The Super Soaker CPS 2000 was a CPS class water gun released in 1996 by Larami. Today, it is arguably the most sought-after and revered soaker by enthusiasts and members of the online community. It presently remains the most powerful stock water blaster sold in stores in terms of water output per second. However, some individuals, especially those who modify or build water guns, consider the CPS 2000 overrated and over-hyped. The CPS 2000 has also been criticized for its small pressure chamber and reservoir capacity in relation to its water output, depleting its pressure chamber in only 1 second and only being able to fire 3-5 such shots before needing to be refilled, depending on version. It also requires roughly 30 pumps to fill the pressure chamber, again depending on version.
- Overall Weight: 1.58 kilograms (empty)
- Primary Reservoir Capacity: 3.1 liters
- Pressure Chamber Capacity: 0.75 or 1.0 liters
- Length: 87 centimeters
- Width: 13 centimeters
- Height: 30 centimeters
- Range (fully pumped, 0° angle): 9 meters
- Range (fully pumped, 45° angle): 15 meters
- Output (fully pumped): 28.3 oz/second
CPS 2000 Mk1
The original version of the CPS 2000 was released in spring of 1996. Being the first water gun to ever sport a Constant Pressure System
(CPS), it began what many refer to as the "third age of water wars" (the first beginning upon the release of the SS 50 in 1988
and the second after the first XP blaster was released in the early nineties). The most powerful blaster of its time and still currently unmatched except by homemade water guns, it sports an estimated 25X to 30X water output (1X equals 1 oz/second).
A popular myth states that at close range, a CPS 2000 once blew a young kid's eye out of the socket. Whether or not the myth is true, one thing is certain: Larami discontinued the CPS 2000 Mk1 to make way for the Mk2 (and eventually the CPS 2500).
CPS 2000 Mk2
The CPS 2000 Mk2 was a replacement to the Mk1. This version of the CPS 2000 was lighter, the Mk1 reportedly having a pressure chamber with 1/3 more capacity (1 liter) than the Mk2 (0.75 liter). Conflicting sources have reported both the Mk1 and the Mk2 having a longer shot time and range than the other.
The most visible differences between the two are;
- The Mk1 has a much longer pressure gauge than the Mk2.
- The Mk2 has a tethered screw on reservoir cap, the Mk1's is untethered.
- The pump handle on some versions of the Mk2 has a grey disc with a pin visible. This is absent on the Mk1.