This is the new Nerf Hammershot pistol. It is a part of Nerf’s new Zombie Strike line. This particular one was purchased at Target.
Now, you may think that, beyond the stylization, this is the same as any other Nerf gun on the market, just with a different brand and paint job. But, it isn’t.
You see, most Nerf pistols, like the Firestrike on the right, have a pull back cocking mechanism to ready the Nerf gun for firing. In every case, this requires two hands to ready the gun for use.
The Hammershot, however, is prepped by pulling back the orange lock on the top of the gun. This can be done by pulling it back with your thumb of the hand holding the gun.
In case you don’t realize what I’m saying, this Nerf gun can be readied for use with one hand. Which also means you can use two Hammershot pistols at the same time.
Now, the one limitation to this pistol is that it only holds five darts. But then, you can hold one in each hand for a total of ten darts.
Needless to say, I just had to have one… and I may need a second one, too.