Perhaps you are looking for a birthday or holiday gift to buy your 11-year-old grandson. If so, there are many types of BB guns available on the market today.
Here is some information about various types of air guns and BB guns that may help you choose which one would be most appropriate for your grandson.
Types of BB guns
One type of BB gun is a pistol. A pistol looks like an old-fashioned revolver but shoots small metal pellets instead of bullets, causing less damage when used against people or targets just meant for shooting at. However, it can still shoot through walls, so use caution when allowing your child access to this weapon.
A pump-action rifle is similar in appearance to a traditional hunting rifle with one major difference–it doesn’t use a trigger. The gun is cocked with a pump-action instead of a pull-trigger mechanism, and the pellets are discharged from the barrel by air pressure when the user pumps the rifle.
A BB gun rifle typically has both rear and front sights (open or closed), which makes it easier for your grandson to aim accurately at his target because he can adjust each sight to suit his preference.
Another type of gun that may interest your grandson is an automatic BB gun rifle. It’s similar to other types of rifles in that it has two separate parts: one which shoots pellets and another that contains ammunition and pushes out new pellets as they’re shot into place behind each previous pellet. Your grandson can easily reload this type of gun by snapping open the compartment in which the pellets are stored, snapping in a new cartridge of ammunition, and snapping the compartment shut again.
Rifles with scopes
A rifle with a scope attached to it is another type of BB gun that may be suitable for your grandson. A scope is an add-on used to improve accuracy when shooting at a target from long distances away. It basically works like binoculars when looking through them but lets you adjust specific parts when using them on a rifle or other gun to get clearer images of distant targets before shooting.
Scopes also increase your range of vision because they magnify images more than unaided eyes can do alone, so be sure that your grandson takes great care not to look down the barrel of his rifle while aiming it.
Some air rifles are designed for precision long-distance shooting, but they’re also equipped with scopes that allow you to aim more accurately at your target. These too use metal pellets instead of BBs or bullets, so always supervise your grandson when he uses this type of gun because it could be dangerous.
Although CO2 guns look very much like real handguns, these types of guns contain cartridges filled with carbon dioxide gas under pressure which is released each time the trigger is pulled to propel the bullet out of the gun toward its mark. Although they are not as powerful as bullets, they can still break the skin and cause injury if fired at close range or shot directly into someone’s body.
Another downside to using CO2 guns is that the CO2 cartridges run out of air fairly quickly. Be sure to buy extra CO2 cartridges from the same manufacturer as your BB gun so they will fit properly and work most effectively.
Things to note before buying
Before you purchase a BB gun for your grandson, first think about whether he’d prefer a pistol or a rifle, then choose either a pump-action rifle or an automatic one with a scope, and finally pick between a standard model rifle and one equipped with a CO2 cartridge.
Once you have found several models that suit his interest the best, ask him which ones he thinks would be the most fun for him to play with in order to get his opinion on what type of BB gun would make the best gift idea. Also, consider how much money you are willing to spend on this purchase so you can get the best deal possible on a high-quality model for him.
If there are no BB guns in your area, consider purchasing a paintball gun instead of a BB gun since they’re very similar but don’t use metal pellets to shoot at your target. Although you’ll have to buy paintballs or another kind of pellet ammunition separately, it’s still safer than using real bullets which could easily ricochet off walls and cause injury if someone is nearby when shooting them.
Regardless of what type of weapon you choose, always make sure that your grandson knows how to correctly handle his new rifle by teaching him the safety tips included in this article before he has an opportunity to play with it. By teaching him these important rules, you’ll make certain that he stays safe when playing with his new BB gun and enjoy the time you spend together when teaching him to use it.
When purchasing a BB gun for your 11-year-old grandson, there are several important safety factors to consider such as whether or not the rifle is equipped with a scope, how many rounds each CO2 cartridge can hold before needing to be replaced so he won’t run out in the middle of a battle with his friends, and if the rifle has any type of automatic loading mechanism since this would allow him to shoot more than one bullet at a time without having to reload between shots.
When considering these three factors along with how much money you’d like to spend on a high-quality model, you’ll be able to choose the best BB gun for your grandson.
Before buying any type of BB gun, make sure he understands how to use it safely by teaching him or her the rules explained in this article before having an opportunity to play with it. By doing so, you’ll prevent any accidents from happening while playing with his new rifle instead of helping him learn about them and prevent future injuries when using similar guns in the future.