So after finding out that they Aus. version Centurion will be capable of ranges up to 23 metres, it got me thinking. Fair to say i was very distracted at work that day.
I had a memory of seeing something in stores that had a 100ft range. Who remembers the old Max Force Shadow Hawk 100?
This is where the Safety Standards make no sense. This blaster can be sold in Australia, unchanged, but the Centurion gets scrutinized? Yes, the ammo types are different, but at a close range, a soaked paper pellet is still going to hurt.
I am unsure what velocities these 2 blasters are capable of, but I assume this is what the Standard looks into, more than anything else.
Or, does it come down to the fact that Hasbro/Nerf is a multi-billion dollar corporation, whereas Max Force isn't, and doesn’t get pressured the way Hasbro does?
Target lists the Shadow Hawk as reaching 22 metres, but BigW has it reaching 30 metres.
Does anyone own a Shadow Hawk who can help shed some light on this issue? Does it actually achieve the range claim? And does the ammo hurt at close range?
Or does anyone know how the Safety Standard applies in this situation?
Let me know your thoughts!