While Nerf makes some modifications for their guns that are compatible with many others across the brand, there are not any currently for the Nerf Maverick. However, there are still plenty of modifications you can do yourself to improve the performance of your Nerf gun.
Keep reading to find out what the best modifications are for your Nerf Maverick!
Compress the Spring
One simple modification you can make to your Nerf gun is compressing the spring. The spring is compressed and locked into position when you pull back on the slide of the Nerf gun. When you pull the trigger, it releases the spring, which then forces air through the chamber, propelling the Nerf dart out of the barrel.
By compressing the spring slightly before pulling back on the slide, it is further compressed after the slide is cocked. When the trigger is pulled, there will be more force released. The effect of this modification will be a dart that fires at further distances!
This modification is easy to do! Simply take apart the gun, and add something behind the spring. A few pennies or a piece of cork will work! Just make sure whatever you place inside the gun is not too big to not jam the trigger. Warning: after compressing the spring, it will be more challenging to pull back the slide.
Read about the entire modification here!
If compressing the spring does not give your Nerf gun enough power, you can simply replace the current spring with a stronger one!
Start by removing the screws from your Nerf gun and opening up the gun. Remove the spring from the compression chamber and insert the new spring. You can get the new spring for your Nerf Maverick from BlasterParts by clicking the link here!
To fit the new spring into the gun, you may need to shave off some of the cross on the back of the air chamber. If so, make sure that the cross is even after shaving some off.
Remember, just as compressing the spring made it harder to pull the slide back, adding a stronger spring to your Nerf Maverick will also make it more difficult to cock the gun!
Remove the Air Restrictors
Another way to give your Nerf gun more power is to allow more airflow to each of the darts after the spring is released.
What you may not know is that inside each of the bullet chambers is an air restrictor. Start by taking apart the inside of your gun and then dismantling the barrel of the gun. Use a pocket knife to cut out the air restrictors and reassemble the Nerf gun!
Watch the following video to follow along!
Drop the Barrel Lock
When you push the button on the size of your Nerf Maverick, you may have noticed that this releases the barrel for easier access. Want even more accessible access to the barrel of your Nerf gun? All you need to do is remove the barrel locks!
Take a pocket knife or carving knife and cut off the barrel locks on the front of the barrel and the Nerf gun’s frame.
Watch this video to see exactly where these barrel locks are and what the gun should look like after modification:
After the locks are removed, the barrel of your Nerf gun will open wider, making it easier to open and load bullets into.