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The 7 Best Star Wars Nerf Guns (2022 Buyers Guide)

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Updated on 10/09/22

Many Star Wars Nerf guns have been released over the years, but they often get discontinued and become hard to find. Luckily, we have worked to find and test the best ones you can buy now in 2022!

The First Order Stormtrooper Blaster is currently the best Star Wars Nerf due to its quality, style, and overall performance. It looks like a blaster from the movies, shoots 90 FPS, and has good accuracy.

If that Star Wars blaster isn’t what you were looking for, no worries, here are the rest of the best!

Here are the 8 Best Star Wars Nerf Blasters in 2022

Best Overall Nerf Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Blaster
Runner-Up Nerf Rival Star Wars Apollo XV-700 Blaster
Best Shotgun Nerf Star Wars Hercules Blaster – Chewbacca
Best Pistol Star Wars Nerf Zeus Blaster – Han Solo
Best Looking Nerf Star Wars Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster
Best For Kids Star Wars Nerf Captain Phasma Blaster
Best Budget Priced Nerf Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper Deluxe Dart Blaster

1. Nerf Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Blaster

Best Overall

nerf rival star wars stormtrooper blaster

If you like Star Wars and especially Storm Troopers, I have a great Nerf gun for you.

The Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Blaster is a black and white replica of those soldiers’ E-11 rifle.

This rival blaster has the looks, feels great, and has solid power.

You will also feel its sting as it shoots the included red Rival rounds at up to 90 FPS.

The gun is loaded with a 7-round magazine that slides straight into the base of the grip.

It has a flip-up priming handle on the left side that produces a very satisfying loading sound when used.

While it has a solid look, the scope is fixed in place and is really just a hollow non-magnifying tube.

This blaster includes a trigger safety and an unjamming door on the left side above the grip.

More extra features this blaster includes are a priming indicator and an override button to help clear jams. Jams don’t occur frequently but this little button will allow you to prime the gun again if it is already loaded.

The main downside to this Nerf gun is the black shell pieces. They will fall off if you bump the blaster hard enough, but you can reattach them.

Overall this is a solid prop or role-play blaster with excellent ergonomics and performance.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Rival rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 7 rounds
  • Velocity: Up to 90 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

Reasons to Buy:

  • Solid design
  • Great power

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Black shell pieces can fall off
  • No customization options

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2. Nerf Rival Star Wars Apollo XV-700 Blaster

Runner-up

nerf rival apollo xv 700 star wars blaster

Don’t let the looks of the Star Wars Apollo XV-700 fool you; it is an accurate foam-slinging machine. However, besides the Mandalorian paint job, this blaster isn’t based on any gun in Star Wars.

It is a single-shot, spring-powered blaster that shoots rival rounds at 100 FPS. That velocity makes it one of the more powerful Nerf guns out there. It is also very accurate despite the shorter gun length.

I really like the short barrel design because it makes it very lightweight and compact for easy shouldering.

The magazine holds seven rival rounds, dual-colored with the same red and green colors on the gun.

One thing that could be better is the sight; it is a basic single iron style that gives you a point of reference for aim but is nothing special.

This gun has a rival tactical rail for attachments on top, a trigger safety, and unjamming button to release the priming lock when needed.

The extras included with the Star Wars Apollo are a Mandalorian patch and a Nerf rival mask with the same color theme as the gun.

While this Mandalorian-themed Apollo XV-700 is a really solid Nerf blaster, I have it as the runner-up because it’s not a replica of any Star Wars gun.

For more details and specs on this gun, check out our complete Apollo XV-700 review!

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Rival rounds
  • Ammo Capacity: 7 rounds
  • Velocity:  Up to 100 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered

Reasons to Buy:

  • High feet per second shooting speed
  • Collectors patch and face mask
  • Compact but accurate

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Low customization options

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3. Nerf Star Wars Hercules Blaster – Chewbacca

Best Star Wars Nerf Shotgun

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The Nerf Star Wars Hercules blaster might be my favorite gun of this series because it has some interesting extras with a solid shotgun design. This gun is based on the SX-21 blaster rifle that Chewbacca used in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.

This shotgun has two barrels that are front-loaded and fire simultaneously. While it’s cool, the downside of firing both darts at once is they shoot at around 50 FPS. However, if you just load one in the top barrel and fire, it will shoot at about 70 FPS.

The ammo included are six glow strike elite darts that will glow in the dark due to the light in the barrel that comes on when you prime the blaster.

When the trigger is pulled, the three included AAA batteries power the green lights on the side and the firing sounds. The battery door is on the left side above the grip if you need to replace them or take them out to avoid annoying people.

The stock design is excellent as it opens on the back for storage, is removable, and is compatible with other N-strike ones.

You don’t need one on a shotgun, but this scope is not functional and is just for show. It is removable, and the rail on top is compatible with other N-strike attachments.

Overall this blaster is definitely worth the buy, especially if you like Star Wars and Nerf shotguns.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Elite darts (Glow strike design)
  • Ammo Capacity: 2 darts
  • Velocity: 50 feet per second (Two-darts at once)
    Up to 70 feet per second (One dart only)
  • Powered: Spring-powered
  • Batteries: 3 AAA for lights and sounds (Included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Cool features for kids
  • Cool shotgun design
  • Solid quality blaster

Reasons to Avoid:

  • The scope is not functional

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4. Star Wars Nerf Zeus Blaster – Han Solo

Best Star Wars Nerf Pistol

star wars nerf han solo blaster

The Star Wars Nerf Han Solo blaster has more than initially meets the eye and is well designed. It is based on Solo’s heavy DL-44 blaster pistol featured in several Star Wars movies.

To load this blaster, you pull back the grey portion on top, which includes the scope part, to reveal a 4-round internal magazine.

This blaster shoots at up to 65 FPS which isn’t too bad for a slim pistol.

The magazine is lit up with a blue light that charges up the glow-in-the-dark elite darts that are included. While the idea is fun, these glow strike darts don’t work well if you fire fast as they can’t get charged by the light.

One pre-installed AA battery powers the charge light, Star Wars firing sounds, and red lights when the trigger is pulled. The only way to stop the sounds is to remove the battery from the tray found in the grip.

Both the barrel and the scope are attached and non-removable. The scope is simply a hollow tube that doesn’t enhance the aiming process but rather is for looks.

One other thing to note is that I have heard some people often experience jams often, but I did not. To help clear jams there is an unjamming button to let you open the gun and adjust the darts as needed.

This blaster can be hard to find and is a little pricy as a result, but it is great for kids or Star Wars fans if you can get one.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Elite darts
  • Ammo Capacity: 4 darts
  • Velocity: Up to 65 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered
  • Batteries: 1 AA for lights and sounds (Included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Solid quality blaster
  • Sleek profile

Reasons to Avoid:

  • The scope is not removable

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5. Nerf Star Wars Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster

Best Looking Star Wars Nerf Blaster

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If you are looking for a very unique blaster with premium looks, the Nerf Star Wars Amban Phase-Pulse blaster might be the one. This blaster is designed to look similar to the Amban Sniper Rifle used in the Mandalorian series.

It is a single shot, breech-loading blaster that makes a charging sound when you close the breech and a firing one when the trigger is pulled. The sounds and lights are powered by 2 AA batteries that are not included.

To start loading this gun you slide the white priming handle forward, located under the front tip of the scope. Doing that opens the white pop-up chamber where you can load one of the 10 included darts. To finish the prime you close the chamber and slide the priming handle back.

The Amban Phase-Pulse blaster shoots up to 65 FPS which is a little under the par but not bad for how long the barrel is.

The scope on this gun is permanently fixed and not really usable as you cannot see through it. However, it does light up red when activated by an orange button on the right side.

If you like this blaster there is an orange version that doesn’t look as fancy, doesn’t make sound, and has soft foam instead of plastic on the forked tip. While it has fewer frills the Orange Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster is close to half the cost.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Elite darts
  • Ammo Capacity: 1 dart
  • Velocity: Up to 65 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered
  • Batteries: 1 AA for lights and sounds (Not Included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Fancy paint job
  • Unique design and size
  • Quality loading and firing sounds

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Slow-firing
  • Fixed and non-usable scope

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6. Star Wars Nerf Captain Phasma Blaster

Best Star Wars Nerf Blaster For Kids

star wars nerf captain phasma blaster

The Star Wars Nerf Captain Phasma Blaster is a spring-powered blaster based on Captain Phasma’s customized F-11D rifle first featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The priming handle seems a bit flimsy and could be broken by an adult, but it is designed to be easy to prime for kids.

The clear revolving drum on the left of the gun allows you to see the loaded darts as they glow in the gun. As with other blasters featuring the glow strike darts, using the priming handle lights up the darts drum which helps them glow in the dark.

When firing this blaster in the dark, you see blue, followed by the green darts glowing, and then the streaking red light-up barrel. On top of this, you get firing noises, which can be disabled by removing the batteries.

Two pieces need to be assembled by clicking them into their place: the stock and the right side decoration piece. The assembly is that easy, and they are then both permanently attached like the scope, a basic tube with no extra features.

We have this as the best choice for kids because of the lower 50-55 FPS shooting speed, the see-through light-up chamber, and the firing sounds.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Elite darts
  • Ammo Capacity: 5 darts
  • Velocity: Up to 55 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered
  • Batteries: 3 AAA for lights and sounds (Included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Fun lights and sounds
  • Clear rotating drum

Reasons to Avoid:

  • Flimsy priming handle
  • No customization options

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7. Nerf Star Wars Imperial Death Trooper Deluxe Blaster

Best Budget Star Wars Nerf Blaster

nerf star wars imperial death trooper deluxe dart blaster

Let’s face it, most of these Star Wars-themed dart guns have a hefty price tag. Well, if you are looking for one that is budget-friendly but still fun, check out the Nerf Imperial Death Trooper blaster.

It is a unique 3-barrel blaster that fires one dart at a time with a pump-action style priming handle.

As the three included darts are glow strike elite darts, priming the gun activates the light in the barrel to help them glow in the dark. When firing the blaster, the top of the barrel has red streaking lights, and there are firing sounds when the trigger is pulled.

There is room for customization as it has an N-strike compatible stock attachment point and a tactical rail on top.

The fairly significant downsides and reasons for the lower price are likely the no attachments and slower shooting speed. Shooting at about 50-55 FPS isn’t the worst, but it is significantly below average.

This gun is perfect for those who like the pump-action style blasters and those who may already have some attachments they can add on.

Specs:

  • Ammo Type: Elite darts
  • Ammo Capacity: 3 darts
  • Velocity: Up to 55 feet per second
  • Powered: Spring-powered
  • Batteries: 3 AAA for lights and sounds (Not Included)

Reasons to Buy:

  • Lower cost
  • Fun lights and sounds
  • Pump-action style

Reasons to Avoid:

  • No included attachments
  • Low shooting speed (feet per second)

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Final Thoughts

When shopping for Nerf Star Wars guns, you should be aware they quickly join the club of expensive Nerf guns. The steeper prices are due to the Star Wars name, general demand, but not necessarily better performance. Many of these blasters come with special packaging and extra collectible items.

We hope you enjoyed our current list and choices for the best Star Wars Nerf Blasters! This article will continue to be updated as new ones are released, and some are sadly discontinued.

Thanks for reading, and happy Nerfing!