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Old 12-03-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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airsoft and rotten kids

My dad went about finding my littlest a toy machine gun for christmas. He found one, but come to find out, he bought my nine year old an airsoft gun. No more than five minutes ago, I found out my oldest wants a bb gun.

The dilema is should I give the machine gun to him or to the nine year old.

The nine year old will spend the next six months running around the yard dressed in camo pretend shooting lurking bad guys while the oldest will shoot it a couple of times and never touch it again....

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u can get a cheap bb gun at walmart, that way they both have one. or make them share, thats what we did

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:08 PM   #3
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Yup, BB gun from wally world for the oldest. Do you shoot or is your dad going to supervise the airsoft use until your boy knows the proper way to us it?
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He wasn't supposed to get him something that shot. It was just supposed to be a toy. Toy guns are hard to come by, so I let him go about finding it. He was pretty stoked to, until I showed him the box.

I really had never even planned on getting ammo for it. I'm not much into guns. I shoot a bow.
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No ammo will help. Make sure the orange tip stays on. Those toy guns can look pretty real.

What kind of bow do you shoot? I've got a long bow and a recurve. Don't know the makers, I got them 2nd-3rd hand. still good bows, though.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:21 PM   #6
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I have two old recurves that were my father's. One is small and the other is regular sized. They're both still in great shape and I still shoot whenever I can.

I think the small one is a big bear??
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Very cool.
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fred bear is what ur thinkin if i aint mistaken
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:22 AM   #9
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I'd have to look. I use the full size one now that I can manage the pull.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:57 AM   #10
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My dad went about finding my littlest a toy machine gun for christmas. He found one, but come to find out, he bought my nine year old an airsoft gun. No more than five minutes ago, I found out my oldest wants a bb gun.

The dilema is should I give the machine gun to him or to the nine year old.

The nine year old will spend the next six months running around the yard dressed in camo pretend shooting lurking bad guys while the oldest will shoot it a couple of times and never touch it again....
My 2 cents here is that I had a BB gun at around 8 and then a 22 around 11 years old. The one stipulation I was giving is that in order the have/keep them I had to use them safely. My mother (who was raised with guns in Montana) taught me the proper way to use a gun. She started me on a BB gun then as I understood more and had more respect for firearms she upgraded me to rifles. That little procedure and her teachings have helped me respect firearms at an early age and if I ever have kids I will use it on them.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:19 AM   #11
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just make sure your kids are using those plastic bb's
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my though, after being shot numerous times by an airsoft gun...... I wouldn't hand one over to anyone younger than 10 unless they were raised with guns and know how to properly/safely use a gun.
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my though, after being shot numerous times by an airsoft gun...... I wouldn't hand one over to anyone younger than 10 unless they were raised with guns and know how to properly/safely use a gun.
Ditto. True Airsoft guns can be quite dangerous.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:50 PM   #14
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I wasn't planning on either of my boys having bb guns, cuz if either one of them kills something in the yard, they will have to eat it.

I think I'm going to disable the gun so he can have it, otherwise I think it's an accident waiting to happen. The only thing I know about guns is how to disarm someone (machine gun takedown is a blast by the way), so I think that's the best path.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:56 PM   #15
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Got my kids light-sabers instead. They're plastic, and when they whack each other the bruizes aren't that bad. I figure the bruizes from a bb gun will be much worse, especially when they whack each other with them.
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I'm 17 and have an airsoft rifle, AK47 full auto. They are very dangerous, but there are some lower and cheaper models that might work. I think under 10 is to young, but the models at Walmart and such ($20) are good starter guns for young kids. I started out 2 years ago with small pistols that u had to pull back to shoot after every shot, and now my mom (who HATES GUNS) has left me move up over the years to my gun now
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the younger you introduce kids to guns, the better it is. as long as you teach them them just how dangerous they can be and teach them to respect guns. i was shootin 30-30 by 10 yrs old
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Agreed, my kids have been around guns and target shooting, and are being taught the rules and respect for them. But, I haven't broken down yet and bought them their own. I think it's each parent's responsibility to determine the maturity level of their own children and decide when they are able to handle it. Some can handle a firearm at 10, some can't handle them even at 15.
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agreed 100% on the maturity thing MFOG. i know people that are close to 20 and i wouldnt trust them with a gun for anything

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