Anybody seen those new Super Soaker (brand?) water guns in the stores with the built in shields? I've seen a couple different styles at stores like Toys-R-Us. Basically, they're big water guns that have large flat shields built onto them. The shields (roughly 1' X 1.5-2' in size), when at rest, are folded back against the side of the gun, but when you pull a lever or push a button of some sort, they fold out to protect you from incoming water from other people's water guns, so that you can blast your buddies without getting water sprayed in your face at that same time. I know some people have rules in their Nerf wars that allow players to use guns like the Manta as shields to deflect incoming darts, and it would seem that guns like this would be fun to use under such rules. However, the wierd thing about these guns is the firing operation. From the box diagrams and the design features of the guns, it appears that instead of the usual Super Soaker operational mechanics (i.e. use a pump to build air pressue in a tank, then pull a trigger to release the water via the stored air pressure), these guns use a rotating crank that you have to constantly turn to blast out the water (kinda like the cranks on old-fashioned Gatlin guns). This would definitely be a cool feature for a Nerf gun to have (imagine it, an old fashioned manual Nerf Gatlin to shower your victims with foamish death), but I don't have a good feeling as to if these guns could be effectively modified to fire Nerf dart instead of water.
Anybody else seen these guns? If so, any thoughts?
PeacemakerMember Since 05 Jun 2004
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