Written on: 06/09/2011 by JohnMadern
This Gun Is Great For Starters. It Is Very Accurate Until About 85 Feet. After That It Goes Everywhere. Easy to Kill Small Game Like Rabbits And Squirrels. Very Low Kick, Highly Recommended. I Bought It For About 25 Dollars, And It Quickly Paid For Itself. Oh, And There Is a Vid On Youtube Of Me Killing 2 birds With One Shot. And Please Don't Call Me Humane. They Are Living On My Roof. It's There Fault. I Like How It Is Easy To Pump, Because I Had Several Pump Action Rifles That Were Hard... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2010
I understand this is a childs begginging airgun, and was many peoples first gun. But it is such a weak airgun - with many aspects more similar to those of a toy gun.
The main knock is that the accuracy and muzzle velocity are just sad. Anything beyond 20 feet and the BB will veer randomly and at 20 yards the BB will hit a foot below where you were aiming. Many Airsoft guns are literally far more powerful and accurate. When I was a kid I once shot a dove from 10-15 yards, the dove did not... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2009
I just got my red ryder yasterday all though im 14 years old i just baught it for a cheap gun around to mess around with i have a nice 1400fps pellet gun but its to loud for the neighborhood so i think the daisy red ryder is a goood gun but they should have changed the lever into metal. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2009
This is a adult review for the red rider. The red is a fun little plinker east to shoot fun to handle and fair acuurate out to 25 ft. vel- for the are really 240 or less not the 350 as on the box. My chorny gives 225-230 ave. acuurate is one inch groups at 25 ft or less. the sights are the problem. the rear sight needs to shim upped 1-4 inch painted front sight glow orange back is paint gloss black is to shinning in the sun. paint rear with flat black . better sights would improve this gun. ... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009 by Shakker (2 reviews written)
I think you people must not use it often to think it's bad. You have to remember this daisy red ryder gun is from 1938. In my opinion, Its a great gun. I got one when I was 10, And played with it for a long time. I gave my friend lessons on how to shoot, and it was pretty accurate. And you must use lots of force to brake the lever, I still have mine today. It could use a better sight though. (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2009
The Daisy Red Ryder has poor accuracy and was dissapointed that the cocking lever was made of cheap plastic, but you get what you pay for (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2008
Great for kids who feel like going out to the backyard and shooting at various objects. It has a nice wood stock and a little recoil (the good kind). I liked mine a lot. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2008
This gun is pretty good for a bb gun all of u say that its weak and not accurate but mine works really well. I kill more birds with that than i do with my .177 cal air rifle. But the air rifle always kills and kills bigger animals.
Written on: 23/07/2008
Its good for target practice. Its really cheap for me too.
Not powerful or real accurate either. But it should be every ones first bb gun in my opinion therefore I do recommend Daisy Red Ryder. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008
All in all this is a good first bb gun. This is one of the few classic bb guns that arnt very expensive that isn't made out of mainly plastic. The gun is well built. it can take a beating, it last very long especially if you oil it and just shoot it and don;t throw it around. But even if you don;t take the best care of it it is still a very good gun. The down side of this gun is that if a young child is shooting it they may get discourged because at least for my gun the bb goes about 3... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by hunter 69 (1 review written)
Any young shooter or wild west enthusiast will be thrilled with the looks and handling of this little bb gun , I also own the pistol peacemaker bb gun which is also great fun but still not as much as the red ryder .
Only wish that Daisy guns were more readily avialable in the uk and they would once again prodce thier m1 carbine replica and the winchester 1894 bb gun again and increase thier stockists in the uk.. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2008 by scout4 (7 reviews written)
I bought this modern remake of the old red rider classic bb gun for my youngest daughter. It is her first experience with a gun, so I wanted it to be a good one. And it very much has been with this little daisy red ryder bb gun. My daughter never shot a gun but she took to shooting this little red rider bb gun like an expert. I made up a target and set it about 10 yards away, with a good backstop. Then started with her first shooting lesson. After a few shots and elevating the rear sight a... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008 by bobtodrick
I don't get some of the low scores the Red Ryder has received.
Most of them go something like this...these are actual comments:
"accuracy drops off after 50 feet"
"won't take small game"
"works flawlessly but you can see the BB in flight"
For cryin' out loud!! It is an entry level BB gun meant for 10 year olds. It is made to be as safe as possible for a youngster to learn on.
If you want more, blow the wad (gee...what, another $30) to get a Daisy 5880.
Geeezzzz (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2008
The red Ryder is a good, cheap gun. I would recommend it for a child's first gun or for a little backyard fun. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008 by michaeljw10 (1 review written)
This is a gun supposed to used by 9-11 year olds due to its lack of power. And since its lacking power the bbs won't be accurate past 10 yards. But it has a nice wood stock and holds around 600 rounds . It's great for entertaining your child if hes bored. This is a great starter gun but I wouldn't recommend it if you need accuracy (As it will get 2 inch groups at 10 yards) or plan to hunt with it... All in all a great starter gun that can provide a child with hours of fun. (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2008
It is a good gun and worth a look if you want a gun for your child. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2007 by ajvenom (18 reviews written)
Typical youth BB gun...shoots straight but with low power raised rear elevation to the max at 10 meters. 1 to 2 inch groupings at 10 meters. Fun for shooting soda cans and learning how to use an iron sight.
Only bought because it was on sale....would not pay more than 25.00 dollars for it.
For lowest price: Daisy Buck 105, Mendoza 650(CM-BB scout Model) and Daisy red Ryder.
For best materials and finish used: Medoza650(CM-BB scout Model), Buck 105 and Red Ryder.
For... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2007 by pelletgunhunter (6 reviews written)
I got this gun 3 years ago and have passed it on to my 9 year old brother it was a fun gun but my only problem was inaccuracy. Then i was 11 I tried hunting with it but then i didn't know that 350 fps couldn't kill much but looking back i couldn't expect it to be to accurate because obviously it is a bb gun It would be like expecting one of those guns that shoot bb's and pellets (which i would never buy) to be accurate! Overall a good amateur gun. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2007 by lepmik (2 reviews written)
I got my Red Ryder when I was about 10 or 12 years old, so I've had it for 15+ years now. It ranks as the single best Xmas present I ever got. I spent hours and hours shooting it as a child, teen, and young adult. I still shoot it every time I go back home to visit my parents. I keep it in my dad's garage, just like I did when I was young. Although I live far away from my parents now, and could easily store my Red Ryder at my current home, there's something special about stepping out... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2007 by jamshid666 (2 reviews written)
I bought the Red Rider for my son's 10th birthday. I was not expecting much from the weapon, as it is geared towards a 10-year old audience. This rifle perfectly fit the purpose for which I bought it: to teach my son how to safely handle and fire a rifle. Granted, this is not a hunting weapon and it isn't something that you would want to use for competition-level practice, though I must admit that my son is able to achieve decent shot groups on an AR-4 target at 5 meters (16.5 feet). ... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2007 by 61fury (1 review written)
Bought it cause I was bored, no expectations but always wanted a bb gun. I bent the rear sight, shoots much better now. Its a nice thing, glad I own it (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2006 by rugerman (25 reviews written)
When my dad came home from WW2 I was 5 1/2 years old. As soon as they became available, he bought me a Red Ryder BB gun. It was my most prized possession. I carried it everywhere I went around the neighborhood. Made a closeline sling so I could ride my bike and have it handy in case i met a sparrow that needed killing. Try that today and meet your local swat team.
Eventually I wore out that first one after 3 or 4 years of hard use. It would have lasted longer but kids don't think about... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2006 by Michael Krejci (2 reviews written)
It's a good beginner gun but not very good for anything else (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2006 by paintballuh (1 review written)
At only $30, this gun is fun for can shooting. Not very accurate. You get what you pay for. This gun is good for beginners. No problems with it functioning. The stock and fore grip feel like I could have made better ones in wood-shop. An extra coat of varnish helps with this problem. This is great for beginners, its safe and easy to use. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2006 by cody201 (1 review written)
The Daisy Red Ryder is a great beginner gun. It is very durible. The accuracy is very poor. Also the power is very weak. The gun will kill a small bird with at least 2 shots. When the BB capcity is full it becomes so heavy its like cement is in the barrel, this also makes the accuracy worse. This gun is deffinetly made for kids under 13 looking for only target shooting. An adult should not get this !!!!!! Its way too weak and will leave you wanting something with more power. Overall great... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2006 by cody 201
The Daisy Red Ryder is an excellent beginner gun. The gun is weak yet strong enough to kill a small bird with 2 or more shots. Reloads fast and easy.
The accuracy it terrible and does not allow you to use the gun two its full potential. The gun holds at least 650 BB's, seems as if the guns tank will never empty. The bad point to holding so many BB's is it causes the gun to be top heavy, witch also effects the accuracy. This gun is for children under twelve no adult should buy this. Overall... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2006 by Zamzamee (3 reviews written)
This Daisy Red Ryder is actually not that bad of a rife for getting young ones familiar with guns. This thing is pretty weak but if you really try and actually hunt you will be able to kill many varmints. The way to rack this thing allows you fast reloads. I wouldn't recommend this who expecting to be killing anything larger than a robin or anyone expecting to hunt and kill without an effort. Hope this helped (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2006 by tightshot55 (4 reviews written)
I've had my Daisy Red Ryder for about 30 years but it was passed down to me. I am 20 so it's that old but I only use it to scare the vermin out my yard since it only shocks them. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2006 by gyates93 (5 reviews written)
My friend owns a Red Ryder. When I first saw it it looked like a good gun. I was mistaken. It fires at a horrible velocity, something like 300fps. I've shot at a 2 litre Pepsi bottle from 6 or 7 feet away and not even punctured it. It also has bad accuracy at longer ranges, partly because the bb goes in all kinds of directions. I liked the sights, as they were made of metal, but they weren't adjustable. This is a good rifle for beginners to shoot at cans or paper targets but I definantly... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2005 by USsoccer114 (12 reviews written)
The Daisy Red Ryder is a cool little gun. It only shoots bbs about 280-300fps. I wish the velocity was closer to 450 so you couldn't see the bb go, but that would defeat the whole purpose behind this gun.
The accuracy is pretty good inside of 15-25 ft but over that it gets crazy. Sometimes the bb will go out a ways and then just do a sudden dive, and other times it doesn't, but this is out about 30 yards.
The gun's power is nothing to brag about, but if you are 6 it's enough. I just got... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2005 by dan man (4 reviews written)
My friend got a Daisy Red Ryder air rifle about 6 years ago, and it still works like it just came out of the box. It is a great can plinker, and it is cheap for $30 at K-Mart. It holds about 100 bb's in it's reservoir, and can shoot rapidly. It is powerful for such a little gun. I got shot in the arm from 50 feet away, and it stung a little, and I was wearing a thick camo jacket. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by mofopker (1 review written)
The Daisy Red Ryder is a nice gun, shoots fast pretty, far to. Cool pictures on the side. The one real bad thing I can think of is it's getting the ball in the chamber. You cant shoot down or(most of the time) it wont shoot. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2005 by siren7
At first my Red Ryder was a good gun. It was accurate and lightweight. But then it just fell apart. First it was the loading door it fell out. Then the stock, then the trigger, then the barrel. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2005 by siren7
If my friend wanted to start shooting I would recommend the Daisy Red Ryder. But if my friend was a pro and a great shooter I would not. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2005 by siren7
I do not like the Daisy Red Ryder. It has let me down many times. It is also hard to keep it in the target box from more than 15 feet. One time I pulled the trigger and it kicked, opening the bb door and sent 449 bb's on to the floor. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2005 by THE DUSTER200 (15 reviews written)
I have been shooting high power airguns for quite some time and finally decided to buy a Daisy Red Ryder. And boy do I have fun with it. It is great for hours of plinking with out reloading all the time. I have more fun with it than my .22 800fps air rifle. I wouldn't recommend hunting with it because the power is too low. It wont kill a chipmunk even with a head shot. Over all the red ryder is a good plinking rifle and should be kept that way. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2005 by jordanolsonm (4 reviews written)
Wow, what's not to like about this Daisy Red Ryder Air Rifle. It feels reasonably well built and has a pretty nice wooden stock with "red ryder" engraved in it. Anyway, I bought this bb gun just because I felt I had to, it is as American as apple pies to have one of these. Like I said above, it isn't anything special when it comes to accuracy, but you will be able to consistently make a soda can jump at 30 feet. Another thing I found it works well for is ridding pesky birds from our... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2005 by Jedking (1 review written)
The Daisy Red Ryder Air Rifle is probably more peoples first gun than any other. It is cheep ($30), reliable and just plain fun to shoot. I get more fun out of it than my 1000fps airguns because I can shoot it in my residential backyard without any fear of offending any neighbors, besides being cheaper to shoot (pellets cost $7 for 500 and bbs are $7 for 6000. I hang a canvas tarp up as a backstop and bust cans all day long. I have two of them (just got another for my little bro) and one... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2004 by jiggyfly
I have had the Daisy Red Ryder since I was 10, and for 4 years, I tinkered around with this trusted bb gun. it isn't that strong, but is a great beginner's gun. now, I'm stepping up to the GAMO SHADOW 1000.i have learned many useful things about airguns with the red Ryder. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by sonic07 (19 reviews written)
I bought the Red Ryder for my son. What a surprise that he can shoot very well with this rifle. I tried it and I even like it too. I shot the Crosman Auto Target at 35ft and very accurate little thing. very low noise that I can shoot paper target in middle of the night without waking anybody. It's a must have. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2004 by kmillard (34 reviews written)
This is an update to my last review on the Daisy 1938b red ryder..
I have had some time now to shoot more with it..its very accurate once you set the back site up right, has pleanty of power speed and distance. I soked it in pelle gun oil and it works well..the spring is good enough and it will shoot for a good distance and still hit a target..at 30 to 35 feet, it will hit the bulls eye on the nra dasiy targets and do it rather well I might add.
It is said to hold 650 bb's and I have loaded... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2004 by kmillard (34 reviews written)
In total yes the Daisy Red Ryder is a kids gun for sure but its no toy. It can hurt if not handeled properly.. its a lot of fun, its cheap and priced for its capabilitys I am sure, it has a few draw backs but hey all guns have their problems I am sure. I bought it as an addition to my collection and some thing to just plink with, its not a serious shooter like my other ones so for the price and for what it can do I'd say its worth every penny I paid for it and I'm sure I will have years of... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2003 by freedoggy77 (1 review written)
Ok this is $25 at Wal-Mart. It is a great starter gun. It is hard to get hurt with except sometimes when I am cocking the lever, It cuts my finger and today, 2 days after getting it I fire and PAIN!!! The butt whacked one of my teeth and it pretty much knocked it off. Oh well. I get MONEY!!! I am 10. I really want to shoot a squirell but my dog and my gun scare 'em away so I shoot targets and cardboard. Great starting gun for 25 bucks. Not too great accuracy. I usually hit the target but... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2003 by squirrelsassassin (1 review written)
I got my Red Ryder when I was about 8 and shoot at anything I can find. Because it is meant for little kids, it had very little power. Suprisingly, I have taken 5 squirrels with it. 4 were head shots and from a relatively close distance. The other was numerous body shots and the aid of my Louisville Slugger. The Red Ryder is a great gun to start with because it is cheap easy to handle and safer than most other guns. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2003 by Joben (1 review written)
The Daisy Red Ryder is made primarily from wood and metal. Visable plastic parts are the front sight, cocking lever, trigger and bb loading port. I have mine for quite a while now and have fired about 3,000 shots with it and it has held up well.
The cocking lever is fast, easy and fun to use.
It only loses one point in my handling rating because occasionaly the bbs get a little stuck in the resivior and you have to give the gun a good shake to get the gravity feed working again.
The... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2003 by hunter9 (8 reviews written)
One of these Daisy Red Ryder guns my friend had came apart at where the gun and stock come together. But oil it good in the barrel and it is a great little gun. (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2003 by dementg (3 reviews written)
This is a great first gun. I bought one of these as a gift for my nephew. He has used it nearly every weekend for about 9 months now, and it's holding up well. It's low on power, but that's actually a good thing. It would take some deliberate effort for anybody to hurt themself with this gun.
The action is excellent - its a single crank, so they don't spend all their time pumping the thing and any kid can crank it easily. The mechanism is solidly built, my nephew and I have cranked it... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2002 by bob.
I bought this Daisy Red Ryder air gun to tinker around with after i had my blue streak. It has decent aim for a little lever action gun and is rather neat. I am planning on throwing a sling on it. I wish it came with a walnut stock instead of the american hardwood, though. If this gun could have a stiffer spring, it would be very effective. (read more)
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