Sun’s out, water guns out! Here’s how to find a squirt gun that will guarantee a wet and wild time in the backyard or by the pool. Let’s dive in!

Budget Buy

These foam cannons float in the pool. Max Liquidator

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Squirt guns are not known for their rock-solid components and construction. Most are some type of hard plastic that will crack and leak after a hard drop (or even minor bump). If you handle your squirt gun rough, choose a squirt gun that has a soft-foam exterior. The material bounces off streets, patios, driveways, and decks, and keep squirting.

Ultra Durable

This water cannon has a 1-liter reservoir and will shoot more than 40 times without reloading. NERF

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If you are aiming at targets that are far away, and your squirt gun has an extra-long range, that’s great, unless you miss and run out of water. Suddenly, you and your long-range squirt gun are toast. The solution is simple: invest in a squirt gun that has a large reservoir so you can spend more time playing and less time refilling.

Double Trouble

This model has a range of up to 32 feet. heytech

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A squirt gun isn’t much use if it’s so big that you have trouble holding it or bringing it up to squirt someone. A squirt gun should be easy to aim and fire quickly, and lightweight enough so you can run with it. Otherwise, it’s just a piece of plastic filled with water. If you’ll be moving around a lot, choose a squirt gun that won’t weigh you down.