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The Armoury Review :: Water Warriors Gargoyle

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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Piston

  Item Number: 19400
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2012 / 2013
  Patents:
  Availability: Some Stores

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 212.00 g (7.49 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 640.00 mL (21.33 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: 7 mL (0.23 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 4

Range: 75

Encumbrance: 35

Ergonomics: 75

Capacity: 35

Overall: 70


Blaster Dimensions :: 43.5 cm (17.13 ") x 4.0 cm (1.57 ") x 14.0 cm (5.51 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

Version 1 ::

Yellow
Black
N/A
Orange
None

Version 2 ::

Green
Yellow
N/A
Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

::

8.5 m (27.89')

9.5 m (31.17')

27.0 mL/s (0.9 oz./s)

3.18

2.01

0.3 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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The Water Warriors Gargoyle looks like it is a new piston-based water blaster for the 2013 Water Warriors brand line. It appears to be a larger version of the Water Warriors Hydro-Blast (2008) and appears to use a similar pumping mechanism and reservoir cap. However, its shape is bulkier and it has improved power and capacity.

The Blaster ::

Nozzle ::

The Water Warriors Gargoyle features a single nozzle setting powered by its piston-based pump. While streams produces are on the smaller side, they do seem to pack a better punch than the original Water Warriors Hydro-Blast (2008). While a constant stream is not possible due to the nature of this blaster, the Water Warriors Gargoyle can be pumped quite quickly to push out a decent amount of water in a short time. Of course, streams from this pump-action water blaster are less substantial than similar-length air-pressure-based blasters, for this blaster's overall dimensions, it yields acceptable performance. Range achievable for this small stream is quite decent, though range is undoubtedly limited since the low stream volume results in earlier stream break-up.

Pump ::

The Water Warriors Gargoyle is pump-action and the entire front portion of the blaster moves back and forth when pumping. Pumping is simple, but pump stroke length is on the shorter side. Consequently, the actual volume of water moved per pump is also on the low, though better than the older Water Warriors Hydro-Blast (2008). The pump grip, itself, is textured and comfortable to hold. The Water Warriors Gargoyle is also able to make use of pretty much all the water it carries thanks to good positioning of the intake tubing.

Grip ::

The trigger-like part of the grip on the Water Warriors Gargoyle is purely ornamental, but does serve to improve how the blaster feels when holding it. The grip, itself, is comfortable to use and, thanks to its open nature, can accomodate most hand sizes well.

The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the Water Warriors Gargoyle is significantly expanded from its older brother, offering over 2.5x the capacity. The reservoir, itself, is capped by a simple snap-cap. While functional, resting a filled Water Warriors Gargoyle on its side for prolonged periods of time may result in some leaking. For the model tested here, the cap's front side felt a bit short, making opening the reservoir a touch tricky at times when attempting to open it with wet hands. As noted above, the majority of water in the reservoir can be used making this a well-designed tank.

Overall ::

As a whole, the Water Warriors Gargoyle is a definite improvement over the older Water Warriors Hydro-Blast (2008). With greater pump volume, greater capacity, and updated styling, this light pump-action water blaster can serve the avid water warrior well in the field. While its output may be on the low-end compared to true air and elastic pressure water blasters, the Water Warriors Gargoyle should make for a solid choice in any light engagements and even serve well as a last-resort blaster is small-to-medium battles. Just do not expect to be able to go up against a high powered air-pressure or elastic-pressure water blaster user and remain untouched if armed only with this blaster.

Pros

Nice styling, clean lines, and a good solid feel to the soaker. Good capacity and decent output for this light-class water blaster.

Cons

Piston-based; needs both hands to operate; continuous streams not possible. While more than the Water Warriors Hydro-Blast (2008), output still on the lower side. Snap-cap closure not as tight as screw-on caps. No strap.


Submitted Reviews .:

Name: Byoocannon : Posted: 20130710

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Number of Nozzles:1

Review:

For what it is and the young kids I have using them, this gun delivers satisfactory power, shoots a while and doesn't tire out little arms. It is a GOOD gun and at the price point it competes at unrivaled. I actually found the best way to reload is to keep a domination drum or water bottle near my bucket and simply bucket fill and pour. Gets them back in action in a about 15 seconds.


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