Christmas shopping–Are you done yet? This last week I was able to get some done before my van went into the shop. When I took it in I had no idea I’d be without a vehicle for DAYS! I was glad that I had made it to Academy Sports and Outdoors last week. I went in search of a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun for my eldest daughter Faith who is eleven years old. You can read about my entire shopping experience at my Google+ story!
They are so pretty! I thought $24.99 was a great price.
Look! It’s pink! Which one would you have picked? We decided on the classic wood since we hope our boys will use it too when they are olde enough. While we were there we also picked up some BBs, targets, and safety glasses so she will be all set!
I grew up in South Texas on about ten acres. Guns were a part of life–and something I enjoyed. My dad was very strict. We were taught how to handle a gun as well as gun safety. The first gun I was able to handle was a BB gun. I felt so grown up after watching my brother who was four years older than I target shoot and hunt. It was finally my turn. I was never as good as my brother, but I did win a target shooting competition at camp one year in my age division. I was pretty proud of that!
My kids are growing up in the big city completely different from my upbringing, but I want them to experience some of the wonderful outdoor family activities I did when I was little. They recently all got to ride horses, and I am looking forward to taking them back for more education and longer rides.
I can’t wait to get started with my daughter! I think I’m going to watch A Christmas Story with her again before Christmas to build the excitement!
We will also be going over gun safety before my daughter ever even opens the box. We wouldn’t want her to “shoot here eye out.” Har Har! I liked that Daisy Outdoor Products has a list of Safety Rules to help me out with that!
We are excited to be able to offer a Daisy Prize Pack that includes either a Daisy Red Ryder or a Pink Carbine Model 1998 (your choice), BBs, and safety glasses to one of our readers! How cool is that? It’ll be just in time for Holiday Gifting!