November 18, 2005

Shotgun Party Beer Opener 2.0 Review

Shotgun Party Beer Opener
Slogan: One Trip to the Lip
Typical Price: Ranges from $3.95 for one to $0.50 apiece for 10,000. Order Now

Shotgun Party Beer OpenerA couple weeks ago, we told you about the Shotgun Party beer opener. In our initial coverage, we were foaming at the mouth when we read about how easy it proclaimed to make shotgunning. We got our hands on some as quickly as we could, and we did our review before you could say "Let's shotgun a beer." Due to some technical difficulties with our camera we have been waiting to get our pictures from that night, but instead of making you wait any longer we decided to go ahead with the review (which is too bad, because some of them were pretty funny).

We went to a party with a pocketful of the little red devils, and when we broke them out we were gods among men. People were completely fascinated by the idea, and when we did our first "demo" shotgun they were even more blown away. Just hold the beer upside down, attach the Shotgun Party opener to the bottom of the can, flick your wrist, and suddenly you're ready for a shotgun. No more fiddling with the hole to make it bigger or twisting back those irritating little metal shards you make with your keys. The people at the party were lining up to try it, and the place was bedlam. But it was nothing compared to the chaos that would ensue from what we pulled out of our pants next.

Shotgun Beer Opener Mark 2You see, while the red shotgun beer opener is great, it's not perfect. We spoke to its inventor and he told us he felt the hole the gizmo makes is too small, the tab opener gets in the way of popping the hole, and there are a few other production-related problems. That's why he has designed a next-generation beer opener, which we've lovingly christened Shotgun 2.0.

The 2.0 has a wider head on it so it makes a bigger hole, and the prototype model we had allowed us to do the fastest shotguns we've ever been a part of. We seriously think we may have beaten some world records. Bigger, faster, stronger, better; the new technology has been rebuilt to remedy the production flaws that made the first generation slightly less-than-perfect. In all honesty, even if you already have a Shotgun Party tool we recommend you pick up a new one when they're released on December 1. Whether you want to make shotgunning easier, hope to shave a few seconds off your time, or just cherish all things that are beautiful, the 2.0 will suit your needs. Have we ever steered you wrong before?

We think it's imperative for all Liquor Snob readers to get their hands on one of these magical beauties (and use it responsibly, of course). Also, we're going to be getting a batch of these suckers when they're released, so keep an eye on our site for discounts or even free giveaways in December. If you can't wait (and we completely understand that), order a shotgun key of your own at the Shotgun Party site. They make a great gift too - we're sure Grandma would love one.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 18, 2005 6:25 AM


Recent Comments

Hey whats up I'm the girl from the Chevron in Ceadar City Utah, You gave the the shot gun thing and told me to e-mail you and you would send me some more so here is my address. Thanx man your awsome And I tryed it out tonight and its awsome!!!!!!! love steph

stephanie Johnson
58N. 300W.
Ceadar City Utah

Posted by: stephanie johnson at January 22, 2006 1:39 AM

Grrr.. if only you had mentioned this before I received my 2dz v1.0's :'(

Posted by: k at November 18, 2005 2:04 PM
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