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#31 GunFun


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:45 PM

That's pretty cool. I enjoy those rifles, but on a few I've handled, the front sight was basically floating. On my cousin's one it could move around about 1/16" without even putting finger pressure on it.

That's not saying to scrap them, or avoid them, just saying that if you get one, plan on doing something about those shoddy sights.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:37 PM



I know people think this is trivial but when you are facing a winter where there will be days and even weeks where going outside is akin to entering a death match with nature well... one needs useful indoor distractions as keeping that sat antenna working in a blizzard is just not happening and the power is likely out anyway...


Maybe you should buy him a home in Florida. haha.gif



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

Good discussion here gentleman.  Apologies for not getting back sooner.  I'm using the single parent excuse plus it's hockey season.  After some research here's what I ended up with...


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https://www.amazon.c...crossman m4-177


At the $45 plus free shipping I consider it a steal.  I'm counting on the collapsible stock allowing us both to use it.  I also find some hidden value in the fact that at his age he probably won't be able to pump it by himself.  It should allow us both enough trigger time to introduce basic gun safety and marksmanship.   


I had the AR-15 version back in the late 80's and I had a blast with that thing.  At that price it'll allow Santa to set him up with some eyewear, pellets, scope, and steel targets.  It all adds up to come quality father/son time.  Possibly next year I'll be asking what 10/22 setup should we go with.  I appreciate all the input.


Yup, looks like a good bonus stocking stuffer!  Thanks brother!

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:02 AM

Good choice!  I like that it is hard to cock, just like a Red Rider. Gives you a chance to work with the child and develop .good and safe habits. It also helps marksmanship, due to making each shot more 'precious'. Learn to shoot single shot FIRST, then semi or full auto only after mastery of safety and marksmanship.

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