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Old 12-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #11
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ooo dont wanna give him a shotgun and say here do it your way? lol JK..
He's hard headed as hell (just like his Daddy) so I may let him do it his way once. I don't think he'd want to do it again. lol


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Good Dad you are! As they stated the main thing at this point is simple to teach and number one safety rule at his age. Do not point the gun at anyone or in their direction. He is probably too young to comprehend the last part at this age where we also advise "and anything we do not intend on shooting! "And above all be gently with him at this age! You can even reward him for a gun lesson session. Kids love ice cream and candy!! But don't give it too him before the lesson!! LOL! My son shot his first 22 at 4 yoa but he knew the rifle was Dads and I helped him hold it on a bench. He had a Daisy BB Gun I helped him shoot at the time to learn safety and skills. I had to cock the lever for him each time. I think you have an excellent Idea! And as a fellow sportsman thank you for being a Great Dad and taking the time to pass the love of our sport on to another generation. We can only hope it continues to be passed along!

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Good points. I didn't realize what he had posted wasn't rifles. Daisy is good as is Crosman. I chose Crosman because the 760 is what I had as a kid
An m4 is a rifle
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So not a rifle? Rifles are easier to train with in my opinion. Progress will come faster as well.
I guess I'm prejudiced against Airsoft. To me, it brings a whole "Toy" impression to the whole proceedings. IMHO, you should consider a proper Air Rifle.
I'd recommend something of this nature:
http://www.amazon.com/Daisy-880-Multi-Pump-air-rifle/dp/B0018LER90
Why you ask? It will shoot BBs or pellets. They are surprisingly accurate with pellets. Scope it and it will amaze you at 10 meters.
Multi pump action adds a bit of versatility. I use 2 or 3 pumps indoors. 10 pumps does good on cans at longer distances.
A Daisy BB gun used to be a traditional rite of passage for an American boy.
It's a "real gun" in that it shoots useful projectiles.
He can still use it as he grows up.
I still own the one (881) my Dad used to teach me. It still works great. My son shoots it now & again.
YMMV
An m4 is a rifle

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An m4 is a rifle

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M4 + quad rail, vert grip, and rail mounted light that works. 300 magazine and real working safety

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Fair enough. Missed the M-4 part. I saw 1911
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My eldest son turns 21 is April. My youngest son turned 4 last month. Personally, I believe 4 is too young to understand what there doing and can be to scary for the little guys..."noise"

At 4, my eldest received al lever action "pop" gun. Looks like a "Red Rider" bit fires nothing...just makes a pop and gives a bit of felt recoil. He was taught proper handling with this over the next two years. Several times per week we would get it out and walk around the house and back yard paying attention to finger placement, muzzle control, Ect...

These were very short, repetitive lessons..."remember, short attention span".

At 6 he graduated to a 10-22 with a second hand stock I had cut down to fit him. By his first trip to the range, he was able to un-case and safely carry his rifle to the firing line where he was taught the range rules, "which matched what he'd been learning at home", how to load, how to fire, sight picture, ECT...

By age 11, he was my back up RSO on "marketing" trips with clients. He wulill be applying for his CCW shortly and there is not another man alive who I'd rather have watching my 6.

His little brothers training will follow the same path. His pop gun is already wrapped up for Christmas.

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I don't think ill be moving him up to anything stronger for a few years.
Maybe in a year or two ill get him a nicer electric airsoft semi/fullauto rifle. If he likes it.
Im pretty sure he's gonna love it.
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I also think 4 is a bit young. I started my boys around age 8. They are 22, 19 and 16 now and each one of them is an expert marksman. The Old Man's still better, though, by an RCH.
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Well you may as well give him driving lessons too. If he is old enough to learn to shoot, he sure ought to be old enough to learn to drive.
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Well you may as well give him driving lessons too. If he is old enough to learn to shoot, he sure ought to be old enough to learn to drive.
Honest question. When did you start learning to shoot? I know I was taught well before I was of legal age to drive. Not saying I didn't drive tractors & trucks around my grandparents farm before I was 16.


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