Last updated on March 30th, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Nerf Guns are fun to use and play. However, these plastic-made toys can turn lethal if you don’t pay proper attention while playing. Any negligence can lead to severe injuries to the person standing in front of you. It is necessary to take all Necessary Precautions before going out for a game.
How to use a Nerf gun properly is the most common question that many people ask. There is no specific answer for how to use it. However, you need to understand and follow some habits and skills to ensure Maximum Protection while playing with your Nerf blaster.
Knowing the Types of Nerf Blasters
Before learning the Pro-Tips of using Nerf Gun properly, you must understand the different types of Nerf Blasters available in the market. There are two types of Nerf guns available on the market – short-range and long-range models.
Short-range blasters include pistols, shotguns, submachine guns, and machine pistols. They offer a shooting range from 40 ft and up to 80 ft. These short-range blasters are equally dangerous as the long-range as they can cause serious harm to anyone on their way.
The Long-range guns include rifles, missile launchers, and cannons that have ranges of over 100 feet. Rifle-type models are the most popular Nerf guns available as they are considered reliable for both: short-range skirmishing and long-distance shooting.
Unlike Short-Range guns that are only Compatible with Darts, the long-range blasters are compatible with both types of ammo clips, which you can either place directly at the bottom of the gun or on a rotating barrel.
Blasters with a magazine at the bottom are usually holstered much better as they can hold more ammo. However, they have a lower rate of fire and need to reload them after every shot. Perhaps, they are reliable with each shot.
Blasters with a rotating barrel can carry several magazines, making them easier to work within long-distance shooting. However, they usually don’t hold that many darts and, you can end up spending more time switching clips after every shot.
How to use NERF Gun Properly
It is necessary to learn safety rules, aiming, and shooting techniques. Moreover, knowing the right time and place of using them reduces the chances of injuries on the field. Here are some Pro-Safety Tips on “How to use Nerf Gun Properly.”
Almost all accidents with Nerf blasters are caused by people not paying attention to safety rules. This is the most important thing when using a Nerf gun and, you need to understand that it can cause serious injury in hands, face, and eyes if you don’t know how to use it properly.
Always Lock your Blaster when not Playing
Always unload your Nerf blaster and lock the bolt/pump of a Nerf rifle before leaving it unattended. Be aware of the range and environment. Stay away from windows, pets, and people you don’t know when shooting a Nerf blaster. Always be sure that you have a clean line of sight before firing a shot.
Understand your Targets Position and Distance
Never point a rifle at anyone, even if it is unloaded or disabled. Keep your free hand and arms out of the line of fire when shooting. Remember that you are still holding the gun, so don’t wave it around too much especially, with rifles where the accidental trigger is easily pressed.
Shoot in the area free of Obstacles
Never cross over anyone while shooting with a Nerf gun. If someone at a blaster directly Nerf fires a dart at you, dodge to the side and ensure your blaster is not pointed at any other players. Keep your area free of obstacles that can interfere with a dart in flight.
Never Modify your Nerf Blaster
Never modify or tamper with your blaster or its parts – only use the original accessories and parts that came with the package. Forcing an electronic device to function outside of its intended design can cause damage and injury.
Always use Nerf Targets for Shooting Practice
Never shoot objects other than the foam dart or disc projectiles provided with a blaster. Never use homemade darts, discs, or any other type of projectile as they can cause serious injury to people and damage to property. Do not aim at eyes or face.
How to Shoot a Nerf Gun Accurately
Not everyone has the same skill level, which means some people may find certain Nerf blasters easier to use than others. If you are having trouble with your aim, it can be useful to practice shooting at a close-range target (like bullet-ridden cardboard) until you feel like you have mastered the technique.
- Pick a Best Nerf Blaster
- First read all Instructions on User Manual
- Go to Open Space and Practice on Nerf Targets
- Try to Learn Basic Aim and Shooting Skills
- Focus on your Targets and Aim after taking full view of targets
- Practice over few weeks to Master
Learn how to use the sights on your Nerf gun properly – place both front and rear sights in line with each other. This technique will help you aim better and shoot more accurately. Besides, you must understand the Shooting Capabilities of your Blaster to perform better.
When aiming, remember to use the aiming device on the gun before firing. Depending on your rifle model, there can be a targeting scope or iron sight that will make it easier for you to aim at your target from a greater distance.
Be sure to practice in a large open space when you first start using your Nerf blasters. Running around in tight quarters will slow you down and make it harder for you to hit moving targets. This technique will help you to take down moving targets easily.