A blowgun can be a highly entertaining pastime.
Used for centuries as a weapon for hunting, they can still be used
for hunting purposes, as well as for the hobby target shooter. If
you are thinking about buying a blowgun, here are some questions you
need to have answered.
How is a blowgun made?
It is more than just a hollow tube. While our
ancient ancestors may have used ones made of wood, bamboo, or reeds,
the modern version needs to be made out of something stronger and
longer lasting. Airplane aluminum can be used today to create a
straight shooting, seamless blowgun for hobbyists and hunters alike.
As well, remember that the longer a shaft, the greater velocity and
range it can have.
So it can be an effective hunting weapon?
Yes! They are specially designed to fire at a
strong velocity and a great distance; enough to penetrate through
quarter-inch thick plywood! In fact, a 72 inch blowgun can shoot at
350 feet per second with an effective range of 200 feet. It’s the
perfect silent hunting weapon!
What else can I do, if I don’t want to hunt
with a blowgun?
Use one for target shooting, using either darts
or paintballs. In fact, an attachment is even available that will
automatically load a new paintball at the touch of a button! If you
are using the darts for your target shooting, make sure to use
brightly colored darts so that can be easily seen them if you miss
Which blowgun is right for me?
When it comes time to buy one, consider how you
want to use it. This will help determine the size and ultimately the
convenience, velocity, range, and price. You will also need to
decide if you want darts for hunting and target shooting or
paintballs for target shooting.
A blowgun is a great hobby to pick up. It
provides both practical and affordable fun and can also be a great
weapon to add to a collection.