Even if you're not into airguns, you'll surely have heard of the famous Red Ryder. Introduced by Daisy Outdoor Products in spring of 1940, this airgun mimics the iconic lever-action Winchester rifle, and has been featured numerous times in comic books, TV shows, and movies. Most memorably, Ralphie Parker dreams of getting a Red Ryder in the film A Christmas Story.
This airgun is still produced by Daisy today, along with many other rifles, pistols, bows, and slingshots. In fact, the company is claimed to be the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns.
On the other side of the equation, we have Gamo, a company that has been manufacturing precision airguns for over 50 years. Gamo produces some cutting-edge rifles, like the Whisper Fusion Mach 1 we previously wrote about. The company also manufactures pistols, ammunition, optics, and even metal detectors.
Recently, a groundbreaking announcement was made to the media: GAMO has acquired Daisy. These two titans in the airgun world will be joining forces.
In a press release, Gamo Outdoor USA president Keith Higginbotham stated, “We believe this to be a great relationship with complementary brands. Gamo’s roots run deep in the outdoors, while Daisy is a part of Americana. We both share a passion for the shooting sports and are excited for the future, with a vision to grow the Daisy brand and recreational shooting for generations to come.”