A Cool Christmas Gift Idea–Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun

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Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun Makes a Great Christmas GiftIf you are looking for a super cool Christmas gift for a lucky child in your life, look no further than the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun! These BB guns don’t just make great gifts for boys, even my little sister loved the Red Ryder 75th Anniversary Edition BB gun we got for her from Bass Pro Shop! They also had a pink version and even one with a scope! (Click here to visit the Daisy website.)

Now, you may be thinking, “How is a BB gun a good gift??” Well, this BB gun will be more than just something your child opens. It will provide great bonding opportunities for you and your kids. The Red Ryder 75th Anniversary edition is for kids ages 10 and up and should be used with adult supervision. This means that you will be with your child when he/she uses it! Take this opportunity to play some fun shooting games like Tic Tac Toe! My little sister played with my husband who she does not see often and they took turns using the gun. 

Daisy BB Gun Gift of Bonding TimeTo play Tic Tac Toe, we made a game board on an empty cardboard box and set the box up on the patio ledge facing a wide open area. We put a jug of water inside to hold it down so it didn’t fall over. Then we placed sticky targets two per square, one labeled with “x” and the other with “o.”BB Gun Tic Tac Toe Target

The game was played just like Tic Tac Toe; each took turns and shot the letter they chose trying to get three in a row while blocking the opponent from getting three in a row first. For the letter to count, the hole had to be on the target with their letter on it. If either missed, it would not count giving the opponent an advantage. The first with three in a row wins! This is also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination.Daisy BB Gun Tic Tac Toe

BB Gun Tic Tac Toe Winning ShotsAt Bass Pro Shop we also found targets to play the board game Battleship with the BB gun! I thought that was pretty neat; my parents actually used these targets for a game as an “anniversary date”! 

BE SAFE!

Even though this is only a BB gun, it is still a gun, so please exercise safety precautions. I grew up shooting guns and safety has always been a top priority. Do not point the gun or shoot at people or animals. Be aware of your surroundings, where you are using the gun and what is behind the target you are shooing at, to ensure loose BB’s do not hit someone walking behind the target or ricochet back to the shooter. Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes and mind the minimum age for use and adult supervision advisory on the packaging. Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety (found here). This curriculum has been around since 1948 and is a great place to start. 

Daisy works through partnerships with organizations like National Wild Turkey’s JAKES Take Aim, 4-H National Shooting Sports, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Royal Rangers, Youth Shooting Sports Alliance, Civilian Marksmanship, NRA, JROTC units, scouting, fish and game as well as church and private camps. They also offer portable, inflatable BB gun ranges. You can find these at major outdoor sporting goods retailers and leading conservation organizations.

Daisy BB Gun Cool Christmas Gift Idea

-Who do you know that would love a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas?

20 Comments

  1. That is an awesome gift! I would love to learn to shoot as an adult and this would be cool to do with our daughter to educate her about guns and the proper care, use and respect for them!

    • Definitely! I believe it is important to be educated and familiar with guns–safety and accuracy in using them can make all the difference.

  2. That looks like such fun! I totally agree it’s a great holiday gift. I know my brothers would love it.

  3. I think the fact that they hit the targets is awesome! When I was that age, just hitting the box was a victory enough!

  4. What a bunch of great ideas! Tic tac toe with bb guns! How ingenious!!! I love bass pro and get many gifts there for my son and husband every year!

  5. My middle son wants a BB Gun! These are some fun ideas to add! Thanks girlie!

  6. What a great gift and idea! My husband has been asking for years!

  7. Playing tic tac toe while shooting is an awesome idea! That takes it to a whole level of target shooting! #client

    • Thank you Amber! It really helps with hand-eye coordination and is such a fun bonding game. My husband and I played the second round and had a blast!

  8. We got one of these for our oldest several birthdays ago. Of course we live in Texas so guns are a big thing around here.

    • Awesome! I bet he loves it! Yes, they are by us too, especially with military. It’s great to be familiar with them and know all about gun safety!

  9. I just keep hearing “you’ll shoot your eye out” lol. This is really cool and my nephew would love this. My brother has a gun permit and plans on teaching them when their older. He’s huge on safety too.

  10. I had a Daisy BB gun of my own as a kid and I always treated it with the highest respect. Learning gun safety is important and what better time to set down ground rules about owning a BB gun to my grandchildren now that they are still ready to learn.

    • I totally agree! I shot a shotgun when I was little, but I’d rather my kids learned safety and a healthy respect for the power of guns on a BB gun. Knowing how to use a gun, how to use it SAFELY and properly, and not having a fear of them is very important in my opinion!

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