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Manufacturer: Buzz Bee Toys Inc.

Class:  Air

  Item Number: 14800
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2012 / 2013
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  Availability: In Stores

Overall Stats ::

  Weight: 638.00 g (22.54 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 1590.00 mL (53 fl.oz.)
  Firing/Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: Air

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 14

Range: 95

Encumbrance: 45

Ergonomics: 95

Capacity: 55

Overall: 80


Dimensions .:

 

Blaster :: 47.5 cm (18.7 ") x 8.0 cm (3.15 ") x 20.5 cm (8.07 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Known Version Colours .:

(From iSoaker.com Findings)

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue
Yellow
N/A
Orange
None

Nozzle Information

Number of Nozzles: 1 Nozzle Selector (3 settings)

Setting .:

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45 degrees)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

N1 - stream ::

8.5 m (27.89')

10.5 m (34.45')

29.0 mL/s (0.97 oz./s)

3.42

2.39

35.0 s

N5 - stream ::

9.0 m (29.53')

11.5 m (37.73')

61.0 mL/s (2.03 oz./s)

7.18

5.51

18.0 s

N9 - burst ::

9.0 m (29.53')

11.5 m (37.73')

86.0 mL/s (2.87 oz./s)

10.13

7.77

12.0 s


 

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The Water Warriors Python 2 is appears to be the mid-sized new release for the 2013 Water Warriors brand line. Akin to the original Water Warriors Python (2012), the Water Warriors Python 2 features pressurized reservoir technology. It also features a new Angle Gauge feature that may prove useful to some for determining the optimal angle to hold one's blaster to achieve maximum range performance. Styling of the Water Warriors Python 2, like the Water Warriors Colossus 2, is a notable departure from the previously more rounded-designs of older Water Warriors models, being more angular and technical in design.

The Blaster ::

Nozzle ::

The Water Warriors Python 2, like the original Water Warriors Python (2012), features a nozzle selector with three settings: two stream settings and one burst setting. The nozzle selector 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. 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.

Ranges achieved by all the nozzle settings are quite good (the same or better than that of the original Water Warriors Python). All-in-all, this blaster performed well when in use.

Pump ::

As already noted, the Water Warriors Python 2 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 2, unlike the Water Warriors Python (2012) tested here, does not produce any more noise than expected from pumping up an air-pressure water blaster.

Triggers / Grip ::

The trigger and grip area of the Water Warriors Python 2 is a notable improvement over the older Water Warriors Python (2012) model. The use of finger groves improves the feel and stability of the grip, even when wet. Finger spacing is fixed and quite comfortable and there is even a trigger guard to prevent the rubbing of the moving trigger on the finger below. Beyond this, the position of the trigger/grip region, unlike the rear placement on the Water Warriors Python (2012), is virtually centered with the reservoir, making the Water Warriors Python 2 balance perfectly on one hand. Taken altogether, the Water Warriors Python 2 is very comfortable to hold and to use.

The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the Water Warriors Python 2 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.

Additional Features ::

The other notable addition to the Water Warriors Python 2 in the inclusion of an Angle Meter. Though circular with color patterns reminiscent of older pressure meters, the Angle Meter does not measure pressure, rather provides users with a sense of whether they are holding their water blaster at the best angle to yield maximum distances when needed. Its placement on the side makes it a little less convenient to use in a rush, but it works great both for sneak attacks as well as for training purposes. The green areas are meant to indicate angles in which the blaster should perform well with the dark green region highlighting optimal angles for best range. Yellow areas indicate angles in which the blaster should work, but may run into trouble if lower on water (e.g. mist shots become more likely). Orange areas indicate angles in which the blaster will perform the poorest (if at all), particularly since most air-pressure-based water blasters cannot be held upside-down and fired.

Overall ::

As a whole, the Water Warriors Python 2 is a solid addition to the Water Warriors line and a definite improvement over its predacessor. 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.

Pros

Nice styling, sturdy build, multiple nozzle selector with distinct and useful nozzle settings. Respectable power, capacity, and performance for a blaster of this size. Very good ergonomics.

Cons

Pressurized reservoir means need to depressurize before filling and cap must be fastened securely. Requires many pumps initially to full pressurize.


Submitted Reviews ::

Name:The Oncoming Storm | Posted: 20131005

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Pressurization System:Air Pressure

Number of Nozzles: 3

Review:

I love this gun plain and simple, it's a no nonsense light primary that can hold it's own against bigger guns like the CPS 1200 and smash guns of equal size like the Outlaw.

Name:martianshark | Posted: 20130514

Manufacturer:Buzz Bee Toys Inc.
Pressurization System:Air Pressure

Review:

This is a very nice blaster. Its handling is incredibly comfortable, and it has great performance. The pump, trigger, and nozzle selector all move very smoothly, and because of this gun's simplicity, I expect it to last for a long time. It even has a pull valve, which I believe is more reliable than a ball valve. The Python 2's nozzles fire some very solid streams, and because of its good lamination, firing it is almost completely silent. The burst nozzle is really cool. It spreads out slightly like a shotgun, but still has great range. When it comes to pressurized reservoir guns, this is incredibly good. My only complaint is that (at least on my model) you have to make the reservoir cap very tight. If you don't tighten it as hard as you can, it will leak.


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