:: Water Warriors Python
.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com
:: General Stats
Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Item Number: 17100
Copyright Date / Release Date: 2011 / 2012
Patents: HK Patent 1101220.0
Availability: In Stores
Overall Stats ::
Weight: 592.00 g (20.92 oz.)
Reservoir Volume: 1475.00 mL (49.17 fl.oz.)
Firing/Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
Pump Volume: Air
iSoaker.com Ratings .:
Blaster :: 47.5 cm (18.7 ") x 9.0 cm (3.54 ") x 20.0 cm (7.87 ")
Known Version Colours .:
(From iSoaker.com Findings)
Number of Nozzles: 1 Nozzle Selector (3 settings)
Nozzle Setting .:
Range (45 degrees)
iSoaker Output Rating
iSoaker Power Rating
N1 - stream ::
9.0 m (29.53')
11.0 m (36.09')
36.0 mL/s (1.2 oz./s)
N5 - stream ::
9.0 m (29.53')
11.5 m (37.73')
61.0 mL/s (2.03 oz./s)
N9 - burst ::
9.0 m (29.53')
10.5 m (34.45')
65.0 mL/s (2.17 oz./s)
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The Water Warriors Python appears to be the mid-sized blaster for the new models released for 2012 by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. It features air pressurized reservoir technology and a nozzle selector with 3 nozzle settings (2 stream and one riot-blast). While featuring similar overall styling to older blasters like the Water Warriors Hydra and Water Warriors Titan, the Water Warriors Python featuring an improved trigger grip with finger indents and better designed nozzle selector options.
The Blaster ::
The Water Warriors Python features a nozzle selector with three settings: two stream settings and one burst setting. The nozzle selector, itself, is nicely designed with an extended tab that ends up in the vertical position when the optimal stream setting is selected. Twisting to the right gets to the water saving setting while twisting to the left gets to the burst setting. Output from the stream settings are respectable, but not exceptional. The burst setting, on the other hand, is akin to a larger opening, but with X-shaped dividing plastic bars crossing the opening. The resulting blast is not an uncontrolled spray, rather the burst setting results in four thin streams pushed out nearly parallel to each other. The streams diverge slightly, meaning the blast will cover more area upon impact than the large, single stream. However, since the burst setting still produces streams, range on this setting should be much better than "flood"-type blasts, fans, or shower nozzle settings while providing a functional difference than simply being a larger stream.
As already noted, the Water Warriors Python is a pressurized reservoir blaster. As such, the pump is designed to push air into the reservoir. The pump, itself, is fully tracked, positioned along the bottom of the forward section of the blaster. The pump stroke length seems to be on the shorter side, but pumping is smooth and the pump can pressurize this blaster quite effectively. Due to the large size of the reservoir, it does require a decent number of pumps (on the order of 30-40 pumps) to properly pressurize the reservoir.
The pump on the Water Warriors Python tested here does produce a little more noise than expected. The sound produced is probably not very noticeable if outside, but as testing was done indoors, the pumping sounds were more audible.
Triggers / Grip ::
The trigger and grip area of the Water Warriors Python is a notable improvement over previous Water Warriors water blaster models. The use of finger groves improves the feel and stability of the grip, even when wet. However, the upper-most indent for one's middle finger is on the close-side to the base of the trigger. While the trigger, itself, features a flattened bottom, it would be better had there been a little extra space/rounded plastic between the trigger and the middle-finger indent. Some may also feel that the trigger/grip of the Water Warriors Python is positioned too far back, meaning that the blaster often requires two hands to hold comfortably, especially when the blaster is completely filled.
The Reservoir ::
The reservoir on the Water Warriors Python holds a decent amount of water in its reservoir. Being a pressurized reservoir system, though, the entire reservoir should not be filled in order to leave enough volume for adequate pressurization. Accessing the reservoir is through a standard threaded cap that is tethered to the blaster via a plastic ring. Thanks to the respectable volume provided by the reservoir, shot times are generally good assuming the blaster is pressurized properly.
As a whole, the Water Warriors Python is a solid addition to the Water Warriors line. While featuring familiar overall styling, tweaks made to key areas improves the overall look and feel of this blaster. Though a true separate chamber air-pressure blaster may be desired by some, this large pressurized-reservoir water blaster performs well and should make for a good addition to most armouries. Able to hold its ground against any other modern water blaster, just be wary when going up against significantly larger pressurized blasters.
Nice styling, sturdy build, multiple nozzle selector with distinct and useful nozzle settings. Respectable power, capacity, and performance for a blaster of this size.
Pressurized reservoir means need to depressurize before filling and cap must be fastened securely. Requires many pumps initially to full pressurize. Grip positioned near to the back of the blaster making it a little front-heavy when fully loaded.