First off it would be a single shot, then move up to the over an under. Why waste ammo..... Learn shoot to kill on the very first shot.......Be it night or day...... One for food the other for self preservation....Don't put a child in a situation he can't handle......Or a gun that he can't shoot moore than once.....Hunting and guns should be taught in every elementary grade...... How to survive the Mother nature at her worst.....
Thanks to all who have responded. I bought the 870 Youth Special Edition in 20 gauge, and will only load one round, effectively making this a single shot firearm, until he develops the ability to handle the gun safely and appropriately.
One problem I have 1 issue with 870 20 ga. Guns. It's the laminated stock. Keep that gun from getting wet. The stock will swell with water. I took it on a hunting trip, and after I shot my first buck (on a day where it rained from 330 am to 1pm) the next morning my cousin used the gun. Couldn't load or cycle shells because the stock and forearm swelled about 1/4 inch.
Remington 870 12 Ga. Supermag
Springfield XDS .45acp