Originally Posted by FirestormX
Exactly what I was thinking.
Plastic BBs aren't as accurate as proper metal BBs or pellets. And you should keep in mind that threatening someone with a toy that looks like a real gun, is still treated as threatening someone with a real gun. Self defence doesn't fly as well as in the US.
Edit: Ninja'd with B-Jewell's clarrification.
A short bang like a GBB would make probably wouldn't do too much for racoons, if they're brave enough to come into your yard.
my cheap one use to scare them off for the night. if they start coming back again in the spring, I will be using alternate methods for dealing with them anyway, hence why I said potential, not the main reason I'm buying one