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What's Inside GEL BLASTER SURGE? | I Take Apart This Gellet Blaster Toy To See How It's Made & Works

CAUTION! The first generation Gel Blaster SURGE has been recalled due to fire hazard. Please check with Gel Blaster about returning your blaster for replacement.

The Gel Blaster SURGE is one of the few available gel blasters in the United States.

Gel Blasters are still new in the US and haven't yet gained widespread popularity primarily because they are looked down upon by the airsoft community. However, I don't see these as a replacement or threat to airsoft. Gel Blasters offer a new category of fun that fits in between Nerf and Airsoft. Gel Blasters provide a good form of backyard fun with very cheap ammo that biodegrades and doesn't require any cleanup. If you're serious about your game and looking for high accuracy, then airsoft is your game. If you just want to have fun with kids, family, and friends with minimal protection (protective eyewear is all that's really necessary), then gel blasters are for you.


Gel Blaster SURGE -

Ammo (Gellets) 5 pack (50,000 rounds) -

Ammo 5 pack (50,000 rounds - 3rd Party - Cheaper) -

Ammo Orange 10 pack (100,000 rounds - 3rd Party - Cheaper) -

Ammo Blue 10 pack (100,000 rounds - 3rd Party - Cheaper) -

In this video I take apart the Gel Blaster SURGE to see how it is made inside. The SURGE uses a gearbox driven piston that is a typical design of gel blasters and airsoft. All the gears, piston, piston housing and inner barrel are plastic. The motor is not a standard size that I could find. The motor is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Although this battery is not easily accessible, it uses a common connector, so it could be easily changed if it died completely. The circuit board charges the Li-ion battery through a USB C connector. Power to the motor is directly controlled by a micro switch.


The Gel Blaster Surge (V1) uses the same gearbox as the STD m1911. This gearbox can be purchased here ZHENDUO Original SKD M1911 Gearbox


There are gears listed for sale for the STD M1911, and since the Surge uses the same gearbox, these gears should work.

US $6.27 5%OFF | PB Playful BAG Gel water bomb gun std 1911/ CS007 gears 5PCS Refit accessories (Motor Pinion gear is not shown in images. Not sure if it is included.)

Zhenduo Toy Gel Ball Blaster M1911 Gears Water Pistol Modified Accessories Free Shipping (Motor Pinion gear is not shown in images. Not sure if it is included.)

The gears appear to be the same as used in the JM X-1 X-2 Glock, for which replacement gears are more readily available. There are also metal gears available, but I question the value of those considering that the piston and cylinder rack will still be plastic and those replacement parts can not be found.


The products shown here were purchased by me with the intent to use them. I did not receive any free items, and I am not being paid or compensated for this review. The video, description, and comments may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link, I may receive a commission. Money earned helps to support my channel and bring you more informative videos about engineering, crafting, and DIY


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