"To whomever may be the recipient at Daisy,
I just purchased a Daisy Buck for my 4 year old son as a birthday present. I chose the Buck because it was the model I was given when I was 4. Mine was a great little gun, as I hope my son’s will be. Mine which was manufactured around 1984, had a hollow plastic stock, and lasted long enough that I was ready for a more powerful air rifle. Growing up around firearms, air rifles, archery equipment and slingshots all my life, as well as spending 4 years with the Marines as a machinegunner, I am a very strong believer in “Start them young+ Teach them right = Keep them safe”. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the new models of the Buck actually have a wooden stock rather than the plastic one I had. This is a tradition started with me that I hope continues for many generations to come. I also hope Daisy is there for every future generation that comes after I am long gone. Upon accessing the Daisy website I was intrigued by the amount of effort that is put into emphasizing the safe handling of your products. Most firearm/air rifle manufacturers post the “10 rules of gun safety” or “10 commandments of gun safety” whichever moniker you prefer, but Daisy goes to the extent of providing detailed information on the possibility of ricochets and how to build a safe homemade target and backstop. Kudos to Daisy for being a company that promotes the type of image that all in your field should strive for. Daisy will continue to earn my business whenever the need for an air rifle arises.
Terry W. Freeman"
"Terry: Your email to our customer service department was forwarded to my attention. First of all, thanks for taking the time to write.
The Model 105B, which is the forerunner to the Model 105 Buck BB gun, was first introduced in 1979 and was referred to as the Cub. In 1999, we added the wood stock and changed the name to Buck. We also make a Model 10 which is identical to the 105 except that we added a wood forearm, similar to but smaller than the one on a Red Ryder. We would agree with you that young people who learn respect for airguns and firearms and proper handling early in life from a parent or mentor are far less likely to misuse or be careless with one in the future. We only wish there were more parents like you!
Because we recognize that a Daisy airgun is most everyone's first gun, we continually emphasize safe gun handling and also invest in programs which teach gun safety and marksmanship skills to young people. There are some excellent programs such as those administered by 4-H Shooting Sports, the Royal Rangers, American Legion, the NRA, and others. Most of these programs are open to boys and girls over 8 years old. If your son is interested, most of them offer an opportunity to compete in matches at the local, state and national level.
Thanks for what you, as a parent, are doing and please know that we appreciate your service to our nation. If you ever have the opportunity to come to Rogers, Arkansas, please come see us. You'd probably enjoy the audio tour and displays at the Daisy Museum. Sincerely, Joe."