This is like having 3 blowguns in ONE!!!
I have two of these, and a professional 5' model as well, and love all three! I purchased the two break-down models locally, as these were all that was being sold here. I took it outside the general store where I bought it, and before I put it together, I fired a bamboo dart from it with the first section and coupling sleeve only; the dart penetrated 4 beer flats completely, and popped off the driving cone, after it made big dent in the first of the four flats! I was at least 15-20 ft. from the flats!!! I tried a mini broadhead, it went through as well and imbedded in a privacy fence! (needle nose pliers removed it, not by hand). Then I screwed the finely machined tubes together, and backed up another 15 feet or so, The increase in power was astounding!!! A couple of super-model looking women, not young chicks noticed, and was interested in the blowgun! I set up some new targets, and within about 30 minutes, their group went from the size of a dinner plate to the inside of a solo plastic cup! They wanted one of these themselves now, but I had bought both of the ones in stock, all the darts, quivers, guards, etc. they had in stock. I have been shooting a .40 cal. blowgun for a while, and when I saw these, I had to have both of these guns. I also ordered the 2' extension for my guns; at 7', this is a gun to look up to!!! The ladies and I now shoot together at my home, and have become good friends! They were anxious to shoot my new 5' professional model. These gals can HIT!!! I have several archery targets, and I took one over to their house, and I get to go swimming with them, and we sit in the hot tub and shoot at that big target at over 30 ft. away! Being a Master Machinist/toolmaker, who loves to thread things in the engine lathe, I would be happy to put my name on that set of threads that hold these guns together. You lose NO AIR PRESSURE because of the Quality of the machining, and the tubing, nor when the 2' extension is added. I now have a VERY ADDICTIVE HOBBY, and gained not only 3 STATE OF THE ART Blowguns, but 2 Extremely Beautiful lady friends by demonstrating this fine product to them. They are learning in my shop how to sharpen the bamboo darts, and how to sharpen the steel darts! I would say I was "Right ON TARGET" with these Cold Steel Blowguns!!! I only target shoot, but by target shooting in the right place, I got two great friends in one day!!! Cold Steel, and Hot Women firing away with my blowguns, couldn't ask for better. I wish I had known about these blowguns sooner, but somehow, I think I found out about them at just the right time... One more thing; you can take the 2' extension, put a dart in it, cover the coupling with your hand, and it will sink a bamboo dart into the archery target at least 6" deep at 10 feet. This isn't anything to sneeze at!