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.
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.
List of barrel extensions
Interchangeable barrel extensions
Blaster specific barrel extensions
|Sawtooth scope and barrel extension||1995|
|SharpFire barrel extension||2015|
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.
|Blaster accessories||Barrel extension • Detachable shoulder stock • Flip-up sight • Scope • Shield|
|Ammunition accessories||Ammo rail • Belt • Chain • Clip • Drum • Magazine (XLR Disc • High-Impact Round) • Shell|