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Teaching my 6 year old girl

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bdutton, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. bdutton

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    I offered my 6 year old girl to shoot my old pump action Crossman 760 bb gun. She jumped at the chance.

    I started her out at 30 feet using a NRA 50 yard slowfire pistol target. Turned around to show only white. I showed her the safety feature and general rules about pointing it in a safe direction. Always wear safety glasses too. No ear protection necessary for the 2 pump bb shots though. Showed her how to focus on the front sight and alignment in the rear notch.

    After a few misses she caught on and was hitting the paper consistently. I put up a new target with the bkacl facing and she hit the black about 90% of the time. Misses were rare and usually because she lifted her head to 'see where it went' before she finished the trigger pull! She took the safety features seriously... always pressing in the safety before setting the rifle down!

    Anyway, she's asking me almost every day when I will take her shooting again!

    I'm thinking a nice gammo air rifle will be under the christmas tree this year (or maybe an anschutz <grin>).
     
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    Great!

    :D

    Each one teach one.

    Oh, she just has to check out a "Ladies Site" , being a young lady and all...;)

    http://www.corneredcat.com/
     
  3. aguyindallas

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    If she is asking you when you will take her again, all I can say is you better harness that energy and get her butt out there as often as you can even remotely do it. Even if its only for 20 mins at a time, its priceless time.

    Awesome and as a dad, let me say I am proud of you and for you.
     
  4. the naked prophet

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    Get her one of those tiny little "cricket" .22 rifles with the pink laminated wood stocks. I can barely wait until I have kids so I can buy my daughter one!

    My son gets a blue one. :D
     
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    Good for you!

    With winter weather getting in the way of shooting you might want to get that rifle for her before the holidays and get accessories for her then. Think how much fun a BB trap in the garage would be on a cold, wet, windy winter day.
     
  6. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    What? You want him to grow up, move to CA, vote for Democrats, and join the UN? :neener: :neener:
     
  7. Larry Ashcraft

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    Good for you.

    We've been letting our six year old twin grandsons shoot at a box off the porch with Daisys. Worst to overcome it seems, is muzzle control.

    The temptation to turn around after a good shot and exclaim "I hit it, grandpa!" while swinging the muzzle is hard to overcome.
     
  8. 10 Ring Tao

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    I can't wait to get my future kids crickets either.

    cricket-22-rifle.jpg
     
  9. warmrain

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    Good for you bd,

    This is how it should be. Dad and daughter or son... Priceless times...! Take her often if you can... don't let this precious time slip by.
     
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