This warms my heart....kids learning to shoot


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Spot77
June 26, 2006, 03:15 PM
I took my wife and two kids (9 year old daughter and 6 year old son) to the range last week. I started my son off breaking clays with a little bb gun (which he LOVES) and then moved him up to the 10/22 youth model that I bought for the kids a few months ago. My daughter has been to the range with me before; I started her a few months ago on a Marlin model 25 (.22lr bolt gun)
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Fly320s
June 26, 2006, 03:48 PM
Looks like fun. And good for you for teaching your kids early.

You might consider getting a red dot type sight for the 10/22 to make aiming a little easier for your son. You can get a BSA sight at Wal-Mart for about $30.

JesseJames
June 26, 2006, 06:33 PM
Awwwww, now that's just darn cute.

Now. You have to move 'em up to one of these. :D

Vulcan Armament .50 caliber target rifle. Good for engaging targets a kilometer away or shooting through 10 inch concrete slabs.

sm
June 26, 2006, 06:48 PM
:D :D :D

I like the part about 'breaking clays with a BB Gun"...I'm 51 and still do that.

So will daughter let you borrow HER 10/22?

You know your son could pass for Larry Ashcraft shooting that rifle...your son might be a tad taller...



Excuse me, seems I gotta PM from a new short moderator around here...:)

Bruce333
June 26, 2006, 06:48 PM
That's awesome!

You might want to consider getting them smaller muffs.

My Daugther has a pair of these ( Peltor junior (http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catalog.TextId?hvarTarget=search&hvarTextId=34338&hvarAID=froogle&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Hunting_Shooting%20Accessories_Hearing%20%26%20Eye%20Protection-_--1-_-Peltor%20Junior%20Earmuff) ) that fit very well.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/bru333/shooting/croppedears.jpg

Fosbery
June 26, 2006, 06:49 PM
Good work :) I'm a firm believer in teaching kids to shoot.

Next stop .700 Nitro Express?

Spot77
June 26, 2006, 08:26 PM
hehehe....thanks for the kind replies.

I do have a BSA red dot that I plan to put on it, but I wanted to teach them to use open sights first.

I have a pair of junior size earmuffs, but I needed two that day for the first time ever :uhoh:

So will daughter let you borrow HER 10/22?

The day she cleans it by herself is the day that I'll relinquish full custody to her!

As for the bigger guns.....well I thin k we're going to be a .22lr family for a while. I had my wife try the AR15 but she didn't like it. I think she'll like it more when I put the collapsible stock on it so it fits her better. It's an HBAR with a 3-9 scope and bipod on the front.....pretty big and heavy.

I like the part about 'breaking clays with a BB Gun"...I'm 51 and still do that.


That's SO fun...I can sit in my back yard and do that. Daisy makes a little bb gun target that holds little clays and as you break one, another falls into its place. Of course, the big clays are so cheap and much better for teaching the youngsters.

sm
June 26, 2006, 08:36 PM
Spot77

Don't forget A BB Gun is a GREAT learning tool for shotgunning!

Don't want to confuse daughter / son at this time I understand - still
Get a Copy Brister's Book, and if you find a deal on a old BB Gun without sights - perfect for teaching shotguns

Just have these filed back for when the time comes...:)


I'm still all warm and fuzzy viewing these pics - thanks!


Steve

Norton
June 26, 2006, 09:20 PM
How come you didn't post the targets? Afraid of being shown up? :neener:

Let me know when the boy's ready for the FAL.....I mean it DOES have a bipod and all....not like he'll have to hold it or anything :evil:

MrTwigg
June 26, 2006, 10:46 PM
I was just doing that with my son and one of his buddies last Saturday !
Man, that's a great way to spend an hour or two in the backyard ! :D

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