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Went with my grandson to the range Saturday

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by George Dickel, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. George Dickel

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    My grandson went with me to one of our indoor ranges yesterday and I took 5 of my hand guns for him to shoot. One of them was my Taurus model 44 in 44 mag. I let him shoot a cylinder of powder puff rounds and then a cylinder of full power loads. Then I shot a cylinder full of the hot loads and the guys in the stall next to me were looking around the partition to see what we were shooting. The fireballs from the hot loads were pretty impressive. I asked them if they wanted to shoot it, one guy declined and the other said he would. He was surprised with the recoil of the revolver but enjoyed shooting it. Then the other guy asked if he could shoot just one round and I loaded it up for him. He fired the one round and that was all he wanted to do.

    The first guy had his two 10 year old boys with him and they were shooting a semi-auto .22lr pistol. It was the first time they had shot a pistol and one of the boys shot 10 rounds into the head of the silhouette at 25 feet. I don't think 10 rounds is a fluke, I believe the boy may have good natural hand and eye coordination. Dad said he was going to bring them more often and was quite proud of his son, I know I would.

    I brought the .44 mag, SA 1911, Hungarian PA63 in 9 MAK, Taurus model 85 38 spcl and my Kimber Micro 9. He didn't like the PA63 or the 44 mag too much but liked the 1911 and really liked the Micro 9 but I told him I liked it as well and that he would have to buy his own. I've got to admit its a hoot shooting that .44 mag, big holes, loud and the fireball is just too cool. He lives a 3 1/2 hour drive away and we don't get to spend much time together so I try to make as much of our time as possible when he is able to visit.
     
  2. Demi-human

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    Well done, Papa!:)

    Wishing you many more range days!
     
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  3. Ks5shooter

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    Gotta love kids at the range stories:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  4. doubleh

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    It's nice to enjoy time with the kids or grandkids. I really enjoy the great grandkids now and let them get by with more than I did their parents that got by with more than their parents.
     
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    Why do you think at 73 years old I am still buying guns?
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  6. Pat Riot

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    Good on you, George Dickel.

    I like taking my grandson to the range as well. I also like sharing with others if the opportunity presents itself.

    It’s funny, often the guns I think my grandson will like are just “okay” with him. He really likes the H&R .22 convertible I gave him and the10/22 but the gun he asks to take along every time is my Winchester 94 Trails End .357 rifle.

    I just bought a Ruger PC Carbine. I have a feeling he is going to like that one.
     
  7. Lyle Wyatt

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    I also enjoy range days with my little grandson, but he's a 6' 3" 24 year old Army Vet.
     
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  8. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Can't wait til my boy turns 5 , getting him a cricket .22
     
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    George Dickel - Some of my favorite memories are going to the range with the kids.

    Here's wishing you MANY more memories.
     
  10. bullseye308

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    Bought my youngest son(11) and daughter(7) both crickets, a blue laminate wood and a pink plastic one(with a hello kitty sticker). Lots of fun with those, and cheap to shoot. Get them started as early as you can and you will have shooting buddies for a while. They also get to pick up range brass too. :)
     
  11. Elm Creek Smith

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    Started my girls with a Marlin 15Y back in the '80's. Started my grandchildren on the same rifle this century. Grandson now carries a Bulgarian Makarov my brother gave him. Granddaughter is now a Lance Corporal in the USMC stationed in California. I gave her a Cimarron Lightning last time she was home on leave (She has tiny hands!), but she had to leave it at my daughter's house.
     
  12. Riomouse911

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    Sweet! Took my son about three weeks ago as well. The youngsters need to be exposed to firearms in a positive, safe environment to learn the basics of safe handling and proper operation.

    Good on you, all! :thumbup:

    Stay safe!
     
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