First Nerf gun as an xmas present, so cannot compare. Was wishing for the 6 shooter with darts. This however has discs - which you can only load one at a time. They're very easy to load. The discs have a rubberised rim, but the centre is plastic; you could do some real damage to eyes with it, so think how carried away your kids could get. Its accurate along a 22ft room, and fires at reasonable high velocity, making great fun for shooting the rest of your toys off the table. Plus side, it doesnt require batteries. There are 3 discs with each gun; and refills on here are cheap.