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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker Super Charger 400

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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressurized Reservoir Hose

  Item Number: 9960-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1998 / 1999
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 485.00 g (17.14 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 760.00 mL (25.33 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: Air

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 5

Range: 80

Encumbrance: 40

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 35

Overall: 60


Blaster Dimensions :: 40.0 cm (15.75 ") x 8.0 cm (3.15 ") x 22.0 cm (8.66 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Beige
Teal
N/A
Brown / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

6.0 m (19.69')

10.0 m (32.81')

34.0 mL/s (1.13 oz./s)

4

2.67

8.0 s


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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iS SuperSoaker sc400_02tbThe Super Soaker SC 400 is the most compact blaster of the Super Charger (tm) series. As with all SC-class blasters, it comes with its QFD (Quick-Fill Device). Its reservoir can also be unscrewed to refill from a normal tap. Based on the single-reservoir/pressure chamber system, this weapon still packs good power making the SC 400 an excellent back-up. The pump, though moving air, allows for a fairly quick pressurization of the reservoir. The compact nature makes this weapon perfect for running with. It is small enough to hide in one's jacket but does not have a strap of its own.

The Super Soaker SC 400 has a good feel to it and would put up a good fight in any small engagement or as a last-resort weapon.

Pros

Small, light, easy to carry. Despite its size, it packs decent power. It also does not take too much effort to pump up the firing chamber.

Cons

As with any of the air-pressured water weapons, pumping is required between shots to maintain firing rate. One thing to be careful of is the pumping mechanism which extends from the front of the blaster. This pump, though it appears to be fairly sturdy, should not be left extended for longer periods of time to reduce the chance of falling on it and breaking it, leaving the blaster useless.


:: Submitted Reviews

Review by C-A_99 | Posted: 20070516

Manufacturer: Larami Ltd.
Year of Copyright: 1998
Soaker name: Super Charger 400

Reservoir Capacity: 780 mL
Number of Nozzles: 1

Review:

Nozzle: A typical thin stream about 2x or so, powered by a pressurized reservoir. The power behind it is reasonably decent and gives somewhat decent range, about 2-3ft less than that of my CPS 1000.

Handling and trigger: The handle functions nicely and does well, while the trigger works well for tap shots, etc. The grip and trigger have a no-nonsense, straightforward design without anything being too long or short, nor restricting.

Pump: The pump can have sealing issues a little bit sometimes, and sometimes just feels weird. It also gets flimsy when left fully extended, and overall the pump motion is a bit unsmooth. However, it has a decent length, allowing more air to be pushed per stroke, and any slight sealing issues can be corrected by some odd method of blocking the air hole (where the reservoir threads into) so air is pushed onto the pump.

Reservoir: It's another one of those old school threaded reservoirs, which I personally don't like simply because they take longer to thread on. Some say it's easier to fill in sinks with but this is obviously not always the case. (The Flash Flood and Orca fill better in sinks than these) Also, filling in buckets doesn't usually maximize capacity. The seal also has a few problems, though it's not really a problem until you get to higher pressures. And worst of all, it has a meager 780mL capacity (which is lower if you don't fill all the way for better performance), which is pretty bad for it's size. (while guns with similar sizes tend to hold about twice as much)

Other: The Super Charger functuality helps with the issue of having to thread the reservoir. However,, the problemis that the QFD that comes with the 1998 version doesn't have a port that allows for filling non-SC blasters. (overall, attaching chargers for my water wars isn't a good idea since this is the only SC gun around and you need the hoses for shooting and filling other guns) The gun, while lacking capacity for its size, is still overall a small gun and easy to conceal, and serves as a decent backup if you don't waste too much water at a time. The pump and trigger are also somewhat quiet compared to some of the other guns. (for example, most Max-D's have a loud check valve, while all guns with Max-D triggers also make some noise)

Overall: A more defensive/backup type blaster, it supplements dual wielding as well as works as a sidearm. Only skilled users who can move, battle, and refill fast should use it as a main blaster unless the battle has more focus on smaller guns and water balloons, or is 1HK/S. (in 1HK/S, the capacity still can run out a bit quickly even if one is tap shooting).


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