BabyJanq's 'First Shots' Pt 1 & 2 ~ Age 8
My daughter, age 8, on her first day ever handling a projectile firing pistol, that is not a toy.
She has been watching me train at home and seen me shooting at ranges and on TV literally her entire life.
As well we have reviewed very many times all of the concepts of firearm safety and basic fundamentals of firearms use; Stance, Sight alignment & Sight picture, Two handed grip and extension, trigger control and follow through.
The gun used is a Crosman manufactured CO2 powered BB projectile facsimile of the Walther P99C 'Compact'.
I use this as a trainer with all of my students who are introductory as it gives off a report albeit muted and it's slide recoils too just like a 'real' gun. Also it very much looks, handles and feel like a real gun including it's heft.
The target is an empty small plastic yogurt container as well as a BB & pellet specific foam target block.
Distance from shooters toes to the target is 12' measured.
Nov 21, 2010
@ My backyard with a background of just over an acre of empty open field and beyond that a half acre of uninhabited dense brush bordering woods.
Soon as the spring comes we'll get back to training and possibly this summer I'll take her to the outdoor range where I train to shoot .22LR via my trainer rifle.
BabyJanq's 'First Shots' _Part One
BabyJanq's 'First Shots' _Part Two