Parent & Guardians Guide To Gel Blasters

We understand the need to choose the right product for anyone you’re purchasing for. So I have put together this simple guide to help you understand what Gelsoft is and if it's right for you and your children. 

Gelsoft blasters are designed to fire a non toxic , environmentally friendly water/gel ball projectile made of mainly water. Gelsoft blasters can be used by  children under 14  if they are supervised by an adult and all safety equipment is being used. You can think of them like paintball guns, except they use soft, water-based gel balls that ‘pop’ on impact with a small splat of water, or otherwise just bounce harmlessly off the target. 

Gel Blasters are safe enough to use in groups shooting at each other from a distance (if you’re wearing the safety glasses) and more than fun enough to keep teenagers engaged. It is like playing a paintball skirmish but suitable for families. 

Gelsoft for Families

Gelsoft is not suitable for children under 14 unless supervised by an adult so they don’t shoot at animals or people who are not involved in the game. Adult supervision also ensures that children are aware of the rules, for example, to make sure they don’t look into the barrel of a loaded blaster.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to help with any queries or help with any information you need.
Email: info@tacticaledge.com.au
Phone: 1300 713 362 (choose any extensions)

 

CHARGING:
Most gel blaster that children will use are battery powered so care should be taken not to get them wet and to follow appropriate charging safety – They should be charged for the correct length of time and not left unattended overnight. If you are unsure of how to do this correctly, please contact one of our staff using the email or number above and we will assist you. 

 

 Common Battery Charger Types

Standard 7.4v Charger USB

 B3 Battery Charger for 7.4v & 11.1v


It is also good practice to use a Lipo Safe Bag When Charging & Storing Your Battery. You can check them out here
Lipo Safe Bag

 

AMMO:

The ammo is designed to be safe for the environment and non-toxic. Gel Balls need to soak fully submerged in water for 5 hours before use. To store gel balls use a container with a lid or 3L Milk Bottle, ensure the gels are in water. Gels will last up to 2 months enclosed in water before they need to be replaced. Obviously, gels must be kept away from smaller children as it could represent a choking hazard if they were to eat it.

Watch Youtube Tutorial on Gel Balls Here



How You Receive Gels - Dehydrated

dehydrated gel balls

What Gels Look Like Hydrated

hydrated gel balls

 

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:

Our goal with gel blasters is to be as safe as possible, but also as fun as possible. With that in mind, it’s important to follow a few safety precautions. 

1. Always use the safety glasses that come with the Gel Blaster.  
2. Never look directly into the barrel.
3. Even though any lasers that come with the blasters are low powered and safe, we advise to avoid contact with eyes.
4. Ensure everyone playing knows what to expect from a hit and make sure they are agreeing to be shot at – this is important as they may cause temporary tiny red marks to appear on the skin.
5. Always charge batteries in a safe place, for the correct length of time and don’t leave unattended.
6. Use correctly sized ammo and don’t use anything other than the correct Gel ammo.
7. Gel Blasters whilst considered as a toy in Queensland, all children under 14 years should be supervised by an adult.


 

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