BB guns are a popular intoduction to target shooting for many younsters. They are ideal for teaching the basics of gun safety and marksmanship due to their relatively low power output. Many are designed with shorter stocks and easier trigger pulls for a better ergonomic fit toward younger shooters. BB guns come in a variety of types, styles and options suited for different tastes. Many BB guns have maintained the traditional look like the iconic Daisy Red Ryder or the Marlin Cowboy, while others have changed in appearance, sporting pink or camoflauged stocks. Some BB guns have adopted a more modern look emulating the semi-automatic pistol or tactical rifle.Historically, the first BB guns were spring-piston powered and used size BB shotgun shot. Daisy, one of the earliest manufacturers of BB guns, later established a standardized BB that is more in line with what is used today. Daisy remains as one of the most recognized names in BB guns in the United States along with fellow American manufacturer, Crosman. For those looking to test theirs skills against others, Daisy holds its annual BB Gun National Championships, which is geared toward younger shooters.BB Guns offer a number of power options. The most basic is the traditional Spring-Piston in which a spring is compressed via lever or breakbarrel action and released with the pull of the trigger. The released spring pushes a piston which compresses the air behind the BB projectile. Another option is the multi-pump in which a lever must be pumped multiple times to generate air pressure which is released upon pulling the trigger. A more modern method of propulsion is CO2 gas, which is typically used in BB guns in the form of cartridges. These cartridges are inserted into the BB gun and a burst of CO2 gas is released upon shooting. Most of the semi-automatic and automatic BB guns utilize CO2 gas as its power source. The downside is having to purchase the CO2 cartridges, which is an added expense.Most BB guns have smooth bores barrels that shoot .177 caliber BBs. Because of its round shape, rifling of the gun barrel does not provide a significant advantage in accuracy as it does with pellets. Certain BB guns will shoot pellets as well as BBs.. Some of these BB guns have rifled barrels.A couple of important safety tips regarding BB gun use. First, never shoot at a hard surface. The BBs will ricochet and cause significant injury. Secondly, safety glasses are recommended when shooting. The most common BB gun injuries are eye injuries.
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