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In defence of the realm!,
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I bought this water cannon to ward off a territorial threat to the realm of our beloved cat, Pepper, from two hostile moggies. This item is correctly described as a water cannon rather than a water pistol based on both size and output. It is simply but substantially made from tough plastics and looks as though it will stand a lot of hard use/abuse. I think the most realistic analogy is to compare it both in operation and construction to an oversized bicycle tyre pump. It looks like it means business!
You fill the cannon by pulling out the plunger and sucking up water into it - it does not have a discrete reservoir - the barrel is, in effect, the reservoir. It is harder to store whilst full of water, as, unless you keep it upright the water is inclined to drain out of the nozzle - it seems designed to fill and fire on demand. The amount of "fire" you get out of a fill depends on how forcefully you push the plunger in when firing - you determine the pressure and duration of the shot, and, therefore, how long a fill lasts. I would suggest however, a fill will only last two or three strong shots at most. The range is impressive providing you have the strength to ram the plunger in hard, and, I think I've managed about 40 feet, although, up to 60 feet is claimed to be possible. The result is also inclined to be a burst rather than continuous stream of water albeit of considerable volume - it will soak the opposition if you hit them.
This is not really a toy (even though Amazon classify it as such) and it is suited to teenagers (recommended for 14 upwards on the pack) and adults. Apart from any danger from misuse, I don't think a child would have the strength to operate this cannon effectively. It is certainly great fun to use with a long range and considerable "soaking" power. The build quality and simplicity suggests it will last a long time. To me, the only slight downside is that unless it is kept upright when filled with water it could leak water from its nozzle but it's easy to keep outside for immediate use (although, on the pack it is recommended not to store the cannon with water in it). Delivery was very fast and we are pleased with this item - it has secured Pepper's territory for him and remains ready to defend it in the event of further threats. Recommended.
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Initial post: 25 May 2013 09:57:57 BDT
very excited reading this. going to sit in ambush of the bloody cats if we have any decent weather.
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