I got this water gun to play water war with my son, he has one of the big name brand water guns and my El Cheapo is twice the product he has now. The Pump Action Water Gun shoots farther and holds more water than the one he has now. Another one of the big things I noticed is that this gun leaks a lot less than the expensive one. My son has also noticed the difference and he most times gives me the other one now, when a six year old replaces a twenty-four dollar water gun with a two dollar water gun you know something is up with that. I had always thought these were really no different than the others but never tried one to find out, until now. We won't be buying anymore over top priced water guns I don't care the name. Finding and buying this kinda made me feel a little silly for ever having bought any of the others, I guess I just forgot what it's like to be a kid because he doesn't care about the name or price.