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Hasbro - Nerf Super Soaker Bottle Blitz
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199 of 211 people found the following review helpful
on 19 November 2011
I bought this water gun to win a battle. Not one with the kids down the road - I'm too old for that sort of fun. It's a battle against the grey squirrels who are invading our garden. It's a battle which I know that I can never win, but I believe that a man should always resist tyranny, even against all the odds. I also know that it's not nice to squirt water at animals (unless they're dolphins), and a part of me feels a bit guilty about this, but I know from all the westerns and war films that I've ever seen that sometimes, just sometimes, you might have to do something a bit bad to protect the things that you love. In this case, the things that I love are the bulbs, plants and bird feeders in our garden. If you've never been a gardener who is terrorised by squirrels - if you've never been in the battle-zone - then you should stop reading this now, because you'll never understand!
At first, I tried non-violent resistance. Waving my arms, jumping up and down and hissing at them. Unfortunately, our squirrels have been hand-fed peanuts by the public in the local park, and they ain't scared of anyone who's just noisily gesticulating!
Then, I tried running at them and shouting. They're used to that because that's what all the small kids in the park do to them. The squirrels just hop nimbly out of the way!
Eventually,in frustration, I found myself throwing things at them. Small sticks, lumps of earth, tiny pebbles etc. The squirrels looked faintly surprised.
One day I found myself hurling half a house brick at one (I missed the squirrel, but smashed a hollyhock)! I realised that I was loosing my sense of proportion. I felt that I (who had once opposed the war in Vietnam) was only a short step away from considering the use of napalm! There had to be a more appropriate solution.
So, that's why, after an interval of about 40 years or so, a man buys himself another water pistol! It's now propped up outside the back door, full of water, ready for action, and I'm quite pleased with it! There's no batteries to worry about, and no trigger either! You just pull the slider back along the barrel to squirt a jet of water about 18 feet. With our semi-tame squirrels you can easily get within range (though this could change once the full horror of what they're up against sinks in!). Pull back again and you get another jet. The water reservoir gives you about 15 shots before you have to reload, so - unless they come at me Zulu style - I've got plenty to see them off with! It's not the most accurate of weapons, but it does the job - I've doused a couple of them already, and they've exited the garden at top speed!
Very satisfying!
However, my wife seems to suspect my motives in buying this "toy", and has been muttering something about "eternally immature men"!
She'd better watch out, next time she's out in the garden............
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2013
Bought this because next doors cat kept coming in though our cat flap and eating our cats food. After introducing the aforementioned beast to this water pistol - never been a problem since!

Very durable and it has very few moving parts - no trigger which often jams after prolonged use in other models. Good longish range.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2014
Can't beat this. It's wicked fun! Get one now! Could be more fun with a bigger reservoir but all my children love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2014
This was a gift for my 8-year old nephew, which resulted in a water fight - He loved the Nerf & his Mom said it was a Winner for a Birthday Gift - so as his Great Aunty I was very pleased - makes a change for me as I usually like to give books :)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2013
This product is EXACTLY what I wanted to discourage those miserable cats from trespassing in my front and rear gardens. I have two cats, but they are always supervised when they are outside, and are only in my backgarden, which is closed in. However, neighbouring cats use both gardens as a cut-through.

This gun makes me feel like that Chuck guy with the shotguns in the westerns. It works a treat. At 10:45 at night two days after I got the gun I heard the nesting blackbirds making a terrific noise. I grabbed the gun and got out there to see a strange cat running from the scene. He proceeded to perch on the top of my garage gates. I ZAPPED him with the gun; he looked totally shocked and couldn't get out of there fast enough. I went back, got a torch, found a fledging blackbird unhurt in the grass below the shrub with the next. I put him back into the shrub. The next morning the parents were going in and out of the shrub in a different place from usual, and the morning after that, the little one was flying. The gun had virtually saved his life.

I doubt it would go 18 feet, but will pretty much do 15 feet with a good prime and strong action on the pump part. Just hope it is durable. I've attached a half-litre water bottle to it as I didn't get too many squirts from the small bottle that comes with it. Love this product!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2013
I bought 2 of these because I wanted decent water pistols for my sons to use but didn't want anything battery-powered (why oh why should a water-pistol be battery powered?). They arrived in good time and they've got a good range and water pressure, though the water reservoir doesn't hold much which means it runs out quickly given the amount it fires. We managed to find a drink bottle which was compatible with the connector (it took a few goes) which increased the capacity substantially and worked reasonably well, though the bottle collapsed as the water was shot out which looked a little odd. So, not too bad for the money but then.... after only a day's use, one of the guns has completely jammed and is useless. I now have one very unhappy small child whose prized new toy has broken. Not good enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2014
Loved that you can attach any size bottle onto it so my son quickly ditched the 250ml bottle it came with and attached an empty 2lt coke bottle!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2015
I ordered this water pistol thinking it was a pump up & shoot by pressing the trigger, it is not, it is a push / pull method needing both hands, My mistake, the gun is very good but needed it to use single handed whilst pushing the lawn mower as one of my dogs thinks it is fun to try to jump over it whilst mowing the lawn, Delivery was 10/10.
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on 10 June 2015
This is a well made item, and it is made versatile by being able to use fizzy drink bottles, of various sizes, but it is smaller than you would expect it to be, and the pressure is produced by the pull back motion of the front handle and cannot be varied. But as a close up interactive water weapon it is very effective, although the price could be more competitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2015
I bought it to scare alien cats from my garden and it certainly does that.
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