After many years of experience with CFX handheld cannons, I think the type you choose should ideally depend on your specific function or preference. Most CFX cannons are built for close-range shooting, while a few are for long-range projectile shoots. There are also semi-automatic and automatic cannons, all of which have different firing rates.

Below are the most popular types of CFX handheld cannons and how they operate:

Handheld Confetti Cannon

The CFX handheld confetti cannon is an excellent way to add a touch of fun to any event. I find them ideal for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and any other function I’d like to make fun and exciting.

The CFX handheld confetti cannon shoots out streams of colourful paper up to 300 feet away from the target area. I typically like the blue colour, but the company makes various colours and designs, like purple, green, pink, and more. Metallic paper confetti works excellently every time, but regular confetti is also worth checking.

These cannons are small enough to fit into any handbag or backpack for easy transportation. They are lightweight and easy to carry around, causing no strain on the arms or back. In addition, I find their ergonomic handles appealing, making them easy to hold when walking or using mid-party.

These handheld confetti cannons can be fired using compressed air or CO2 cartridges, depending on the type. Handheld CO2 jet cannon cartridges offer more power than compressed air cartridges. On the downside, they require additional accessories (an adaptor) because they do not fit directly into the cannons like compressed air cartridges.

Handheld Cryo Cannon

CyroFX is a handheld gun commonly used by headline DJs, celebrities, movie FX professionals, and other popular nightclubs and events. It's a plug-and-play short gun that uses compressed air to shoot out bursts of air up to 150 feet away.

The compressed air can be used in many ways, including releasing confetti, shooting out streamers, or even shooting out dry ice. This is one of the CFX staples coming in handy with several features that make it safe and easy to use. It primarily takes only 5 seconds to load, so there is no downtime while partying. The cannon also has an integrated pressure gauge that allows users to see how much pressure is left before reloading another CO2 or HPA cartridge.

I use confetti ammunition, but there are also streamers. Confetti comes in various colours, while streamers come in multiple colours and patterns, like snakeskin or swirls.

Handheld Co2 Cannon

The CO2 Cannon is a handheld device that uses compressed carbon dioxide gas to dispense confetti and streamers. It’s a delightful way to add an extra charm to any event or party, be it a wedding, sporting event, or large festival.

CFX CO2 comes with two different nozzles: one that shoots a single streamer or confetti and another that shoots out multiple pieces. I prefer a streamer nozzle since it has an optional attachment that allows me to turn the device into a water pistol. My child can use this party cannon as a water toy while I use it for events.

This product is a cinch to execute. First, fill the chamber with confetti or streamers, and then press down on the handle to shoot them out. The only downside of this product is its size. It takes up more space in the backpack than Cyro or Confetti Cannon.

Custom Cannons

CryoFX® also designs custom cannons like Captain Morgan's canon ball co2 cannon. I was able to get my hands on one of these cannons, and I was pretty impressed with how well it works.

It's a little more expensive than some of their other items, but it's still a lot of fun. Want your name or logo on it, no problem.

The best part about this party cannon is that it's easy to fill up and use. It comes with a funnel that makes it simple to fill up with water or dry ice (this gives the cannon its excellent effect). In addition, the cannon has two handles for carrying, so you don't have to worry about dropping it or anything.

The cannon can shoot out giant bouncy balls that explode with confetti when they hit the ground. It comes in multiple sizes, shapes, and colour options to match any event.

Types of CryoFX Handheld Cannons

CryoFX® handheld cannons come in various sizes and designs to match any size of event or functionality. Here are the most popular types:

Handheld T-Shirt Cannon

The handheld T-shirt cannon (seen as hand held t-shirt cannon or hand held tshirt cannon) is a staple in the entertainment industry. Prevalent at sporting events like foot ball, soccer, basket ball or many other types where sports is the centerpiece and the teams want to send branded logo T-shirts into the crowd at a distance.

These handheld Tshirt cannons are also great at concerts and live entertainment shows where the bands may send personalized and branded shirts or other objects soft in nature into the crowd.

Yet a third use for these hand held t-shirt cannons is at corporate gatherings and parties. Corporation love to include stress balls, tshirts, foam noodles and other branded merchandise into the launching process for the attendees to collect and take home.

Disposable Handheld Cannon

This disposable handheld cannon will make your next party unforgettable. Simply fill it with confetti, pull the trigger, and watch as the confetti flies in all directions. There are five poppers per pack and various stylish colours—gold, silver, blue, red, and pink—to choose from.

There's no need to worry about your safety as this disposable handheld cannon is entirely safe to use indoors or outside.

Features:

  • Made of plastic material, durable for long time use
  • It comes with five pieces of confetti popper cannons in gold.
  • Easy to operate, load with confetti and pull the trigger
  • Perfect for birthday parties, wedding parties, or other occasions

Pros

  • Easy to use - simply point and shoot
  • Fun, festive and safe
  • Fantastic for all ages
  • Easy clean-up with no mess!

Cons

  • They only come with five shots per canister, so you'll have to buy more if you want to shoot more than that.

Superior Celebration Handheld Confetti Cannon

This confetti cannon kit is a fun way to celebrate your special event or day-to-day life. These cannons can shoot out different confetti pieces, including hearts and stars in different colors. The set includes two easy-to-load cannons, each measuring 16 inches long and perfect for indoor or outdoor use!

The kit comes with everything you need to get started. You'll receive one gold confetti cannon and one silver confetti cannon, along with two types of confetti: hearts and stars. Each party cannon has an opening at the top where you can pour in the desired amount of confetti before firing it out into the atmosphere.

This is great for any occasion such as birthday parties, weddings, or even sporting events! You can also use these cannons at home to decorate your room with a colorful burst of celebration!

These will liven up any event with their bright colours and festive designs.

Features

  • Strong ABS Plastic body that lasts years of use
  • Waterproof plastic casing to allow indoor and outdoor use
  • Multi-coloured
  • Size:18" Long and 2" Diameter

Pros

  • Exceptional quality and very sturdy.
  • The confetti popper comes with a safety lock, so you don't have to worry about it going off by accident.
  • The confetti insn't too small or too big, just the right size!

Cons

  • It isn't easy to assemble the product because it does not come with instructions on how to put it together.

Handheld Air Cannon

Additionally, Handheld Air Cannon is a simple device that throws harmless air balls at your target. This device is designed to propel a soft, lightweight plastic ball from the cannon. The cannon is made of clear plastic to help you see precisely how it works. Handheld Air Cannon does not use electricity or batteries. Instead, it simply uses compressed air from an ordinary bicycle pump.

What's more, the Handheld Air Cannon consists of a tube with two chambers. The first chamber contains water, which pushes on a piston connected to the second chamber. The piston is pushed down when you squeeze the trigger and compresses the air inside the second chamber. The spring then pushes the piston back to release all at once.

Features

  • The body is made of sturdy ABC materials
  • It does not use a battery or electricity
  • Manually operated
  • Weighs 1.8 pounds
  • Measures 10.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches

Pros

  • Convenient for use both indoors and outdoors
  • Easy to clean after use
  • Versatile for various functions
  • Easy to use—no assembly required

Cons

  • It does not shoot liquid

Regular Cannons

Apart from the options mentioned above, you can also find regular confetti cannons worth your bucks. Below are links to top-rated cannon launchers on amazon that might interest you:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Handheld Cannon?

Handheld Cannons are small-scale versions of fireworks. Also, you can use them at home parties or on the go. They typically use compressed air rather than gunpowder to propel their payloads. As a result, handheld cannons are much safer than traditional firecrackers and other explosives.

How Does a Handheld Cannon Work?

The main component of any handheld cannon is a tube containing compressed air used as an energy source. Pulling the trigger on the device releases this compressed air through a nozzle at one end of the tube. This causes pressure to build up inside the tube until it reaches its maximum level, at which point it will burst open and release all of its contents at once.

How does a hand cannon differ from a handheld Cannon?

A hand cannon is a small, light cannon used during the Middle Ages. It’s considered the predecessor of the modern-day pistol. Handheld Cannons are lighter than artillery pieces and are mainly used to fire paper confetti during celebrations. They have a longer barrel than hand cannons, which allows them to shoot farther and faster.