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"! 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!