Who modifies Nerf guns?
I spoke with Brian Johnson of Johnson Arms about the process of modding Nerf guns and how he’s turned this hobby into a successful side business. Brian is a banker by day, and started modifying toy guns back in the 80s (when it was popular to spray black paint over orange safety tips of fake guns).
Why did Brian Johnson paint his Nerf Maverick?
Nerf released a toy called the Maverick, which Brian says he felt compelled to paint when he saw it in 2010. The pistol had a great oversized revolver look that was a good fit for a military style–Johnson painted his in matte black and camo just as a fun project with his son.
Do Nerf modders take their craft seriously?
Since then, he’s been painting and customizing Nerf guns in his garage and improving his techniques. Nerf modders take their craft pretty seriously–very active forums are kept up to date with ongoing project diaries, studies of upcoming Nerf releases for modding potential, and in-depth guides to the best way to paint and mod each type of Nerf gun.
How many rounds does a Nerf gun shoot?
It has a great shape and lends itself to a lot of modern designs as well as futuristic weapons. Being that it’s full-auto, when you increase the voltage, this thing can shoot a stream of darts. Paired up with the 35-round drum of the Nerf raider, it’s a very formidable gun in a nerf war