Used lots of off-the-shelf pellet and BB guns over the years. We still have a couple too. Nothing wrong with using them or discarding them. Once you get a quality one in hand though, you never want to let it out of your sights.The only airguns I currently own are an old Daisy Beretta 92 CO2 pellet pistol and a KSC G series Glock 19 copy airsoft. I've owned a handful of Daisys and Crossmans as well as a Sheridan and a Benjamin but they've broken, been given away or lost in moves.