It’s that time of year again. TBS airs “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours a day starting on Christmas Eve, and running obviously through Christmas Day. This is a classic holiday movie that originally came out in 1983 starring Peter Billingsly as Ralphie, the oldest boy in a family of four.
If you haven’t seen it, the famous house that the movie was shot at is in Cleveland, the mom was very sweet, the dad was kind of a lunatic who was in love with a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg, and the adorable younger brother couldn’t really move in his snowsuit.
Above all else, Ralphie wanted a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. But his mom and dad were against Santa bringing him one because he could “shoot his eye out.” Many people pointed this out to him, even his teacher!
So, Ralphie went through a bunch of ways and schemes in order to get his hands on this coveted present. You’ll have to watch the movie to find out if he gets the Red Ryder BB Gun, but if you are a fan of the movie you might be happy to know that you can buy the official Christmas Story BB Gun.
The Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle
That’s the official name of the air rifle that is made by Daisy Outdoor Products today. The original model came out in 1940. It was modeled after the popular Winchester rifles that were featured in Western themed movies at the time.
Some of the Rifle’s Stats
The actual muzzle velocity of this air rifle is 270 feet per second. It can hold up to 650 ammunition BBs. The wood stock is engraved with the name of the gun, and it has the ability to shoot up to 200 feet. The overall length is 35.4 inches. It is as the company calls it the “most famous BB gun in the world.” It’s absolutely legendary from one of the greatest movies ever made.
The Perfect Holiday Gift
If you have someone on your list that absolutely loves the movie “A Christmas Story,” this would be an excellent gift. Daisy Outdoor Products has a few different kits available on their website. One of them even comes with the old school shooting gallery paper targets. Another kit comes with the adult version of the gun and a junior sized one. It even comes with eyewear protection and ammo. This would be the perfect combo gift for a father and son, or mother and daughter. After all, girls like to shoot too…
Or if you’ve been good this year, just buy this famous BB gun for yourself. No one will judge if during the holidays you want to watch the movie for 24 hours straight, holding your brand new Red Ryder BB Gun. That sounds like a fun Christmas time to us.