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No its not the dorky wrist mounted dart launcher.

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#1 hornet

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:07 AM

I saw this at Walmart the other day for 19.96 but I did not buy it. It looks like it could have a fairly large air tank and be a decent gun once modded. Anybody have one?

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:18 AM

Is it just me or wouldn't it be a better idea to shoot the bad guys with your darts than using them to warn outher spies?
Anyway, can we get somekind of size comparison? Was it bigger than let's say a bigblast for example?
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:50 AM

Its pretty small. I'd say a littlel smaller than a hornet without the stock. I can get a size comparison tonight.

Also, just so everyone knows, it has a big blast tank.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:55 PM

Seems like another derivation of the National Geographic Glider launcher thing z80 is so fond of. His "Umbrella Gun" contraptions are pretty creepy.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:21 PM

I'm not sure if things like this are worth the money. I think I'd rather just get and mod a Big Blast bazooka. It seems like these sorts of things have internals that are so similar that it doesn't really matter much what the shell looks like once you mod them to fire single micros. It does look quite solid and sturdy, though.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:07 PM

I've got it. I picked it up at wal-mart and have just not been able to get around to reviewing it properly. (Have the Halo stuff on tap first). It's not quite up to the power of the umbrella gun, but the plus side is that you can fire it horizontally without opening it up. There's a restrictor at the front of the barrel akin to the Blast Bazooka, but I do think it has a stronger kick. You can take off the restrictor easily too, a screwdriver and a knife did the trick. Once the restrictor is out though you can fit a nerf micro dart no problem.

The whistle is definitely louder than the rounds that came with a blast bazooka, but the handling is a bit on the tough side for adult sized hands. The trigger is placed on the back of the handle facing you, furthering the comparison to the umbrella gun. Going for the trigger allows the tendency to pull up on the weapon itself. I think the rounds that it comes with are lighter than what is included with the blast bazooka as well. It takes about 20 pumps to prime but there is even a bit of kickback once you fire, I was pleasantly surprised. I have not modded the barrel or opened it up yet so I can't tell you anything about the size of the bladder. I'll have a bit of time this weekend, so I'll try and have a video ready by next week to go into more detail.
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:15 PM

I bet that could be modded to go over 100 feet.
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#8 hornet

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:25 PM

Well I guess this is just a small big blast with a separated pump and twice the price
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#9 OfAllTheNerf

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:51 PM

I definitely wouldnt say that its stronger than a Big Blast. Just by putting my hand in from of each barrel (no pump plugged) I can feel a significant difference. It might just be my guns though.

I'll try and open it up again tonight and do a quick coupler mod and post some pics.

The only use for this gun I can see is its integration ability, and compact size. I would just as soon go and buy a big blast though.

Also, is it the rocket launcher or glider that is beastshit powerful?

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:28 PM

I definitely wouldnt say that its stronger than a Big Blast. Just by putting my hand in from of each barrel (no pump plugged) I can feel a significant difference. It might just be my guns though.

I'll try and open it up again tonight and do a quick coupler mod and post some pics.

The only use for this gun I can see is its integration ability, and compact size. I would just as soon go and buy a big blast though.

Also, is it the rocket launcher or glider that is beastshit powerful?

Both, they are the same gun.
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:42 PM

After seeing Dark Shrimp's mod and not seeing a trigger, I have found myself wondering where it is.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

There is a red button on the back of the handle.
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