Top 5 Fully Automatic Nerf Guns (2020 Guide)

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Last updated: October 25, 2020

In this article I am going to share with you my personal top favorite fully automatic Nerf guns you can buy today.

These are the Nerf blasters with muscles and intimidating looks, designed to not only win battles, but to also have loads of fun with.

So let’s dive in, shall we?

What Is a Fully Automatic Nerf Gun?

Also referred to as machine or motorized Nerf guns, fully automatic Nerf guns are battery powered blasters that are able to continuously fire ammo by simply holding down the trigger.

The internal system, a flywheel, powered by batteries, takes care of the actual firing, as long as you keep the trigger pressed.

The flywheel needs to be engaged before you can start firing, which typically happens with a separate acceleration trigger or a simple on/off button.

As you can imagine, the performance of a full-auto Nerf gun relies heavily on the efficiency of that internal flywheel system.

Rounds per Second

One way to judge how well a full-auto Nerf blaster performs is by looking at how many rounds it can fire in one second. And Nerf has come a long way in that regard.

Back in the day, if a blaster could hit 2 or 3 darts per second, that would be phenomenal. These days though, expectations are a lot higher, and that’s mostly due to the Rival series.

If you’ve read my list of best Nerf Rival guns, you will know that blasters in that series are all about performance.

The Rival Nemesis for example is able to fire 5 rounds per second, and the Rival Prometheus tops that with a staggering 8 rounds per second. Wow!

Firing Capacity

Okay, so if these blasters can fire so quickly, don’t you run out of ammo just as fast?

Yes, and that leads to another criteria you should pay attention to when buying a new fully automatic Nerf gun: the firing capacity.

You will find that most full-auto Nerf blasters come with a large magazine. This is essential because otherwise you’d be finished shooting in a matter of seconds.

But there is a massive difference between a capacity of 20 rounds and a capacity of 200 rounds. The Prometheus for example holds 200 High-Impact rounds, which is absolutely awesome. But with 8 rounds per second, that is almost a necessity.

The Nemesis holds 100 rounds, which is also very generous, and will keep you firing for a minute or so before you need to re-load.

Batteries

The biggest drawback of full-auto Nerf guns is that they need batteries. And not just that, they typically use a lot of battery power.

That’s why it’s important to not only check how many batteries they need, but to also make sure you get high quality batteries that can last for a long time.

It’s also good to point out that the Prometheus, for example, comes with a rechargeable battery, which is not only lighter than a set of regular batteries, it’s also much more efficient.

What About Semi Automatic?

Note that there is also such a thing as semi automatic Nerf guns, and they are very different from full-auto blasters.

A semi automatic Nerf gun can only fire once when pulling the trigger. It doesn’t keep firing like fully automatic blasters do.

5 Best Full-Auto Nerf Guns

Here we go, my 5 personal favorite fully automatic Nerf guns that are awesome, robust, and a lot of fun to play battles with.

1. Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K

Let’s kick off with the Nerf Rival Nemesis, which also tops my list of best Nerf guns you can buy today. Like so many other Nerfers out there, I am a huge fan of the Nemesis for a variety of reasons.

The Nemesis was first released in 2017 and at the time it was quite a revolutionary Nerf blaster. Incredible performance, huge magazine, fully automatic, great ergonomics, the Nemesis quickly established itself as a fan favorite.

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K

The most awesome thing about the Nemesis is its magazine which isn’t a normal Nerf magazine. It’s a hopper system that allows you to quickly throw in the Rival High-Impact Rounds and the hopper will push the rounds to the front to be fired.

Operating the Nemesis is quite a unique experience, and I have yet to meet a Nerf enthusiast that doesn’t like this blaster. The Nemesis sits comfortably in the arms, and with such a large magazine and great performance, it’s still the best full-auto Nerf gun in my books.

Check Price

Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
Year:2017
Series:Rival
Ammunition:High-Impact Rounds
Firing capacity:100
Batteries:6 D-batteries
>> Check out my review of the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K.

2. Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K

The Prometheus is another Rival blaster that quite literally outperforms any other Nerf blaster out there. The Prometheus is slightly over-the-top, but it’s so much fun. It’s also a blaster that isn’t for everyone.

Just like the Nemesis, the Prometheus has a hopper style magazine that is both convenient and efficient. But if you thought the Nemesis had a high firing capacity, the Prometheus doubles down on that with a capacity of 200 High-Impact rounds.

Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K

It also outperforms the Nemesis when it comes to rounds per second. With a fully loaded magazine, the Prometheus can achieve 8 rounds per second, which is absolutely amazing.

As you can tell, the Prometheus needs to be held with both arms at the hip, which is different from other Nerf blasters. This is actually quite ergonomic though, especially because this fully automatic blaster isn’t actually all that heavy.

Check Price

Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K
Year:2018
Series:Rival
Ammunition:High-Impact Rounds
Firing capacity:200
Batteries:Rechargeable battery
>> Check out my review of the Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K.

3. Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

We’re now heading into N-Strike Elite territory. The N-Strike Elite series is still a fantastic range of blasters, despite the rise of other popular series in recent years.

The Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50 is an absolute beast of a machine that definitely deserves a spot in this list of best fully automatic Nerf guns, in my humble opinion.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50

The Titan CS-50 is a very large blaster, similar to the Prometheus I’ve included above. With 50 darts, the CS-50 has a lower firing capacity than the Prometheus, but it is actually the biggest non-hopper Nerf magazine in existence.

You will need 4 D-type batteries to be able to operate the Titan CS-50. These batteries can be inserted at the back, and creates a good weight balance. Another cool part of the Titan CS-50 is the super long barrel that actually rotates when firing.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50
Year:2019
Series:N-Strike Elite
Ammunition:Elite Darts
Firing capacity:50
Batteries:4 D-batteries

4. Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000

The third Rival blaster in this list is the Perses, a compact flywheel and conveyor blaster with a firing capacity of 50 High Impact rounds. The Perses also comes with a convenient hopper system, which works very well, without any jams or malfunctions.

The Perses has a compact, comfortable and lightweight design, which is refreshing compared to the Nemesis and the Prometheus. It also performs really well, with a smooth and fast firing mechanism.

Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000

Like other blasters in the Rival series, the technical setup of the Perses includes a primary trigger, a trigger lock, and an acceleration trigger. That, combined with the hopper, results in a very decent rate of fire and firing velocity.

If you’re looking for a high-performing fully automatic Nerf blaster that isn’t as bulky as some of the other ones, the Perses is definitely an excellent choice.

Check Price

Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000
Year:2019
Series:Rival
Ammunition:High-Impact Rounds
Firing capacity:50
Batteries:Rechargeable battery
>> Check out my review of the Nerf Rival Perses MXIX-5000.

5. Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus

The last model in this list is another N-Strike Elite blaster. Released in 2018, the Infinus is an excellent looking machine gun that comes with a generous 30-dart drum.

What makes the N-Strike Elite Infinus stand out is the funnel on top of the blaster where you can load darts without having to remove and re-load the actual drum. You can do all this while operating the blaster, which makes it a really cool feature.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus

Also note that you can replace the 30-dart magazine with any other N-Strike Elite magazine if you prefer. The Infinus requires 4 D-batteries to operate, and you need to install them in the stock at the back of the blaster.

Overall, the N-Strike Elite Infinus is a super robust, high quality, ergonomic blaster that performs well. If you’re looking for a fully automatic Nerf gun that isn’t Rival, the Infinus is a great choice that won’t disappoint you.

Check Price

Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus
Year:2018
Series:Rival
Ammunition:Elite Darts
Firing capacity:30
Batteries:4 D-batteries

Final Thoughts

There you have it, my favorite fully automatic Nerf guns you can buy today.

We all know that these types of lists are always a bit subjective, as everyone has different opinions, which is totally fine. But I do think most of you would agree with the above top five.

If not, do let me know which ones are your favorites, and I’ll happily share my thoughts and I may even include them in my list.

 
Thomas Dunnett

I'm a huge fan of Nerf blasters, home laser tag, and other real-life action games that keep us active, social and young at heart.

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