Daisy BB Guns Make Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

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Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

Daisy BB Guns Make Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

My son loves the outdoors and enjoys target practicing with his dad. We live in a very rural area so guns and hunting are extremely popular here. I knew a Daisy BB Gun would be the perfect gift for my son to enjoy with dad. Of course, I couldn’t wait for the holidays so I went ahead and gifted it to my son early as an incentive for his good grades and good behavior at school. Daisy BB Guns are cool Christmas gifts and the perfect gifts for boys and girls.

Daisy BB Guns

I knew the perfect place to shop for his new Daisy BB Gun would be Academy Sports. During my visit I noticed three Daisy models to choose from including the Red Ryder BB Gun, PINK or 880 model. I knew the Red Ryder BB Gun would be the perfect fit for my son, considering his age. The Daisy BB Guns are perfect inexpensive Christmas gift ideas. They will last your kids for years and give them hours of fun play! I also made sure to purchase Daisy shooting glasses (safety first!) and a package of Daisy BB’s.

Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

Giveaway: We are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Academy Sports! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Gun Safety with Daisy BB Gun

Educating my son on handling his gun was my first priority. 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). I can not stress enough how important it is that you learn gun safety with your children. Daisy’s educational curriculum has been around since 1948. That’s very impressive and makes me feel like they make our children’s safety a top priority.

Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

Ten Rules of Proper Gun Safety

Proper gun handling should be your first priority! We have several different guns in our home but they are never loaded unless in use. My husband always stores the ammo in a different location. Keep your guns locked in a gun safe when not in use!

  1. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Accidents can and do happen so be sure to always be pointing your gun away from anyone. We always point it down to the ground.
  2. Always wear proper safety gear. Make sure your children wear proper safety shooting glasses when using their Daisy BB Gun.
  3. Every gun is loaded! Maybe not, but this is how you should be treating all guns. My son will say well it doesn’t have anything in it… you actually don’t know that! It’s important to always treat a gun as if it were loaded and ready to shoot.
  4. Only load or cock a gun when you are shooting. Always unload your gun when you are finished shooting.
  5. Check your target and beyond. Where we live we have to be careful cattle or other livestock aren’t behind our target. Watch for your neighbors too! You might be so focused on your target and not notice your neighbors home in the distance.
  6. Avoid ricochet. I have actually had this happen to me. We had a BB gun when I was little and I can remember shooting it at a target. The BB missed, hit a building, ricocheted and hit my sister in the side of the head. She was a long ways from where I was shooting but it’s a good example that this can happen! It scared me so much that I am constantly lecturing my son on how BB’s can ricochet off of buildings and other objects.
  7. Never climb a tree or jump a fence with a loaded gun. You never know when you could trip and fall causing a terrible accident that otherwise could have been avoided.
  8. Keep your muzzle, barrel and action free of obstructions. Keep your gun clean and make sure it is in proper working order at all times.
  9. Always keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot. Accidents do happen!
  10. Respect people’s property. I can’t stress this enough! I don’t know how many times every hunting season we have people hunting on our land without permission. I never understood why someone thinks they can hunt on someone else’s land without asking. It’s so frustrating! Always ask and always thank land owners for allowing you to hunt on their land. Never assume you can hunt on their land because you know a friend of a friend of their cousin. Besides, we pay the taxes on that land!

Be sure to have fun!

Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys

You might think this is overkill for handling a BB gun but accidents do happen. Your child can lose an eye from ricochet so always be careful and use those guns properly!

Proper Gun Safety and handling

Daisy Partnerships: 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. 4-H shooting sports is huge in our area!

Gun Ranges: 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. This is such a great opportunity for kids to learn more about shooting their guns, meeting new friends and having fun!

With the proper gun safety and handling in place, a Daisy BB Gun is the perfect cool Christmas present to have under the tree. My son loves his Red Ryder BB Gun and has hours of fun shooting at targets. He says it’s a very cool Christmas gift! Who would you gift a Daisy to this season?

Learn More About Daisy BB Guns: 

Website: http://www.daisy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaisyOutdoor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaisyOutdoor

Giveaway

Academy Sports giveaway

Enter to win a $100 Gift Card to Academy Sports to purchase a Daisy BB Gun of your own. Giveaway is open to the US only, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends December 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Enter to win via the giveaway form below and good luck!

Giveaway Bandit is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Gift cards will not arrive in time for Christmas.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

131 Comments
  1. I would love to give my sons a Daisy. I remember as a kid that my brother had gotten one for Christmas and we had so much fun playing and shooting at soda cans and homemade targets.

  2. I would love to have the chance to gift a Daisy to my nephew who has be raving about one of these for a while now. Makes a great gift!

  3. I would let both of my girls use these along with my hubby so that he can teach them the proper way to use a weapon. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  4. Great tips! I grew up with guns and it was always fun but safe. Hubby wants to get one fore “The Kids” hahaha, I’ve pulled that one too. Where I say it is for them, but secretly I want to use it!

  5. If I won, I would gift a Daisy to my daughter. She has wanted a BB gun ever since she shot one at girl scout camp

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  6. We don’t’ have an Academy Sports near us. But I know my daughter would love it we bought her the pink gun. She is a little to young yet, but when she gets older, we’ll be on the lookout. Thanks for that gun safety infographic too!

  7. I really like that you included so much safety information! My brothers in law want to take my son duck hunting and I’m so hesitant about guns.

  8. Yea, my husband wants to get our 5 year old one for Christmas. I said okay since he’s been around guns is whole 5 years of life. Your son looks happy!!

  9. Ohh my gosh! I have 3 boys and two of them have been asking for one of these! Great review! I would so get this for one of my boys!

  10. My husband wants to buy a Daisy BB gun for our son next year. It will be his 10th Christmas so I think in our hunting family its about time.

  11. I would give it to my teen daughter. Her two grown brothers do target practice every year when they come home, and I know she’d love to join them.

  12. I would gift it to my young niece. She lives in a very hunter friendly family, and this would allow her to learn gun safety, and how to use a gun properly.

  13. My oldest nephew is 9 & he has a rifle (which he only handles in the company of an adult.) My youngest nephew is 5 & might be ready for a small BB gun!

  14. I would give myself a BB gun. My brother got one as a kid and I always wanted one. It sure would keep the squirrels and birds out of my gardens.

  15. My kids would love one of these! & I love the gun safety rules. I’m going to see if I can’t print those out for them.

  16. Everytime I see these guns I think about Miracle on 34th street. Our daughter is hunting with her papa as we speak so I’m sure she would like this.

  17. Comment on this post and tell us – “Who would you gift a Daisy to this season?” or “What is your Daisy BB Gun story?”.

    not if the cops are going to shoot first when they see you with one..i love em’..you just got to be carful

  18. My BB Gun story?? My crazy brother got one for Christmas one year and he would torture me to no end with that thing. One time that comes to mind is he had shot all the BB’s out of it and then for some reason wanted me to let him put it between my eyes and “shoot” it, just to feel the air. Even though he was older than me, I always had better sense than he did. I wouldn’t let him but he tried to do it anyways. Just as he pulled the trigger, I slapped the barrel out of my face and that “empty” BB gun still had ONE BB in it. It shot me in the stomach and my Mama had to dig that BB out of my fat belly. I got the last laugh though because I got to watch as Mamma whipped his but with MY belt. LOL

  19. My oldest daughter has a Daisy BB gun and we all love shooting it. I would get one for my 7 year old – I think we would have a lot of fun.

  20. I would give this gun to my daughter-she has begun rifle lessons and hopes to make the district team–so I have to say while they make cool Christmas gifts for boys–Daisy BB Guns make cool Chirstmas gifts for girls too!!! 🙂

  21. My daughter is following in her dad’s footsteps and is really into hunting, guns, fishing. This would make a great gift for her.

  22. I would get one for my granddaughter. She would love it. My story is that my sons’ cousin shoot him in the stomach when they were young.He was ok .

  23. I would gift it to my grandson who is older than my son was when he got his for Christmas. Boy was he excited too.

  24. I’d love to win this for my daughter. She’s shown interest when her dad goes out to do his gun hobbies, I think this would be something amazing they could do together to build that special bond.

  25. I think I’d gift a Daisy to my best friend’s daughter, who’s already a great shot and would be thrilled with the gift I’m sure.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  26. My son bought my grandson one of these. He is now teaching him how to respect guns and everything that goes with it. Thank you for sharing this

  27. (Daisy BB Guns Make Cool Christmas Gifts for Boys) Man do I ever remember those days of BB guns and my oldest son. I think the Amarillo police department had everyone that he ever owned-

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