Time to teach the boy to shoot a rifle!

Time to teach the boy to shoot a rifle!

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    Time to teach the boy to shoot a rifle!

    I found a Crickett .22 on sale today and picked it up as a kindergarten graduation present for my little guy.


    He likes everything from Nerf and Airsoft through BB pistols and shooting my pistols with me. Some balloon and spinner targets and an empty gun range and we'll be having some fun.
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    You guys should have a blast with the new guns at the range.

    Is that the .22 mag?

    I'm certain your boy will enjoy the balloons and the quiet setting of your private range. I can't imagine better quality time than a father and son testing a new rifle in the early morning sun.

    I envy you. My youngest is 23 and he only enjoys shooting missiles!

    Have a great time, both of you!
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    This is the 22LR model. It will also fire .22 shorts. Cheap ammo, and based on some other times shooting BB guns or a bow he will be done after 15 minutes or so. This is mostly to get him used to using the sights.
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    That is nice. You and your boy have fun, that's what it's all about!

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    have fun, be safe.

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    John,

    If you donít mind my asking, what did the Crickett cost?

    Iím going to get a .22 for my Boy (6) this AUG for his birthday. Weíve been shooting BB guns, and he has a blast shooting bowling pins with my red-dot sighted S&W MP15-22 with the VFG rested on my bench.

    Now itís time to get him something he can shoot/learn with off-hand.

    Iím also getting him some .22 silhouette spinners and knock-downs.

    Thanks,

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    It was on sale for $103, it was $111 out the door.
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    John,

    Thanks for the info, going to start looking.

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    Just keep reinforcing the safety rules for firearms with your son.

    I got a BB gun at 5 and started shooting a 22 at age 6 or 7. i got my first "deer" rife when I as 13...a scoped 257 Roberts.

    Learning to shoot with your Dad is a great experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK87 View Post
    I found a Crickett .22 on sale today and picked it up as a kindergarten graduation present for my little guy.


    He likes everything from Nerf and Airsoft through BB pistols and shooting my pistols with me. Some balloon and spinner targets and an empty gun range and we'll be having some fun.
    You go dad! Teach your little guy well, he will appreciate it as his life moves forward.
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    Want to adopt? I'm housebroken! I even supply my own ammo!

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    A fine tradition, I got my first rifle when I was 8 years old.
    It was a remington nylon 66 .22 , good times.
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    I like the Cricket because it requires the affirmative step of manually pulling back the firing pin plunger after chambering a round. Smart design. Nice little plinker. Your kid will love it.

    I bought my 8 year old nephew a Rossi .22/.410 combo and he absolutely loves it.

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    I plan to teach my son safety and aim soon. I purchased a marlin 795 22lr for 138.00 out the door plus a 25.00 mail in rebate. Outdoor world.

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    Congrats on the effort to start your son's firearm experience the right way...
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