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Old 12-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #21
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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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Thanks.
We had a lesson with the safety manual.
Today we are gonna shoot.
We will keep the gun on a table facing down range on safety at all times when not shooting.
We will see how it goes.
I shot the m4 earlier.
Wow. At 25 feet. Im nailing cans.
Its sweet. I shot a full coke @ like point blank and I couldn't believe that plastic bb penetrated it.
We will treat this like a real m4


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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.
He drives to take the garbage on my lap. He steers pretty well.


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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.
He's funny. LOL
I started shooting bb guns at 6 or 7.
Went to the range and shot pistols for the first time.
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.357 magnum. Ohh yea. I shot it at ten. (Uncle Eric helped me)
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He's pretty good for 4.
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He's pretty good for 4.
That was me...lol
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That was me...lol
Ya I was just messing with you
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All kids are-different. My youngest was WAY too young at 4. My daughter probably would h av been OK with it but I still waited a little. I did let her shoot a BB gun at 5. I was afraid the noise would scare her away form shooting. I had hewr shooting 22 around 6-7 years. By the time she was 11 she would shoot about anything. She had no trouble hotting a qt oil bottle at 150 yds. She was bit of a long gun prodigy though. It all come pretty natural for her. She never did flinch.

My youngest has been at since he was about 6-7 with a BB gun. Dang boy just had no attention span. He's 13 not and shoots smaller guns bu seems to shy away from bigger ones. He's uber sensitive to sound though. Has hearing like a dog wearing cranked up belltones. I don't have access to him all the time though and his mother (my X) is a borderline liberal gun hater. So it's been a little slow moving with him.

At he end of the day only the parent can really know if a kid is ready for shooting. I found it was good to start them slow. Get them around the guns and get used to noises and talking about safety. It's very important to get something that fits them. My daughters firs experience was with a 22 bolt gun that was made for kids (crickett) and went from here. With a long gun that fits them you can get them used to proper handling it seemed to me anyway.

I wish you luck in your child rearing project. I think teaching our youth about guns is a great thing for them in many ways. Quality time that gives them tools that they can have use for the rest of their lives. So many kids just sit and play vid games and all the education they get is the spoon fed BS the school system is giving them. Anything that is more real world is all the better way I see it.

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We tried it out yesterday.
We had our PPE on.
There was no accidents.
He liked shooting.
Loved it??? Maybe not.
He took about 15 shots.
He didn't seem to mind me having to cock it every time
I haven't been able to get him to really aim using the sights.
But he is holding it correctly.
He is more interested in his toy guns he doesn't have to be so careful with LOL.
We will keep working on it.
He was happy when I helped him and we hit targets



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