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Quick FAQS

If I get enough of any question Iíll post it here so check this section first before you e-mail me! 

Q: Is this water balloon launcher expensive to build?

A: Nooo! The most expensive part on the launcher is the solenoid valve which runs around 25 US dollars at most. All other materials cost between 50 cents to 2 dollars. To build a fully operation sniper rifle with all the accessories youíre looking at around 60 - 80 US dollars depending on where you go to buy the materials.

Q:Where can I find the materials?

A: You can find most of the materials you need at your local hardware store. If there is a Home Depot, Lowes, or any other large hardware chain go there since they tend to have cheaper prices. You can get the tire valve at most any automotive store. I went to Pep Boys. 

Q: Is this thing safe?

A: The question depends on who is asking it. This gun could be lethal in the hands of irresponsible or careless people. In the hands of a responsible person, this gun is 100% safe. Probably the biggest concern of most people is the fear of the air chamber exploding on them because of too much pressure. Believe me though, since you wont be pumping it up any higher than around 60 psi(pounds per square inch) and 2" diameter schedule 40 PVC pipe is rated around 260 psi, there is no way itís going to blow up. Of course if you weaken the plastic by smashing it against a rock repeatedly really hard then it might break. Just use your head and treat it with the respect it deserves. And NEVER give into peer pressure; if you donít think your friend is mature enough to handle this launcher donít let him touch it!

Q: How far does it shoot?

A: Every gun varies. Factors to take into consideration include barrel length, air chamber capacity, psi pressure, and the barrel to chamber ratio. On average however my sniper rifle shoots around 200+ yards at full pressure, but I rarely shoot past 100 yards though when sniping. Typically I aim for targets around 50 yards away, which is far enough for you to shoot them, and if you miss, you have PLENTY of time to make your getaway.

Q: Is the water balloon launcher effective?

A: This depends on who is using it. In the hands of a veteran sniper the water balloon launcher can single handedly change the outcome of a seemingly lost fight. I have used this gun with me against 5 other guys my age in a fight with the standard rules and I have risen to victory numerous times.

Q: How long does it take before I can be considered a veteran sniper?

A: This is kind of an ambiguous question and there is no one way to answer it. Since your skill is measured against the skill of the players around you, I guess you could be considered a veteran sniper if your skill is greater than at least five of your opponents at any given time.