Nerf Concealed Carry Weapon Range Report

This gem comes from GlockTalk user Smashy:

I got my new mouse gun, a single-shot Nerf Secret Strike AS-1. Paid $2.99 (no background check required). The fit and finish are pretty nice overall, except for a bit of sprue in a couple of spots along the mold lines, but that cleans up easily with a razor blade.

It came with two darts, so I bought an extra pack of 36 for $5.99. A pack of ammo costs more than the gun. Go figure.

The size is pretty compact, fits easily in the hand…

It has a belt clip, but I’m going to remove it because I have no need for it. The trigger is a button on top you push down with your thumb…

The pump is under the barrel. The barrel’s huge bore would be pretty intimidating to a bad guy…

I shot it over a sandbag rest at 5 yards, using Nerf hollow point suction darts. Other than one flier (I flinched on that one), it presented a pretty respectable group, more than adequate for close-range self defense…

You can give it from two to five pumps for regular range practice, but I gave it the recommended maximum of seven pumps to test accuracy at +p velocities. Despite the gun’s light weight, recoil is negligible.

I think the claimed factory ballistics are a bit optimistic. I found the maximum effective range is about twenty feet with a tail wind. But that’s fine, since this gun is really only intended for those last-ditch “Oh ****, my gun jammed” moments anyway. But if you want to do some internal modifications, you might get another ten feet out of it.

The trigger button is smooth and consistent and not heavy at all. In my opinion, it really doesn’t need a trigger job to lighten the push.

It’s light enough that it should carry well in an ankle holster, but I intend to use it for pocket carry. I just need to find a good pocket holster for it. Maybe Desantis makes something that will fit it, I’ll check their website. Great for summer carry, too. It will be my constant companion now as a back-up to my G30. I wouldn’t recommend it as a primary defensive gun, but it would give an attacker a rude surprise when your .45 fails to stop him and he thinks you’re out of ammo.

I give Nerf a big thumbs-up on this one, they designed an awesome carry piece. Since it’s so compact and light weight, I’m thinking of getting another one as a back-up back-up, just in case the air valve in the first back-up gun gives out at the worst possible moment. If there’s one thing I learned in the Cub Scouts before they kicked me out for bad behavior, it’s to be prepared.

Source: Glock Talk – HERE


23 responses to “Nerf Concealed Carry Weapon Range Report”

  1. I’ve heard that foam darts give less than adequate penetration, even with the HP suction cup. I’d like to see a test comparing stopping power with other popular pocket gun calibers (.25acp, .32, .380). I bet it comes in somewhere between .32 and .380.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      It would be good to see that comparison! :P

    2. furiousC Avatar

      foam darts are .50

  2. m4shooter Avatar

    Can anyone please tell me what holster Chris Costa was using with his Nerf Secret Strike in Magpul’s latest video, “The Art of Dynamic Nerf Gun”?

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      hahaha that would be a good idea for a photoshop

  3. I keep my Vulcan loaded with a belt of 25 FRJ-W (Full Rubber Jacket – Whistling) at all times.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      For SHTF i’d expect nothing less!

  4. Pshaw… you want one of these…

    At least you could load a pepperball or FN303 round if you actually used if for carry ;)

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Wow if they make a real 12 GA version of that i’d be all over it. Probably be hard on the wrist even with birdshot, but it would sure be awesome.

  5. Are those hollow points or hollow base wad cutters?

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Good point.. i think your right on the hollow base wad cutters :P

  6. *snort* hehehe!

  7. It’s good to always be packing a Nerf gun just in case you run into someone that is also packing a Nerf gun. Don’t bring a knife to a Nerf fight.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Don’t bring a knife to a Nerf fight.

      haha great advice

  8. Shawn Avatar

    I can always spot EP guys with a Nerf gun in an ankle holster when they’re pants ride up. I plan to carry mine in a shark-hide, IWB rig with matching IWB ammo carrier, tactical lego baton with IWB carrier (guys you know how much those bricks hurt when you step on them barefoot… imagine the swollen faces from the beat-down one of these delivers), and enough various other IWB accessories that I’ll need another belt inside the waist band just to hold it all.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      I lost it at shark-hide LOL good one Shawn

  9. i took the air restrictors out of my maverick and it shoots less distance :( please help me

  10. w
    why h
    why ha
    why hasent any RESPONDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      chill out.. someone will respond if they know the answer to your question. My guess is your modification is causing air to bleed out.


    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      This post isn’t exactly being viewed all that often anymore, so don’t be surprised if no one answers your question. You’re probably best off to ask on some nerf related sites.

  12. how old r you by the way