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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Air

  Item Number: 14450
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2006 / 2011
  Patents:
  Availability: Few Stores

Overall Stats ::

  Weight: 1248.00 g (44.1 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 2780.00 mL (92.67 fl.oz.)
  Firing/Pressure Chamber Volume: 510.00 mL (17 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 25 mL (0.83 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 24

Range: 100

Encumbrance: 75

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 80

Overall: 80


Dimensions .:

 

Blaster :: 61.0 cm (24.02 ") x 11.5 cm (4.53 ") x 30.0 cm (11.81 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Known Version Colours .:

(From iSoaker.com Findings)

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue
Yellow
Yellow
Grey / Orange
None

Nozzle Information

Number of Nozzles: 1 nozzle selector (5 settings)

Setting .:

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45 degrees)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

N1 ::

9.0 m (29.53')

10.5 m (34.45')

20.0 mL/s (0.67 oz./s)

2.36

1.65

30.0 s

N3 ::

9.0 m (29.53')

11.0 m (36.09')

50.0 mL/s (1.67 oz./s)

5.89

4.32

10.0 s

N5 ::

9.5 m (31.17')

12.0 m (39.37')

62.0 mL/s (2.07 oz./s)

7.3

5.84

7.0 s

N7 ::

9.5 m (31.17')

11.5 m (37.73')

76.0 mL/s (2.53 oz./s)

8.95

6.86

6.0 s

N9 ::

9.5 m (31.17')

13.0 m (42.65')

124.0 mL/s (4.13 oz./s)

14.61

12.66

3.0 s


 

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The Water Warriors gorgon is the largest non-Ultimate water blaster released by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. in 2011; it is a similar size to the Water Warriors Orca, but without the electronic pressure gauge. For the 2011 version as well, the strap is missing, though the strap mounting points remain.

The Blaster ::

waterwarriors_gorgon_16_100Nozzle / Firing Chamber ::

The pressure chamber on the Water Warriors Gorgon was meant to be a Hydro Power chamber (see Water Warriors Gorgon (Hydro Power Version)), but was changed to an air pressure chamber due to the injunction Buzz Bee Toys Inc. agreed to as a result of a lawsuit in 2010 regarding patents held by Hasbro Inc. Despite this change, the dual pressure chambers still provide good power to the various nozzles. While the pressure chamber is roughly the same physical size, the amount of pressurized water available is a little less than the Water Warriors Gorgon (Hydro Power Version) since the remaining volume is needed for the compressed air. The Gorgon features a nozzle selector with 5 nozzle settings. While not quite as powerful as the Water Warriors Gorgon (Hydro Power Version), the Water Warriors Gorgon pushes out a solid, almost CPS-like thick stream on its largest setting while its other nozzle settings offer a variety of thinner streams for varying levels of water conservation. Interestingly, there is no fan setting on this nozzle selector though the Water Warriors Gorgon (Hydro Power Version) sported one. Of course, being air pressure based, to get best stream performance, pre-charging the pressure chambers is recommended to minimize stream drop off as water is expelled.

waterwarriors_gorgon_17_100Pump ::

The Water Warriors Gorgon is forward mounted. The grip, itself, is functional, though its shape is not the most comfortable to hold. Nevertheless, pumping is smooth and typical for a blaster of this size. The pump volume on the Gorgon seems to be slightly less than that of the original Water Warriors Orca, but roughly the same as the Water Warriors Gorgon (Hydro Power Version).

waterwarriors_gorgon_18_100Trigger / Grip ::

As noted before, the Water Warriors Gorgon uses the Water Warrior Orca's shell, but lacks the electronic pressure gauge. The actual nozzle trigger, itself, pulls smoothly and seems rather responsive. The trigger grip area is enclosed, and though larger than the Water Warriors Sphynx's grip area, it still may feel a little tight for those with larger hands.

waterwarriors_gorgon_19_100The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the Gorgon offers at least 5 additional full charges of the firing chamber before emptying. The reservoir uses an intake tubes whose opening is near to the rear of the blaster, thus when water level is lower, tilting the blaster slightly upwards allows one to make use of most of the water. The Gorgon's reservoir is also semi-translucent in bright light allowing one to see one's water level and be more aware when one is running low.

Overall ::

All in all , the Water Warriors Gorgon makes a good addition to anyone's armoury. While not quite as potent as its Hydro Power-based brother, its largest nozzle still packs a solid punch. Its larger reservoir and firing chamber lets the Gorgon last longer in the field compared to the smaller Water Warriors Sphynx. Of course, one should still be wary of others using larger CPS-based soakers. Nevertheless, the Water Warriors Gorgon user can keep pace with anything on the modern water warfare field.

Pros

Easy to pump, pressurize, and blast away. Air pressure chambers give good power. Largest nozzle pushes a solid stream, though has less power versus the original Orca. Multiple nozzles allow the user to drench more or conserve depending on how much water remains.

Cons

Hand grip area around the trigger small for those with larger hands. Lacks a strap (though loops remain). External reservoir cap tether more prone to damage than an internal anchor type. Forward mounted pump more likely to be damaged if left extended.


:: Submitted Reviews

By: The Oncoming Storm | Posted: 20120912

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Pressurization System:Air Pressure

Review:

I got this blaster as a skirmishing primary after wanting one for over a year. The nozzle choices are very good. The largest nozzle is a typhoon blast with good spread allowing you to soak very quickly (faster than my CPS 1200 mk2) while the other nozzles give varying degrees of conservation. The smallest nozzle is in my mind a little too small and only useful against piston blasters. I definitely recommend pumping air (about 15 pumps) into the chambers before filling the gun with water, as it boosts the range by a good 3-4' in battle I have yet to run against anything else that can hold a candle to it IE. anything CPS but it definitely could outlast most CPS guns if you are careful about you shots.

Pros. High field life, Most powerful blaster on the market, not to heavy

Cons. Being non-Hydropower range drop off is very noticeable, pump handle slippery when wet.

Review by :maclaren | Posted: 20120827

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Copyright:2006
Item Number:14450

Pressurization System:Air Pressure
Number of Nozzles:5

Review:

The WW Gorgon is an effective medium/large soaker from Buzz Bee Toys. The Gorgon is best used when suppresion fire is needed, as nozzle 1 can fire up to 30 seconds straight! If you need a standard assault, nozzles 2,3 and 4 should meet the need.When you need to defeat a CPS user, use nozzle 5,but be cautious as anything above a CPS 1000 in power. Overall, as a soaker, it excels against any modern soaker, but be wary of any water gun more powerful than a CPS 1000. 85/100

Gorgon Review By: CMRase | Posted: 20110620

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Pressurization System:Air Pressure

Number of Nozzles:5

Review:

I think this is one of the most under-rated guns of 2011. I love this site you guys are amazing, but seriously I think this is the best of the best waterguns of 2011! and deserves higher marks. Mine has a blast so strong it blinds opponents! It is easy to fill, throws out a pint of water in 6 seconds and holds 3 liters!!! I out-range other kids at 35-40 ft! My range is so good they have to fight the blinding blast just to shoot me then they run away and I chase. I can even put up a good fight against CPS 2500+ guns. I have a full video review of this gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOHKEYLJ0d4


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