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Start them young!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PDshooter, Jan 9, 2003.

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  1. PDshooter

    PDshooter Member

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    Well! this is a little to young:eek: But my 6yr old just wanted to try out my 45.
    Now mind you ! I was wright behind his back. And I was holding his hands outward SAFETY FIRST!!!
    And I know a 45 is NOT a pistol to start a youngster out on. (I was 7 and it was a 22.
    But I thought this is just a neat Pic.
     

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  2. Kahr carrier

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    Thats cool ,brings back memories my dad started me out at that age.:)
     
  3. cratz2

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    You ain't kiddin'
     

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  4. Sisco

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    Yeah, you start them young then the grow up on ya.
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  5. JPM70535

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    When both my boys were 3 or 4 YOA (11 years apart) and were starting to show curiosity about Daddy's guns, I took then to the range along with my duty gun at the time, S&W 66 357 mag. With one WW 125 gr. STHP round in the cylinder and positioned right behind them holding their arms, I cocked it and let them pull the trigger. This blunted their desire to handle guns until they were old enough for proper instruction. (I believe they were around 10 when I really taught them how to safely handle firearms) And to their credit, both have beecome responsible firearms enthusiasts.
    The older boy has long since gotten his CCP and the younger one is in the process of doing so

    I know this is a little off subject, I just had to brag a little.
     
  6. 10-Ring

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    Absolutely! I have had the most fun lately when my son goes shooting w/ me.
     
  7. ruger357

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    I taught my son the do's and dont's of firearms when he was 8.
     
  8. AndABeer

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    my boy is almost 4 and i am very much looking forward to getting him to the range around 8, i thought i had his mom talked down to 10 in hopes of getting it even lower but for some reason she's back up to 12, oh well, guess i have to work on the sweet talk
     
  9. blades67

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    I have a two year old and a three year old that love to help me by getting into the Q-tips and bore patches when I'm cleaning my guns.:D Soon enough they'll be at the range helping me get the guns dirty.:cool: Then I won't have to clean any guns for a few years.:evil:
     
  10. m.i.sanders

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    My daughter just got her first bb gun for Christmas, and now she's trying to talk me into getting her a shotgun and a .22. :D
    Only trouble is, if I do that, it'll cut into my toy buying.
     
  11. New_comer

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    My 11 yr old son could already outshoot me at 15 yards! :what: :eek:

    Dang, these eyes are now failing me... :D
     
  12. Hawaiian

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    When I was young I played with dad's guns when he was not around. That is why my 12 year old son shoots with me and has his own guns. Yes curiosity killed many kids. Cure the curiosity and teach gun safety and it just may save a life.
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    He likes to pull the trigger on my paint ball gun....


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  14. Dan Shapiro

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    cratz2, that's priceless!! :D :D
     
  15. Scott13

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    I first started with handguns with my Dad when i was 12. Iam
    still not sure if it was a good age or not ? He taught me all the safety rules , but when your a kid that age you still imo may not have a real idea of the reality that guns are deadly , i remember
    still wanting to play with them when my dad was not around .
    It wasnt until about 17 that i wised up . I think shooting with your Dad is alot of fun , but for me personally i wouldnt let me do it over again if i was my Dad until i was 16-17 , just my opion
    i think everybody is different and can make up their own age.
    based on their kids attitudes towards guns.
     
  16. New_comer

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    A 'Tamara' in the making??? ;)
     
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    My nephew with my scoped AR.

    You can tell by that look of wonder what he saying: "Can you really shoot the eye out of a gnat at 100 yds, Uncle Brian?!"
     

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    I would pick up one of those youth model Topper shotguns in 20ga or maybe 28ga. They are good, simple sporting arms that are very affordable.
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    That and a good used .22 rifle and you have some nice guns without breaking the bank.
     
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    Hey folks, great to hear most of ya'all are teaching your kids how to shoot. If I get married someday, I'll make sure, my future kids are going to get some trigger time.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Great pics.

    PDshooter,
    I was that size-second grade-Singer Gov't 45 at a NG range, Gunny sat behind me, but boy did I have fun, addicted ever since.
     
  21. MessedUpMike

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    Somebody beat me with the paint ball picture, fun way to start them out to. My oldest has been shooting my paintball pistol since he was three, my daughter is a little more unpredictable so she's still regulated to throwing darts. The boy will trun five soon and already knows more about guns than his mother. Last gun show I put him up on my shoulders (better field of view) and used him to scope out AR parts for me.
     
  22. Bob Locke

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    I got a Topper in 20 ga. for Christmas when I was 11 (turned 12 the next month). Still have it. Waiting to give it to my number 2 son (oldest is autistic, and he won't be handling firearms) when he's a few years older.

    Killed a LOT of squirrels and rabbits with that little gun! :D
     
  23. Matt G

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    Great pics.

    Be sure to get the kids to be able to recite The Four Rules Of Firearms Safety by rote. Make it a game, and call out a number, and see if they can recite the Rule.

    Safety training must (Must) [MUST!] start early.

    Teach them well, y'all! :D
     
  24. m.i.sanders

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    Thanks Sixgun, Bob,
    I'll have to look into the Topper. I'd probably get the 28 if the shells are not too hard to find around here. She really does seem intrested in Trap.
     
  25. PDshooter

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    Thanks everybody! this has been a great responce?

    I wish this forum had spell CK!:scrutiny:
     
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