Since it was first introduced in 1938, Daisy’s Red Ryder BB gun figured in the childhoods of several generations of Americans. Today, Daisy Outdoor Products introduced a special item that’s seen to cash in on a lot of nostalgia: The Model 1938ARR or “Adult Red Ryder”, which is a limited-edition, scaled-up Red Ryder BB gun for adults. This classic backyard plinker of our youth can actually be had in two different kits: one includes a scaled-up Red Ryder, along with a pair of safety glasses (something that didn’t come with the original), 350 BBs and a Rocket Shot Target Launcher.
The second kit is probably going to be a big seller come the holidays; aimed (pun not intended) at parents and their kids. This kit comes with everything in the first kit, but with the added bonus of another original, regular kid-sized Red Ryder BB Gun and an additional pair of safety glasses. The first kit with only the adult-sized Red Ryder will set you back $69, whilst the second, two-rifle set costs $99. Daisy stresses that the adult guns are a limited-edition run.
Apparently, Daisy’s release of these two special-edition, limited-run kits proved to be a stroke of marketing genius. Ever since their first release last September 28, both kits have all been bought up by eager kids and kids-at-heart. It is unknown as of this writing if plans to produce any more of these kits in time for Christmas.