I guess this goes here. **disclaimer** I know there are some safety issues seen in this footage. (finger in the trigger guard, finger on the trigger when not ready to fire, muzzle control) But, I will tell you now, when we got home, we reviewed the tapes and i pointed them out to him. Knowing my boy as well as i do, i can assure you all, it will be a while before he has any more "lapses". At the time I found them to be minor offenses and not worth ruining the good time we were having by jumping on him with both feet. When working with kids you have to balance safety with the good time. In this first clip, it is his first time up to bat with the Ruger 44. He had a bad experience last year when we were getting him ready for deer season. We had his older brothers single shot .410 and a Rossi single shot 20 guage at the range. I had strongly warned him against shooting the 20 guage (i had shot it earlier and found the recoil to be decidedly stiff) but he demanded to shoot the 20 guage. So i let him....after bruising his shoulder he didnt want to shoot anymore long guns. This is why you see/hear his hesitation/fear before the first round down range. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfp7pWRAGME]Davids first time up with the Ruger .44 mag. - YouTube[/ame] This next clip is his 10th thru 15 rounds down range. He wouldnt admit to it, but i think his shoulder was starting to get a bit wore out. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYrdgSNMeVs]David/Ruger M-44 - 2nd time - YouTube[/ame] In this next clip, the boy steps up for the first time with my .357 mag. I had loaded some rounds just for him the night before. 125 gr FN sitting on 13 gr of 4227. I knew the 4227 made for little recoil as i had loaded with it before but was unimpressed with the accuracy. As its sighted for 125 gr bullets sitting on 15 gr 2400 the bullets fly high. I LOVE how when he squeezes off the last one (i knew the chamber was empty) there is NO flinch in him! [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyG2ZKuH6vs]David 1st up w/ .357 - YouTube[/ame] His second try with the .357. Better form and even figured out the POA and scored good hit finally. You can hear him getting frustrated by not scoring good hits. Again, its not his fault. Its the load. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZW3kCKLbQ]20111001150526 - YouTube[/ame] All in all another great day on the range with my bestest range buddy. He jabbered all the way home about how much of a good time he had. As long as he keeps enjoying the trips he'll keep working at and improving. (thus making his old man happy... i LOVE outings with the family doing things we all enjoy) Hes coming along nicely IMHO.