I started my son with the same gun i stared with a red rider. Know i want to move him up he has showwed me he can be safe and has become good with the red rider. But it lacks the power to kill some of the small game i would like to hunt with him. BUt i have not had a pellet rifle and or used one in a long time. So any help would be great i am looking to spend under 100 bucks with or with out a scope.