First, I must admit, I haven't bought any type of gun, but a water gun, for my boys. I didn't grow up around guns; the only memories I have of guns are--- a tragic death in our youth group and the antique rifle that sat on the base of our shelves in our living room while growing up ---a discussion piece, for sure, while my dad talked with any guy that I might have the potential of dating. So, this year at the beginning of the school year, Mark, my 7 year old, made this...a gun from a pencil and a glue stick. Boys will be boys for sure!!