Glossary

Acceleration Trigger – a type of trigger used for certain flywheel dart and disc-blasters.

Air Restrictor – commonly called an AR, is one of a blaster’s internal components.

Blaster – A blaster is a foam projectile firing toy.

Clip – A clip is a dart holding device. Clips are useful for fast reloading for heated battles in a Nerf war.

Dart – A dart is a type of ammunition that is fired from a Nerf dart blaster.

Detachable shoulder stock – A detachable shoulder stock is an optional Nerf accessory that helps the user stabilize a blaster when firing.

Drum – A drum is a dart clip or disc magazine designed for use with certain blasters.

Firing Trigger – A firing trigger is a type of trigger. Almost every Nerf blaster has a firing trigger, except for blasters that feature a push-and-pull or manual fire firing style.

Flywheel – A flywheel is an internal component of some Nerf blasters. It is used in mainly electronic blasters. It is comprised of three basic parts: two horizontal rotational wheels and a plastic tube in the center. The plastic tube, known as the pusher mechanism, functions much like a plunger, as it feeds the dart into the flywheels.

Intelligent Air Restrictor – An intelligent or smart air restrictor is an internal component found in most modern Nerf blasters.

Jam Door – A jam door is a standard feature of clip system blasters or electronic blasters. The jam door is a piece that slides back, allowing slight access to the internals in case of a jam. If a dart is jammed in the chamber, the user may remove it from there.

Modification – Modification is when a user tampers with their Nerf blaster or darts, usually to get greater ranges and rate of fire. Other modifications are just for pure cosmetics. Modding can range from weighting darts to taking out parts of a blaster for better performance.

Nerf – Nerf is a brand of toys currently owned by Hasbro.

Nerf War – A Nerf war is the term for a battle between two or more players, individually or in teams. Teams usually have the same amount of players, but may sometimes be unequal to balance skill levels. Common places to have wars include backyards, playgrounds, indoors, and even wooded or urban areas.

Nerfer – The term Nerfer is a nickname for people who play with or collect Nerf products as a hobby.

Plunger – A plunger is a component of the internals of a Nerf blaster. It is the part that takes in the dart and pushes it into the barrel to launch it.

 

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