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A barrel extension is an optional and interchangeable accessory that is only compatible with certain Nerf blasters.


Barrel extensions are said to make blasters more accurate; however, the popular Elite Dart and previously popular Streamline Dart are known to be inaccurate, even with extensions equipped. Barrel extensions also usually cause a decrease in range due to added friction depending on the size of the tube inside the barrel. However, with a good shot, barrel extensions can increase range, but it must be on a steady surface.

Due to their negative effect on performance, barrel extensions are mostly used for aesthetics on blasters.


The first blaster to feature and be compatible with the N-Strike barrel extension system was the Longshot CS-6 in 2006.

Initially, with the exception of the Spectre REV-5, all blasters that featured barrel extension compatibility under the N-Strike line were clip system blasters, due to the smaller inner diameter of most barrel extensions that could only accept Streamline Darts (with the exception of the aforementioned Spectre REV-5's barrel extension). It was not until the standardization of Elite Darts with the N-Strike Elite line that more and more non-clip system blasters started to feature barrel extension compatibility.

Nerf barrel extensions

Interchangeable barrel extensions

Name Year
1028085.jpg Longshot front blaster 2006
Recon Barrel Extension.JPG Recon barrel extension 2008
Longstrike Barrel Extension.JPG LongStrike barrel extension 2010
Spectrebarrel.JPG Spectre barrel extension 2010
200px-Retaliatorbarrel.JPG Retaliator barrel extension 2012
Modulus Barrel.jpg Dual-Rail Barrel 2015
Longrangebarrel.jpg Long Range Barrel 2015
Nerf Modulus proximity barrel.png Proximity Barrel 2015
IonFirebarrel.jpg IonFire barrel extension 2016
Megadartbarrel.jpg Mega Dart Barrel Extension 2016
ReconMKIIbarrel.jpg Recon MKII barrel extension 2016
BarrelStrike.jpg BarrelStrike 2017
LongBarrelScope.jpeg Long Barrel Scope 2017
Shortbarrelscope.png Short Barrel Scope 2017
SwivelHandle.jpg Swivel Handle 2017
MediatorBarrel.jpg Mediator Barrel 2018
Nerf-shadow-ops-upgrade-kit-asst-wholesale-22659.jpg Chrono Barrel 2018
DeltaTrooperBarrel.jpg Delta Trooper barrel extension 2018
Evaderbarrel.jpg Evader Barrel 2018
GearReadyBarrel.jpg Gear-Ready Barrel 2018
Scravengerbarrelwhite.jpg Scravenger barrel extension 2018
ZoomnDoombarrel.jpg Extending Barrel 2018
Illuminatorbarrel.jpg Illuminator Barrel 2019
SP-L Barrel.png SP-L barrel extension 2019
Echobarrel.png Echo barrel extension 2020
Irbarrel.png IR barrel extension 2020
Nerf go flashlight foregrip.png Flashlight Foregrip 2021
Smgzestbarrel.png SMG-Zesty barrel extension 2021

Blaster specific barrel extensions

Name Year
Sawtooth scope.jpg Sawtooth scope and barrel extension 1995
SharpFirebarrel.jpg SharpFire barrel extension 2015
Beckett barrel.jpg Tobias Beckett barrel extension 2018
6shbarrel.png 6-SH barrel extension 2021

Non-Nerf barrel extensions

Name Year
Unknown.jpg Quickfire 10 barrel extension 2010
Unknown.jpg Quickfire Sniper barrel extension 2011
Snipebarrel.jpg Snipe barrel extension 2012
Unknown.jpg Renegade barrel extension 2014
Range Master barrel.jpg Range Master barrel extension 2015
Tactical storm barrel.jpg Tactical Storm barrel extension 2017
RegeneratorMedNoz.png Medium Nozzle Attachment 2017
RegeneratorShortNoz.png Short Nozzle Attachment 2017

Compatible blasters

For a list of Nerf blasters compatible with barrel extensions, see Category:Barrel extension-compatible blasters.


  • The Spectre REV-5's barrel has the greatest range due to the fact that the barrel is rather short and is very wide, reducing friction on the barrel. The lowest ranged barrel extension could be the Longstrike CS-6's barrel because it is the longest barrel extension Nerf has.
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