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The Super Soaker CPS 2000 is a CPS class water gun released in 1996 by Larami. It was the first model in the Constant Pressure System (CPS) line, which initially included only a single blaster. Today, it is a sought-after and revered soaker by enthusiasts and members of the online community. It remains the most powerful stock water blaster sold in stores in terms range and soakage, a title it took from the Super Soaker 300 and has held for 17 years running. The CPS 2000 has gained a reputation for its size and power, since no other water gun comes close to it in terms of power. The CPS 2000 has been criticized for its low field life (how long it can last between refills) depleting its pressure chamber in only 1 second and only being able to fire 4 or 5 such shots before needing to be refilled, and the large number of pumps that it takes to fully presurize (20-24 depending on version).
- Overall Weight: 3.5 pounds (empty) 11.3 pounds (loaded and pumped)
- Primary Reservoir Capacity: 103 ounces
- Pressure Chamber Capacity: 30 ounces (Mk1)
- Length: 34"
- Width: 5"
- Height: 12"
- Range (fully pumped, 0° angle): 31'
- Range (fully pumped, 45° angle): 53'
- Output (fully pumped): 30 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 Super Soaker 50 in 1991 and the second after the Super Soaker 300 was released in 1993). The most powerful blaster of its time and still currently unmatched except by homemade water guns, it sports a 25X water output (1X equals 1.2 oz/second).
CPS 2000 Mk2
The CPS 2000 Mk2 was a replacement to the Mk1. This version of the CPS 2000 was lighter, the Mk1 having a pressure chamber with 50% more capacity (30 oz) than the Mk2 (20 oz). sources have reported the Mk1 as having greater shot time, output, and range than the mk2 but the difference is only marginal.
The most visible differences between the two are;
- The Mk1 has a much longer pressure gauge than the Mk2.
- The Mk2 has a tethered reservoir cap to prevent loss, the Mk1's is untethered.
- The pump handle on some Mk2s has a grey disc with a pin visible. This is absent on the Mk1.