An introduction to daisy, Airgun shooting, A message to parents – Daisy 25 Pump Gun User Manual
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An Introduction to
A MESSAGE TO PARENTS
Although not a firearm, a Daisy airgun is a gun and not a
toy. Properly used and maintained, it will provide many hours
of safe, trouble free recreational shooting. Misused, it can be
dangerous. Therefore, we recommend it be used only under
adult supervision and never by a young person less than ten
years of age. Included in this operation manual are 10
Shooting Safety Rules. We urge you to read them with your
child, practice them and review them often.
As the proud owner of a new Daisy gun, your child has
become part of an American tradition dating back more than
100 years. Mechanically, a new Daisy is backed by nearly a
century of engineering know-how and experience in the man-
ufacture of quality products.
Safe gun handling depends upon proper safety training,
and instilling in your son or daughter the right attitude toward
gun ownership. To help you, we have designed this booklet to
cover the basic facts every young person should understand
before shooting a gun. Take time to study it thoroughly with
your child. A proper understanding of these basics will greatly
increase your youngster's enjoyment of the lifetime sport of
recreational air gun shooting and, at the same time, give you
the satisfaction of knowing your child is properly prepared to
handle an air gun.
We strongly urge a formal course of instruction in
Shooting Education for your child. There are a number of
youth and civic organizations which offer a complete 10-les-
son course based on guidelines developed by the training
experts at Daisy, and they are listed in the section “Learn to
shoot safely” on page 15 of this book. A quick check with
them will let you know when the next course will be starting
in your area. If you would like more detailed information,
write: Special Market Programs, Daisy, P.O. Box 220, Rogers,
First, you should know that your Daisy is not a toy. It's a
gun. If you use it carefully, it will provide many years of enjoy-
ment. But, if you aren't careful, it can be dangerous.
Second, read this book. In conjunction with the
Operation Manual, it tells you how to handle your new BB
gun properly and how to have the most fun with it. Read it
carefully with a parent and make sure you all understand it.
Then, put what you've learned into practice. And remember,
it's your responsibility as a gun owner to make certain that
anyone using it is instructed in the rules of proper gun han-
SAFE GUN HANDLING IS THE KEY
TO SHOOTING FUN
If you understand that "HANDLING" your gun means
every time you touch it, and if you remember always to han-
dle a gun as if it were loaded, then you are well on your way
to proper gun handling. A majority of air gun accidents in this
country are caused by 1) careless and improper handling of
the gun, 2) believing the gun to be empty when it isn't, or 3)
shooting at improper targets. All three causes can be avoided
if the shooter handles the gun properly.
For years we have been teaching the 10 Shooting Safety
Rules. Read, remember, practice and review these few simple
rules. They will help you enjoy many hours of safe, fun, recre-
10 SHOOTING SAFETY RULES
Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
Treat every gun as if it were loaded.
Only load or cock a gun when you are shooting.
Check your target and beyond your target.
Anyone shooting or near a shooter should wear
Never climb or jump with a gun.
Keep the muzzle clear.
Guns not in use should always be unloaded.
10. Respect other people’s property.
It is also very important for you to remember that any
time you receive a gun from anyone, or take a gun from it's
storage place, you should make sure it's unloaded and
uncocked by pointing it in a safe direction and pulling the
EVEN IF YOU HAVE FIRED THE AIR-
GUN ONE OR MORE TIMES AND NO BB WAS EXPELLED, IT
DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE GUN IS EMPTY OF BBs. CON-
TINUE TO TREAT THE AIRGUN AS IF IT IS LOADED.
Never look into the muzzle of your gun. You can't tell by
looking if your gun is loaded, so always treat it as if it were.
Habits which you form now in handling your new Daisy will be
helpful in the handling of any gun.
designed for hunt-
ing, but you can
still have outdoor
fun with it. It's
easy to set up an
outdoor range. In
fact, outdoor shooting is a great way for a young person and
his or her parents to have some real family fun and competi-
When you are carrying a Daisy airgun outdoors, keep the
following things in mind:
• Don't shoot at targets with a hard surface, like rocks or
trees. Your BB could ricochet. Never shoot at the surface of
water for the same reason.
• Always be sure you know where other people are before
you shoot. Make sure they're clear of the target.
• Keep the muzzle always pointed in a safe direction so if you
stumble and fall you can control the direction of the muzzle.
• Keep your Daisy airgun unloaded when you are not using it.
• Indoors or out, anyone shooting or near a shooter should
wear shooting glasses. (They can be purchased at most
stores selling sporting goods.)
THE INDOOR DAISY
A Daisy airgun is safe for indoor shooting as long as you
observe the proper safety rules. There aren't many, but they
are important. First, you must have at least 5 meters (16.4 ft.)
of space from the firing line to the target. All Daisy Youth Line
air rifles are designed with controlled velocity of less than 350
feet per second and are most effective for target shooting at
5 meters. (It takes as much skill to shoot a Daisy on a 5 meter
range as it takes to shoot a .22 on a 50 foot range!) Second,
you must have a safe target (See "SAFE TARGET" section)
placed so there are no entry ways in front of the firing line or
behind the targets. If this is not possible, then doorways in
the areas should be blocked. Third, you should have a canvas
or blanket behind the target which hangs free from the wall
and clears the floor. This will prevent ricochet should you
miss the target. Finally, your target should be well lighted.
Remember to keep
your Daisy unloaded
until the target is up and
you are ready to shoot.
Never point it in any
direction except toward
If you follow these
rules and combine them
with the other tips on
proper gun handling in
this book, you can enjoy
safe, indoor Daisy airgun