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Although not a fishing theme - it's still outdoorsy. My other Dad bought my 8 yr old a Daisy Red Rider BB Gun for

Christmas this past year. Had an issue with Ian's Red Rider back in March. He thought he killed the rifle every kid

wants for Christmas that his Pappa gave him.

My guy had been running around the house - killing Nazis & liberating Europe from oppression for about a month

dry firing the rifle. When he wasn't doing that he was hunting deer, bear, and elk from the safety and comfort of

our suburban home. The next events were the cocking-lever did not work and the loading door jammed. I looked

up Daisy via the net and got a number to call.

 

The wonderful lady in customer service told me after I explained the whole story including Ian's abuse by dry firing his weapon so much, "Just send it back to us so we can look at it and make sure to include your UPS mailing address". My next question "Will they call me w/ an estimate and tell me what actually broke before the repair it?" She replied "Why no sir, we're gonna git your boy a new one sent out just as fast as we git the old one. It really shouldn't have dun him like that anyway!" The next day I sent it, again including a

small note describing the symptoms and how we believe it happened.

 

I get a call 4 days later from Clyde @ Daisy Air Rifles in Arkansas "Mr Bryne, we got your boy's rifle and the lever

was no real fuss but the load door's still jammin'. We're gonna gitcha another one buddy." "Okay" I replied. "What

do I owe you all for shipping costs?" "Don't you worry 'bout that buddy, we'll send your boy's rifle out the next day

or two, okay buddy?" states Clyde. "Alright, I appreciate ya' bud - thanks again" I quipped. "No trouble a'tal buddy,

y'all take care and enjoy that rifle buddy" Clyde finished with. The only part is you'll have to imagine your own

accent of the other parties involved. I'm from Chicago so you get mine.

 

Apparently Home Cooking and good manners weren't lost on the nice folks down @ Daisy Air Rifles. All "Buddy's" were

included to paint the picture of just that kind of hospitality. My 8 year old rcv'd his rifle after vacation w/ explicit instruction

that all Germans, Japanese, or any other WWII enemies of the United States must be thwarted w/ his own toy guns from

now on. The same applies for hunting wild animals.

The Daisy sits in the box in the garage awaiting his next trip to Kentucky. What a company!!!!!

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I have a Grossman air rifle purchased at walmart a few years ago which still works fine.I use it to chase away grackles from my backyard bird feeders which would otherwise be dominated by the damn things.After killing a few they get the message and leave the feeders alone much to the delight of the song birds.A opassum patrols the yard at night and disposses of their carcasses.

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I bought a BB rifle from Gander last year (rabbits were eating the garden)

 

My wife freaked out and made me get rid of it.

 

She spoke with our local police officer at the school and she (police officer) said it was illegal in Naperville. Basically against some ordinance.

 

There went the garden, and don't tell me about spraying garlic etc.... it's not the same thing.

 

 

 

Lucas McCain

 

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If that's illegal in Naperville, then I guess you won't be setting up on them with night vision goggles and a flashlight... now will you? B) So much for the "Carl Spackler" Caddyshack routine.

 

"It's a cross between Kentucky Bluegrass and California Sensimilia. The great thing about this stuff is you can play 18 holes on it, then go home and get stoned to the bejesus off it."

 

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I bought a BB rifle from Gander last year (rabbits were eating the garden)

 

My wife freaked out and made me get rid of it.

 

She spoke with our local police officer at the school and she (police officer) said it was illegal in Naperville. Basically against some ordinance.

 

There went the garden, and don't tell me about spraying garlic etc.... it's not the same thing.

 

 

 

Lucas McCain

 

It's probably illegal in Plainfield too but since I'm not married I don't have to worry about my wife turning me in.Seriously though since I believe rabbits also feed at night I'm not sure it would've been very affective.I'm old enuf to appreciate the"Rifleman" reference.

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Jim,

 

My brother is an affluent "long eared hunter" in the Joliet/Shorewood area. He has the same issues.

He would also tell you he has no problem scoping out dem varmints @ dusk.

 

There's another alternative - has Naper outlawed small concentrations of C-4??

 

"Don't worry Mr Gopher, I'm not a plastic explosive, it's just your pal Mr Squirrel"

 

"Freeze Gopher!!!"

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