When it was released in 2004 the Nerf Hyperfire was THE dart blaster of choice, soon becoming the official weapon of the Nerf Dart Tag League, the annual dart tag event sponsored by Nerf. While it was eventually replaced in 2009 by the Furyfire, the Hyperfire still remains a well regarded Nerf Blaster. Users refer to it as the AK-47 of Nerf blasters and one of the best blasters ever produced by Nerf. For availability and prices click the “Click Here For More Info” button.
Nerf Hyperfire Review
The Hyperfire is available either as a single blaster or in two player sets. Both come with protective Vision Gear glasses and 10 Tagger micro darts with scoring vests available separately.
The Nerf Hyperfire is an awesomely formidable looking revolver, and the blaster backs up its looks with a firing range of between thirty and thirty five feet. The Hyperfire fires off two darts every second and can hold ten darts at a time using a direct plunger system. Unlike some of the Nerf guns of this size and capacity the Hyperfire is very accurate.
Nerf Hyperfire Darts
While the product comes with Tagger micro darts, improved performance has been noted by using Whistler darts in the blaster—this minimizes a tendency that some of the Hyperfires have of the darts popping out of the barrel. The Nerf Hyperfire is very reliable and jams rarely.
Nerf Hyperfire Mods
For even more Nerf warfare power, the Strikefire blaster can be mounted on top of the Hyperfire. The size of the tactical rail makes mounting some tactical rail accessories problematic, a relatively minor consideration given the overall performance of blaster.
Another great feature of this toy gun for boys is the ability to reload even when the weapon is already cocked; this allows for better on the run reloads unlike some Nerf models which require gaining a break in the action and a safe spot to reload properly.
Nerf Hyperfire for Older Players
The gun is manual, and cocking can present problems with younger players (even using it two handed), but the rotating barrel auto advance is a great feature. Users do have to cock the weapon each time, but the cocking action is straightforward and easy for older players.
Modders have reported being able to get an additional ten feet of flying distance out of the gun and its darts by “removing the tabs that go inside the darts in the barrel”. Your mileage, however, may vary.