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gimme
10-14-2010, 9:04 AM
Hi all,

Name is Dan, I'm 35, married with 2 children. I'm a forum whore of sorts, I moderate 2 other forums in my spare time. I have been a shooter since my first shot at 9 y/o and a gun owner for about 14 years. My son (8) has showed interest in learning about shooting so I took him for his first shoot about 3 weeks ago and he did teriffic actually. I made him read the fire arm safety handbook first, then me and his "Uncles" drilled him on safety :)

I joined here on a referral from a customer (non fire arm related) as we were talking about my future AR build, and he said this is where i want to be ;) My stock list is a .22/410 O/U (first gun i shot at 9 y/old), Ruger 10-22, Remington 1200, S&W 6906 9mm and my S&W SW40VE .40 and soon to have AR.

Here are a couple of pics of his first shoot and Dad, the tri pod :D Believe it or not, he was about 75% with the 10-22 and 10% with the 9mm on that bowling pin. I had to cup my hands behind the 9 to prevent him from the wrath of recoil :p

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn20/dckc1997/shootday009-1.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn20/dckc1997/shootday037-1.jpg

ocspeedracer
10-14-2010, 9:22 AM
Nice! Welcome!!

freonr22
10-14-2010, 9:24 AM
Congrats! and welcome!

Sajedene
10-14-2010, 9:30 AM
Welcome!

That is adorable! We have a junior section in the forums - maybe someday he can be a future calgunner as well :)

glockman19
10-14-2010, 9:33 AM
Welcome to Cal Guns and thank you to the member who referred you.

gimme
10-14-2010, 10:12 AM
That is adorable! We have a junior section in the forums - maybe someday he can be a future calgunner as well :)

gonna have to check that out and let him know :)

PatriotnMore
10-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Welcome. Way to go dad, your children are lucky to have parents which care to teach them about guns, and the value of them to our society, and personal protection.

bjl333
10-14-2010, 10:51 AM
Here are a couple of pics of his first shoot and Dad, the tri pod :D Believe it or not, he was about 75% with the 10-22 and 10% with the 9mm on that bowling pin. I had to cup my hands behind the 9 to prevent him from the wrath of recoil :p


I think if the bipod is more steady he would've gotten 95%. :p JK.

Great start with the 10/22. This will make a life long hobby together with your children. I still hang with dad (70) and shoot every couple of weeks.

My suggestion for the 9mm is to get a tall box. Staple a couple of target on it and let him shoot KNOWING where he is missing. This way he can gauge his hold accordingly, hopefully helping his confidence. The box is a cheap way to target shoot, just throw a few rocks in it to weight it down. I stick a red dot on a piece of copy paper as a target when I go out to Burro. No worries about shooting out the legs of the target.:D

zod
10-14-2010, 11:15 AM
Great pics. Great to have you aboard. Welcome to the forum.

SoCal Bob
10-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Welcome to Calguns. Here is a Christmas present idea... wouldn't a Ruger 22/45 look great in that Lad's hands?:D

gimme
10-14-2010, 12:14 PM
Welcome to Calguns. Here is a Christmas present idea... wouldn't a Ruger 22/45 look great in that Lad's hands?:D

hahaha, yeah it would...just dont tell him that :rofl2:

bsg
10-14-2010, 4:23 PM
welcome to the forum.

Big Jake
10-14-2010, 7:32 PM
Welcome to paradise!

.22guy
10-14-2010, 9:29 PM
Welcome to Calguns! Cool pics!

gimme
10-15-2010, 9:23 AM
thanks for the warm welcome(s)!

BayAreaShooter
10-15-2010, 4:07 PM
Welcome to the forum. Always nice to see a youngster into shooting nowadays.

t0kie
10-15-2010, 4:11 PM
Welcome to Calguns!
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stphnman20
10-15-2010, 4:19 PM
Hello and Welcome!

dellgsg5
10-15-2010, 4:22 PM
Welcome to Calguns!

mrlonewolf
10-15-2010, 6:37 PM
Hello Dan.

Welcome to Calguns, enjoy.

turbogg
10-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Welcome to Calguns! You're gonna love owning an AR!