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Old 09-26-2012, 2:43 PM
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So I've taken my oldest daughter (12)shooting twice and she loves it. She shot my 10-22 and my s&w 22a. She wants to shoot more often and now my my 7 year old wants to go. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348695642.767593.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1348695669.452709.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1348695716.956106.jpg
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Nice!!

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Congrats on getting the little ladies to the range!
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Awesome! I bet she would love to participate in the scholastic trap program. It could help her get into a college and possibly win a scholarship. She's at the perfect age to join.
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My sister was 8 when she first shot.
She shot a bersa .380
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Thats great. I got both of my girls shooting at 13 & 9. They are 14 & 10 now. Both shoot the ar15 and 9mm now. Started they same as yours with 22's. Now they dont shoot the 22's much anymore. I just love watching them shoot. They just get so much better everytime. I also had them both take the hunters safety course at bass pro's. They get the course fee's back as a girt card. So that made them pretty motivated to pass.
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Awesome! I bet she would love to participate in the scholastic trap program. It could help her get into a college and possibly win a scholarship. She's at the perfect age to join.
I came across some info on this recently and will look into it. I live near triple b shotgun park and noticed they have a youth program.I enjoy shooting and love to get out as much as possible and love that my daughters seem to be getting the bug too.
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Teach them well.

I have a lil girl due in November, my first, and I cant wait for the day to come that I can take her shooting... hell, teach her anything, surfing, swimming, etc.... Simply amazing.
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Always good to see the young one's involved in the shooting sports.
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Its so great to see kids involved in shooting sports - especially girls!! Always makes me feel a little warm and fuzzy Nice group there too!
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My 11 year old son has a blast, and I take him about 50% of the time I hit the range (and the other 50% is adults only).

When my daughter is old enough to follow directions, I will take her too, but she is a bit pissy and stubborn (like daddy )!
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Congrats. Make sure to tell them about firearm safety(i know you will, but just wanted to say).
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Nice! keep it mine it can become addictive....hints why my daughter has a Glock 19 now...lol
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My twelve year from pics above goes out with me whenever i could get her out . I recently took out my 7year old daughter out and she shot her sisters marlin 795 and she loves it too. She wants her own rifle not wanting to share. She is the very spirited of the two and sometimes feels like i would have better luck talking to a wall. So She is a bit more challenging to give direction.
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Way to go man. Good to see others getting the kids out there.
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Good job Dad!!!
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That is awesome. I can't wait to take my son out to the range.
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Great job. Waiting for the little one to be big enought for mom to let me take her to the range. Got a little 22LR pink cricket all ready for her!
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Now you need to expand on your success.

Does you daughter have a friend who she could also bring?
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Now you need to expand on your success.

Does you daughter have a friend who she could also bring?
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good job dad, finallly talked my daughter into going shooting with us, her brother and i, looking for a 22 right know, i think im far more excited than she is, lol, im in i.e. and anyone who would like to join us would be great, dan
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good job dad, finallly talked my daughter into going shooting with us, her brother and i, looking for a 22 right know, i think im far more excited than she is, lol, im in i.e. and anyone who would like to join us would be great, dan
I know what you mean about being more excited than they are. Both my daughters like to go shooting and ask to go all the time. I am so happy that they enjoy something that i love to do.I live in san gabriel vally but will always be willing to shoot with fellow calgunners.
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My daughter is older, but I bet I had as much fun letting my 19 yr old shoot 22LR rifle at the local range. Of course we rented a S&W 617 and she said - 'that's a pretty gun why don't you buy one of those'... omg

Next few times - she's been shooting my 45LC Beretta Stampede (SAA) and she LOVES that gun. Now she wants one of those.. I let her shoot my 686 and she did well with that.

So it grows and grows. Thanks for posting.

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My 12 year old has her marlin 795 ,but wants me to build her a Ar. With everything going on i hope i still get a chance to !
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Keep it going... I started my son off with a Rossi 410/22 break barrel, then went to the Ruger 10/22 and the GSG5.. he got a taste of the AR's and it was over for the small stuff! forgot to mention he's 16 now.. maybe I'll get grandkids and I'll get them shooting too!.... john
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that's really awesome. my dad introduced me to firearms at about that same age. truly cherish those memories as a kid thats for sure.
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take your kids to RAAHAUGES for the TURNERS shooting fair ...they will have a blast ,mine are 15 and 17 both girls and the only 2 problems are when they start calling my guns "the sexy gun " and when they start saying that they are thier guns ..oh well at least they like shooting and respect the sport
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Teach them well.

I have a lil girl due in November, my first, and I cant wait for the day to come that I can take her shooting... hell, teach her anything, surfing, swimming, etc.... Simply amazing.
I have a four year old daughter, there is nothing more fun and rewarding that teaching something your passionate about to your kids and see the look of accomplishment on their faces.
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my oldest daughter just turned 15 and she has been wanting to go to the range.

the only thing is I only have Glock 22, 23 & 27.

Do you think these will be too much for her?

I also just bought a M&P 15-22
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my oldest daughter just turned 15 and she has been wanting to go to the range.

the only thing is I only have Glock 22, 23 & 27.

Do you think these will be too much for her?

I also just bought a M&P 15-22
My son has been shooting my .40 since he was 12. He is fine with it. This is what a did, see if you could rent a .22 or even a 9mm while your at the range. Start small, Just put one round in the chamber. Make sure they know daddy tells them everything to do and what to expect. They will be excited and nervous. Once they get that first round and understand the kick they will be fine.
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My grandson was 5 when I first took him, my granddaughter was 6. They are both excellent shots and have their own Crickett rifles. My grandson has shot my AR, G19, Mini-14, 10/22 but he likes his Crickett the best.

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my oldest daughter just turned 15 and she has been wanting to go to the range.

the only thing is I only have Glock 22, 23 & 27.

Do you think these will be too much for her?

I also just bought a M&P 15-22
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I took my 16 year old daughter for the first time about 4 months ago. She liked the Ruger 10/22 rifle with scope and the Ruger 22/45 pistol; but, when she got a chance to shoot her grandfather's 1917 S&W 45 revolver... Now she thought that was really cool. Said she felt like a cowboy. lol

In subsequent trips, she has pretty much stuck with the 10/22 with scope. That seems to be her favorite. She doesn't think she is very good with the 22/45, but I've encouraged her to keep practicing with it. She has also gotten much more comfortable with my new Beretta 9mm PX4 (very little kick) and our 10/22 w/o scope. She also got to go Saving Private Ryan with a rental Kimber 1911. That gave her a bit too much recoil, I think.

At the zombie hunt, our neighbors let us try their AR15. She thought that was awesome and asked how soon we could get one.

I recall when I was a young kid, my dad making me shoot large caliber hunting rifles and I didn't like it at the time. So, I've tried to start my daughter off with mostly 22s, and then given her some opportunities to try other calibers when she wants.

I watched Colion Noir's video that just came out on the M&P 15-22 today. I bet a kid would have a blast with that rifle.
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Keep up the good work Dad!!! I rather go shooting with my daughter than play Barbies any day..
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Taking kids shootings is perhaps one of the best investments in the future of the Second Amendment.

I have taken many of my nieces and nephews out shooting in the past. In the heat of the Second Amendment debate following the Sandy Hook shooting I spoke with each of them and asked if they thought we should ban guns. Not a single one thought that was a good idea. In fact, a few of them described how they felt safer knowing that a family member (me) owned firearms and taught them how to safely operate them.

The best way to counteract Eric "I want to brainwash your kids" Holder is to take kids shooting. I don't think I have ever met a kid that went shooting and didn't like it. In fact my 12 & 15 year old nephews already have a wish list of guns they would like to own once they are of legal age.
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Thats awesome, what a great way for the two of you to bond. Cant wait to take my 5 year old out to get some trigger time.
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Go out and find an old Colt Woodsman age unimportant, I like my prewar series 1 The grips are not overly large...it points naturally and will outlast the entire family because it is so well made. If not a newer Browning Buckmark or similar will do .
I also found a revolver for smaller hands.... High Standard Sentinel. I have an R-107 with a 4" barrel It is a 9 shot with a swing out cylinder single action trigger is OK double action not so much. It is NOT a Diamondback or a Smith k-22 by any means but it is an inexpensive start.
I like the idea of loading single rounds until the new shooter gets comfortable shooting. We want to create shooters NOT BLASTERS.
For rifles I like magazine fed Bolt Action that can be loaded single shot and later fed from the magazine...again slow aimed fire. Another rifle that is great for teaching is a Savage 6 or Stevens Springfield 87 tube fed semi auto. Use it as a single shot later manually cycle after each shot and eventually permit the full semi-auto....again building basic skills before shooting rapid fire.

All of the above are .22 rimfire feed them good quality ammo and you will get good results

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I think the 2 most important things about taking your kids shooting is teaching them all the proper saftey rules first, to include putting a gun in thier hands and making them demonstrate it to you. And second finding a rane that is comfortable for them to shoot at.

My 10 year old has shot a .410 with me at the clay range on base, but I havent let her shoot anything else because iron sights just isn't condusive to teaching a kid in my eyes. I want outdoors and less people. I will be checking out the base pistol range this weekend to see what the enviroment is like and if I am comfortable bringing her out there. My 8 year old son is kinda pissed he hasn't been able to shoot yet but he's just not there in my eyes yet.
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Thanks for the post Op. I've been starting to think about taking mine to the range. Now it may be a little earlier than I planned.
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