NERF Beginner’s Gift Guide

With so many NERF guns on the market it’s difficult to work out which blaster to get first and what accessories you need to make sure you can keep up on the blaster field. Out Beginner’s Gift Guide, part of NERF Reviews Gift Guide collection, aims to help you find the best bits of kit for anyone looking to get into blasting.

The NERF Blaster(s)

NERF N-Strike Jolt

Nerf N-Strike Jolt Blaster

When first getting in to NERF guns we would recommend that you don’t go to complex too soon, with that in mind we suggest starting with the NERF N-Strike Jolt. The N-Strike Jolt is a pocket size blaster which will help any new Nerfer get familiar with quick shooting and reloading. The blaster comes with 2 Elite Darts and has a range of around 20ft. Even after you have become  a proficient blast master, the Jolt will remain handy when you find yourself in a tough spot. The perfect blaster for beginners and pros alike! The Jolt even makes it into our Top 10: NERF Blasters (so you know it’s good).

NERF N-Strike Elite Rough Cut 2X4

The NERF-N-Strike-Elite-Rough-Cut-2x4-Blaster.

Whilst we love the N-Strike Jolt and it’s quick fire capabilities it will leave you slightly outgunned when things start heating up. To make sure you have enough firepower we recommend that you also pick up the N-Strike Rough Cut 2X4 Blaster. We recommend the Rough Cut because it allows you to fire 2 darts at a time and the pump action design means that it is super easy to reload and keeping firing. The Rough Cut also includes a NERF tactical rail which meaning there is some space for additional customisation using N-Strike Rail accessories (check out of N-Strike Rail accessories page here) this means that the Rough Cut can grow with you as you become a better Nerfer. The N-Strike Elite Rough Cut comes with 8 NERF Elite darts so you are ready to lock and load from the outset (it also features in our Top 10: NERF Blasters).

The NERF Darts

NERF N-Strike Elite 30-Dart Refill

NERF N-Strike Elite 30-Dart Refill

We are going to assume that you, or the person you are researching NERF blasters for, are just starting out and with that in mind our recommendations will start simple. If you want to check out the full selection of NERF darts then check out our NERF dart page here.

Both of the NERF blasters we have recommended in this guide are part of NERF’s N-Strike range, this may not mean much at the moment but the important thing to remember as you will need get N-Strike dart refills. We recommend that you pick up a pack of 30 N-Strike (Elite) darts, this will give you enough darts to practice and account for any unfortunate loses under the bed etc. The darts are good quality and will last you a long time.

The NERF Accessories

NERF Target Pouch

Nerf Elite Target Pouch

We are going to be a bit hesitant with our NERF Accessories recommendation here, as you are looking at the beginners guide you may find that you or your giftee don’t even like NERF blasting! Staying positive, if you are serious about getting in to the world of NERF, we recommend that you check out the N-Strike Target Pouch. The pouch is a compact target with a bullseye slot in the middle to help you with your aim and targeting. The pouch can hold up to 200 darts and has a handy loop on the top which allows you to hang it from various positions. If you want to improve your NERF skills quickly, the N-Strike Target Pouch is a must have.