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Cold Steel B6255 Big Bore 5 Ft .625 Blowgun

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CSB6255: Big Bore 5 Foot .625 Blowgun
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The blowgun or blowpipe has a long history that spans the globe. Many authorities believe it was first invented in Malaysia where it migrated through the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelago's finding its way to the Philippines and as far north as Japan. The blowgun, however, was not just a southeastern weapon; it also surfaced in the western hemisphere in the jungles of South and Central America, moving as far north as the southeastern United States.

Blowguns were originally invented to serve as a hunting weapon. They were used to bag small animals and birds, with small stones or hardened clay pellets being used for ammunition. Eventually, most hunters discovered that they could take much larger animals by the use of thin wooden darts that were laced with lethal poisons. The poison was derived from the sap of specially cultivated vines.

In the early 1960s and '70's, blowguns began to gain a small foothold in the United States. During this period, the Jivaro Blowgun Company ran a myriad of small advertisements for their .38 caliber blowgun. These were featured in the back of many adventure, gun and survival magazines. Eventually, in the late 1980's they faded away.

But the mystique of the blowgun itself did not fade away. Instead, a number of companies quickly jumped into the vacuum that was created by Jivaro's demise, and, by the early 90's, the market was flooded with a horde of cheap, poorly constructed blowguns. Most were sold as novelty items, with inefficient, short, 2 and 3 foot tubes made of paper-thin aluminum and firing an insipid .40 caliber dart. The only exception was the J.R. Stupero Company and their successor the J.W. McFarlin Company which sold an authentic hunting grade blowgun that was made of thick, strong Aluminum and was capable of propelling a heavy .625 Magnum dart.

In 1983, Cold Steel's President, Lynn C. Thompson, bought the first of the many .625 Magnum blowguns he would eventually own. He became an instant fan and has, over the last two decades, practiced exclusively with it. He has taken it on several hunting trips in the U.S. and has used it on three African Safari's! When the opportunity to acquire the J.W. Mcfarlin Company arose, Lynn purchased it outright, taking title to all of their trademarks and inventory.

Now, after a brief reorganizing period, we hereby inaugurate the birth of our new division; Big Bore Blowguns, home of the .625 Magnum. Big Bore Blowguns will specialize in large blowgun calibers like .625 Magnum because they are capable of shooting darts that are 20% faster and three times heavier then our competition. They offer vastly improved killing power compared to smaller, .40 caliber darts.

Since we are not interested in selling cheap, shoddy toys, we will concentrate on 4 and 5-foot blowguns. For extra accuracy and range, we sell a two-foot extension as an accessory. Both of the basic models come with a mouthpiece, rubber ferrule, dart quiver, and 36 darts (6 Stun Darts, 15 Mini Broad Head, and 15 Bamboo). We also sell a 3-inch thick high-density foam target for safer indoor practice.

Large caliber blowguns like our .625 Magnum have an effective range out to 20 yards or more. With practice, a skilled user can hit a two-inch circle at amazing distances, delivering a heavy weight dart. That's a payload easily capable of penetrating a half-inch sheet of plywood.

Accuracy and range like this enable an experienced hunter to take small game like doves, quail, squirrels and rabbits in complete silence without danger of over penetration or errant darts striking livestock or humans in the distance.

Shooting a blowgun is great fun. It is an activity that can be enjoyed indoors or out, in sunny or inclement weather. Skill with a blowgun can lead to many inexpensive hunting adventures and stand you in good stead in survival or self-defense situations. Try our new Big Bore .625 Magnum and you'll soon find yourself addicted to the fun of shooting the world's most powerful blowgun!

Includes
  • Mouthpiece
  • Blow Tube
  • Rubber Ferrule
  • Dart Quiver
  • 36 darts: (6 Stun Darts, 15 Mini Broad Head, and 15 Bamboo)
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5 out of 5
Jollyjoker
Lafayette LA
Dec 27, 2017
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So much fun
I bought this just as something fun to do while sitting at the camp. It’s accurate and easy to use. Great activity!
5 out of 5
Johnny
VA, USA
Dec 14, 2017
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Lots of Fun for $28
Can't say many more good things about this, at least not more than already mentioned in other reviews; Definitely a fun toy, for just about anyone. The single piece professional version is also very sturdy, I have had a couple small falls with it, hit it on a few things by accident, and still not bent it yet. The amount of air required is quite high but doable, and the 5 foot length is a little long for some shooting locations; Keep these 2 things in mind when choosing a blowgun. It's a little awkward maneuvering it indoors for me, personally. The weight is not bad, but definitely takes some practice to tame it and aim properly; Practice makes perfect, or at least gets you really close. :) I too, have a slight problem with darts getting stuck, or flying strange occasionally; Turned out to be a quality control issue. My remedy was to make my own (found many tutorials for this, online) which is cheaper in the long run, and they are all around, 15-20% better in all fields, accuracy, distance, consistency, sound profile, ect. They never get stuck in the mouthpiece, and are 9 inches long w/ neon pink cones; Because of the length and color, they are much harder to lose in the grass! Oh, and they never 'break' like the official darts, when shooting hard objects such as trees or wood. They just bend, or knock a cone off. You can easily make a new cone in 5 minutes (or even re-use the old one sometimes, with some well place superglue), and can straighten them back out, time and time again. I've been shooting the same 6 darts for months. :) I used Wire construction marker flags for the dart, cut to desired length; Then heated one end of the dart, and melted them into the middle of plastic beads. Once cooled, slide down onto a duct tape cone, and fill with hot glue until the glue is just over top the bead a bit; Place in blowgun and trim to fit. If desired you can also grind/file them to a pointed spear dart, it's quite simple really. You can spend about $30 and have hundreds of darts worth of material to make more. ;) Only sad thing is, they aren't thick enough to fit into the official quivers. Which my fix was with a small section of pool/swimming noodle, that I dyed black, and slipped over & tied around the blowgun snugly; I just poke my darts down into that.. haha! You can find the marker flags are your local construction stores, such as Lowes/Home Depot. The the beads, glue gun & glue, and duct tape @ you local craft store, or craft sections in Walmart or some place similar.
5 out of 5
Todd
Richmond, Va
Feb 03, 2015
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So Much Fun !
I bought this for my son and we have had so much fun with it that I am now getting one ! maybe an extra one for friends that come over.
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