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The Best Water Guns and Blasters to Take Your Summer to the Next Level

Because moisture is the essence of wetness.

Summer without water guns, squirt guns, super soaker water guns, or water blasters is akin to a Fast & Furious movie without the hyper-charged machismo of Vin Diesel. The right water artillery, or simply put the best water gun, is the secret sauce that takes your summer from bland to badass, and turns your kids (or let’s be real, you) into the aquatic kings of the neighborhood.

You want to evaluate several factors when choosing the appropriate water weapons: Drenching power, size, weight, and firing patterns, so you can hit your targets with precision and accuracy. From double-barrel blasting power to single-handed water attacks, the latest and greatest aquatic weapons offer a range of soaking styles. They’re so fun your kids will want to use them all summer, so be prepared to confiscate their weaponry once the leaves start to turn.

This beast of a water blaster holds up to 9.3 fluid ounces (275 milliliters) of water. That's a lot of liquid. And it fills up in seconds. This blaster looks just like the blaster used in the popular game and is easy to fill by submerging the tip in water and pulling the handle back. It's great for kids 6 and up.

Kids 6 and older drench their opponents with this water blaster, which features two vertically stacked barrels. You just move the handle back and forth to shoot two continuous streams of water from the barrels. The gun holds 35 fluid ounces of liquid.

This 29.5 inch water gun blasts water up to an impressive 70 feet. To reload, just immerse it in water and pull back the handle.

Small, stealth, and perfect for surprise ambushes, this micro-blaster wields ample water power. It launches water up to 33 feet, and has a 10 ounce tank. Because of its size, it's great for younger kids.

This space ship blaster is an inflatable hybrid water blaster that uses trigger action and has a 1.5 ounce water capacity outside the pool. Great for kids 5 and up, this inflatable water blaster looks cool and works in and out of the pool. It shoots water up to 15 feet, and has simple trigger action to get things going.

The latest and greatest stream machine, for kids 8 and up, is an aquatic powerhouse. It's 23 inches long with two 17 inch barrels. And it launches two 3/8 inch wide streams of water at your opponent up to 70 feet away.

What's colder than pool water? Pool water soaked in ice cubes. Boom. You fill the 20 ounce tank with a combo of water and ice, and shoot your enemy up to 38 feet away. Cold. So cold. This pump-to-fire gun is meant for kids 6 and up.

The one thing better than a single-barrel blaster is a double one, of course. This gun has two 12 inch barrels, allowing you to shoot two 3/8 inch wide streams of water at any unfortunate opponent up to 70 feet away. This is meant for serious water throwdowns, so get it for kids 8 and up.

Instead of a classic pump-and-trigger system, all your kid has to do is move the handle back and forth on this water gun. No trigger necessary.The Soakzooka has a 1.6-liter tank located near the rear. The tank is easy to fill thanks to a large opening that’s tilted upward, with a cap that cleverly flips up instead of unscrewing so there’s no chance of it getting lost in the heat of aquatic battle.

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With this pump-to-fire water blaster, you can spray up to 50 ounces of water a solid 38 feet. It's great for kids 6 and up.

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