Nerf games are fun and challenging, and are great for playing and spending time with some friends. Plus, Nerf games can be a fun way for your muscles to stay active and healthy (especially for those ‘modern’ youngsters who spend so much time playing video games). However, you can’t play the game without the gun. For a nice, reliable, yet affordable Nerf gun, you can consider Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Strongarm XD. These two models have been designed quite similarly to each other, yet the two are priced differently. So, what is the difference between Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Strongarm XD?
Both Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Strongarm XD have been designed like a revolver. Each of them is armed with a rotating barrel which flips open to reload and can hold up to six Elite darts. Included in each bundle are six Elite darts, but, since Elite darts are usable on any any Elite blaster and most N-Strike blasters, it can be a good idea to get more Elite darts for stock. However, Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Strongarm XD indeed have slightly different designs. Nerf Strongarm has more part colored in blue that extends to the rear part of the gun, whereas Nerf Strongarm XD has more white parts. The cover of the handle of Nerf Strongarm is white, while Nerf Strongarm XD’s is dark gray.
Both Nerf Strongarm and Nerf Strongarm XD has the Slam Fire slide, which allows you to fire all the six rounds rapidly. This feature is great when crossing opponents in the close quarter; you just aim the gun in the opponents’ general direction and there is a big chance that you are hitting somebody. However, the rapid fire is not that great for shooting from a distance, especially since the rapid fire indeed reduces the accuracy of your shots.
Now, this is the significant difference between Nerf Strongarm and Nerf StrongarmXD. As a matter of fact, Nerf Strongarm shoots with more power, as it can reach longer distances up to 90 feet. On the other hand, Nerf Strongarm XD can only reach lengths up to 75 feet. So, Nerf Strongarm is your better bet for shooting from a distance.
Nerf Strongarm vs Strongarm XD
In the end, we recommend you to choose Nerf Strongarm. It has the better power that allows the dart to go further, making it more reliable for shooting from a distance.