I thought of Nerf because of previous purchases many, many years ago, and then I saw the funny review by the husband where he and his wife were "battling" it out with them and he had taken refuge in his bathroom (Great Review!) Let me tell you, These are FUN!!! I got these as a joke gift for my two 30-something year-old sons and they had a blast, as well as my husband and I when we got a chance to try them. They shoot really far with a lot of force, but if you shoot someone right next to you, it doesn't hurt??? Hard to believe when you see them literally shoot through the air for at least 40 feet. I told my sons, I'm going to buy one to shoot down any drones that the neighbors' kids may start flying over our house ; ). We also bought extra ammo. Lots of fun.