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When my husband was growing up, he had a Daisy Model 880 BB Gun complete with scope and safety glasses. He has always talked to me about how much fun it would be to get the kids their own model for Christmas. It is a great Christmas present idea — and what kid would not want a Dasiy BB Gun?
When I shared with him the other day that I had been chosen to be a part of the #ItsaDaisy Shop for Collective Bias, and that we had to take a trip to Bass Pro Shop — he was like a kid in a candy store. His eyes lit up and he started getting all nostalgic about when he was a little boy. It was priceless.
My son was out doing his own thing, so my husband, my daughter, and I all loaded up and headed to Nashville to hit our Bass Pro Shop store. We LOVE coming here. We have been visiting this same store since our kids were babies — and they are 19 and 16 now.
The moment we walked in I saw Santa's Wonderland, and like a little kid again, my daughter wanted to play with everything they had available.
Inside Santa's Wonderland, they have many of the toys available for purchase, that the kids can play with. There were race cars, bow and arrow shooting contests, but our favorite was the Daisy Shootout Range.
They even have a barrel full of Daisy BB Guns right in a barrel in Santa's Wonderland. This is perfect because if your child decides that they want one for Christmas, you don't have to go looking all over the store for it.
We looked at this version, but felt it was a little too young for our daughter, so we walked over to the hunting section in Bass Pro Shop and found the one we wanted to get her — the exact model my husband had when he was a kid. This Daisy BB Gun kit came with ammo, bb's, and safety glasses.
But knowing my daughter and how much she likes to shoot hers, we bought her an extra tub of ammo.
I love that Daisy cares about the safety of my child and offers Safety glasses in some of the kits, but they also have them available right on the same aisle that all the bb guns are on. Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety that you can find here (talk about a great homeschool course!). Their curriculum has been around since 1948.
Daisy educates through its partnership with leading conservation and youth training organizations such as 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.
Before my husband would let her shoot it, he took her through all the safety features on the gun and even showed her how to load the bb's — all the while sharing story after story with her of what he used to do with his own Daisy BB Gun when he was her age.
Once he got her educated on how to use it, she got to work building her target. Now — we are not a fancy family, and we try to reuse things we have laying here at the house, so my daughter found a box, and with a bright highlighter, she drew targets on a box for her to shoot at.
It worked perfectly!
Once she got her target drew, she was then ready to go outside and test it out. We do have a shooting range down the road, but since we have an open field in our backyard, we decided to just try it out there and see how accurate each one of us were.
Daisy has engaged the masses with portable, inflatable BB gun ranges that can be found at major outdoor sporting goods retailers and leading conservation organizations. The majority of those who attend the an outdoor or store event and shoot at the ranges are first-time shooters.
First up was Kayla.
Next up was my husband — because you know he had to try, right?
Then I had to try it!
My daughter was over the moon when she found out that we were giving her this gift early. If you have a child who loves cowboys and indians or who would love to get a BB Gun, get them the Daisy Red Ryder series BB Gun. It's not just for boys anymore — anyone at any age would love it. They have a model to fit all age groups!
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