The CPS 1-3-5 was released in 2001 as a replacement for the popular CPS 1700. It wasn't well received because it lacked the trademark CPS power, although it had the same capacity as the 1700. Instead of one large and powerful nozzle, the CPS 1-3-5 has 5 total nozzles in a fan configuration. The barrel selection is controlled by trigger pull; a light pull fires the center nozzle, a harder pull fires the center 3, and a full pull fires all 5 nozzles.
Despite the fact that it lacks the trademark CPS power, the CPS 1-3-5 is still a strong soaker, easily outclassing many of the non-CPS technology soakers. In addition, what it lacks in power it makes up for in sustained fire; on a single full charge it can fire off a single nozzle for 20 seconds or more.