Best Air Rifles for Children


Safely introduce young shooters to the world of air guns

Are you ready to introduce a younger generation to the fun and satisfaction that the world of air gunning has to offer? Pyramyd Air is here to help, offering advice on how to choose an air gun for children of all skill levels.


Criteria to consider when shopping for air rifles include:


Of course, while things like being lightweight and easy to cock are important, the air rifle also needs to offer accuracy and reliability. The following air rifles are a little bit smaller and easier for kids to handle but are also high quality and fun to shoot:


Air Venturi Bronco

The Air Venturi Bronco is the perfect air rifle to be shared between adults and children. Weighing in at only 6.5 lbs., the rifle features easy cocking and a nine inch barrel – making it perfect for smaller hands. Add in its 13” pull and its precision accuracy, and it is easy to understand why the rifle is suitable for shooters of all ages.


  • 6.5 lbs.
  • 18 lbs. Cocking Effort
  • .177 Caliber
  • Easy to Maneuver
  • Break Barrel Action
Air Venturi Bronco air rifle

Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Velocity: 240fps


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Daisy Avanti Champion 499

Touted as the most accurate BB gun in the world, the Daisy Avanti Champion 499 is perfect for children aged ten and up. In fact, the Jaycees use this rifle to train young shooters and millions of firearm and air gun shooters have used the Champion 499 to learn gun safety. While not designed for a scope, the rifle offers superior precision and accuracy, making it a great choice for shooting at paper targets.


  • 3.1 lbs.
  • 3 lbs. Cocking Effort
  • .177 Caliber
  • Competition Grade
  • Lever Action
Daisy Avanti Champion 499

Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars
Velocity: 600fps


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Anschutz 8001 Junior Air Rifle

Delivering superior accuracy for 10 meter shooting but sized for kids, the Anschutz 8001 Junior Air Rifle is great for your junior sized marksman. Reliable and easy to handle, this pre-charged pneumatic, bolt-action, single-shot target rifle delivers the same world-class accuracy of the adult Anschutz 10-meter air rifle.


  • 10.14 lbs.
  • Right or Left-Hand Cocking
  • .177 Caliber
  • Competition Grade
  • Bolt Action
Anschutz 8001 Junior Air Rifle

Velocity: 530fps


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Air Arms T200 Sporter

Lightweight and built for small arms, the Air Arm T2000 Sporter delivers the type of world-class accuracy you have come to expect from Air Arms. Approved for Sporter Class competition, this pre-charged pneumatic air rifle was built for 10 meter shooting, making it a great choice for honing your little one’s target accuracy.


  • 6.19 lbs.
  • Intended for 10 meter shooting
  • .177 Caliber
  • Competition Grade
  • Bolt Action
Air Arms T200 Sporter Air Rifle, Target Sights

Velocity: 575fps


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