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Old 04-24-2010, 08:07 AM   #11
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I guess it all really depends on the rules of your local range. I take my 12 year old but I seen one of the range employees bring their 7 year old to shoot. For the most part I think as long as you practice range safety and muzzle etiquette and supervise your child/teen while shooting most ranges shouldnt have a problem.

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Old 07-11-2010, 04:48 AM   #12
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Before I was 18, I used to go shooting at our indoor range. the Range master allowed my friend and I to shoot without checking our IDs and all... Hand guns and rifles
Up until recently my dad wasn't ever really able to go shooting with me(always working), so I'm pretty much self educated(He gave me the basic instructions when I was a wee little lad) and yeah. What a learning curve when you go from "basic safety instruction" to shooting an assortment of weapons. I picked it up fast nough though!
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One consideration that should be given to little ones is that safety equipment needs to fit properly. If not, children may seek to shoot (or be near the firing line) without safety equipment.
Eye and ear protection for adults may not fit a pre-teen, but will fit a teen. (and I have a heck of a time trying to find the correct size for kids)
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