This is a brilliant gun for starters to the world of Nerf. It is easy to cock, (well, it should be 'cos my 3 year old brother can cock it), and the laser sight really does help. The accuracy and range is very good, and you can hold 3 darts in one gun.
I started off with 2 of these, and playing against my family and friends was great fun. Then i bought 4 more and went to a ruined castle for my birthday party and played various games with these. It was amazing fun. We bought 4 36 whistler dart packs, and we thought we'd lose loads. But they are easy to find (Flourescent orange). These are great to start off, fantastic fun, and good for 3 and upwards, for all genders.
For a calmed down, but exciting battle, or for aiming, or whatever you like... these are great guns.