Nerf Modulus Regulator

Last updated date: February 15, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

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We looked at the top 1 Nerf Guns and dug through the reviews from 5 of the most popular review sites including Trusted Reviews, Blaster Hub, The Test Pit, Top Reviewed Ten, Nerf Gun RUs and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Nerf Gun you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the Nerf Nerf Modulus Regulator placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 17, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
7.9
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
497 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Yes, it’s a NERF pistol for around a fiver. Don’t be deceived by this single-shot, manual-powered blaster. This is most certainly one for your undercover arsenal, when the ammo in all your bigger blasters has been spent. The Jolt punches well above its weight in both the distance it shoots and in its power. But it only holds one dart, so you’d better have good aim. For extra fun, go head to head, one dart each, in a Man With The Golden Gun style.
- Trusted Reviews
The Regulator is a fine blaster platform, and its features work as advertised. So on the basis of meeting claims, I can’t help but give it a recommendation. The attachments are solidly built and (in the case of the stock) better than previous versions. The various fire settings all work.
- Blaster Hub
Here's the reason for Regulator name: you can regulate the amount of darts this thing fires. You have a choice of one, three, and continuous. Select one and the blaster will fling just a single dart when you pull the trigger. Remember this is a motorised fly-wheel blaster; the kind, like the Hyperfire, that usually just keep blasting until the clip is empty. Flick to three, and each trigger press will shoot off three darts. The blaster contains a sensor on the indie that actually watches for the darts flying by, shutting off the dart feeder after three go by. Clever.
- The Test Pit
The Nerf Modulus Regulator, is the first Nerf Gun to come out with 3 options of Select Fire, that allow you to pull the trigger once and fire one Nerf Dart, pull the trigger once to fire 3 Nerf Darts, or hold down the trigger to fire all 12 Nerf Darts! The attachments that come with The Regulator are a stock attachment that also holds another 12 Nerf Dart Magazine, 2 barrel attachments that allow you to use both at once, and a grip attachment that allows your to hip fire easier!
- Nerf Gun RUs
What experts didn't like
The warning light for empty magazines and the slow trigger response are annoying, but they’re not dealbreakers.
- Blaster Hub
Blinking Light When Empty. 4 C Batteries
- Nerf Gun RUs

From The Manufacturer

Kids can build their blaster for any mission or battle with the fully motorized Nerf Regulator blaster! With SwitchFire Technology, choose 1 of 3 firing modes; flip the switch to choose single-fire to fire 1 dart per trigger pull; select burst-fire to blast several darts per trigger pull; and switch to continuous-fire to continuously fire the darts. Load darts into both 12-dart clips, insert 1 into the blaster and store the other 1 in the storage stock. Power up the motor by holding down the acceleration button, and then let the darts fly! The indicator light blinks to let battlers know the clip is empty. Customize the blaster with the swivel handle to stabilize shots and the 2 barrel-scopes that can be used as barrel extensions or targeting scopes. Expand the customizing options with Nerf Modulus accessories and upgrade kits (each sold separately). With the full Nerf Modulus system, create over 1000 different combinations!

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Blaster
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike RaptorStrike
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Nerf Modulus Regulator
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Nerf Vagabond Doomlands Blaster
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Nerf Rival Atlas XVI-1200 Blaster
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Nerf Guns

No matter what generation you belong to, chances are you’re familiar with the Nerf brand. The toy manufacturer has been around for decades. Today’s Nerf products combine the safe materials that made them popular in their early years with the latest innovations to make them powerful and fun.

Nerf Guns, also known as Nerf Blasters, shoot balls or darts at targets that are designed to strike humans without hurting. They’re especially popular with older children, although many versions are safe for children ages 8 and up. Since the projectiles they shoot are soft in nature, they’re generally acceptable for indoor or outdoor use.

If you’re buying a Nerf gun for a young person in your life, pay close attention to shooting power. That’s the element of the gun that will be considered the most “fun.” However, if you’re concerned about safety and indoor use, you may not necessarily go for the most powerful, especially if you have younger children. The Elite line of Nerf guns is considered impressive, with shooting power of approximately 70 feet per second, although the heavy-duty Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K can shoot at up to 100 feet per second.

Perhaps more important than shooting power is recovery. Some Nerf guns can shoot rounds in rapid succession, while others have recovery time between each shot. You’ll also find that some guns need to be reloaded after a few shots, while others will hold 25 or 100 rounds. That means more uninterrupted shooting time, which equals more fun for everyone.

Lastly, decide what projectiles you want to shoot. Some guns shoot balls, while still others shoot darts. The option you choose will probably be a matter of preference, but you may find your own children prefer one over the other. You should also look into the number of rounds that come with the gun you choose, as well as the purchase price for replacements since some of those rounds are bound to get lost during the course of gameplay.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you’re a fan of dystopian fiction, you may be interested to know that Nerf guns have been designed to tackle post-apocalyptic challenges. The more advanced models for those ages 14 and older have the power to take on the types of foes seen in books like “Hunger Games” and TV series like “The Walking Dead.” While it’s doubtful you’ll be facing off against a zombie any time in the future, it’s comforting to know the toys in your house may just protect your family if things do someday fall apart. In addition to guns, Nerf has also launched a line of crossbows, including one marketed toward fighting zombies.

The Nerf Gun Buying Guide

  • No matter the age, Nerf Gun owners want to know their gun has shooting power. The Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K can shoot rounds at speeds of up to 100 feet per second. The average for the Elite line of Nerf guns is only about 70 feet per second.
  • Distance is important, as well. The Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster can shoot as far as 75 feet, although it does best within 50-feet ranges. The Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster also can shoot up to 75 feet.
  • One thing to consider with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster and the Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster is that they can fire all loaded rounds in rapid succession.
  • If rapid-fire shooting is important to you, though, you may find the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K bothersome. You’ll notice a slight delay after you pull the trigger before something happens.
  • Extended playtime can make an uncomfortable grip unbearable. The Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster has a comfortable grip that will make it easy to play longer.
  • It’s important to note that the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is better for older players, with a recommended age of 14 and up. The Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster, Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster and Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster are all rated for ages 8 and up.
  • Stopping to reload can hold you back while you’re in the heat of battle. The Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K holds up to 100 rounds, which will keep you going for quite a while between reloads. The Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster still impresses with its ability to hold 25 darts. But compare those to the Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster, which holds 12 darts, and the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, which holds only six.
  • Price is a big differentiator when it comes to Nerf guns. The Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is for the serious enthusiast, retailing for closer to $100 than others on the market, which often sell for far lower than $50. The Nerf Zombie Strike FlipFury Blaster and Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster both sell for less than $20, with the Nerf Rampage N-Strike Elite Blaster often retailing for more than $10 higher than that.