Net Gun, the Perfect Tool For Animal Capture

Whether it be for hunting, animal rescue, or simply to capture your own pet, a net gun may be the only tool you’ll ever need. Net guns are becoming increasingly popular for people in the animal capture industry especially now that there’s a model available that is within reaching distance of our budget and that does not require any special license or permit to operate.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has classified the net gun as a “tool,” rather than a “firearm,” as it operates on compressed air and not gun powder like other models available. But you may still want to check with your local governing agency just to be sure.

Need an alternative to darts? Get a netgun. Need to rescue a bird that got entangled? Grab a netgun. Have a pet that always thinks you’re trying to play tag with it and darts every time you get close? Grab a net gun. Net guns are the perfect tool for capturing animals because once you have them rapped up in that net they’re not going anywhere!

The new Net-2000 model is available at This model was virtually unknown until it was featured on the hit MTV show Rob & Big as part of a marketing campaign from the manufacturer back in 2008.

Since then it’s popularity exploded and now it seems like everyone who saw that episode wants to get their hands on one but mostly for the wrong reasons like netting their buddies for fun as portrayed on the show.

The net gun is not only limited to animal capture. Some law enforcement agencies throughout the US have adopted the net-2000 netgun for security purposes as in riot control and capturing fleeing suspects.

Another practical use is for catching shoplifters who tend to run when confronted. They won’t get far with a huge net rapped around them.

There are two models of the netguns available. One model that requires an air compressor and the newer model net-2000 that uses compressed air cartridges similar to co2 cartridges. The latter model is the one you want. Not unless you don’t mind paying an extra $400 for the air compressor and hauling it around with you every time you need to refill the net gun.

The Net-2000 model net gun is also manufactured here in the US so you can rest assured that you’re getting a quality piece of equipment.