Nerf Guns seem to be making a comeback these days. I have a 13 year old son and a 6 year old son and they both love to play with Nerf guns. There are three new Nerf Guns that are really hot right now. If you are in the market to get a gift for a boy you may want to consider one of these three Nerf Guns.
Nerf Clear N-Strike Raider CS-35 – Regular or Clear Series
There is a clear version of this gun that is see through, so far I believe the clear version is only available through Amazon.com and Target. This gun uses red darts that are exclusive to this gun. The drum magazine holds up to 35 darts. This is a record for the Nerf Guns and this is the largest magazine to date. The child will need to work the slider while shooting the bullets. The gun comes with 35 bullets, a tractor rail, shoulder stock, and of course instructions. This book retails for between $29.99 and $39.99.
This may a Nerf gun better suited for older bigger kids. The Nerf Long Strike is the longest Nerf Gun up to this date. The gun itself is 3 feet long and shoots up to 35 feet away. Because of its size and the distance of the shot this should probably only be used outside In a wide opened spaces. The gun is blue in color and has orange details. This Nerf gun has multiple detachable parts. While you get long range shooting with this gun you will need to reload quite a bit as it holds just 6 bullets that are included. It also comes with a blaster, barrel extension, flight up site, quick reload-clip, and of course the instructions. The Nerf Longstrike sells for between $25.00 and $45.00. Check Targets toy catalog for a $5.00 off coupon.
Nerf N-Strike Alpha Trooper
This is the least expensive of the really cool Nerf guns. According to my source this is a Target exclusive. This has a drum on it that makes a really cool noise when the bullets shoot out. It holds up to 18 darts in its drum. This actually has a clear window off to the side that you can see thru when you shoot your darts. It has a tactical rail, and a slam Fire handle. The darts are clip system darts. This is a short lightweight gun which would be nice for the younger ones to use, but the darts do shoot out quickly. This gun retails for $19.99.
Nerf N Strike Tactical Vest
This is not a Nerf gun of course but if you know a serious Nerf enthusiast they might like to have Nerf N Strike Tactical Vest. The vest is not really for safety it Is really there to hold extra amunition. The vest has to carry 4 quick reload clips, 12 additional darts, blasters and swords. It comes in a kit that includes: 2 clear clips and 12 clip system darts. The vest retails for around $25.00.