If you ask a shooter or hunter today how they learned to shoot, you’ll discover that
most of them took their first shot with a Daisy BB gun. Because airguns have form and
function similar to firearms, it’s not uncommon to use a BB gun as a training gun, use
a pellet rifle as a primary practice rifle or use a CO2 pistol in order to be familiar
with proper handling of a semi-automatic pistol. Because Daisy is the leading manufacturer
of airguns, the company takes seriously its obligation to emphasize shooting safety.
Almost Anyone; Almost Anywhere
Almost anyone can shoot. Shooters don’t necessarily have to be the strongest or largest or
fastest athlete in order to excel. The shooting sports simply require concentration, discipline
And, you can shoot airguns almost anywhere. Be sure to check state and municipal legislation in
your area. In most cases, you can safely shoot an airgun in a backyard or even in a basement,
with a proper trap and backstop. This convenience often extends the shooting season and offers
substantial cost savings compared with firearms range fees and high ammunition cost.
The Daisy Shooting Education Program
Daisy began creating educational partnerships with local schools and other organizations as
early as 1948 and in 1956 established a Training Services Department, working with the
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation to make target shooting with
BB guns a part of schools’ physical education curriculum. In the 1960s, Daisy partnered with
the U.S. Junior Chambers (the Jaycees) to establish a nationwide youth shooting education program.
Taking Shooting Education On The Road
Daisy’s commitment to shooting education and nationwide programs that touch the lives of
hundreds of thousands of young shooters is greater than ever. While the Daisy Nationals
and the structured shooting education program reach so many youths, we recognize that not
everyone who wants to learn gun safety and how to shoot wants to compete on a team. Some
learn from a parent, grandparent or mentor. Others are introduced to the shooting sports
at conservation or hunting events.
To reach as many youth and first-time shooters as possible, Daisy offers an inflatable
range that conservation organizations, youth organizations and others can purchase as a
tool to make it easy to teach and learn. These ranges are powered by a small fan and inflate
in less than a minute. Layers of fabric provide the backstop for low velocity BB guns such as
the Red Ryder and Daisy Buck.
Teaching America To Shoot Is Daisy’s Passion
Daisy stands ready, willing and able to assist any qualifying non-profit organization, church or
civic group with the correct products and curriculum necessary to establish a shooting education
program of their own. Daisy offers special market discounts on all items for shooting education programs.
If you’d like to begin a program, simply call Daisy Customer Service at (479) 636-1200 for assistance,
special market discounts and more information.
From the company’s first involvement in structured education programs in 1948, through the
development of a written curriculum, to the present-day sponsorship of the prestigious annual
Daisy Nationals, shooting education has remained an integral part of Daisy’s corporate culture.
Being the leader in shooting education has been, and remains, Daisy’s obligation, honor and passion.