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Old 05-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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I think it's fine. Like the others, I was shooting MY OWN gun by about 9.

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I think I'd wait a bunch of years. Who knows what changes there may be to firearms by the time he's old enough to be trusted with it.

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Wouldn't the ruger 10/22 charger be better for such small hands?


Seriously, though, what about a pellet rifle or bb gun to work up to the .22, perhaps while the infant is usually in the prone shooting position anyways.

I got my first .22 single-shot for Christmas when i was 6; still have it in the safe.

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Nothing wrong with that. People buy savings bonds and stuff like that for their kids and grandkids long before they will ever be able to use them. Just be sure to teach safety when the time comes.

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I am giving my son my Winchester 94 and a lifetime hunting/fishing license before he is 5. If we don't start early and teach our kids safety and accuracy how will they learn when they get to the "know it all" stages of their life. Sometimes people forget, once a child hits their teen years their brain liquifies and seeps out their ear. Best to learn safety before that happens

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My daughter turned 6 and she'll have one soon. Probably a July 4th gift for her.

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I think I'd wait a bunch of years. Who knows what changes there may be to firearms by the time he's old enough to be trusted with it.
We're shooting a number of guns and cartridges who's origins date back over a hundred years. I doubt there's much danger of a huge change in firearms tech in the next 10-15 years. At least in the stuff the average person shoots. Besides, there's always novelty value if you happen to be right.
Gun laws? That's another discussion.
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We're shooting a number of guns and cartridges who's origins date back over a hundred years. I doubt there's much danger of a huge change in firearms tech in the next 10-15 years. At least in the stuff the average person shoots. Besides, there's always novelty value if you happen to be right.
Gun laws? That's another discussion.
Probably you’re right. I remember when police used revolvers instead of automatics and solders had wooden stocked rifles with iron sights instead of plastic stocked ‘Proctor Silex’ AR 15s with Red Dots. I’m just thinking things do change, that’s all.
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I bought 2 of my grandsons rifles at 10 &11 (daughters kids). I would get my granddaughter (sons kids) one also if it was not for her airhead mother. I dont trust her around one.

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They week that I found out my wife was prego with a son, I went out and picked up a Ruger 10-22 also. I dont know why but that was my first thought.....my boy has to have a his own gun.

I passed my IL Hunter Saftey course when I was 9 years old and my dad gave me a new Remington 870 20ga shortly after. I dont remember when I started shooting a BB gun but it was early.

The more they know the less they wonder....

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