Took my son to the range today

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by PC167, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    I took my son for his first time shooting today. I brought my Ruger sr 22, so we could work on the basics. I think for the most part it went very well, his shots were on the paper. We'll be working on his grouping later down the road lol. I also brought my sw 380 bodyguard, it shot well, but very long trigger pull.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Good job. We all have to start somewhere. He will remember this day forever.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    How old is he? I love shooting with my son. He started very early. Maybe like 4 or 5 with a bb gun. He is now almost 14 and can give me a run for my money with just about anything we shoot.
     
  4. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    I had a lot of fun!
     
  5. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    He's 9 and I also started him out on a bb gun. I just recently became a member with a local shooting range (Izaak Walton League). I thought what better time to him get started than now. I have a middle daughter who is 7 and younger son who is 4, so I'll have my hands full for sure.
     
  6. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    start'em out right, and you won't have to look for them..........@ least 3 - 4 months outta the year (if huntin). :D
     
  7. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    luckey you my daughter 6 and middle son 9 hate guns dont like the noise and are plane scared of them but it makes it easier when it comes to gun saftey however my oldes son loves guns a bit to much. he still hasent shown the corect mind set needed to handel a firearm mabey next year
     
  8. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    How old is your oldest son?
     
  9. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    that's where you come in....DAD. :) teach him, and forget he is, what was it 14. teach him and remind him EVERYTIME, that he has a weapon and ingrain it into his psyche about checkin to see if loaded, watchin the barrel, safety on, etc, etc. he will get it.

    do it often, it will come.

    i took my 4 y.o. lil girl dove huntin last weekend, she loved it. but, she's also known that her Daddy hunts deer, and shoots armadillos in the yard since she was old enough to know what deer and armadillos were.
     
  10. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    I'll probably take her out to the range with me, just the two of us daddy daughter time.
     
  11. xd man

    xd man New Member

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    this is something the children will remember all of there life.... good job. i did not get to shoot much with my dad but remember it like it was yesterday.
     
  12. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yep...teach them young and you're good to go. My son is 11 and loves when i open the safe so he can demonstrate his safe handling skills by pulling out a pistol/rifle and safely clearing it. He's proud doing it and having so much fun he doesn't even realize that safe handling has become ingrained in him. The first thing he does even if I hand him a weapon I just cleared is check it again himself! And on the range, his finger is never on the trigger until he's on target...Brings a tear to my eye ;)
     
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  13. USEBOTHHANDS

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    AWEEESOME! LET IT ALL OUT!!! <he said while supportin you on his shoulder and pattin your back>
     
  14. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks LOL :D
     
  15. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    my oldest is 10 a firend of mine as a 10 year oldt tay can handel both rifle and hand guns safley. but like i said its not the shooting its the safe handling im worryed about with my son
     
  16. jailer6

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    Me and my oldest boy
     
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    And my youngest. Teach them safety now so I don't have to worry about what they would do. They know what a "real" firearm can do and respect them. Besides, it was awesome!!!
     
  18. USEBOTHHANDS

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    he is definitely, still too young to "let go off by himself in the back 40," YES. but if you're there with him, day in, day out for the next 4, 5, 6 years, then you KNOW what he is about.

    THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES! INSTILL IT IN HIM! talk to him the whole time you and he are walkin from the house to the vehicle to load the firearms up, "you're doin a good job with your .22, son." "i noticed how you kept the barrel pointed in a safe direction the whole time." "make sure you always check the safety when someone hands you a firearm." "make sure you always drop the magazine and check the breech, too."

    just, INSTILL it in him.
     
  19. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Nothing like hunting with your son. ;)
     
  20. racer_x

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    God i love the look on my sons face when he hits that can at 25 yrds. Shooting with my kids are some of my best times.Im a proud dad my daughter got a trophy for bb gun champ at camp last year she even beat the boys hehe. Were working on bigger guns now i want to get her into trap shooting.