Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > Airguns, AirSoft and MilSim
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Airguns, AirSoft and MilSim Air rifles and pistols, AirSoft and Mil Sim Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-29-2018, 9:15 PM
isntzen isntzen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 248
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default Can you kindly provide a recommendation for a Very Safe air gun?

A young lad I know really enjoyed his first plinking session I arranged. His mother has reluctantly agreed to allow him an air gun. He’s a young teen and a bit ‘special needs,’ what model do you recommend?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-29-2018, 9:54 PM
therealnickb's Avatar
therealnickb therealnickb is online now
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Probably not in any line.
Posts: 5,100
iTrader: 31 / 100%
Default

Age?
Where & what is he shooting?
Who’s supervising?
__________________
There is nothing so tragic as the loss of a child. Parents and teachers have the right to protect them. They should also have the ability. 911 isn’t enough.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2018, 11:22 PM
sealocan sealocan is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7,319
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

Maybe an Airsoft gun or paintball gun? And depending on how special needs he is you might want to make sure it's a model that doesn't look like a real firearm in any way shape or form.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-30-2018, 11:50 AM
isntzen isntzen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 248
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by therealnickb View Post
Age?
Where & what is he shooting?
Who’s supervising?
A young teen whom I will personally supervise.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-30-2018, 1:39 PM
Half Cocked's Avatar
Half Cocked Half Cocked is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Socialist Republik of Kalifornistan
Posts: 644
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

A very safe air gun?

Safety comes from the person handling the gun. They are all safe unless the basic gun safety rules are ignored.

Go to the Pyramid Air or Airgun Depot websites and look at what is available. Since this is apparently not for hunting find one that uses BBs or .177 pellets with a low muzzle velocity. This will be fine for target practice at close range.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2018, 11:44 AM
therealnickb's Avatar
therealnickb therealnickb is online now
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Probably not in any line.
Posts: 5,100
iTrader: 31 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by isntzen View Post
A young teen whom I will personally supervise.
As mentioned, the shooter is the safety. Not the gun.

That said, stick with a rifle.

Daisy red Ryder type are about the easiest to operate. Not too powerful. But, remember bb's bounce back at you from any hard surface. Pellets tend to smash.
__________________
There is nothing so tragic as the loss of a child. Parents and teachers have the right to protect them. They should also have the ability. 911 isn’t enough.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2018, 11:56 AM
user120312 user120312 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Coastal Oregon, formerly of California
Posts: 260
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I've had good success and get a workout from the Benjamin 392 I use around the property. I learned on a .22 single shot Winchester as a kid after using a Daisy BB gun until around age 8. I like the 392 since I can vary the velocity and it's a single shot which teaches patience and discipline. We were shooting full size rifles and 12 ga shotguns on the ranches and for waterfowl hunting by the teens age you're discussing but of course that was with long experience and use.

Has he ever been in for a firearm safety course? Those help a lot, even if it's an air rifle/pistol he's using.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2018, 12:17 PM
k1dude's Avatar
k1dude k1dude is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: la Republika Popular de Kalifornistan
Posts: 8,233
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

There's a whole range that falls under "special needs."

Only you can tell how functional/responsible the child is and what he can handle since we haven't met him.

Depending on the level of disability, I would start with a nerf rifle.

Next step up would be an airsoft rifle.

Next step up would be a pump BB rifle.

Next step up would be a .177 pump rifle.

Last would be a break barrel .22 rifle.

I would encourage a pump or break barrel over any semi-auto. Keeping things slow and deliberate is desirable.
__________________
“Show me a young conservative and I'll show you a man without a heart. Show me an old liberal and I'll show you a man without a brain.” - Sir Winston Churchill

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” - Senator Barry Goldwater
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-01-2018, 6:20 PM
Crosman999's Avatar
Crosman999 Crosman999 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 304
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Co2 powered QB79 from Big5 for about $100, accuracy is good and it's fairly easy to load. Kids tend to lose interest in things if it's to difficult. I'm sure with some help he will do fine, kids need positive encouragement and I think it's great your trying too give him that.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-2018, 5:32 AM
The War Wagon's Avatar
The War Wagon The War Wagon is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: da' 'BURGH
Posts: 5,338
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Exclamation

Teach him to have VERY safe index fingers...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-02-2018, 7:31 AM
Paul_R's Avatar
Paul_R Paul_R is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Norcal
Posts: 2,212
iTrader: 46 / 100%
Default

Whatever is on sale. Don't over think this...

Keep the cost and velocity at a minimum. That way, when the reluctant mom has the inevitable "I told you so" moment, damage will be at a minimum.
__________________
Got a jury summons? Know your rights! http://fija.org/

Last edited by Paul_R; 10-02-2018 at 7:41 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-03-2018, 1:00 AM
G-forceJunkie's Avatar
G-forceJunkie G-forceJunkie is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SCV, So. Cal
Posts: 4,493
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

Red Ryder from Wallmart.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-09-2018, 10:58 AM
deadshot's Avatar
deadshot deadshot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 384
iTrader: 22 / 100%
Default I could not pass it up

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-forceJunkie View Post
Red Ryder from Wallmart.
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-09-2018, 9:06 PM
Muleskinner Muleskinner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 692
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Newman QB 78D..single shot, co2, bolt action affordable
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-12-2018, 4:54 PM
Darto's Avatar
Darto Darto is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,734
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

I would recommend this as it is the official gun used in public and private schools all across America.



https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/SAR_E...ifle/4416#8576
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-12-2018, 6:23 PM
brey6290 brey6290 is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 93
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Airsoft. Cheap, cheap ammo, fun and quiet you can shoot in your backyard
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-26-2018, 12:06 AM
CharlesV CharlesV is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: So Cal, Riverside County, Corona
Posts: 625
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

The only truly safe airgun is the one you never get near.

As its been said in here, no gun of any kind is safe, they are all treated as loaded and ready to do damage. So for a special needs kid, honestly id pass and pick another activity --and dont say bow hunting either. Or slingshots. Just its better to pick a safer activity. To the extent there is any safety in weapons at all, its in the hands of the user. A user has to be smart and alert and thinking and agile. If that doesnt describe the kid, no shooting for him.
__________________
Slim River Carry Slings for Henry AR-7
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:10 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
Calguns.net and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.