Gel blasters are a sporting goods product similar in design to airsoft guns, but the projectiles they shoot are 6-8 mm (0.24-0.31 in) polymer water beads. it is often played in shooting skirmishes similar to paintball by squads or local clubs of enthusiasts often referred to as "gelballers", but follow an airsoft-like honor-based gameplay system. In addition to safety gear such as eye protections, the sport is heavily regulated on the field and players must adhere to safety rules.
The general design of gel blasters is very similar to airsoft guns, usually comprising a coil spring-loaded piston air pump, with a T-piece ahead of the pump outlet to feed gel beads. The spring-piston pump is driven by an electric motor-gearbox assembly powered by batteries. A great feature of the game is the ease of cleaning, since the gel beads are made up of water in over 98% of mass and volume, and will break upon impact and simply dehydrate into tiny biodegradable slush powder fragments afterwards.
Gel-Blasters ammo (water beads) have a low impact break and are not painful. You will feel impact, but it doesn't "hurt". Some say it feels like a minor rubber band snap. Gel-Blasters is active play for the entire family. Safe, fun, accurate. Get in the Game!