My parents won't even let me own a Red Ryder.
I brought a Diana back from Germany in 1963. I don't remember the model number, but it was not one of the fancier versions, It was, however, extremely accurate and would kill birds out to about 35 meters. I foolishly traded it for a Winchester 73 in .32-20. Today, my only air gun is a Red Ryder.I have a Weihrauch HW 100, very nice airgun. Real accurate and modern looking.
I also own a Diana 25 made in the sixties, before they limited the legal power to just 7,5 Joules. It probably has 14 to 16 Joules. I can own it legally because it was in the market before the restriction was imposed. I sanded down metal and wood when I got it, it was in rough shape. Now I consider buying a new barrel, not too expensive, Dianas are popular.
I think they're more concerned that I'll shoot someone else's out... I don't know.Careful Sam, "You will shoot your eye out"
Boom bad, no boom good, Do you think that will work Sam..Argh, I want one!
Can someone please explain to my parents the differences between a sub 12 ft/lb air rifle and a military grade assault rifle?You'll have to speak very slowly and limit your diction to words with no more than three syllables though!