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BB guns bring back memories.

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by Sniperdad, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Sniperdad

    Sniperdad Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    A couple of weeks a go I gave my 14 year old son a bb/pellet rifle for His birthday. I got my first Daisy single pump rifle when I was about 8 years old, and it was the best gift my dad could have given me, I enjoyed that rifle for years, it was a tuff sucker. In my teens My dad gave my a Crosman M16 look a like after I out grew the Daisy and also the Daisy had gone to better life. That Crosman is still in working condition at my dads house.
    Well I thought my son would enjoy a bb rifle too, so I got him the Crosman recruit with the 4x scope, nice rifle shoots bbs and pellets, but it seems kids prefere a IPad,Xbox or whatever now a days. So I found myself taking over the rifle, it turns out my 11 year old daughter is more into it than my son. She had asked me to go pigeon hunting all week, so today we geared up and went out with my daughter. I have to say I felt like I was 12 again! I had not gone hunting with a bb gun since I was 18(now 42) I felt great!.
    I also realized that the Crosman Recruit is not a kids rifle like what I had thought when I bought it for my son. With the adjustable stock fully extended it fits me nicely, the scope cheap as it is serves it purpose, and with 10 pumps it has a decent punch. Since I will be using it more than my son I am pleased with it, I am thinking of getting somethings more stronger in the future, but my daughter wants a smaller single pump, so my next purchase will be that Daisy I learned to shoot with for my daughter.

    But Going out today with a bb rifle was great for the heart and soul, so many years just thinking of work made me realize that simple things can make a difference, going out shooting with nothing fancy, cheap, shared time with my daughter and made me feel 18 again.
    We middle aged folks with teens in the house should all get a BB gun have fun and live those memories again.
  2. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

    Feb 1, 2014
    Middle Tn
    I'm looking up some of the ones I had as a kid. I'm grinning ear to ear just thinking about them. I never "hunted" with mine but I did use them to put an end to several possums the dogs cornered in the shed, and a raccoon that was stealing dog food at my sisters house. I still can't believe that pumper put a BB through both sides of a coon skull at 15 yards. He was dead as a door nail before he hit the ground.
  3. cobalt327

    cobalt327 Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    All good, but I especially like:

  4. LoonWulf

    LoonWulf Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    Awsome! This is what i love about airguns, there isnt alot u need to have a good time.

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