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Old 01-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default First firearm for my 10 year old son. Need help.

Hi All, i have a ten year old son who I want to buy him his first firearm for plinking with Dad(me). I dont want to blow allot of coin until I see the interest in him grow. I was thinking about a 22 rifle. Also, what about a scope? should i have one added? Thank you for your ideas and help.

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A youth size 22 single shot rifle with iorn sights -
Check out pawn shops & local dealers for used-
He'll outgrow it pretty fast-

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No kids of my own but I'll drop my .02 on ya...Ruger 10/22, inexpensive, you or him will NEVER outgrow it. Have him get good with the iron sights first, then move into a scope.

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A youth size 22 single shot rifle with iorn sights -
Check out pawn shops & local dealers for used-
He'll outgrow it pretty fast-
I second this. He may outgrow it, but not like he'll never be able to use it again. I know full grown men who squirrel hunt with crickets because they are cheap, light weight, and reasonably accurate.
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No kids of my own but I'll drop my .02 on ya...Ruger 10/22, inexpensive, you or him will NEVER outgrow it. Have him get good with the iron sights first, then move into a scope.
This!

First gun I bought with my own money was at age 10 and it was a Ruger 10/22. Started using iron sights and later added a 4x scope. I still own the gun and still shoot it to this day!
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I'm am suprised no one made the comment about "buying a 10 year old a gun" my son is 12 and immature and irresponsible. I have to tell my 9 year old to wash his face and brush his teath every morning. Your a lucky man just dont give him the keys to car just yet.......lol. I started my son out with nerf, then moved up to air soft but then again we live in the city and dont hunt so maybe that's the issue.

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I should have made it clearer. I am not buying him a gun to run around and shoot. Its for when I take him to the range with me. The gun will be locked in my safe without his ability to access. Come on y'all give me more credit than that.

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I would recommend a ruger 10/22. They make 1 round mags for the gun. I would buy one of those until you feel comfortable with him having more rounds. No one out grows a 10/22

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Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin model 60,rugers gonna have lots of aftermarket stuff but the Marlin is cheaper and is more accurate out of the box and with the mag tube it loads up just like his Daisy bb gun lol

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Kids will amaze you when you give them responsibility, set expectations, and then hold them to it. They can handle a lot more than many people think. When I was 12 my parents had no qualms about leaving me at home alone for hours at a time babysitting my 3 little brothers. Kids can never prove that they're responsible unless given the chance to do so.

That DOESN'T mean they shouldn't be supervised though, especially when it comes to firearms. So OP, I say kudos to you. Its awesome you're teaching your kid properly at this age.

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