The Max D 5000 is one of the largest Super Soakers to utilize pressurized reservoir technology. The plastic sphere behind the nozzle is merely ornamental, and pressure is generated by pumping air into the reservoir. For a pr gun the 5000 performs admirably. The output and range are above average, and each shot somehow feels both more powerful and more laminated than other guns this size.
Those praises aside, this gun does have some serious problems. Not having a pressure chamber is one of them. This means that as you begin to run low on water you will have to pump more and more to get to full pressure, you are likely to shoot mist instead of water, you won’t be able to shoot at extreme angles, and you most likely won’t be able to use all the water in your tank. The larger the tank the more severe these problems are, and the 5000 is definitely one of the largest PR guns out there. Worse than that, the spring connecting the trigger mechanism to the ball valve is highly likely to break after repeated use, rendering you unable to fire your weapon. When I say highly likely, I mean that, when this gun came out, 4 of my friends bought it, and by the end of the summer, every single one was inoperable. Similar reports have popped up all over the web. This is why it’s much more common to see XPs and older guns on ebay than Max D 5000s, despite the 5000 being produced for 4 straight years.
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