My thirteen-year-old, John, has long been a firearms enthusiast. He spends more time on his video games selecting and modifying weapons than actually playing the games themselves. He adores our local Arms Museum. But since we live in a suburban setting he’s never actually used a firearm of any sort at home. He’s fired guns at my father’s farm with my father and brother, both gun enthusiasts and collectors. This year things will change. He will get a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.
Yep, just like in A Christmas Story. And I’ve already purchased protective eyewear so he won’t shoot his eye out. And a fancy target/BB collector so he won’t shoot anyone else’s eye out, either.
If you’re considering a BB gun for your son or daughter for holiday gifting keep in mind that Daisy Outdoor Products recommends the Red Ryder BB gun for only ages ten and above. I can guarantee you this will provide for some fun outdoor family activities, even though I was the country kid who was never able to hit the broad side of a barn (Yep, this barn). It’s fun anyway!
Most importantly, though, is learning about gun safety, preferably before the gun is even bought. Daisy provides Ten Shooting Safety Rules on their website, and you can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more tips.
When I called my dad for advice during our shopping trip his words summed it up pretty well: If kids think of BB guns as toys they will not realize that they can seriously harm someone. A child should respect a BB gun as much as a gun that shoots real ammunition. He also told me that he still has his own Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, and I could tell by the tone of his voice just the thought of it was bringing back happy childhood memories 🙂
Do you have someone special to you who is age ten or over who’d like to win a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun? Then enter the Rafflecopter drawing below! The first requirement is that you visit Daisy and leave a comment about which product you liked best. Optional entries can be added by liking Daisy on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Giveaway ends November 16th at midnight, and the winner will receive a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, BBs, and safety glasses.
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