Took my Daughter shooting

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by flbandit, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. flbandit

    flbandit New Member

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    I took my 9 yo daughter on her first trip to the range today! We were shooting the .22 Marlin on the pistol side. We started out at about 10 yards, and she hit a bullseye within about 5 rounds! Not bad for the first time. After the first round we moved the target back to 25 yards and shot some more. She hit 2 more bullseyes before we left! She was real excited, kept telling the other shooters and the rangemaster how she shot better than Daddy. When we left she borrowed a pen to write her name on her target so "Daddy wouldn't take it"!:D I tell you what I was one proud papa! I was worried the noise would bother her, but after the first few reports, she didn't even notice! I might just have a new Annie Oakly on my hands!
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's awesome fl. It's always good to instruct the younger generation in the fine arts of the firearm.

    I would say your daughter has a fine future ahead of her. :D

    JD
     

  3. BigO01

    BigO01 New Member

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    Agreed but do your daughter and all of us a favor be more than a proud papa be a completely responsible one , this right here

    Suggests that you didn't have adequate hearing protection for her young ears or yours for that matter .

    I apologize if I'm wrong and actually hope I am but if not spend the $25 or so and get a couple of pairs of the Silenco muffs at Walmart they're only about $12 a pair and try to preserve everyones hearing for their entire lifetime . She wont be looking back fondly of those trips to the range with Dad if she's half deaf at 30 from all the noise .
     
  4. flbandit

    flbandit New Member

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    We had ear and eye protection. It's still kind of loud when the range is full though. The first part of the trip was at home discussing safety, range rules, and respect for the rifle.
     
  5. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    That's the perfect age to get them acclimated to shooting and learning all the safety rules. CONGRATS!
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I recently did the same thing

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  7. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    That's awesome. I can't wait until my kids are old enough for me to take them to the range.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Next to youngest grandmunchkin started shooting with me at age 10. Looking at moving her to an AR with a stock that can be adjusted to fit her- she is about at the practical limit and wants to shoot some of the LONG range stuff w/ Grandad, but is not yet big enuff for my 30 cal stuff.
     
  9. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    Put a Barrett 50 in her hands
     
  10. marysdad

    marysdad New Member

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    My 13 year old daughter has taken an interest in shooting this year. She is a natural and has demonstrated much greater innate ability than I ever did. She's a lefty (which is proving a bit inconvenient, when it comes to finding a target rifle for her). I mostly collect old military rifles and the only .22 I have is a Mossberg M44US. It's a great target rifle, but is much too big for her. She has also fired a few of the big boys. Here's a picture of her firing an original .577 caliber Enfield rifle-musket. The Mossberg is on the bench in the foreground.

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  11. SheGUN

    SheGUN New Member

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    Awesome!!! Love it when I see the younger generation getting into firearms and shooting. We need those future 2nd supporters!!!
     
  12. flbandit

    flbandit New Member

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    My other daughter wants to go this weekend also. Looks like I need more guns!:D