XP 310

XP-310 (2000)

Type: Medium XP Use: Medium Primary
Range: 7.5/10 Endurance: Medium Nozzle: .5x-3x
Ease of Use: High Price: $14.99 USD (2000)
Pressurizes Via: Two separate chambers

It took me a long time to get a working XP-310, in fact I had to buy three to get a working one. Despite the high amount of defective XP-310s that seemed to float around in 2000, mine has seemed to proven itself as a capable and hardy blaster. The XP-310 comes from the heavy XP line of blasters (XP-150, XP-105, XP-110). I consider it worthy of standing in the same class as the XP-150 and XP-110, which are two excellent earlier generation XP blasters.

The XP-310 boasts 25% more water compared to the XP-110, and like the XP-150/105/110 it too has two pressure chambers. It takes about eight pumps to fully pressurize the Super Soaker, a noted advantage when contending with heavy class CPS blasters. The new style pump is easy enough to use though it can take some getting used to if you are more familiar with tracked pumps and the old style ones. Overall, the construction of the blaster feels fairly sturdy, despite a couple of extra pieces of plastic that feel a little shaky, but those pieces just seem like decoration. I very much like the addition of multiple nozzles to this line of XP blasters. The nozzle sizes range from about classic size (SS-100) to 3x. As an aside, the 3x nozzle on this blaster is larger than the nozzles on the CPS 1-3-5. Switching nozzles is a breeze and they easily click into place. The reservoir lasts a decent time, especially when the smaller nozzles are used. I find that the reservoir will deplete within 2-3 full charges if using the 3x nozzle. The firing time is good on all the settings, and is comparable to an XP-150, with the XP-150 holding the slight advantage. Compared to the XP-150 which is often seen as the benchmark of the heavy XP blasters it holds up pretty well. Overall, The XP-150 seems to have a slight advantage over the XP-310. The XP-310 may make up for this with the screw on cap reservoir, making it much easier to refill compared to a XP-150 or XP-105. The Max-D 6000 also slightly out performs the XP-310. However, the XP-310 is more than adequate, and makes a good primary blaster for inexperienced users and escorts. A well trained XP-310 user could contend with lower CPS class blasters. When it was readily available it was the type of blaster I recommended stocking up on since it was relatively inexpensive, easy to use, and performed well.

Fighting with the XP-310: Use the light weight and quick pumping of this blaster to your advantage. You can more easily maneuver compared to a CPS user. Use the XP-310 to serve as an escort to a heavy weapons officer using a Monster X, CPS-3200, or Monster XL.

Fighting against the XP-310: Although a XP-310 user may be agile, their blaster is weaker and has shorter range compared to a XP-150, Max-D 6000 or any CPS class blaster.

Pros: Light weight, multiple nozzles, easy to use, screw-on cap reservoir, accurate pressure gauge
Cons: Reservoir can empty fast on high nozzle settings, awkward style pump
Review Updated: June 2012

nozzles of XP 310
Nozzles on the XP-310
XP 310 with XP 150 XP-310 next to XP-150
XP 310 Gauge Pressure gauge on XP-310 (still works)

2000 XP logo
Generation IV XP
Preceded By: XP-110
Succeeded By: Max-D 6000
US Patent: RE35412 & 5339987
Item Number: 2223-0

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