Tips on Selecting a Gun Shop and a Brand When Purchasing BB
Before you visit a gun shop to purchase BB guns, you should make a couple of decisions. One of the first things you should consider is the style of airgun you want. The next item of importance is the cost. Because replica firearms are in great demand, there is a great deal of competition between gun shop owners. You should be able to find what you want for a reasonable price, but only if you’re not too quick to pull the trigger (pun intended!) and pay too much for BB guns.
The brand of the weapon you use is as important as the gun shop you choose to purchase it in. Not all brands of BB guns are made well. Daisy is well known for being a good manufacturer of starter airguns for people just learning to shoot. Models like their Red Ryder are ideal for beginners and kids. At the higher end in terms of both precision and cost are companies like Steyr, Pardini, RWS, and Walther.
If you look for these products at a typical gun shop, chances are you'll spend more than for the same BB guns at a larger, all-purpose sporting goods store. However, if you have a lot of questions about safety, how to use the gun properly, and so on, then it might be worth the added cost to patronize the more specialized location. Their salespeople will likely be much more knowledgeable about airguns.
Experienced airgun shooters will definitely want to check out a gun shop near them, especially if you're ready to move up to a serious, precision pistol or rifle. BB guns are where most people start, but many end up with top-of-the-line air rifles with all the bells and whistles. Specialty shops are where that action can be found.