5 (more) Gift Giving Ideas for the Gun Lover This Giving Season

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  1. lklawson

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  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I'm giving both of my SIL's a Red Ryder BB gun. $30-$35, and my wife thinks it's stupid, so I know it's perfect. They both shoot, they both have boys, I have given or will give those boys .22 rifles...so the dad's get BB guns.:p
     
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  3. lklawson

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    BB guns are great.

    I've used Red Ryder's for the in-class portion of Basic Rifle. 'Sides that, they're fun.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
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  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Everyone should own or have owned a red Ryder BB gun
     
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  5. ajole

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    I didn't, and don't. Maybe that's why I'm overcompensating on the .22's?:D

    My son got a pump Crosman when he was 8, it's 12 years old and still works fine.
     
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  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    You sir are unamerican. maybe that's also why you never shot your eye out
     
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  7. Red Ryder BB gun? Nah, I went straight to a Crosman 760 Pumpmaster.
     
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  8. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    You stay out of it SNS boy. head.

    I broke my first BB gun after the first time I shot it. The Red Ryder was dead and I got a Crossman the next day from my brother. It was a better shooter.
     
  9. Sorry Moonz, SNS guns are always in the middle of messes.

    And even at the tender age of nine I knew the 760 was the better gun.:gunner:
    Wish I still had it, it was one of the early ones with a wood stock.
     
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  10. I've owned more than a dozen BB guns but never owned a Red Ryder.

    I don't think I've ever even held one.
     
  11. 2012gt

    2012gt Member

    Go to Walmart. Plop down 20 bucks. Check it off your bucket list.
     
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  12. TNTRAILERTRASH

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    Crosman rifles! I had a Daisy pellet pistol that was a target model. Asshole ex-con who worked for me stole it. [​IMG]
     
  13. I do have a Daisy.
    It happens to be a .22.

    Daisy Legacy Model 2201 right.jpg Daisy Legacy Model 2201 butt plate.jpg
     
  14. uavdb

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    I had a 760 pumper and it was hands down the best BB rifle a kid could have. Mine was metal and the stock and forearm was a dense wood looking plastic, and that thing was awesome. I had a Daisy model 95 "Woodstock" before that and it was a good shooter, but the Crosman was many levels above that Daisy. I did buy a new issue Daisy model 25 a couple of years ago, but it's just nothing like the real deal.
     
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  15. ajole

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    That's why my son has one.

    But these are for the grown up SIL's, both of whom own Browning rifles and other nice guns, so they don't need a "better" BB gun, they need a "cool" BB gun. Thus...the Red Ryder with the awesome leather thing on the saddle ring.:D


    I've seen one of those, at a shop in Texas. I bought the JC Higgins Savage built gill gun instead, for $25 less. It's a bunny killing machine.:hunt:
     
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  16. RMMPE

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    I was fortunate enough to get a Daisy 'Defender'. My little brother got the Red Ryder. The 'Defender' was a much better and more powerful shooter. Frog legs were on our summer vacation menu pretty regularly.
     
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  18. ajole

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    A smaller BB gun makes TOTAL sense.

    It's funny. I coach, and it drives me nuts trying to fix the bad habits kids develop from using the wrong sized balls, trying to spike a volleyball on a 7+ foot net, and trying to shoot 10 foot baskets when they are 4' tall. Really bad mechanics, terrible habits about what to do, and how to do things.

    I wish we could get the youth basketball/volleyball groups to use a shorter basket, lower nets and smaller balls until the kids get older/taller...just like we use BB guns and youth sized guns to introduce kids to guns.
     
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  19. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    I've got a couple JC Higgins, gave a 3rd one to my niece. All are good shooters.