Smart Shot BBs from Air Venturi

    “You’ll put your eye out…”  BB guns.  Sheesh, I haven’t thought about those in a long time, especially with the availability of AirSoft.  Looks like Air Venturi is working on solving a problem which, honestly, I don’t remember having (though I was a young’un at the time).

    Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, astonishes airgunners with news of the first notable BB safety innovation in nearly 100 years. The groundbreaking new Smart Shot BBs feature a double coating of copper plating surrounding heavyweight, lead shot. Since resistance to ricochet is exceptional with the new Smart Shot BBs, many safe options for various types of hard targets and shooting disciplines are now available to shooters.

    “You know the BB gun in your closet collecting dust because you can’t shoot it in your basement or backyard for fear of ricochet?  Well now you can enjoy it again with Smart Shot BBs,”

    I suppose it would be fun (and a little nolstagic) to get some tin cans and an air rifle and go plinking again. As far as shooting indoors with it, I may (as an ornery child) have put some holes in drywall in my bedroom with normal BBs.  Anyone else have some stories of BBs from their childhood (or for that matter, current life)?

    I guess it would probably be a simple (and less dangerous) way to introduce the grandkids to the wonders of shooting.

    What do you readers think?  Is it worth “reinventing” the BB?  Do you think this would increase adoption?

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    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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