Rated 4 out of 5 by girlwatcher1967 Good Youth / Starter gun
Bought this for my grandson (8 yrs. old) for Christmas. He loves it. Fairly accurate at short range. The lever was a bit hard for him at first, but he worked up to it. Fairly well made. My only disappointment was they advertised a metal cocking handle, but it was actually plastic. So far it has held up over 6 mo. with no problems. Good starter gun at a reasonable price.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kham BB Gun
My grandson loves it!! His Mom says it's easy to use and she has had no problems teaching my Grandson to use. Great gift for a beginner. He is learning about gun safty as well..I hope you have a pink one for my Granddaughter in another year. Even though she wants one now.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathleen13 My husband Loved It!
Ever since watching the movie "A Christmas Story" in 1984, my husband and i have been saying we should buy the Daisy Model 1938 Red Ryder BB Gun. Well, this Christmas 2012, after 28 years, i surprised him with it on Christmas morning. He got such a kick out of it and was very surprised. It is a classic and one of the best presents he ever received!
January 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 1happydude Daisy 1938B Red Rider
After using it for past 6 months I found it will kill blackbirds and is an excellent for indoor (garage) shooting. I made a bullet stop out of plywood and lined the inside with carpet foam to prevent any noise and bounce back of pellets. I found that the Crosman Copperhead pellets are best.
The only issue I had was the horizontal sight alignment at 15 yards being off an inch at target and the fixed sights can NOT be adjusted. So I just fix my aim 1 inch off center and get good hits.
September 10, 2012
I too still have my old Red Ryder BB gun from back in the '50's, and still shoot it on occasion... However, 60 yards is a bit far, and I rather doubt it will have much, if any, effect on deer at that range... A BB gun may very well work fine for your needs, just a "little sting" to get the deer to vacate the area....but, if your distance is 60 yards, I'd suggest getting one with a bit more power than the Red Ryder... I would think that the Red Ryder may work for you out to 25, or maybe 30 yards, but not much further than that.
id say the effective range is about eighty yards for that size target, although i wouldnt shoot lead pellets are deer, use some alloy pellets because this probally will break the hideif its close enough
The maximum velocity of .177 (4.5 mm) bb is 350 fps on this model. This is a single stroke lever action gun. You cannot cock more than one time. There is no way of increasing velocity via multiple pumps/cocking.
The Red Ryder BB gun.......... I haven''t looked to see for sure, but I'd guess in the neighborhood of 300 fps.... And this is a "one-cock-one-shot" BB gun... You cock it once and shoot it, then cock it again and shoot it again... After the initial cock of the lever, it's cocked...and no more "cocking movements" of the lever will have any effect.. After it's cocked, it's cocked... It is not a "pump-up" gun.
When I purchased this gun for my grandson (Christmas 2011) the advertisement read that it had a metal cocking handle. This was not correct for my gun (Red Ryder 70th Anniversary Edition Carbine - Model #991938-793) As it came with a plastic cocking lever. However it has held up during 6 months of regular shooting quite well.