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Killer Bee 10-15-2021 2:11 AM

7yo Daughter First Solo
 
this past summer was my daughter's first solo with a handgun

1963 Browning Nomad .22lr

zero flinch after the last round!

couldn't wipe the smile off my face for hours :)



https://dl.dropbox.com/s/jznwnlmhrvi...5_068.jpg?dl=0

and her 9yo brother is no slouch either :D

1971 Ruger Standard .22lr

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/31rpziy7dh7...42168.jpg?dl=0

helping me break in a new Zastava m70

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/rhd8qdtf686...42369.jpg?dl=0

VictorFranko 10-15-2021 3:35 AM

Is she already outshooting you? :p

(Somewhat serious question because if you're ever taken a woman shooting for her first time they all seem to shoot uncannily well)

Oceanbob 10-15-2021 7:08 AM

It’s good to start them off right…..nice job.

Just wait until they become teenagers and they purloin your favorite handguns…
Hahaha.

Get ready to build each of them an AR. My daughter took her AR to College.

Be well
Bob

Killer Bee 10-16-2021 9:40 AM

thank you - indeed new shooters can surprise you, especially the women ;)

it takes a lot of time, practice, and patience with kids but certainly paying of now :)

and interestingly enough, about 75% of my collection is intended for them already :yes:

-hanko 10-17-2021 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VictorFranko (Post 26259775)
Is she already outshooting you? :p

(Somewhat serious question because if you're ever taken a woman shooting for her first time they all seem to shoot uncannily well)

Women tend to listen to their instructors.

They don't come to class as know it all's because of what they've seen on TV or in the movies.

My wife took not a little money from a buddy at our hunting lease in Texas. She was using a Winchester pump in .410 shooting clay pigeons. :D

xfer42 10-20-2021 10:36 AM

Zero flinch... that is pretty darn good.
Good job all around.

billped 10-20-2021 10:56 AM

Nice work. All kids deserve to be taught the basics. Even if they choose not to shoot regularly, the safety and shooting knowledge may be massively important later in life.

Someday 11-18-2021 4:46 PM

That's great! That's a great age to learn, too!

Dave Hill 12-12-2021 1:11 PM

Safety takes lots of practice and girls are much better at everything than Boys.

splithoof 12-24-2021 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oceanbob (Post 26260097)
It’s good to start them off right…..nice job.

Just wait until they become teenagers and they purloin your favorite handguns…
Hahaha.

Get ready to build each of them an AR. My daughter took her AR to College.

Be well
Bob

I hear ya Bob!
It’s actually fun to hear my young adult kids bargain in a friendly manner over who is going to get what from the SplitHoof collection. My daughter didn’t take an AR to college, but the school of “Uncle Sam” made sure that she gets LOTS of practice in. Best part is that I don’t have to pay for all that ammunition.

Both mine started out very young, and were collecting brass at the club long before they could actually shoot. Sure is nice to see your kids take after your interests, and be all about it. I must thank my squaw for encouraging it all along as well.
Merry Christmas y’all!

beerman 01-01-2022 4:05 PM

Priceless photos OP. I was about the same age pop coached me on the family’s H/S sport king and Nylon 66… I still have the M66 (60 years later). My boy ( now 39) got the same schooling. I always smile when when he handles any gun as he immediately clears the weapon.. good job dad.

bigbossman 03-15-2022 9:35 AM

Here's a pic of my daughter, after she went Distinguished Expert the day before her tenth birthday. This picture was published in the NRA magazine. At 15, she went DE with pistol. She is now 26 years old. My oh my, time flies.

We used to run a nice youth program at USI, called The Musketeers. Micheal Pass was in charge (may he rest in peace), and I was one of the coaches. We ran a lot of children through that program, and got them started right.

https://i.postimg.cc/FH7HMd8H/Katerine-rifle.jpg

Killer Bee 03-15-2022 10:15 AM

^^^ great job everyone!!!

I wish our schedules and location provided more opportunities for organized shooting activities with my kids..

but I'm certainly planning to get them more involved in the not too distant future - down to <4yrs in pension prison!

splithoof 03-26-2022 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbossman (Post 26731124)
Here's a pic of my daughter, after she went Distinguished Expert the day before her tenth birthday. This picture was published in the NRA magazine. At 15, she went DE with pistol. She is now 26 years old. My oh my, time flies.

We used to run a nice youth program at USI, called The Musketeers. Micheal Pass was in charge (may he rest in peace), and I was one of the coaches. We ran a lot of children through that program, and got them started right.

https://i.postimg.cc/FH7HMd8H/Katerine-rifle.jpg

Very well done sir!
Coaching our younger generation is an absolute must. Sometimes I’m fortunate to provide instruction, weapons, and ammunition to properly orient young folks headed off to boot camp, so they at least have some familiarity with the basics of safety, gun handling, and marksmanship. It is a great way for us “old guys” to contribute, as often the younger folks may not have the financial means to practice much.
Oh yes, time flies too fast!


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