The XP 220 was originally marketed in 2000 a member of the “More Water” themed line. Like the other Super Soakers released that year the XP 220 holds more water than its predecessor. In this case it holds 1 oz more. That’s pretty funny now that I think about it. Even so, both the XP 20 and XP 220 only fire around .3 to .4 oz a second so you very well could get 3 more seconds worth of shot time with 1 oz. The XP 220′s angled also helps in keeping you on the battle field longer as it allows you to get every last drop of water out of the reservoir and down range towards your target.
As far as combat efficiency goes this is a fun gun to use indoors, but that’s about it. Sure, the small size and light weight is nice, but the way that the pump is built to enclose the trigger handle makes it hard to use for anyone with larger hands. The design also gets in the way of being able to use it with a holster which greatly lessens its combat effectiveness.
I Oddly enough the XP 220 still seems underpowered when compared to the likes of the Super Soaker 30 or Storm pistols. One last thing I’d like to point out about this gun’s design is the terribly small reservoir opening. It’s actually quite difficult to fill the 220 quickly. The opening is about halve the size of how it is on a normal size soaker and the plastic piece connected to the tethered cap tends to get in the way and stop water from entering the blaster.
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