Buying a Blowgun

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 the target.

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.