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Nerf Maverick vs Strongarm: which nerf blaster should you choose?

Nerf Maverick vs Strongarm: which nerf blaster should you choose?
  • Both the Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Maverick are revolver style blasters
  • The Strongarm and Maverick are both released under the N-Strike Series
  • There are very few differences between the two blasters
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There are hundreds of Nerf blasters for you and your friends to choose to put in your arsenal. Whether or not you are new to the Nerfing world or not, with so many options to choose from it can be extremely difficult to make a choice.

With regards to the Nerf Maverick and the Nerf Strongarm, these two revolver style blasters make for an exceptional addition to your blaster arsenal.

However, after considering both blasters in full, one of these blasters truly comes out on top of the other. Keep reading to find out which blaster you should choose!

Nerf Maverick REV-6

A Nerf Maverick

The Nerf Maverick REV-6 was released in 2005 to the N-Strike Series. The Nerf Maverick is a revolver style blaster that was the first blaster every Nerfer started off using. This means that the Nerf Maverick is also one of the most popular blasters in the Nerfing community.

The Nerf Maverick has a six dart carrying capacity and an auto advancing cylinder. One feature of the Maverick that is a fan favorite is the dropping cylinder. The cylinder of the Nerf Maverick drops out in order to allow access to the majority of the chambers while loading the blaster.

There is one tactical rail located on top of the Maverick on the priming slide.

The Nerf Maverick is able to fire darts at a rate of 2 per second! Learn more about the Nerf Maverick’s blasting power on Nerf wiki here!

Because many Nerfers started out their blasting hobby with the Nerf Maverick in their holster, as their hobby matured, the beloved blaster needed to as well! This led to lots of Nerfers creating Maverick modifications.

Another reason that the Nerf Maverick is so commonly chosen by Nerfers for modifying is its lower price and the simplicity of its inner systems.

Order a Nerf Maverick for your blaster arsenal by clicking here.

Nerf Strongarm

A Nerf StrongArm

The Nerf Strongarm was released in 2013 to the N-Strike series as a direct successor to the Nerf Maverick.

Because the Nerf Strongarm is a successor to the Nerf Maverick, the two blasters look nearly identical to each other.

The Nerf Strongarm has a six dart cylinder that slides out of the blaster at the push of a button for quick and easy reloading.

For extra power while in battle, the Nerf Strongarm features slam fire capabilities! Simply hold down the trigger and repeatedly pull the priming slide repeatedly and watch the darts fly! With this blasting capability you can launch darts at a rate of 3 to 4 darts per second.

Learn more about the Nerf Strongarm on Nerf wiki here!

The Nerf Strongarm is capable of launching darts over a distance of up to 75 feet.

Before the official release of the Nerf Strongarm to store shelves, the blaster could be found on ebay with a price tag of over a thousand dollars!

Now that the Nerf Strongarm has been on shelves for several years, the Nerfing community has taken to using this blaster for creating fun and easy modifications.

In fact, the Nerf Strongarm is considered to be one of the top blasters for both beginners and more advanced users to modify. Read more about how the Nerf Strongarm should be your next blaster choice for modifying here: Which Nerf Gun Is Best for Modifications?

Order a Nerf Strongarm for your blaster arsenal by clicking here.

Similarities and Differences

Because the Nerf Strongarm was essentially released as an updated Nerf Maverick, it is hard to find too many differences between the two blasters.

For example, both blasters feature a drop cylinder system that can hold up to six darts at a time. They both include only one tactical rail as well.

While the Nerf Maverick and Nerf Strongarm are nearly carbon copies of each other there are a few differences between the two blasters.

The first difference is that while the Nerf Maverick is only able to fire one dart at a time, the Nerf Strongarm is built with slam fire to help you conquer in your next Nerf battle.

The second difference between these two blasters is that the Nerf Strongarm’s cylinder only rotates on plunger return rather than at trigger pull. This feature allows for slam fire as well as prevents jams.

Ultimately, because the Nerf Strongarm is newer it feature more distance and power than the Maverick. However, if you are looking to get back to your Nerfing roots, then the Nerf Maverick is the blaster you should choose.

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