How Do You Reload a Laser Gun? Interesting Reload Mechanisms

Different blasters have various unique reload mechanisms.

For example, if you have a LASER X MICRO BLASTER, reloading involves pressing and holding the trigger till you hear a sound to confirm it. On the other hand, the Laser X Revolution series uses a quick-slide reload mechanism.

Let’s explore different laser tag gun brands and how they are reloaded.

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How to Reload Different Types of Laser Tag Guns

Various blasters have a simple reload button, while some have some interesting reload mechanicals like tilting the blaster at a certain angle.

Here are the different reload mechanisms of different blasters:


To Reload, press and hold the trigger.

Laser X Revolution 4 Players Set

Quick-Slide Reload.

Revolution Complete Blaster Set 2 player

Quick-Slide Reload.

Laser X Long Range Blaster

To reload; hold the trigger for two seconds, then point the gun down and you will hear a noise confirming the reload.


Quick-Slide Reload.

Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-pack  

Ammo reload.

Kolegend Set

When the preloaded shots are used up, you can press the reload button to get it again.

USA Toyz (Set of 2 – Black and Red)

You can reload with a quick tap of the button on the bottom gun handle.

GPX LT458 Gen 2 Blaster, Set of 4

Press the reload button.

Liberty Imports Infrared Guns with Carrying Case (4Players Game Set)

Once the gun turns on, you will hear a sound. To activate the gun, simply tap/press on the “reload” button located at the bottom/ butt of the handle. If you do not tap on “reload” after turning on the gun, the gun will just cycle through all the sounds.

JOYMOR Infrared Blasters and Vests (Set of 4)

Reload ammo button under magazine.

Ryans World Infrared Blasters (2 Pack Set)

These laser tag guns also have a reload button to refill your ammo when you run out

Number of Shots You Get Per Reload

The number of shots you get after reload tends to be similar across many blasters, but with several differences. Typically, you get more shots for the pistol weapon mode and fewer shots for the shotgun mode.

Here are the number of shots you get with various brands:

ArmoGear – four pack

Pistol: 12 shots, 1 point lost; Shotgun: 5 shots, 2 points lost; Machine Gun: 9 shots, 2 points lost

ArmoGear Guns and Vests Pack (Set of 2)

Pistol: 12 shots, 1 point lost; Shotgun: 5 shots, 2 points lost; Machine Gun: 9 shots, 2 points lost

ArmoGear Rechargeable Guns & Vests (Set of 4)

Pistol: 12 shots, 1 point lost; Shotgun: 5 shots, 2 points lost; Machine Gun: 9 shots, 2 points lost

Kolegend Set

Pistol: for rapid fire, 12 preloaded shots and wipes out 1 point per shot; Shotgun: 6 preloaded shots and 2 points taken per shot; Machine Gun: 6 preloaded shots, 2 points taken per shot

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So, What is the Purpose of Reloading a Laser Tag Gun?

There are a couple of reasons why you might want to reload your laser tag gun.

One reason might be because you have run out of ammo and need to reload in order to continue playing. Another reason might be because you want to get more shots in order to have a better chance of winning the game.

The gun is is programmed to run out of a set amount of shots. When you run out of shots, the game will tell you to reload in order for there to be enough shots available again.

Why Do You Get More Shots With Pistol Mode Compared to Shotgun and Machine Gun Modes?

The pistol mode is for quick shots, and the shotgun mode is for long range blasts.

You get more shots with the pistol mode because less time has to pass between shooting. On the other hand, you get fewer shots with shotgun mode because more time has to pass between shooting.

Why Does the Number of Points Lost Vary for Pistol, Machine Gun, and Shotgun?

The number of points lost varies for pistol, machine gun and shotgun because they have different purposes.

The pistol is for quick shots, the machine gun is for medium range blasts, and the shotgun is for long range blasts. So, the points your opponent loses vary because of how effective they are at different ranges.

How Do You Know When Your Laser Tag Gun Needs to Be Reloaded?

Typically, you will hear a sound that indicates that your laser tag gun needs to be reloaded. You can also see that there are no more blue lights on the gun handle.

However, there are some guns that do not have sound. In those cases, you will need to check the indicator light on the gun to see if it is red. If it is red, then the gun needs to be reloaded.

When Should You Not Reload Your Weapon?

You should not reload your weapon when you are in the middle of a fight, especially if it is at close range. If you do try to reload and your opponent shoots you first, then you will “die” and they might be able to get an easy victory.

If there is no one else around, then go ahead and reload to refill your ammo. It will only take a few seconds and you will be ready to go again.

How Long Does it Usually Take to Reload a Laser Tag Gun?

It usually takes less than 5 seconds to reload a laser tag gun.

There are some guns that take longer to reload and some guns that take less time to reload. So, it is best to check the instructions for your specific gun.

What Are Some Tips for Reloading a Laser Tag Gun?

There are a few things that you can do to make the process of reloading your laser tag gun better:

  • Make sure that you have enough space to move around so that you don’t run into obstacles while reloading.
  • Make sure that your hands are free so that you can hold the gun and reload it easily.
  • Try to reload in a place where you are not likely to be shot by your opponents.
  • Take your time when reloading so that you don’t make any mistakes.
  • Pay attention to what is going on around you. There might be someone trying to sneak up on you and take you out while you are busy reloading.

What Happens if I Shoot My Laser Tag Gun Without First Reloading?

If you try to shoot your laser tag gun without first reloading, then nothing will happen. The gun will not shoot and you will not get any points for your shots.

It is important to make sure that you are always reloading your gun when you need to. This way, you will not run out of shots and you will be able to stay in the game.

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