Afternoon all. There is a thread going on in the Concealed Carry Discussion forum about the best way to approach discussions of carrying and firearms with young children. Lots of great replies there. I have a daughter that is turning 6 in March and I want her to grow up understanding and appreciating firearms. My wife and I are going to have the "daddy carries a gun" discussion with her this weekend. I am considering getting her a firearm for her birthday in March and starting to teach her basic safety and usage. I am continually amazed at the level of expertise and the sense of levelheadedness of the members here at DC. So I have two questions for you....
What should I start my daughter out with? Rifle? Pistol? And what make/model if either?
Second, and perhaps more importantly, the ranges I practice at here in Houston don't exactly strike me as kid friendly. What is the best way to introduce her to training and the actual shooting of the firearm I choose to get for her?
Thanks in advance. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!