These PaperShooters Look Fun… Until Someone Shoots It With A Water Blaster

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Shooting Nerf blasters can make for a whole lot of fun. So will playing with these PaperShooters. Unlike regular blasters, though, they come as construction kits that you assemble from scratch, allowing you to get to know your toy shooter in a much more intimate capacity.

That’s right, you’ll build your own blaster, giving you the chance to familiarize yourself with every aspect of its operation. From the air chamber to the spring firing assembly to the trigger mechanism, you’ll put everything together all by yourself.

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Each PaperShooters blaster consists of 124 pieces, including a plastic skeleton, pre-cut cardboard body panels, springs, screws, and other small components. Everything you need to build the blaster is included in the kit – just throw in some glue to fasten everything tight and you’re set. Despite the cardboard build, this is a full-featured working shooter, with a real trigger, a reloadable magazine, and even ejecting shells. Features include a removable stock, removable barrel, and a safety catch.

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It uses molded paper as “soft splat ammo” (it comes with a mold, so you can make as many bullets as you want), which players arm on the eight included shells. Granted, a DIY blaster with paper munitions may not sound that impressive. This thing, though, can fire that paper projectile a whopping 65 feet, so even long-range battles from across the office floor can be waged with these blasters in tow. Just don't go up against any kids armed with Super Soakers, lest you enjoy watching your rifle go limp right in the heat of battle.

A Kickstarter campaign is currently running to fund PaperShooters. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at £30.

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  1. William

    These are an awesome concept, and honestly look a lot better built than the normal NERF guns. As a matter of fact, for hardly $20 more, I definitely see it a justified price. It reminds me of military familiarization with the M-16. Know your weapon, and become more proficient with it–especially if it misfires or becomes jammed. I like the water concept, so it’s a super-soaker too? Boy how I miss the days of backpacks full of water to connect and run around with the big super-soaker guns! The ballistic shells honestly look a little dangerous. In today’s society, I’d hate to see what’d happen if you pointed one of these at a law enforcement official. So for that, I recommend keeping these in the house and in the yard for kids to play with one another. Those shells look pretty solid and hard.

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