Gel Ball Blasters - What are they and how do they work?

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As you may or may not know, a new breed of toy guns is on the rise. Hydro blasters, also known as gel ball shooters, have now been around for close to 18 months. What is a hydro blaster you ask? Well, basically, this is what happens when paintball and airsoft have babies... you get hydro blasters! Think of it like a hybrid of paintball and airsoft. 

Toy Gel Ball Blasters are similar to that of a plastic nerf or airsoft gun, however instead of shooting a foam dart like a nerf gun, or a hard plastic pellet like an airsoft gun, they fire small harmless water balls! Most blasters shoot accuratly to approx 60ft depending on the model. The gel ball ammo, also known as crystal balls or orbeez, are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and are formed after soaking in water for around 4 hours. These squishy gel balls hold there form whilst being fired and then explode on impact. An exciting but safe sport, these blasters are the ideal choice amongst many Australians, and are the best alternative to paintball and airsoft. 

But unlike airsoft, there is not just one size, the sizes range all the way from 6 to 15mm! This is due to the different calibre's of the Hydro Blasters. Most of the rifles and sub-machine guns require 9-11mm rounds, whilst the pistols require 8mm, and some as small as 6-7mm! The shotguns require the largest round, a wopping 13-15mm. View our size chart below.

Anyway, enough reading for now. If you look below you will see our full playlist of gel ball blasters, so be sure to check them out! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via our facebook @ www.facebook.com/backyardblasters or send us an email to hello@backyardblasters.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Some quick FAQS about Gel Ball Blasters:

What is the legality of Gel Ball Blasters?
Allright folks, this question is asked on a daily basis.
Currently, there is nothing in writing. No law they are breaching or even what firearms class they fall into. As some of you may know, Australian customs have been confiscating imports of Gel Ball Blasters, usually classing the items as airsoft guns, which they are not! Australia is a very sensitive country to anything with the word gun in it, and these confiscations uaully come down to ill-knowledge and mis-understanding of these plastic toys. A snickers bar is more dangerous then any of these toys!
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UPDATE 01/02/2018:
These plastic toys are NO LONGER being classed as firearms by Australian customs. This is great progress!
In regards to the legality of the  Gel Ball Blasters we sell, some may not be deemed as toys in your state, as they may appear as imitation/replica firearms.
This all depends on your state laws (e.g. QLD does not require a license for toy guns considered a replica) so it is best to verify with your  local State Police Department and ask them for specific information regarding the ownership of items you wish to purchase. We suggest you take a screenshot of the gel ball blaster you wish to purchase, state what you will be using the plastic toy for (i.e. collecting, backyard play, filming, cosplay, dressups) and ask if a License is required, and if so, how do I obtain it. You can send this information via email to your relevant state department which can be found below.

State

Phone

Email

Web

ACT

(02) 6256 7747

ACTFirearmsRegistry@afp.gov.au

www.afp.gov.au

NSW

1300 362 562

firearmsenq@police.nsw.gov.au

www.police.nsw.gov.au

NT

(08) 8922 3541

firearmsregistry@pfes.nt.gov.au

www.nt.gov.au/pfes

QLD

(07) 3015 7777

weaponslicensing@police.qld.gov.au

www.police.qld.gov.au

SA

(08) 8204 2495

SAPOL.FirearmsBranch@police.sa.gov.au

www.sapolice.sa.gov.au

TA

(03) 6230 2720

firearms@police.tas.gov.au

www.police.tas.gov.au

VIC

1300 651 645

licensingservices@police.vic.gov.au

www.police.vic.gov.au

WA

(08) 9223 7000

firearms.branch@police.wa.gov.au

www.police.wa.gov.au

 
Now onto the next biggest question. Where should I buy my gel ball blaster from?
 
If you are looking at buying your first gel ball blaster, do so from an Australian business (like us!). You need to buy local to guarantee delivery of your blaster. Do not buy from overseas!
    
Last Question:  Will my order go through Australian customs?
NO! Because all our items are posted from within Australia (domestic parcels), they do not go through customs. Parcels only go through customs when you order an item from outside Australia (for example buying an item from china). 
  
I hope this answers everyones questions. Have a blast!
   

>>> To view our full range of gel ball blasters please visit our Armory here <<<

Gel ball ammo size guide

6mm

7-8mm

9-11mm 

11-13mm

13-15mm

Glock (Manual)

Glock

P90

Tommy Gun

M870

USP .45

Gold Desert Eagle

Uzi

SM5 Tactical

M1014 Benelli

Penis Blaster

Desert Eagle

SMG9

M4 Sopmod

 

 

Desert Eagle Tactical RAS

KSG-15

M4 Folding Stock

 

 

Beretta M9

MA5C

M4 Patriot

 

 

Mauser C96

AK-105

M4 Thunder Maul

 

 

SIG P226

M4 LVOA

M2 Browning

 

 

SY-886 "Havok"

M4 Tac Master

 

 

 

M4 Terminator

G36

 

 

 

HK416

M24

 

 

 

Kriss Vector

Dragunov SVD

 

 

 

M249

M-29 Incisor

 

 

 

Barret M82

Crossbow Rifle

 

 

 

Mini gatling gun

MP40