Daddys Girl

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by FaTmAn, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. FaTmAn

    FaTmAn New Member

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    My daughter has been asking me since she was 3 when she could go shooting with me, I have always told her when she was 5. Well she became a big 5 years old on Dec 20 of this year. She has also been saying she would like a Pink gun.

    Well after some arguing with the wife and some looking around i found a Pink Red Ryder bb gun. Abbigail opened her bb gun on Christmas morning of course she loved it. she opened the gift jumped up and down hugged the gift and then gave me a big old hug. After that she put the gun aside because she knew it wasnt time to start using it.

    I have been preaching gun safety and the responsibilty of gun ownership before she was born and she has been hearing about it all her life. So i grabbed some shooting glasses from the range bag the pink bb gun and we took it with us to her uncles in case we got a chance to shoot it.

    Well we set up a box out back and there was like 5 other kids there and of course they all wanted to shoot too so i gave them the gun safety speech and how they had to all stand back as someone was shooting they all did really good. Abbigail had a blast she cant cock it yet but she was doing a very good job of hitting the box and she was very safe.

    When we got home she asked if she could carry her bb gun into the house i told her of course i showed her how to carry it and she carry it all the way into my bedroom and set it on my bed to be put away. I tryed to remind her she is not allowed to touch this or any other firearms with out an adult meaning me or her mother being present but she cut me off and said "i know dad im not allowed to touch it. I know the rules".
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Sounds like your doing the right thing there!!

    the only problem you got now is finding her new guns as she gets older!!!
     

  3. ANGRYcanary

    ANGRYcanary New Member

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    That is so true guys..! Just be sure to enjoy it fully..!
     
  4. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Good for you and her. Congrats on a great shooting buddy!
     
  5. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Congrats dad - next year (or sooner) the cricket :)

    My mantra has been to eat the children before they turn into teenagers! But, I'm a little weary with a 19 & 20 yo :(
     
  6. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Good deal. Always good to get them shooting young. I hope she enjoys it.

    In the future, talk about how nice a well stained wood grain stock looks. Might get her off the pink guns and make your life easier in the search for her first .22.
     
  7. triggernomic

    triggernomic New Member

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    On that note walmart sells a short (kid sized) .22LR bolt action with synthetic pink stock... bout $100 if i remember right
     
  8. FaTmAn

    FaTmAn New Member

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    already looked at it and prolly will get it for her with some tax money and just put it away. till i think she is ready.
     
  9. ar15guy29

    ar15guy29 New Member

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    The Davy cricket is a nice little gun but check out the Rossi youth combos. Local gun shop has it with 4 barrels. .22 long rifle,.243, .410, and 20 gauge for $319.

    http://www.rossiusa.com/2011catalog/?catalog_page=25
     
  10. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    Good for you- sounds like you both had a lot of fun!
     
  11. Catfish

    Catfish New Member

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    I rember the day`s when I was teaching my kids how to use a gun, yhay was a long time ago. :rolleyes: Now I`m working on the grand kids. :D Watch for a good pellet rifle that will shoot accurately. It will not take her long untill her ability to shoot will way behond the accuracy of the BB gun. If you get a good pellet rifle you won`t need a 22 rifle for another 5 or 6 years, and you can take her squirrel hunting with the pellet rifle.
     
  12. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    You rock, FatMan.

    When my daughter got her first .22 (Marlin 15yn) she wanted to paint it.

    She even applied the tape for her "pattern" (though I did the painting). Some pink, some light blue, some green. Ha. Here it is on top.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Patch Delta

    Patch Delta New Member

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    I started my son with a Ruger 10/22 short version at 6 years of age. He is now 10 and has taken over my Glock 17. he has also fired my Glock 26, Rossi Ranch Hand .44mag, and Colt 1911 Wiley Clap .45ACP.
    But the G17 is his favorite.