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A BB gun is a type of
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designed to shoot metallic [[round shot|ball [[projectiles called BBs (not to be confused with [[Ball (bearing)|bearing balls), which are approximately the same size as [[shot (pellet)#Lead shot comparison chart|BB-size [[lead [ irdshot ( in diameter). Modern BB guns usually have a
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with a
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, and use
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balls that measure in diameter and in weight, usually
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for
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. Some manufacturers still make the slightly larger traditional
lead Lead is a chemical element with the symbol Pb (from the Latin ) and atomic number 82. It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials. Lead is soft and malleable, and also has a relatively low melting point. When freshly cut, lead ...
balls that weigh around , which are generally intended for use in
rifled tank gun. In firearms, rifling is the helical groovings that are machined into the internal (bore) surface of a gun's barrel, for the purpose of exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shoot ...
barrels (due to lead having better
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and exerting less
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on riflings). The term "BB gun" is frequently used to describe
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s, which shoot plastic balls (also often incorrectly referred to as "BBs") that are larger (usually in diameter) but much less
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than metal BBs, and have significantly lower ballistic performance. The term is also sometimes used incorrectly to describe a
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, which shoots
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-shaped (not spherical) lead projectiles. Although some BB guns can also shoot pellets, the reverse situation is not true: steel BB balls have greater
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and are not meant to be shot from pellet guns, whose barrels are typically rifled and thus can get stuck (similar to a
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in
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s) and lead to a catastrophic
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.


History

The term
BB
' originated from the nomenclature of the size of lead shots used in a
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shotgun
. Size "BB" shots were normally , but tended to vary considerably in size due to the loose tolerances in
shotshell A shotgun shell, shotshell or simply shell is a type of rimmed, cylindrical (straight-walled) cartridges used specifically by shotguns, and is typically loaded with numerous small, pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, fired through ...
s. The highest size shotgun pellet commonly used was named ''00'' or ''double ought'' and was used for hunting deer and thus called ''buckshot'', while the smaller BB-sized shot was typically used to shoot small/medium-sized
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birds and therefore was a ''birdshot''. In 1886, the Markham Air Rifle Company in
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produced the first wooden-construct spring-piston air rifle design as a youth training gun, and used the BB-size birdshot as the chosen ammunition. Two years later, the neighbouring Plymouth Air Rifle Company (later renamed Daisy Manufacturing Company in 1895) introduced the first full-metal airgun that also fired BB shots — the Daisy BB Gun, which became a very popular
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due to its successful marketing. Around 1900, Daisy changed their BB-size bore diameter to , and began to market precision-made lead shot specifically for their BB guns. They called these "
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s", but the ''BB'' name was already well established, and most users continued calling their guns ''BB guns'', and the projectiles as ''BB shots'' or just ''BBs''. Subsequently, the term ''BB'' became generic, and is used loosely referring to any small spherical
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s of various calibers and materials. This includes
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s often utilized by
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, .177 caliber lead/steel
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s used by
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s, plastic round balls (such as the [[airsoft pellet|pellets used by [[airsoft guns), small [[marbles and many others. It has become ubiquitous to refer to any steel ball, such as a BB, as a "''ball bearing''". However, BBs should not be confused with a
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, which is a
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using small internal rolling balls to reduce
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between moving parts of
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s.


Operation

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BB guns can use any of the operating mechanisms used for air guns. However, due to the inherent limited accuracy and short effective range of the projectile, only the simpler and less expensive mechanisms are generally used for guns designed to fire only BBs. Because the strength of the steel BB does not allow it to be
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d with the low propelling force used to accelerate it through the barrel, BBs are slightly smaller () than the internal diameter of the barrel (). This limits accuracy because little spin is imparted on the BB. It also limits range, because some of the pressurized gas used to accelerate the BB leaks around it and reduces the overall
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. Since a BB will easily roll unhindered down the barrel, it is common to find guns that use a
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in the loading mechanism to hold the BB at the rear of the barrel until it is fired. The traditional and still most common powerplant for BB guns is the spring-piston pump, usually patterned after a [[lever-action rifle or a [[pump-action shotgun. The lever-action rifle was the first type of BB gun, and still dominates the inexpensive youth BB gun market. The [[Daisy Model 25, modeled after a pump-action shotgun with a trombone pump-action mechanism, dominated the low-price, higher-performance market for over 50 years. Lever-action models generally have very low velocities, around , a result of the weak springs used to keep cocking efforts low for use by youths. The Daisy Model 25 typically achieved the highest velocities of its day, ranging from . Multiple-pump pneumatic guns are also common. Many pneumatic pellet guns provide the ability to use BBs as a cheaper alternative to lead shot. Some of these guns have rifled barrels, but the slightly undersized BBs do not
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in the barrel, so the rifling does not impart a significant spin. These are the types of guns that will benefit most from using precision lead BB shot. The pneumatic BB gun can attain much higher velocities than the traditional spring piston types. The last common type of power for BB guns is
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, most commonly the
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cartridges. The powerlet is a disposable metal
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containing of compressed
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, with a self-contained valve to release the CO2 which expands to propel the BB. These are primarily used in BB
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s, and are capable of rapid firing unlike spring-piston or pneumatic types. A typical CO2 BB pistol uses a spring-loaded magazine to feed BBs, and a double-action trigger mechanism to chamber a BB and cock the
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. However some guns (either to stay true to the original gun or to make the trigger pull easier) do have a single-action trigger. Either type of gun may also have blowback action, where CO2 will push the slide back in addition to firing a BB. When firing, the hammer strikes an internal valve linked to the CO2 source, which releases a measured amount of CO2 gas to fire the BB; this also gives it realistic recoil and muzzle report features. Velocities of CO2 powered BB pistols are moderate, and drop off as the pressure in the CO2 source drops. Many CO2 BB guns are patterned after popular
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s such as the
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, and can be used for training as well as recreation. Some gas-powered BB guns use a larger source of gas, and provide
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-like fire. These types, most notably the Shooting Star Tommy Gun (originally known as the Feltman) are commonly found at
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s. The MacGlashan BB Gun was used to train
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gunners in the
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and
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during
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. A popular commercial model was the Larc M-19, which used 1 pound (454 g) canisters of Freon-12 refrigerant. These types have very simple operating mechanisms, based on a
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. The gas is released in a constant stream, and this is used to suck the BBs up into the barrel at rates as high as 3600 rounds per minute.


Competition use

It is possible to shoot competitively with a BB gun. The
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youth shooting program has classifications for smoothbore BB guns, open to ages 14–18, and these classes are popular with youth groups such as 4-H and the erstwhile
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.


Safety

Most BB-firing airguns can shoot faster than . Some airguns have the ability to fire considerably faster, even beyond . Although claims are often exaggerated, a few airguns can actually fire a standard 0.177 caliber lead pellet faster than , but these are generally not BB-firing guns. A BB with a velocity of has skin-piercing capability, and a velocity reaching can fracture bone. The potential exists for killing someone; this potential increases with velocity, but also rapidly decreases with distance. The effective penetrating range of a BB gun with a muzzle velocity of is approximately . A person wearing jeans at this distance would not sustain serious injury. However, even at this distance a BB still might penetrate bare skin, and even if not, could leave a severe and painful bruise. The maximum range of a BB gun in the range is , provided the muzzle is elevated to the optimum angle. Steel BBs are also notably prone to
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off hard surfaces such as brick, concrete, metal, or wood
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is essential when shooting BBs at these materials, more so than when shooting lead pellets, since a BB bouncing off a hard surface can retain a large portion of its initial energy (pellets usually flatten and absorb energy), and could easily cause serious eye damage.


Quick Kill/Quick Fire training

The U.S. Army trained recruits in Quick Kill techniques using Daisy Model 99 BB guns to improve soldiers using their weapons in the
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from 1967 to 1973. The technique was developed for the Army by Bobby Lamar "Lucky" McDaniel and Mike Jennings. The sights were removed from the BB guns for this training. The name was later changed to "Quick Fire" training.


Legal status

BB guns are often regulated as a typical air gun.
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vary widely by local jurisdiction.


In popular culture

One of the most famous BB guns is the Red Ryder BB Gun by
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, modelled after the
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. First introduced in 1940, it became an iconic American toy, and as of 2009 it was still in production. It was prominently featured in ''
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'', in which Ralphie Parker requests one for Christmas, but is repeatedly rebuffed with the warning "You'll shoot your eye out". The movie's fictional BB gun, described as the "Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time", was not a real gun. The Red Ryder featured in the movie was specially made to match author
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's story (which may be
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, but it was the configuration Shepherd said he remembered). The guns and a stand-up advertisement featuring the Red Ryder character appeared in a
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wagons. An episode of ''
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'' called "BB" focused on the title character having accidentally shot a girl with a BB gun when he was younger, inadvertently causing a falling-out between her and her father. In the 1990 film
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, Buzz owns a BB rifle gun, which Kevin uses on the Wet Bandits in defense of his home.


See also

*
Airsoft gun Airsoft guns are replica toy guns used in airsoft sports. They are a special type of low-power smoothbore air guns designed to shoot non-metallic spherical projectiles often colloquially (but incorrectly) referred to as "BBs", which are typically ...
* List of air guns *
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References


External links


US Patent 4,083,349
Rapid-fire, fluid actuated B.B. gun, the patent for the Larc M-19 BB machine gun

Best BB gun on the market
How to Get Started, Airgun Competition
page from NRA site, covering air gun and BB gun competitions * US Army Quick Kill training https://web.archive.org/web/20080321020849/http://www.i-kirk.info/misc/quickkill/qwikill.htm
How to Get Started, Airgun Competition
page from NRA site, covering air gun and BB gun competitions
BB guns
Reference to BB gun history, and BB gun types
Airsoft vs. BB Gun
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