2012-04-11-BFP909-funbutsca


909 Fun But Scary.

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I’m not sure Carol really knows what semi automatic means. She might have meant “sort of” rather than semi, but it hardly matters. I’ve never been clear on why dart guns don’t just have a mechanism that fires when you pull a trigger. It seems like science could have made that a reality by now, even without batteries. Maybe it’s because kids don’t have strong enough fingers? As far as I know any Nerf gun that is just point and shoot requires batteries. I also have heard that the yellow one that Carol has jams catastrophically. Oh, and on the previous page the blue one she’s holding is modeled after one called the Buzzsaw, or something like that. I think it’s no longer in production. The ones that shoot balls aren’t as popular as the dart ones, I guess.

I’m not sure who owned Super Soaker originally, but Nerf does now. When those first appeared they were the best water guns you could get. I had one of the second wave ones that lasted for many years. When that one finally fell apart I got some others. By that time Nerf owned the license for sure because the new ones were branded, but they were terrible. They didn’t work very well and fell apart quickly. Somewhere along the line quality control was lost. I haven’t bought one since then, not that I really need a squirt gun these days. I’ve seen the new little ones in stores though and wonder if they are any good now. They’re pretty cheap and look better made than those ones from a few years ago. I’ve always wanted to make a squirt gun out of steel. At least parts of it. So that it would be the best one ever and also unique. It’s a lot of hassle for a toy that I wouldn’t use very much though. I suppose a person could make them and sell them, but I’m doing enough crafts as it is. I guess a person could just take an existing one and replace the insides, or modify them in such a way that the quality would be improved significantly. Pretty much what people do with the Nerf guns…

I bet there’s clubs for modifying water guns now that I think about it. Ever striving to find better ways to moisten things…