I am very impressed with how sincere and thorough Chad is in explaining every detail and nuance of
the trick. An example, is instead of just saying "control the card to the top with your favorite
method", Chad takes the time to explain three great ways while being thoughtful of different
performers' skill levels. I also enjoyed him taking the time of giving a bonus by adding a "magic
marker" performance while handing out the sharpie to the audience.
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Chad Long has presented a simple yet highly effective routine/secret that will fool laypeople all
day long. Anyone can do this with just a little practice to make it flow.
My only wish is
that it wasn't so messy. It might be difficult to use this for table hopping, but it could be
done...the mess is part of the effect, though, and is part of what makes it fun for all. High five
and five stars for Pop Gun!
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I got this over another similar stab trick just released but am not to happy with it. It isn't the
props but the instructional video. There are couple things that are very germane to the working of
the effect which Chad hardly addresses at all, if at all. These involve prep and performance of the
effect. I can't say much more but have addressed it to Penguin in hopes of a response and solution.
Having been with them since early 2002, even moderating the forums this is one effect I would wait
and see if there are some additions to the instructional video. Others have said they think it is
great but how many have actually gone out and performed in the real world with it??
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So I didn't buy this trick for the toy gun (big shocker!) but more for the instruction from Chad
Long. And it doesn't disappoint there, for sure. To be honest, when I found out the method I was
surprise at how simple it was and how much he goes into other parts of the presentation which help
it be a complete routine instead of just another piece of one. His style of teaching is a bit all
over the place and chaotic but I think it works for him. He also teaches a bit of a Fl!pstick
routine from years ago that is a pretty neat thing as well as a few basic card sleights to help
magician's that don't know any yet be able to do parts of the routine. Some are complex and some are
easy and he offers instruction in both. The value here is Chad Long's instruction. The prop is OK
and functions as it should (I've had the arrow jam once or twice but no biggie.) Decent buy.
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I really love this effect and the whole novelty of using a toy gun to capture a card.
is an effect that has personality and makes people say wow. I would highly recommend this for any
close up worker that wants to utilize what normally would be a stage effect.
I love this trick! Fun to do and the finish is awesome! Very unexpected ending from the audience and
always gets a great laugh. So much fun to do!!!
the first one i recieved was broken, but Penguin promptly replaced it. This is a great effect. very
well taught. I don't generally do card tricks, but this is in my shows.
The prop is well made and reasonably priced. Chad’s teaching is top notch and easy to understand!
This is a fun twist. It’s obvious that Chad has performed this a billion times just from the timing
involved. To use an overused term in magic it’s more organic than a sword.
Pop Gun is an awesome card trick that will definitely get a lot of laughs from your audience! I’m
planning on using it immediately in my shows!