CO2 Gel Blasters - FAQs
How fast can CO2 gel blasters fire?
CO2 gel blasters have a mechanical firing mechanism that can shoot gel balls at around 27O-28O feet per second.
Gas-powered gel blasters are well-known for their ability to fire with a kick. If you're looking for a high-performance gel blaster that can deliver solidly during game play, go for the gas gel blaster option.
Because the firing mechanism relies on the explosive release of highly pressured gas, gas-powered gel blasters shoot the gel balls fast and hard, and often are designed to give a realistic kickback experience. You can think of them as gas blowback gel blasters.
Gas gel blasters in Australia also respond well to cold temperatures. If you're thinking of taking the blasters out somewhere you could be playing in chilly weather, a gas-powered gel blaster in Australia may be the best choice. This will ensure your blaster keeps delivering the gel balls, every time you pull the trigger.
How do I install a CO2 cartridge in my blaster?
First, put your CO2 gel blaster in safe mode - there's no need to accidentally pull the trigger while dismantling it. Then take the magazine out from the gas gel blaster, and remove its back cover by pushing the button you find there.
Now you can remove the spent gas cylinder, and put in the fresh one. Make sure the head of the fresh cartridge - the narrower tip - lines up properly inside the gas-powered gel blaster.
The gas cartridge needs to be secured in place inside the gas blowback gel blaster. Tighten the plug at the bottom of the cylinder, to keep the cylinder firmly in place while firing - otherwise, it might throw your aim off. But don't tighten it too far, or there's a chance you could break part of it.
Once you're at this stage, simply put the cover back on the CO2 gel blaster and you're ready to go.
Will CO2 leak out of a pistol?
If you're inserting the gas cylinders properly into your CO2 gel blaster, there shouldn't be any noticeable CO2 leakage. However, a slight gas leak could develop over time, and you may notice this if your gas gel blaster is firing fewer gel balls in each round.
If there is a gas leakage, there are two possible reasons. Most likely, the seal of the gas cartridge isn't secure and is letting gas out - especially if you've had the gas-powered gel blaster for a while. Otherwise, it could be that the valve isn't working properly, but this is unlikely to be the cause.
If you think you have a CO2 leak, try lubricating the seal around the pin that punctures the gas cartridge, to help the seal prevent gas leakage.
Use the spray each time you load up a fresh cartridge. Otherwise, you can try taping the top of the gas canister. If the seal is deformed, the tape may take up some of the space and prevent too much leakage.
Can CO2 gel blasters fire ball bearings?
CO2 gel blasters are specifically designed to fire gel balls. Trying to load your blaster with ball bearings (BBs) will break your blaster, and even if it doesn't break, your CO2 gel blaster will struggle to fire them properly.
Do CO2 gel blasters hurt?
C02 gel blasters don't hurt other than a mild sting if hit from close range. They can't cause injury, and any mark will fade within a few minutes or hours.