Simply the greatest watergun ever made, bar none. Rumor has it that production was discontinued due to a lawsuit over a shot out eye. Whether this is true or not I do not know, but I can tell you that I shot my neighbor into a ditch with this thing. It is seriously that powerful!
Two versions were released. The original (mk1) was the first ever CPS Super Soaker. In 1997 the mk2 was released featuring a longer rubber bladder inside the pressure chamber. It is a common misconception that the mk1 has a greater PC capacity than the mk2. Both marks hold 30 oz. The difference is that the mk1’s shorter bladder has less dead space and contracts faster than the mk2’s longer bladder. This means that on average, mk1s are much more efficient and will shoot nearly all 30 oz, where as mk2s will generally have 3-5 oz sitting in the PC once its depressurized. The difference in bladder sizes also explains why mk1s generally shoot further than mk2s and why mk1 bladders are not nearly as durable.
Both versions of the 2000 offer massive amounts of power and output at the expense of their field life and rate of fire. Because of this it is highly advisable to use tap shots. Only unload your entire pressure chamber if you’re performing a close range hit and run during a soakfest. You’ll also want to pump between shots every chance you get so as not to get caught with an empty PC. It takes me 6 pumps to put enough water in the PC for a decent quarter-second tap shot.
Structurally, this is a very sound gun. I love how streamlined the design is and how well the weight is balanced. This makes it a lot easier to move with than say, a Monster X. Every piece of the gun is straight forward and down to business. This is especially true of the 2000’s nozzle. Although the mk1’s bladder gets the most attention I truly believe the nozzle design is more to do with its overall power, and I’ve done the tests to support my theory. When my mk1’s bladder ruptured I replaced it with a bladder from a 2500. Although the range dropped from 52 to 50 feet it was still a good 5 feet further than my 2500 could shoot. I did a comparison between mk2s, 2500s, and Monster Xs, and found that their bladders were all identical. Thus, you can essentially think of an mk2 as a CPS 2000 with a 2500 bladder.