster guns like the 4-barrel blaster and any other barrel attachment should not confuse you at all when considering buying a nerf gun.

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Dart Speed (fps) and Size Comparison Chart

Dart TypeWeight in (grams and ounces)Length in (inches and cm)Clip-Fed (fps and m/s)Revolver (fps and m/s)Flywheel (fps and m/s)
Nerf Accustrike1.08 grams 0.038 ounces2.89 inches 7.34 cm76.7 fps 23.37 m/s70.5 fps 21.33 m/s90.5 fps 27.58 m/s
Nerf Elite1.02 grams 0.0359 ounces2.89 inches 7.34 cm77.7 fps 23.68 m/s72.6 fps 22.12 m/s93.7 fps 28.55 m/s
Buzz Bee Long Distance0.97 grams 0.034 ounces2.80 inches 7.112 cm82.3 fps 25.08 m/s76.8 fps 23.40 m/s88.8 fps 27.06 m/s
Buzz Bee Suction Cup0.84 grams 0.0296 ounces2.80 inches 7.112 cm86.0 fps 26.21 m/s83.9 fps 25.57 m/s93.8 fps 28.59 m/s
Buzz Bee Precise Pro1.08 grams 0.038 ounces2.80 inches 7.112 cm77.0 fps 23.46 m/s65.5 fps 19.96 m/s92.1 fps 28.07 m/s
Dart Zone Supershot1.04 grams 0.03668 ounces2.87 inches 7.289 cm75.0 fps 22.86 m/s72.3 fps 22.03 m/s90.4 fps 27.55 m/s
Xshot0.88 grams 0.03832.68 inches 6.807 cm83.8 fps 25.54 m/s83.5 fps 25.45 m/s89.3 fps 27.21 m/s

The Best Nerf Gun Size for You

A brief description of several nerf gun types may assist you in choosing which one best suits your needs.

1. The N-Strike Elite: With 75 feet shooting range, this nerf gun has been on the market for a long time and is best recommended for beginners since it comes without any custom features.

2. N-Strike Elite Rough Cut: It is relatively more user-friendly, has no battery-powered firing mechanism, and features a double-barrel that will fire two darts at a time.

3. Mega Blasters: If you want a jumbo size toy gun with a mega range of 100 feet and will fire ammunition larger than the usual dart size, then this might be the right category for you.

4. Mega Cyclone Shot: The mega-cyclone nerf gun has a 6-dart rotating drum which will reduce the time for ammunition refills hence you will have more hours of fun in the field.

5. Dooms Land 2169: Mostly built with orange color plastic with a transparent glass that allows you to see the internal mechanism.

6. Doomlands 2169 Persuader: This is a favorite blaster to many people because of a cocking mechanism that is thumb-controlled, three vertical barrels.

7. Nerf Rival Series: recommended for persons above 14 years of age. They use high-impact rounds that will fire at 100 feet per second. A blaster shield must be worn while in competitive play with the rival series nerf guns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do nerf darts fit all guns?

Almost all nerf darts usually ( all the x-shot full-length darts) fit into any gun. However, some get jammed if you place a non-specified type of dart. For instance, if you use Clip Blaster with Zombie Strike darts instead of Streamline darts, you will encounter jams or ruined darts.

Do nerf ultra darts fit all guns?

Nerf ultra darts are only usable with Ultra One Blasters designed for that line. The other nerf blasters are not compatible with ultra darts features.

Do nerf elite darts fit all guns?

Nerf Elite darts are compatible with all blasters that use elite guns. Hence, you can use them with blasters such as Zombie Strike, Modulus, AccuStrike Elite, and Elite.

What is the largest nerf gun?

The largest nerf gun is the Mega Mastodon which boasts unrivaled power and measurements that can take command of a battlefield. The gun’s rapid-fire speed can blast the Mega darts blaring in the air. 

Conclusion

It is always fun playing with blasters in the field with friends or competitors. While putting safety as a first priority and remembering to collect the darts after the game for environmental considerations, all or most of the nerf guns will deliver a satisfactory performance with each having the unique features that make it outstanding among all the rest.

Blaster performance may vary slightly but it all depends on your particular needs while purchasing a nerf gun. The dart size and availability should always guide your choice in purchasing a blaster.

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