Some old ads from where we were younger and freer for some of the awesome toy guns. I have no idea how many plastic green toy M16A1s and plastic cap grenades I went through as a kid. Then I moved on to pellet and BB guns. My first real gun was a WW1 1911 Colt at age 9. But obviously the toys got more time on the range killing commies for Ronald Regan in the early to mid 1980s.
I always asked for the toy guns that looked the most real. I had a full auto Uzi water gun that would pass as real today. I also had a cap gun MP5SD and a very realistic AK47, the type with the gear in the trigger that made a some what shooting sound and many of the real wood and metal bolt action “springfield ” 1903 and M14 toys. I even had a few of the cast iron dummy grenades to play with. I was the best armed kid in the hollow for sure.
I always liked the one above because it kinda looked like the laser rifles used by the GI Joe’s in the cartoon and comic books.