How old when toy guns.

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    I had cap pistols and water pistols from the very beginning. Army men too, molded to be toting M1s, Thompsons, and grease guns.
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    We never had the stupid orange tips. By the time I was 12, I was going shooting with a .22 on my own. Toys are toys. I still have my Roy Rodgers set.
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    When I was a kid, I preferred guns over dolls. Dolls were boring, as was staying inside the house.

    Building forts, climbing trees, playing kickball, fishing...great memories.
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    [QUOTE=retsupt99;1120026]Just let kids be kids...don't worry about toy guns.

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    Exclamation My oldest memories...

    are of my friends and I running around playing "soldier"...after watching shows like Combat...but never cowboys and indians...even though most of the shows we watched in the late 50's and early 60's were cowboy shows like Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Wanted Dead or Alive, Maverick, etc. Then later, we all became spies and secret agents watching shows like the Man from U.N.C.L.E. and In Like Flint.

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    You're right SHOOTER13. It was all World War II "reenactments" for us or else spies.
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    When we were kids we all played cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, etc. We also knew the difference between toy guns and the real ones. Have kids gotten stupider over the years?
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    Lot's of memories with toy guns, and many an hour spent having a shoot-out among buddies.

    Endless arguments on who shot who first.

    We knew they were toys and didn't think anything about it, I'm not ruined in any way having played with toy guns. I've never had the desire to climb a tower and shoot some one for real, and I consider that my gun safety skills are fine.

    Remember Greenie-Stick-UM Caps? How about the cowboy revolver that used the red roll of caps that really didn't feed or fire that great. I always thought the smoke smelled good.

    Remember the tv program "Wanted Dead or Alive" and a young Steve McQueen played a bounty hunter? He carried a sawed off butt and barrel lever action rifle as a pistol rig, I actually had the toy version at one time and have no idea what happened to it.

    Times have changed huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    As a side note to the thread running now asking how old when you first started shooting. How old were you when you used to play with these

    Bass Pro Shops Peacemaker Toy Cap Guns and Holster Set for Kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    Lot's of memories with toy guns, and many an hour spent having a shoot-out among buddies.

    Endless arguments on who shot who first.

    We knew they were toys and didn't think anything about it, I'm not ruined in any way having played with toy guns. I've never had the desire to climb a tower and shoot some one for real, and I consider that my gun safety skills are fine.

    Remember Greenie-Stick-UM Caps? How about the cowboy revolver that used the red roll of caps that really didn't feed or fire that great. I always thought the smoke smelled good.

    Remember the tv program "Wanted Dead or Alive" and a young Steve McQueen played a bounty hunter? He carried a sawed off butt and barrel lever action rifle as a pistol rig, I actually had the toy version at one time and have no idea what happened to it.

    Times have changed huh?
    You might enjoy this tv com. about greenie stickem caps

    YouTube - Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
    To close for missiles, switching to guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoneguy View Post
    You might enjoy this tv com. about greenie stickem caps

    YouTube - Mattel Tommy Burst TV commercial 1960s!
    Thanks for posting that commercial, I can't say I remember it, but at $7 it would have been waaaay out of my league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    I had a lot of toy guns when Iwas a kid.(late 50's early 60"s) It was just common place and not an issue. For me personally I knew the difference....Go figure
    Same here. As another poster has said, a toy is a toy, a gun is a gun and we learned the difference VERY fast.
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    I started playing with toy guns when I was quite young, around 4 or 6, cap guns a year or two later. Since I playing this way in the 50's, the guns were very realistic. In fact, I had a Mattel revolver that shot plastic bullets. It looked so much like a snubbed nose 38 that it fooled my older cousins when he saw it lying around the house. Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, army, etc. As far as teaching the kids, let them play. You should teach them not to pick up or even touch a real gun unless he/she is supervised by an adult. When they're old enough (your decision), to shoot a real gun, then teach the child gun safety, and how to tell the difference between toys and real. Kids have played with guns for many years, and as long as they know these basics, they'll be fine.

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    I always loved to play war and build forts, fight pretend battles ect. when growing up. Now I play airsoft!

    As most thing are with children, it is the parents responsability to teach thier children the difference of toy and real. My parents taught me at a young age to respect firearms and how to safely handle them. I still have my first Ruger 10/22 and still love it.

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    i wasn't allowed to have toy guns. so umm...never?

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