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Old 11-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default What age did you start your kids?

Title says it all! My son is almost 11 months old and im itchin to get him somethin already haha.thinkin a 410 tuffy or marlin 795 for his first.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Got my first at 11, Remington Model 582, in 1967.
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We started this year with our daughter and she's 9. She has a Ruger 10/22, but she won't shoot the .410 yet. I think I was about 7 or 8 when my Dad first took me shooting.
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I was 5 or 6 IIRC. Ruger 10/22.
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LOL 11 months a little young!

My daughter was about 12 and started with a Stainless steel 22 cal. Savage semi auto. It came with a cheap scope but took it off to start em on open sites. Much better IMO.
My niece is 11 and I just started her out on this same gun. Fun and easy to shoot and maintain.

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my first rifle was at age 12. but i had been around them, and shot them since i was 3... it depends on the child, how mature they are. and how well you teach them.
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My son got his first 22 at the age of 4. He is now 9 and shoots a youth model700 243
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I was a late bloomer, I didn't get started until I was 13. Mostly because I played sports all year and never had time. I don't have any kids, but I want to get them started at around 10-11 if I do.
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I was started at 11, my moms friend was a Vietnam veteran, and a highway patrol officer. He had me shooting cans on the side of the road with a .357 magnum, no hearing protection. :-). It's either the good ol' days, or the South, but I love em both!
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I plan on getting my little girl a BB gun this Christmas, she is 5 I think she is finally ready for a gun this year. That and it's an excuse for me to shoot it too. Next I will get them a 22. I have three girls so I can pass them down.
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