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Are Gel Blasters Legal?

With airsoft and paintball being banned or otherwise heavily regulated in most countries, it’s only natural to question the legality of gel blasters; a new type of toy.

A gel blaster is a revolutionary toy blaster that is designed to shoot water-based gel pellets that are similar to Orbeez. They use rechargeable batteries to propel these pellets through the barrel, much like some types of airsoft. And like paintball, gel blasters shoot projectiles that burst upon impact.

However, gel blasters are considered much safer than paintball and airsoft. With that being said, are gel blasters legal? Or are they subject to regulation like in most countries?

Let’s find out.

So, Are Gel Blasters Legal?

Yes, gel blasters are 100% legal in the United States.  This is mainly because of the type of projectiles that gel blasters use, which are super-absorbent water beads that have little to no risk of causing an injury.

If you want to know more about gel blasters, be sure to check out our previous blog: what are gel blasters?

Another question that many people have about these toy blaster is “do gel blasters hurt?” Well, getting hit by gel blaster ammo can sting, but the pain is often described as similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin. In other words, the sting is very minor; just enough to keep your game exciting.

Reminder: If you are unsure of the legality of gel blasters in your country, be sure to check your local toy legislation.