- Both the Hammershot and Strongarm are revolver style blasters
- The Strongarm includes a second mode of fire in addition to the standard single fire
- Both the Hammershot and Strongarm are able to fire darts up to 70 feet away
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Nerf revolvers are the perfect side arm for each of your blaster battles. However, with so many different models of the Nerf Revolver to choose from it can be difficult to find the right side piece to take to your next Nerf war with friends.
If you are considering adding either the Nerf Hammershot or the Nerf Strongarm it is easy to see that the two blasters are different. On the contrary, assessing how the two blasters vary in performance can be a bit more difficult.
Keep reading to learn more about how the Nerf Hammershot and the Nerf Strongarm differ and which blaster you should choose to add to your blaster arsenal!
Released in 2013, the Nerf Hammershot was sold under the Zombie Strike series. The purpose of this series is to replicate home made weapons in case of an apocalyptic event. This is especially evident with the blasters such as the Nailbiter.
The Hammershot blaster is built with a 5 dart cylinder and includes 5 Nerf Zombie Strike darts as well. Worried that this new line of blasters will only be able to shoot the new Zombie Strike darts? No need to start ordering refill packs. Nerf Zombie Strike blasters such as the Nerf Hammershot are compatible with most other Nerf dart lines.
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The blaster is spring powered and can be primed using a hammer- as the name Hammershot would suggest.
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The Nerf Hammershot only features one mode of fire, single fire, and is able to launch darts at a rate of 2 per second. When the blaster is angle the Hammershot can propel darts over a distance of 70 feet.
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Like the Hammershot, the Nerf Strongarm released in 2013 . The blaster was meant to be a direct successor to the Nerf Maverick. The blaster was released to the N-Strike Elite Series and features a six dart cylinder that like the Maverick drops out of the blaster for quick and easy reloading.
There is a single tactical tail that sits on top of the Strongarm and allows for Nerf attachments to be added. Each attachment helps customize the blaster in a different way. Read more about Nerf attachments here: The Best Attachments for Your Nerf Blaster: Upgrade Your Gear with These Mods!
One thing to recognize about the Nerf Strongarm blaster is that it is not compatible with streamline darts. However, with a few simple modifications you can use streamline darts in your Nerf Strongarm blaster.
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The Nerf Strongarm uses a spring system to propel darts over a distance of 75 feet. The blaster is able to do so at a rate of 2 darts per second in its regular single fire mode; however in slam fire mode the Nerf Strongarm can fire darts as fast as 4 per second!
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Similarities and Differences
hammer has one less dart space
Although the Nerf Zombie Strike Hammershot and Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm are both revolver style blasters there are quite a few differences that can be found.
While the Strongarm has a six dart the chamber, the Hammershot’s chamber is only able to hold five darts at a time. Another difference in the performance of the two blasters is their rates and modes of fire.
The Hammershot is only designed with one mode of fire, single fire. On the other hand, the Strongarm has two modes of fire, single fire and slam fire. Both blasters are only able to fire darts at a rate of two per second when in single fire mode. However, when in slam fire mode the Strongarm can fire up to four darts per second!
With all of this in mind you can successfully choose the right blaster to add to your arsenal.
If you are looking for a blaster guaranteed to perform better than the Nerf Strongarm is the blaster you should choose. However, if you are simply looking for a blaster with a fun theme than the Nerf Hammershot would be a great addition to your collection.
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