The blowpipe or blowgun has a long history that spans the globe. Many authorities believe it was first invented in Malaysia and migrated through the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos to the Philippines and even Japan. The blowgun, however, was not just a south eastern weapon; it also surfaced in the western hemisphere in the jungles of south and Central America, moving as far north as the southeastern United States. Cold Steels Big Bore Blowguns feature large caliber .625 Magnum barrels that make them capable of shooting darts that are faster and heavier than other models on the market today! Our blowguns have an effective range out to 20 yards or more, and, with practice a skilled user can hit a two-inch circle at amazing distances and deliver a heavyweight dart capable of penetrating a half-inch sheet of plywood! Available in 4 foot or 5 foot lengths, with optional extensions for extra accuracy and range. All models come with a mouthpiece, rubber ferrule, dart quiver, and 36 darts (15 Bamboo Darts, 15 Mini Broadhead Darts, and 6 Stun Darts). Shooting a blowgun is great fun. It is an activity that can be enjoyed indoors or out, in sunny or inclement weather. Skill with a blowgun can lead to many inexpensive hunting adventures and stand you in good stead in survival or self-defense situations.