I bought this to discourage a cat that is preying on our own beloved moggy in our garden. This water gun takes 4AA batteries (not supplied) and I was blessed in not having the installation problems that some others have had. Although, I didn't get away with it completely as my Super Soaker leaks when used. To an extent, I've mitigated this problem by tightening all the screws holding it together but it still isn't 100% watertight. On the credit side it fires instantly, and, you don't need to pump it like the manual air pressure versions. However, the trade off is that the water jet is a bit feeble despite the claimed range of 7 metres. Also, the water reservoir is rather small allowing only around three quick shots. I'll live with it, but, wouldn't have bought it if I'd known the level of performance it would offer.
To summarise, the construction of this Super Soaker does not inspire confidence (especially taking account of some other reviewer's comments too), and, the performance is a bit feeble. Sorry, I can't recommend this item whether as a child's plaything or feline management device.