Justin “JP” Roth is 32 going on 15. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas who has recently picked up a bit of an unusual hobby: he modifies and custom-builds foam dart blasters, commonly known as Nerf guns, to improve performance and sometimes for cosmetic purposes.
A modified blaster can launch a standard Nerf dart anywhere between 50 and 100 feet, depending on the modifications done, and a custom-built one has a range between 100 and 150 feet using custom-built foam darts called slugs or AMIORs.
The Houston-Area Nerfers Group, a small and informal collection of like-minded individuals, hosts HAMNO, the Houston-Area Monthly Nerf Outing. As the name would imply, it is a monthly gathering of people who enjoy the idea of running around in a park shooting at each other. The gathering is open to people of all ages.