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Posted: 1/12/2006 7:45:58 AM EDT
I'm buying my boy a cap gun for his birthday. I think a boy needs a pistol and holster. I really really like this 12 shooter:


Isn't that sweet? But 12 round caps aren't easy to find. The ad says you can load it with an 8 rounder but that's a bit tricky for a little guy.

They also have this:


which comes with the ubberly cool sheriff's badge.

What do you think?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:49:29 AM EDT
Two is one, one is none!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:50:25 AM EDT
Yes when his mother confiscates one, he will have a back up
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:51:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
Yes when his mother confiscates one, he will have a back up



I never think of these things!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:51:32 AM EDT
Two 8 shooters.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:52:11 AM EDT
best dad ever!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:52:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
best dad MOM ever!



Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:54:58 AM EDT
I was going to say the two 8 shooters until i saw they have the stupid orange crap on the muzzles.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:56:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
I was going to say the two 8 shooters until i saw they have the stupid orange crap on the muzzles.



I don't like the orange caps either but its rare to find any with out them. His rifles all have them.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:59:50 AM EDT
How old is he going to be?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:00:30 AM EDT
two six,er, 8 guns.

That way he can be a wild west chow yun fat.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:02:51 AM EDT
Go with the two cap pistols. Caps are easier to find, the orange tips make him less likely to get shot by some dumbass cap who sees him playing in the yard, and he will worship you for life once he sees the Trigun cartoon.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:02:51 AM EDT
definitely two guns.


if he's wounded in action, has limited use of his strong arm he can immediately draw down with the left.

he'll need speed loaders as well.

you're a fine mother Patty
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:12:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:35:08 AM EDT by HardShell]
How many did the Lone Ranger carry?

There lies your answer...


ETA:



Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:13:14 AM EDT
i like the top one. it's very classy looking, looks more like the real thing...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:14:07 AM EDT
hahaha i KNEW someone would pick the bareback choice!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:19:12 AM EDT
C'mon...New York Reload--2 Guns!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:26:21 AM EDT
Too bad they don't still make the Fanner 50s. I got a set for Christmas one year. My brothers and I spent days and days shooting each other. Finding the bullets could be a bitch though.

I go with the 2 eights. Way more fun to bang away double handed.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:41:24 AM EDT
Thanks for the help guys. I guess I'll buy the two. You're right, too bad there's no speed loaders! My little guy will be 7.

Patty

PS 3 picked Bareback Mountain?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:30:42 AM EDT
Those two are pieces of crap. I bought one at the dollar store and the trigger barely turns the cylinder, and it gets stuck up pretty often.

No experience with the top one, but since it doesn't break open I'd say it probably holds together best.

Just find the 12 shot caps and stock up on them. I wish that I had gotten more caps when I was a kid, and if my future kids like cap guns I will make sure to keep them well supplied.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:33:21 AM EDT
What about eight 2-shooters, four 4-shooters, or sixteen single-shots?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:37:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:38:03 AM EDT by FMJshooter]
Geez GET BOTH! It is the only way to know for sure .
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:40:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:42:45 AM EDT by photoman]

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:
Two is one, one is none!



Yup but don't forget the most important thing, he's got a new york reload this way.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:41:35 AM EDT
2 8 shooters are a start

Try to find a shoulder holster for them and get him a copy of Outlaw Josie Whales
Or True Grit
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:48:44 AM EDT
Start him of with one first, and when he becomes a good gunslinger, get him the 2 gun setup.
The top one looks nicer IMHO!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:53:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 11:54:12 AM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By BridgerNY:
Those two are pieces of crap. I bought one at the dollar store and the trigger barely turns the cylinder, and it gets stuck up pretty often.

No experience with the top one, but since it doesn't break open I'd say it probably holds together best.

Just find the 12 shot caps and stock up on them. I wish that I had gotten more caps when I was a kid, and if my future kids like cap guns I will make sure to keep them well supplied.



Are you sure? They said they were:


2 Die Cast Metal Cap Guns(antique bronze) 7.5 " long (with plastic grips ). Just the right size for that little sheriff
This is a true revolver that breaks like the real thing and the bullet chamber revolves. Shoots ring caps(ammo-8)
2 Black vinyl holsters(leather like tooling) with matching belt. Sheriff badge and bullet holder
includes orange safety plug.



Of course they're only $7.50 but I do want something nice. I found a very nice set on Ebay but no holsters. He's got to have a holster.

Patty
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:03:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 12:04:14 PM EDT by rob78]

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By BridgerNY:
Those two are pieces of crap. I bought one at the dollar store and the trigger barely turns the cylinder, and it gets stuck up pretty often.

No experience with the top one, but since it doesn't break open I'd say it probably holds together best.

Just find the 12 shot caps and stock up on them. I wish that I had gotten more caps when I was a kid, and if my future kids like cap guns I will make sure to keep them well supplied.



Are you sure? They said they were:


2 Die Cast Metal Cap Guns(antique bronze) 7.5 " long (with plastic grips ). Just the right size for that little sheriff
This is a true revolver that breaks like the real thing and the bullet chamber revolves. Shoots ring caps(ammo-8)
2 Black vinyl holsters(leather like tooling) with matching belt. Sheriff badge and bullet holder
includes orange safety plug.



Of course they're only $7.50 but I do want something nice. I found a very nice set on Ebay but no holsters. He's got to have a holster.

Patty



wow...

they're worth 7.50 if only for the badge

+1 he's gotta have holsters. a gunslinger without holsters is like an ARFCOMMER that's seen Bareback Mountain

WTF! 5 of you?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:05:31 PM EDT
get both

ktm500
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 12:13:58 PM EDT by BridgerNY]

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By BridgerNY:
Those two are pieces of crap. I bought one at the dollar store and the trigger barely turns the cylinder, and it gets stuck up pretty often.

No experience with the top one, but since it doesn't break open I'd say it probably holds together best.

Just find the 12 shot caps and stock up on them. I wish that I had gotten more caps when I was a kid, and if my future kids like cap guns I will make sure to keep them well supplied.



Are you sure? They said they were:


2 Die Cast Metal Cap Guns(antique bronze) 7.5 " long (with plastic grips ). Just the right size for that little sheriff
This is a true revolver that breaks like the real thing and the bullet chamber revolves. Shoots ring caps(ammo-8)
2 Black vinyl holsters(leather like tooling) with matching belt. Sheriff badge and bullet holder
includes orange safety plug.



Of course they're only $7.50 but I do want something nice. I found a very nice set on Ebay but no holsters. He's got to have a holster.


Patty




Yeah, I'm pretty sure, I have the exact thing. A Colt Python look alike, made of bronze. It's pretty shoddily put together. It's a shame how hard it is to find good cap guns.

The best one I had as a kid and found a replacemetn for at the dollar store is this snub nosed plastic one made by "Ja-Ru" or something like that. The one I had as a kid kept going for years, and if you thumb the hammer back and let it go instead the shot is louder
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:15:44 PM EDT
Dang, I was hoping since it was casted in a metal they would be sturdier then the plastic junk sold.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:33:31 PM EDT
Get 2 of the 12 shot!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:58:47 PM EDT
Two eight shooters
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:35:30 PM EDT
I'm going to cross my fingers and go with the two 8 shooters. Patty
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:01:21 PM EDT
The two 8 shooters
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