Water Warriors Ultimate Explorer


Released: 2011
Ebay Value: ?

Reservoir: 55 oz
PC: 5 oz

Gun: 21″ x 4.5″ x 10″

Weight Full: 7.1 lb
Weight Empty: 2.6 lb

Pump Volume: 0.7 oz
Pumps to 100%: 7
Pump Stroke: TBM

Field Life


The Ultimate Explorer is a rather interesting gun, having originally been designed with an elastic pressure chamber (ala CPS) only to be released as an air pressure blaster following the Super Soaker lawsuit. Unfortunately, it seems Buzz Bee Toys did not put much thought into the size (or lack thereof) of the new pressure chamber, resulting in terribly low shot times.

With that being said, the Explorer still has some things going for it. Nozzle options, and the range that they shoot up to are both impressive. The largest nozzle option is comparable to the largest stream setting on the Colossus, but with Colossus 2 like shot time. The smallest two nozzles are the only that offer decent shot time, as a result of having such a small pressure chamber. With the Explorer you will find yourself pumping after almost every shot.

Shot Time* Shots/Tank (overloaded)**
1.2 mm
34 ft
0.9 oz
4.5 sec
13 full, 122 burst (+1, 11)
1.4 mm
35 ft
1.1 oz
4.2 sec
13 full, 111 burst (+1, 9)
1.6 mm
36 ft
1.5 oz
2.8 sec
13 full, 73 burst (+1, 7)
1.8 mm
37 ft
1.8 oz
2.4 sec
13 full, 61 burst (+1, 5)
2 mm
38 ft
3 oz
1.2 sec
13 full, 37 burst (+1, 3)

* ≥ 70% range, **overloaded = fill reservoir, pump, refill reservoir; burst = 1/4 sec “tap” shot

Structurally speaking, the oddities continue. The Ultimate Explorer is able to connect with other Water Warriors guns from the “Ultimate” series via rails/grooves on the top and bottom of the blaster. It is certainly an interesting idea, but I’m not sure how combat worthy it would prove. The pistol grip/handle/trigger is also located at the extreme rear of the gun, making this very front heavy, which causes some issues with handling, mobility, and being able to fire one-handed.

While the Ultimate Explorer is certainly not a poor choice I would recommend that you purchase an XP 150 or Colossus instead. Both blasters offer superior handling and a superior rate of fire.

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