Great little rifles, and very well made.
I have a Chipmonk and a Marlin 15Y and my 9 1/2 year old daughter is getting to be big enough that she prefers the Marlin's size. Plus I let her paint the Marlin. Ha.
The Marlin makes a better "older" rifle, possibly.
How old are your girls?
Ive played with the cricket. I liked it for a young kid.... i thought it was a chipmunk, but its not. i believe i will be getting the crick for the girl's birthdays this summeri just let my 5 yr old hold the 10/22 stock today that im gunna mod for my 597 and it was too big for her to hold. but i guess if she was sitting down it would work for her. im gunna be in the market for a gun for her too hopefully sometime this year so when you make a descision let me know so i can get an idea what to look for
I would forgo the Chipmunk. Get them the crickett and call it a day. They come in PINK as well that should make your girls very happy. the pink limanit is much better looking than the pink plastic.the older they get they can just use my guns. i just want a starter so they dont beat and bang up my nice rifles