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My Daughter's First Shooting Experience

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by XD Fan, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. XD Fan

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    A week or so ago I posted pictures of my five-year-old daughter onthe day she got her first gun, a pink Cricket .22. She was so excited (I was too.).

    Two days ago my wife and I took her out the the woods to shoot it. What an experience! She was giddy. I was so pleased. My wife had a great time and now wants to spend more time shooting with me.

    The picture of her pointing at a target is the result of the second shot she ever fired. She was very proud. After that shot we broke a lot of ballons. Great fun!

    My daughter love shooting and was anxious to be responsible for cleaning her gun afterward.

    Please note that her clothes matched her gun. She insisted.
     

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  2. SDC

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    Fantastic job :D ; this'll help innoculate her against the "guns are bad and will turn you into a bloodthirsty maniac" crowd.
     
  3. tydephan

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    Absolutely awesome man. Kudos to you for introducing a new young shooter.

    I look forward to doing the same thing with my daughter in about 3 years. :)
     
  4. LeoC

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    I can definitely see signs of good training! Excellent trigger finger control :D Great job! :D
     
  5. dmrodco

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    Good Job ! I guess that answers my question as to if I should start my son shooting he just turned 5
     
  6. whitetiger7654

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    How was the gun? My g/f would love a pink gun like that. But I was wary of the quality of it sense it's like $100.
     
  7. ArfinGreebly

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    Very Nice

    That's one of the prettiest bloothirsty maniacs I've ever seen.

    So, you want to date my daughter, do you?

    Oh, you noticed those? Those aren't bowling trophies.

    . . . and here are her targets from our last trip to the range . . .

    . . . and here are mine.

    I'm sure you'll be nice to my little girl, and treat her with respect.

    I'm sure you'll be a perfect gentleman.

    You guys have a good time, okay?
     
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    I can't wait to buy my son his first gun! Congrats to you. She looks so happy.
     
  9. El Tejon

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    "No, sweetheart, point at the bullseye hit.":D

    Did you try a bench? My nephews started young like that and my bro found that a bench helps them focus on trigger and sights instead of holding up the weapon.
     
  10. kingpin008

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    Good for her! She's got great safety skills, and a set of awesome parents who care enough to teach her about guns and gun safety.

    I'd also be interested in the quality of the crickett rifles, my fiancee is such a girly girl, and would love one to go with her 642. :D
     
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    my son turns 5 on Friday. i was going to hold off until Christmas, but i may have to make an emergency purchase! i've had him out to shoot my 22 speedmaster, but it was way to big for him. not sure if i'll get a cricket, but definitely gotta go look tomorrow!
    congrats! i think the balloons are a great idea, btw.
     
  12. XD Fan

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    Arfin said'

    My Thoughts Exactly.

    El Tejon, great suggestion, going to try a bench the next time.

    The quality of the cricket is not bad; I expect it will last well beyond the next three to four years that it will fit her. Accuracy is reasonable--not winning MOA competitions, but a great plinker. It is not something you would want to shoot 1000 rounds a week through and/or beat up, but for a child's first firearm it is great. However, it is really small, and it is a single shot.

    Besides, she asked for a pink gun, so guess what she got.
     
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    Awesome.
     
  14. Steven1281

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    Awesome doesn't even begin to describe that! Ya warmed my heart tonight!
     
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    Fantastic work! Congratulations on properly raising your daughter with firearms safety and a love for the shooting sports! Keep up the good work! :)
     
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    That is so good. Bravo!
     
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    :what:VEGGIE TALES!!!!:what:


    I LOVE VEGGIE TALES!:p
     
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    Awesome pics. Man, that's a LOT of pink (4 boys here and no girls...yet).

    Just wondering if I should get my oldest a gun when he turns 5....already sent the link to the missus to convince her :D
     
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    Nightfa11,

    If you do get one for your son, the Crickets are sized well for little ones, and I looked at another brand that was sized perfectly as well. Unfortunately, I cannot remember which manufacturer made it. I saw it at Bass Pro. There are some options out there. However, Cricket is the only one that I found that came in pink. My choice was already made by that sweet little voice asking for a pink gun.

    Jeffrey
     
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    great pic, diggin the pink stock!!!!
     
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    We have one of the pink Crickets at my shop. Every now and then, I like to hold it up, and in a (I hope) gravelly, Bruce Campbell voice, yell, "this is my Boomstick!"

    She looks adorable, and she's got trigger discipline down pat. It's great to see you getting her started so early. She'll grow up to be one of the good ones.

    Side note: I've noticed ALOT more parents bringing young children in to shoot over the last year. I don't know if it's a trend, but if it is, I hope it continues.
     
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    XD Fan,

    You just made my day!
    Thank you for sharing, great pics and what a daughter!




    psst...daughter, STI has pink grips available , you and mom need to show daddy STI's website...

    I'm helping.
    Us kids have to stick together doncha know? :)
     
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    That's pretty fantastically adorable. I've got a big silly grin plastered all over my mug now. Just the thing to lighten up an interminal evening of grinding the bones of a webserver for my bread.

    I think what it is, is what a lot of people get from looking at kids in general: a feeling that maybe there is some hope for the future. I know I've sure felt that's a far thing pretty frequently these days.

    I can't wait until my 2 yr old nephews (twins) get big enough to handle a rifle. (Daddy's a retired Marine, so my main worry is the fight over who gets to buy them their first gun, not whether or not they can have one. ;) )
     
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    Outstanding. Nothing like that grin...

    lpl/nc
     
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    Woot!:D That is a lot of pink! Good work. I can't wait to take my son to the range.
     
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