The begginers guide to nerf
The General, General, New Player Guide
Commonly Asked Questions:
What is Modding, and why should I mod my Nerf guns?
Modding is the process of making your Nerf gun better. Mods usually consist of a barrel replacement, plugging the overpressure release valve (in pump guns), and replacing springs (in cocking guns). Modding Nerf guns drastically increases the performance of the gun itself, increasing the range anywhere from 2-20 times the original range of the gun.
What’s the Best Gun?
There is NO such thing as the “Best Gun”. Every gun has it’s weaknesses or strengths. While there are many guns that have achieved a somewhat “legendary” status, it really does not mean that the gun will be enable a player to beat everyone else. Guns that are often put in this category are the Crossbow and Lock’n’Load. While these two guns are excellent, they aren’t going to help you win games if you can’t shoot worth jack shit. Remember, the player makes the gun. Unless you are using a slingshot outdoors; that’s different.
What are Stefans?
Stefans are homemade darts. They are made using foam backing rod (FBR) that can be found at most local hardware stores, weight (everything from tacks, steel shot, and bb’s), and a dome of hot glue. Well-made stefans, when coupled with the correct barrel, will put almost any stock dart to shame in terms of performance. For an excellent guide to making Stefans, go here.
What gun should I buy first?
This is a changing topic at all times, as some guns may not be available to people at certain times. However, as of now, the Airtech 2000 and Nitefinder offer excellent performance once modded, for cheap prices. The Airtech 2000 twin pack is now around $12, while the Nitefinder is $6.
What are Integrations?
Integrations are when the innards of one gun are placed into the shell and innards of another gun. Integrations offer the chance for a gun’s weakness to be compensated for through the addition of another weapon. For example, the Rapidfire20 is a fully automatic weapon with poor range. Several people will integrate an Airtech 2000 or an Supermaxx750 (both long-range guns) into the Rapidfire20 in order to give the gun long-range capabilities. Many support integrations, while some decry them. To read more, go
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He owns your mom, you, and your cat. Oh, and your sister too.
There are many different types of barrels out there; all of them will go with different dart sizes. The basic barrel types usually correspond to the different dart types:
Mega Stefans/ Stock Micros
-SCH40 PVC (1/2 inch)
-SCH 80 PVC (1/2 inch)
Also, different barrel setups such as a breech barrel, nested barrel, and your regular barrel are all different barrels that can be used in a mod.
Often times it’s just a pvc coupler glued onto the air chamber that allows a barrel to be put on/removed quickly.
Mostly done with Brass, it involves a small piece of 17/32 glued/stuck in the back of the main barrel, which is usually 9/16. This is good for spring guns. It’s called a nested barrel because the 17/32 ends up pretty much entirely surrounded by the 9/16 brass and you won’t be able to see the majority of it. Or, you can glue the 17/32 brass on the air chamber in the middle of a coupler (breech barrel), and put the 9/16 brass into 1/2inch SCH40 PVC so that the SCH40 PVC attaches to the coupler and the 9/16 brass slides over the 17/32 brass.
Just a nice, straight barrel
Keep in mind that if making Stefans, dart diameter may vary, and different sizes of barrels may need to be purchased. The MOST important feature of barrels is the dart/barrel fit. You are best off to bring a dart you have made to the store and test which barrel material it fits best in. This is why I did not list the sizes in the original list for copper, brass, and cpvc.
Many types of darts are used, including mega Stefans, micro Stefans, and stock micros. With modifications, arrows and stock megas are rarely used. The Stefan is the homemade dart, which can be made by following the instructions here.
Almost all modifications consist of the same components; a barrel replacement, plugging the overpressure release valve (pump guns), and replacing the spring (cocking guns). The choice of darts to be used, range desired, and availability of materials will determine the extent and type of mod to be done. However, here is a general rule of thumb when doing modifications:
-A nested barrel usually works well in spring guns, mainly due to the fact that most spring guns release air slowly, and a nested barrel allows for pressure to build up behind the dart before the dart comes out of the barrel. This increases velocity which in turn increases range.
-A spring replacement is in line for almost every cocking gun. It will increase the range, but sometimes at risk of decreasing the durability of the gun. Re-enforcement using metal strips is possible to prevent or fix your gun in the event of a problem with breaking.
-Lubing the plunger is NOT a dirty thing, it just will increase the effectiveness of the plunger. Don’t use petroleum based lubricants, as they will eat through the rubber. Silicone grease is a good lubricant.
-Usually a smooth, non-nested barrel is the way to go here. Pump guns release all the air fast, so there is usually no benefit to using a nested barrel.
-Plugging the release valve; the release valve is often located at the end of the pump. Plugging it increases the amount of pressure the gun will take, but at the risk of blowing your air chamber. Use caution when determining how many pumps to use on the gun.
To make this simple: Do NOT double post, there is an edit button for a reason.
Do NOT post topics about what's the best gun.
Do NOT post topics in which you lie about your ranges.
Do NOT use horrible grammer
Do NOT post a topic about sniping
also i edited this off of nerfhaven