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Last updated: January 13, 2021
The N-Strike Modulus series of Nerf guns is a rather unique range, in the sense that Modulus blasters are highly customizable without having to do mods.
According to Nerf, there are more than 1,000 different combinations of blasters possible within the Modulus system, which is pretty impressive.
In this article I am going to share with you my personal top 5 guns in the N-Strike Modulus series.
Best Nerf Modulus guns:
About the Nerf N-Strike Modulus Series
Also known as N-Strike Modulus System, the Modulus series was first introduced in 2015 with a strong focus on customization of blasters. The idea is that all accessories can be interchanged with all blasters within the Modulus range.
Modulus blasters come packaged with various accessories, such as detachable shoulder stocks, barrel extensions, and tactical rail attachments. Some Modulus blasters can even double as attachments.
This basically leads to endless customization possibilities, and that makes owning multiple Modulus blasters and attachments so much fun.
- Build your own blaster with the motorized Nerf Modulus ECS-10 blaster
- Flexible blaster has more than 30 combinations
- Features targeting scope, drop grip and dual-rail barrel
The first Modulus blaster to hit the market was the Modulus ECS-10, which turned out to be quite a success. Another popular model is the Modulus Longstrike, which even tops my list of best Nerf sniper rifles.
Modulus blasters use white Elite darts, which are basically the same as the original blue Elite darts, but they are just colored differently. Other than the customization aspect, Modulus blasters aren’t designed to perform better than other blasters.
Modulus has one sub series, called Ghost Ops. Modulus and Ghost Ops blasters share the same concept, but Ghost Ops blasters are encased in clear plastic to match their theme.
Top 5 Nerf Modulus Blasters
Here we go, this is my top 5 list of best Nerf modulus guns you should add to your Nerf blaster collection.
1. Nerf Modulus LongStrike
Let’s kick off with my favorite Modulus blaster, which is the LongStrike. As mentioned, this blaster also tops my list of best sniper rifles, and for good reason.
The LongStrike was released in 2018, and is essentially a remake of the Longstrike CS-6 from 2010. The Modulus LongStrike offers improved performance compared to its predecessor, and of course comes with the recognizable Modulus styling.
The Modulus LongStrike performs better than its predecessor, mainly because of improvements to the shooting mechanim. The reverse plunger has been replaced by a direct plunger system, and it also comes with a handy unjamming button. The overall process of priming and shooting is very smooth and intuitive.
The blaster comes with various awesome accessories and attachments, such as a scope, a bi-pod, a shoulder stock, a barrel extension, three six-round magazines and eighteen darts.
2. Nerf Modulus Mediator
The Modulus Mediator is a spring-powered pump-action blaster that can do both single fire as well as slam fire.
it’s a rather small blaster, but it can be easily extended with barrel and stock attachment, turning it into a completely different machine.
The interesting thing about the Mediator is that its magazine is fitted in horizontally as opposed to vertically, which looks weird. But because it’s a small blaster, this is actually useful, as the magazine doesn’t get in the way of priming.
The magazine can hold 6 darts, and overall, the loading, priming and firing mechanism feels very solid.
3. Nerf Modulus Regulator
The Regulator may not be the most ergonomic Nerf blaster ever made, but it’s a good looking machine with great specifications and customization options.
It’s a flywheel powered, magazine fed Modulus gun with a 12-dart firing capacity. The Regulator has a switch button that allows you to alternate between semi or full automatic firing modes, or three-round bursts.
The Regulator comes packaged with a storage stock, 2 barrel scopes, 2 12-dart clips, and 24 Modulus Elite darts.
With all these attachments, the Regulator looks like a fantastic blaster, and the firing mode selector switch is a massive bonus.
4. Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike
The Modulus Tri-Strike is one of the most unique Nerf blasters ever made, as it can fire three different types of ammunition; missiles, Mega darts, and regular Elite darts.
Realistically, you’re not going to use all three of these ammunition types during Nerf wars, but the fun factor of the Tri-Strike is not to be ignored.
The core blaster, without all the attachments, is actually very compact. It’s a spring-powered, magazine-fed blaster that can handle single fire as well as slam fire.
The standard magazine can hold 10 darts, and the barrel extension can hold an additional 4 Mega darts. The missile launcher at the top of the blaster holds one missile, and can also be de-attached as a standalone launcher.
5. Nerf Modulus ECS-10
As mentioned, the ECS-10 was the first ever blaster released in the Modulus series. It’s a battery-powered, flywheel system, semi-automatic blaster.
It’s been a rather successful blaster, mainly because of its revolutionary setup with attachments which allows for more than 30 different combinations. You basically get multiple blasters in one.
The ECS-10 is lots of fun to shoot with, especially with all the different attachments, and the semi-automatic firing mechanism.
One drawback with the ECS-10 is that the shoulder stock is not attached to the blaster in a very stable way, which feels a bit weird but is not necessarily a deal-breaker.
Do you agree with my selection of best Nerf N-Strike Modulus guns?
The Modulus series is still in production, so I will be updating this list when great new Modulus guns will be released.
In the meantime, check out my other lists: