Is that a... Really?

In a search for affordable, family friendly, fun Christmas presents, I discovered Nerf. I purchased 4 Nerf Mavericks as presents, and each recipient was quite pleased...

You see, these were no ordinary Mavericks... They had something special.
This one was specially painted for my girlfriend. The paintjob isn't the only thing special about it, however.
Yes, that's a tampon. I was able to remove the restrictor pegs from the barrels, increasing the power, and allowing it to shoot.... "Improvised" ammunition. Tampons, homemade darts (Stefans), or anything you can cram in the barrel. Unfortunately, tampons are not an ideal ammo source. They lack a weighted tip, and tumble quite a lot. However, this is well made up for in shock value.