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Gaston
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Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
My 13 yr old wants one...but damn they look a little too real for comfort. The slide is a blowback slide and the CO2 drops out in the magazine. I think it would desensitize my son to the dangers of a real pistol..don’t want to be a curmudgeon though. He’s asked for a BB gun for his birthday...and this is what he’s come up with:





Umarex website

YouTube review

Kinda spooky.


Pandy Fackler
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Put a bozo nose over the muzzle and maybe, just maybe he won't get killed by a cop or the guy manning your neighborhood watch.


Homey the Clown
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
I'd personally get the kid a traditional BB gun (rifle style). He can't shoot black birds or squirrels with the one you posted. The only reason I see for buying a child a firearm is for them to learn to hunt with it. I just had my grandfather's old Benjamin restored for my future children to learn with before allowing them anything bigger. Once they're older, a handgun may be a possibility depending on how responsible they are.


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Gaston
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
A BB gun with a three inch barrel can’t shoot for shite. The physics just doesn’t seem right.

They make a rifled pellet gun too, just looks a little fidgety.



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DownSouthJukin
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Yeah-I think I'd stay away from giving my child that BB gun. Way too many "what if's" to justify giving that to him.

What would you think/do if someone pointed that thing at you or you saw them carrying it around your home/family? Now ask what you think a dumbass with an itchy trigger finger would do.

There's your answer.
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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
13 is exactly the wrong age for something like that IMO but I guess it depends on the kid.

I was a good kid and very good about guns, and my old man wouldn't have let me have that in his house.


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Loup
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Looks too real. Could get in to bad trouble with that nowadays. Get him a red ryder.


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junkfunky
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Just get him a Walther P22


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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
At age 13 I had real guns. I don't see the issue here.

Teach him to shoot cans in the yard.


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DisplacedBuckeye
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
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I think it would desensitize my son to the dangers of a real pistol


Seems like a good teaching moment. I was less than half his age when I started shooting. I wouldn't let him run the neighborhood with it, but there should be no issues with him having it around your house.


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Korin
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Nothing wrong with airsoft. The Japanese companies make the best ones. Look on Red Wolf Airsoft.


cgrand
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
all fun and games till the cops have him cuffed face down on the sidewalk. get him a daisy red ryder like the founding fathers intended


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Gaston
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
That’ll bounce off drywall?


baldona
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Where will he be shooting it OP? I was originally going to say I’d let him have it but it goes with the other real guns and he only gets it with you around.

But airsoft is a good point. Kids run around with those everywhere.

I’d worry about a kid running around the neighborhood with it, neighbor calling cops, and kids have real looking guns. But as I said, it happens all the time with airsoft. So...I don’t know...

Honestly, maybe have that talk with your son?


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007mag
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
At 13 a pellet rifle is the correct answer or a real gun, I got a 12 ga semiautomatic when I was 13 but I'd been hunting with a single shot since 9.


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chinese58
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Are those accurate to shoot at a target? Can't think of another good use for a BB pistol. If he wants something for target shooting, I'd get a 22, and start taking him. If it's for running around the neighborhood, I'd get a BB rifle. We had our own single shot shotguns at 10 years old, and I had a 22 rifle, and a 12 gauge pump, in high school.. I never owned a pistol until I was grown, but we never shot targets.

Unless you're out in the country, I'd think any BB gun needs to look like a BB gun.


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auggie
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re: Anyone own a Umarex replica BB gun?
Cops in the next town over from mine, killed a guy a while back, who had something similar.


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