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Lock, Stock & Eight Smoking Caps!
Super Cap Gun
Member Name: Jazzy09
Super Cap Gun
Advantages: Great fun, especially for playing Cowboys and Indians.
Disadvantages: Suitable for children aged 8+, parental supervision required.
I remember using the super cap gun when I was little boy and can remember that you could buy them from the local newsagents. I used to spend my pocket money on buying more caps and use to remember putting on my cowboy hat and pulling the cap gun out of my pocket quick and firing it like Shotgun Willy or was it Billy the Kid, I can't really remember.
I can still remember the smell of the caps after you had shot one and the smoke it produced. I also remember me holding the gun to my mum's bottom and firing and that make her howl like a wolf. I got grounded for that one, and to be fair deservedly so, but I was a kid!
You can still buy them from E-Bay for around $15 from America and that includes the plastic cap gun but does not come with any caps. You can still use the gun to pretend though and as a child it's Indians versus Cowboys and doesn't always matter if you have no caps.
How to use it
Well I remember that you could cock the gun back like a magnum and insert the caps, which was quite tricky if you have little fingers. The caps have eight caps which gives you eight shots to scare the living daylights out of your friends and family. My advice is that it should only be bought for older children who would use it in the back garden.
On the packaging it recommends for children aged 8+ and I totally agree with this limit too. It can be quite dangerous as my dad know that if you pull one of these near someone's ears then they will only be able to see your lips moving and no sound for about 2 hours.
On the packaging it does mention that it should not be used indoors and to not fire it closer than 1ft near someone's ear and that adult supervision should be used at all times, especially with children.
This is a great diminutive item for playing cops and robbers especially now I am 26! Seriously though if I am being honest I probably wouldn't let me children play with these as I don't think this type of toy is suitable for children of any age and should be kept away from guns and knifes.
Rating: 4/5 for fun factor but 1/5 for safety
Summary: The ideal toy for playing cops and robbers!
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