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I taught a 13yo boy to shoot yesterday!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jlbraun, Oct 11, 2007.

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  1. jlbraun

    jlbraun Member

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    I'm mentoring a 13yo boy, so I thought it was time he learned gun safety and handling.

    He had never touched a real gun before, so I made him memorize the 4 rules and be able to repeat them on demand.

    We took a Marlin 60 out to a shooting area outside of town and shot at pumpkins, a .22 spinner, and clays. About 200 rounds.

    Then, because he had done a report on a Finnish general, I pulled the Mosin-Nagant out and told him about its history during the Winter War. Then I let him shoot it - KPOOM! Once was enough for him!

    He and I had a great time! He got the 4 rules down, the only one he needs a little help on was "finger off the trigger" - there were a few times where he would lay his finger on the trigger - at which point I said "Finger off the trigger! This is very important. Put the gun down and let's try again."

    He was very impressed with the power of even a .22 and how dangerous it could be. I have a feeling that I cleared up a lot of myths for him.

    Then we took one of the bullet-riddled pumpkins and make pumpkin pie - eat what you killed, right?
     
  2. Black Adder LXX

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    Sweet! Nothing more fun than teaching a person to shoot!
     
  3. rampage841512

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    I always enjoy teaching a person to shoot.
     
  4. Cougfan2

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    Good for you.:)
     
  5. romma

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    Way to go!!
     
  6. springmom

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    Is there a bag limit on hunting pumpkins???? :neener:

    Congratulations. You're passing it on.

    Springmom
     
  7. foghornl

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    WOOO!! HOOO!!

    Each one teach one...or more (something like that?)

    BTW, you DID dig out all the lead fragments BEFORE making the pie, right?
     
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    Outstanding.

    AFS
     
  9. cpttango30

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    I did just about the same thing this summer. I took my neighbors boy out with me one day to the range. We went over the safety rules I have and he memorized them. We started out shooting my 22 at 25 yards then move it out to 50. I let him shoot my Neos Never seen a bigger smile a young boy ever. I then pulled out the big gun. My remingto 700 in 223. and He siad I want to watch ou shoot it. So i sent a few down range. We had taken a bunch of clay targets out to the 100 yard line. He was having a great time then a guy showed up with an Smith M & P 15. We went to check and change target and he ask is that your son. I said nope neighbors boy it is his first time out on a range. the Guy said well If he wats to he can have a go with my ar. I asked him and he said I will shoot 5 just to try it out. He was a little intimadated by it at first but Once he got going Man he loved it.

    I think we all should teach one other young boy or girl that is not ours to shoot.

    If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a life time.
     
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