Originally Posted by jon89
Hey all I was looking for some advice on shooting with handicapped children. I have a little girl on the way( first one). The dr told my wife and I she will not have a right hand and I was wondering if anyone has been through what I will be going through with teaching her how to shoot a weapon I know it it still early to be thinking about this but I am one who likes to be prepared and would like some advice if anyone has any
Congratulations on your first little girl! Having a child (right now I have a daughter, with a son on the way), is the best thing about my life. I honest to God wouldn't change it for anything.
Regarding her hand, I'd like to give my condolences. As a parent, a birth deformity is something that terrifies me almost more than anything. We were lucky with our daughter. It's too early to tell for the boy. However, of course she will still be a terrific girl and a wonderful child. It might be hard on you guys, but she will of course overcome her disability very early on.
I wouldn't worry too much about shooting. It'll come, in time. I haven't had to deal with anything like that, but I don't see it as a huge hindrance in shooting. Like the previous poster said, you can get shooting rests for rifles, and people have been shooting handguns one-handed since the dawn of firearms! You know, I'm willing t bet when she's a little older (6+ I would think) she can even learn to shoot a rifle without a shooting rest. I've seen it done somewhere. It would be awkward, but not impossible.