Today my seven-year-old son Landry unwrapped his first real gun – a Crosman 760 Pumpmaster BB/Pellet gun. It looks a lot like the one I had when I was young, with a few differences. First it is all black, instead of the wood-grain look of the one I had. Also, it comes with a scope which can be mounted and used instead of the iron sights. I didn’t know which was the best for learning to shoot, but since he was having some trouble understanding how to line up the iron sights, I decided to start with a scope. After a short time getting it sighted in, it seems to do the job well.
The gun seems pretty sturdy. It’s made out of plastic but has a solid feel unlike some of the BB guns I’ve used in the past. I did have a problem with the stock becoming loose after a short time of using the gun, but a large Phillips-head screw on the bottom of the stock lets you tighten that up if needed. It’s been a few weeks since I did that and it hasn’t come loose again. Landry is enjoying it and has become pretty accurate, hitting a pop can from across the large room in our basement every time. Click on the video to see the gun in action.