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Not to be confused with the Dart Tag Sharp Shot.

The Sharpshooter is a Nerf blaster that was released in 1992 under the Original Nerf name.

It comes packaged with three Sharpshooter Darts.


The Sharpshooter is a spring-powered dart blaster and is the only blaster to use Sharpshooter Darts. It features an area on the top of the blaster to rest one's hand, which bears a strong resemblance to a priming slide, although no blasters at the time of its release used slides. There are two integrated dart holders on top of the blaster. The integrated dart holders may also double as a built-in iron sight if one looks down the middle of the dart holders.


The Sharpshooter was the first blaster to utilize a number of now-standard conventions, such as a priming slide with a ring (later used by blasters such as the Secret Shot, Defender T3, Tech Target Eliminator, Nite Finder, and Element EX-6), a proper plunger system, and a firing trigger. It was also the first Nerf blaster to use any form of dart-based ammunition.[1]

It was released with two different color schemes, although it is unknown when the second color scheme was released.

The Sharpshooter was discontinued in 1995[4]. It was succeeded that year by the Nerf Action series Sharpshooter II, which featured a better rate of fire and capacity.

Color schemes

The Sharpshooter has been released in the following color schemes:

  • Blue, black and red
  • Burgundy, blue and red


  • It was the only blaster in the Original Nerf series to fire darts.


Official videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sharpshooter® and Sharpshooter II® (Review). Nerf Reviewed!. Archived from the original on 2017-05-04. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.
  2. NerfCenter logo.gif Michal, M.. NC Review - Nerf® Sharpshooter(TM) (Review). NerfCenter. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved on 2017-09-06.
  3. Nerf Sharpshooter (Review). Dart Strike. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved on 2017-09-06.
  4. Guns (Review). The Unofficial Nerf Club of Santa Monica. Archived from the original on 2002-12-26. Retrieved on 2014-04-18.