You wouldnâ€™t want to be in close range of this beastly pneumatic ping pong ball gun. A ping pong ball is hardly destructive. But filled with water and propelled by compressed air, the tiny balls become painful projectiles. How painful? Well, the ball penetrated through plywood board and drywall.
The gun is long barreled and carries a magazine of 14 ping pong balls filled with water. The magazine is a short cylinder which holds the 14 shots and loads them one at a time into the long barrel with a press of a trigger. The second press of the trigger pneumatically pressurizes the gun. Press the trigger again and the air gets released through a valve. The sheer pneumatic force launches the ping pong ball.
Hereâ€™s a look at the parts of the gun:
The pneumatic ping pong gun made by Ron Kessinger runs off of a compressed air line and a standard wall outlet.Â See the gun in action in the top video and in three more videos.
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