What a glorious day, My son is turning 6 and we managed to find a 70th anniversary Red Ryder Carbine Lever Action .177 cal BB gun!
Now, before anyone says anything;
1) He will not have the opportunity to handle this gun in any way shape or form unless I am present and actively supervising.
2) My reasoning behind giving a 6 year old a BB gun is that, in this day and age where he is most likely 2 or 3 years from coming in contact with a firearm outside the house (ie. a friedns parents/sibling/what have you), it is already a bit late for him to have started learning firearm safety, but this seems, to me, to be the best way to go about it.
So, all that being said,
Here is my conundrum... moving to a house in the sticks... not totally rurla, we have neighbors, but they are not right on top of us like some of the "cookie cutter communities" that are out there and we should be able to set up a range without a house behind it, and being that living in Florida, there are no basements, I'm thinking of building a backstop out of wood and draped carpeting, my question is 3 fold...
1) Do any of you have a design that you have had luck with?
2) How wide/tall would you recommend the back stop be?
3) of course the heavier the better for the carpet, but what is the minimum? would indoor outdoor work? or should it be a bit heavier... like a bourbur?