Opened a Big Box of Disappointment Today

18 Jun

I ordered these the other day because Uncrate described them as “all the advantages of paintball without the paint” which sounds pretty great. But a great advantage a paintball gun has (that this lacks) is a TRIGGER. And my guess is that even the worst paintball gun is about a 1000 more accurate in the aiming department.

It’s a bummer I had such high hopes for a great shootout among friends. Now I guess it’s back to the original plan: old timey bare knuckle boxing.

23 Responses to “Opened a Big Box of Disappointment Today”

  1. Donna Siano June 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Sorry you were disappointed. The gun looks like something from Star Trek. I know guys that get all dressed up like their going to war. I know it hurts if you get hit. I still have the mark from when I got hit. Make sure you take pictures.

  2. Debbie Johnson June 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I want photos of the old timey bare knuckle boxing!!!!!

  3. Tony June 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Personally I like to covertly plant paint-bombs around friends’ houses and apartments. My favorite spot is right outside the bathtub, set to explode immediately after a shower. Never knew what hit ’em.

  4. HCL June 19, 2011 at 3:11 am #

    You could just buy plant balls and a slingshot. Cheaper and more accuracy 🙂

  5. Inishmore June 19, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    C’mon, try the real thing and get a part in next year’s final of Community just like Josh did. It would make me cry tears of joy.

  6. Claudia June 19, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    Don’t you just HATE when this happens? You get all excited expecting one thing and then UGH you get slammed.
    Hugs in cyberspace!

  7. Marta June 19, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Ops…that has to hurt…boxing, I mean. Although my nephew has a place for playing with paint ball and that hurts a lot too 😛 Jajaja I´d like to see photos of the old timey bare knuckle boxing too. One of the purplest eye 😀

  8. Jeff June 19, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Clicked on the “Uncrate” link you provided…the mommie-baby laser eye thing about half way down freaked me out. At any rate, perhaps your new “gun” will still serve you well against zombies.

  9. Jeff June 19, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    Dancing Chihuahua:

  10. Megan Bruch June 19, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I don’t understand….how do you shoot it if there’s no trigger? Does it just shoot all the time? What about when you’re lying in wait? I’m confused.

    • Jorge Garcia June 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

      The black handle in back is a plunger you pull back and release. An act that makes the whole gun move, throwing off any precision you were trying to aim with.

      • Don Miller II June 20, 2011 at 9:58 am #

        Isn’t that a trigger in the round hole or is the whole thing solid plastic?

        From watching their videos, you pull the orange handle back to load a ball, the black handle back to engage the spring and then pull the trigger.

      • Jorge Garcia June 21, 2011 at 7:20 am #

        No trigger just a hole for your finger. You release the black handle and the ball fires.

  11. MM June 19, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    It might not be accurate but it still looks like the kind of toy that could break mum’s best china even when you point it in the opposite direction (which is why I was never allowed cool, if slightly dangerous, toys as a kid).

  12. Slave Driver June 19, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    In our family we’re partial to old school Lawn Jarts- the kind that could kill you. It separated the members of the species that were fastest/strongest from the weak, thus proving Darwin’s theory. These days they have lame squishy tips that keep people from getting hurt. This, I believe, is why the human race is going to hell in a hand basket.

  13. yellowdoggranny June 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    you must have had a miss spent never heard of water guns?

  14. Jessie June 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    So sorry it was a stinky toy, that’s never good! Hope you find a better one. Have fun boxing!

  15. MARTA(BcN) June 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    ouuuu, so sorry!!! pintball is very funny!!! I want pics of the old timey bare knuckle boxing!!!!!
    muchos abrazos Jorge!!!!!!

  16. pamelalovescharlie June 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Get a marshmallow gun…I just saw them at Kroger’s ($20) they look like a Nerf gun but they shoot marshmallows…how fun would that be? Cheap ammo and if you have good aim, a delicious treat…I think my dog would like one too 😉

  17. Chris June 19, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    Get some Nerf lazer tag guns! Fun times will ensue. 🙂

  18. llisa June 20, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    For good clean, fairly washable and not really painful fun, stick with my favorite paintball back up… water guns and Kool-ade. You’re welcome 😉

  19. James Hernandez June 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Ah yes Dad’s is the best! Ok maybe a close second to A&W!

  20. Jason Lee Miller July 9, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    Sorry to Necro an old thread but I just came across the blog.

    I am sure you have seen and heard about airsoft guns at some point- although a lot of them shoot super hot and you need to go to a proper field to play there are plenty that are perfect for safely blasting friends and family with in the house. If you are going to be in Canada for awhile there are a lot of cheaper clear Crosman airsoft spring pistols at places like Canadian Tire or WalMart so you dont even need to worry that the neighbors will think you are on a Celebrity rampage with a real firearm.

    Sorry to hear about the dissappointment though; been there, done that, and the T shirt never fits :p

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