There’s a reason that Daisy makes the best BB guns. It’s not because they’ve been doing it longer than just about anyone else. It’s because they have a genuine love for the sport and a deep commitment to the tradition of US shooting sports, shooting education, and youth shooting programs starting at the earliest levels. In this article, we’ll take a look at why a Daisy BB gun is still the King.
Daisy has a genuine commitment to youth shooting programs. It makes good business sense, but it goes way beyond the fact that if a shooter starts with a Daisy, they’ll probably stick with Daisy. The Daisy Heritage dates back over 135 years, and their commitment to shooting sports has been evident throughout.
Daisy works with youngsters all over the US and the world to develop a love for shooting sports. One only needs to visit the Daisy Nationals and spend time with the hundreds of national shooters to see just how Daisy has impacted their lives. A focus on shooter education, safety, and outdoor shooting sports helps them continue to make the quality products that make it all happen.
While not universal, there are a lot of shooters whose first airgun was a Daisy. It may have been the Daisy Red Ryder, Model 25, or the pump pneumatic 880, but it was a Daisy airgun more often than not.
Today Daisy is still making some of the same iconic models that they did some 50+ years ago. The Red Ryder is still a huge seller. For those “big kids,” Daisy brought out an updated Adult Red Ryder with a longer pull length and more meat on the forearm. This new Red Ryder reconnects adults to Daisy in a whole new way, especially when combined with the Daisy Red Ryder Family combo, which includes both the Adult and Standard Red Ryder complete with 2400 precision Daisy BBs.
Some folks may say that Daisy needs to expand or make new products. But we’d argue differently. With Gamo and Daisy now under one roof, Daisy can comfortably just keep doing what it’s been doing right for over 135 years. Just think of that for a moment and let it sink in; 135 years.
Gamo can build the adult precision break-barrels, and PCP airguns, big bore, and other products, and Daisy can keep building the products that taught a lot of us old-timers how to hold and shoot a gun for the first time.
Whether it’s the Daisy 880 dual ammo pump gun, the standard or adult Red Ryder, the model 25, and a host of other cool options, Daisy can keep doing what it does best; make the best BB guns on the planet.
Consistency is Key
If you pick up a traditional Daisy airgun today, say the model 25, you’ll find that it has the same function and feel like one that’s 15 to 20 years old. It just works and keeps working year after year. Daisy builds bb guns to be simple to operate, fun to shoot, affordable to own, and cheap to shoot every day if you have the time. It’s no wonder they still make the best BB gun on the planet and they make them by the millions.
If you have a young shooter or you simply want to relive your own Daisy childhood, take a look at the daisy airguns we have on our site. They are all very affordable, and they all have one thing in common. They are VERY fun to shoot.