Taught my Daughter to shoot today

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    Taught my Daughter to shoot today

    Never thought this day would happen. My Daughter is 8 1/2 years old and scared of most everything.


    Just two weeks ago, I came back from shooting and she said she wanted to go some time. Guess a girl in her 2nd grade class goes with her father.

    She has off school for spring break this week and thursday is shooting day. Got home from work this morning, loaded up the jeep then we headed to walmart. Picked her up some pink shooting glasses and some ear protection.

    Got to the range, set the target.stand up about 10 feet away, then went to the bench and taught her about the 4 safety rules which she followed really well. We were the only ones in that range so that was nice. 50 yard pistol range.

    Just to get her used to something, I had her start out with a little CO2 BB pistol. She did really well with it so we moved on to the .22lr, the exact same .22lr that my Uncle taught me how to shoot with when I was 10 years old, now I'm 37. 1961 Seneca Green Remington Nylon 66. Still works great. She liked shooting that better thn the BB pistol. The only problem was that the stock was too long. Told her we'd have to get her a .22 rifle that fits her.

    Now I just have to wait for my other two kids to get older.

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    Cool stuff. It's great getting your kids going. Mine love it as well.
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    Great! Do I hear a Cricket? How 'bout a telescoping stock on a 10/22?
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    That's awesome! Good to teach your children gun safety while they are young so they don't develop bad habits :D
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    My hat's off to you AND your daughter...That's some very special bonding that will never be experienced by many. My Granddaughter will be 3 on June 17th. I'm taking her to the range for the first time and will begin aclimatizing her to little pops and big pops, the purpose of the ear protections and how it can keep the "pops" from being loud, and finally I too will let her shoot a BB pistol (with assistance of course)...Hopefully by the end of the summer I can have her on a .22........JMO
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    My daughter is seven. She shoots well. She told me she wants to out shoot the boys.

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    My kids are grown, but we still go shoot! Life long quality time!
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    Some of my fondest memories are of learning to shoot with my dad. I learned on a pellet rifle in our basement as well as the occasional bb gun in cub scouts and once I got the fundamentals and the safety rules down I got to move up to the .22 at the real range. I still have that pellet rifle and shoot it occasionally.

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    Yea baby, nothing like teaching our young how to shoot.

    I have taught mine and now have 2 grandkids 6 months and almost 3 yrs, I know I have to wait a bit longer, but I hope to have them shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy90 View Post
    Some of my fondest memories are of learning to shoot with my dad. I learned on a pellet rifle in our basement as well as the occasional bb gun in cub scouts and once I got the fundamentals and the safety rules down I got to move up to the .22 at the real range. I still have that pellet rifle and shoot it occasionally.
    I agree, my dad taught me how to shoot first with a BB gun when I was very young. I still remember the day he went out and bought one for me, my mom didn't enjoy it at first but it was an awesome way to bond and I will never forget it. He was also extremely impressed with my accuracy :D
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    Bravo Zulu Daddy! Memories that BOTH of ya'll withh have for a lifetime!
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    Watch for the Ruger 10/22 to go on sale. I see one in your future. Then you can teach her mag changes. both my kids ( now in HS ) learned to shoot on my 10/22.

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    AWESOME!

    My daughter is almost 9 and begs me to take her shooting. She was shooting her .22 crickett when she was 7, and recently shot my .223 for her first time. When we go she always dresses in as much pink as possible, (including the pink shooting glasses) so it matches the pink stock on the Crickett.

    Daddy's little girls - they will always will be daddy's little girls even when they grow up! We need to teach them right from the start, including how to shoot safely!

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    Great story.. I started my daughter out last year when she was also 8. (she's 9 now) She has not moved beyond shooting the Walther P22, though. The larger calibers scare her because of the noise. I was thinking about picking up that Ruger SR22 pistol, though. I think she'd like that better and it seems more reliable from what I've heard.
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    Awesome! I can't wait to teach my daughter

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