Proud of my boy

Proud of my boy

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    I took my boy to the range today for his very first time.He turned 11 last week.I have always drilled him on firearm safety so I expected him to know what to do and what not to do.What I did not expect was for him to be a dang good shot right off! I provided him a Walther P22 to get acclimated. Paper target at 25 yds.At first he was shooting low and to the left.I instructed him to acquire the orange spot dead center by using the front sight.Immediately he was spot on dead center bullseye.8 out 10 rounds in the 10 ring.I was so proud I could have burst.What a joy it is to teach a kid the craft of shooting.If anyone has input on his further training please advise.......Chris....


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    Excellent deal .. sounds like the training is going just fine

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    Good, I'd be proud too. I love shooting with kids.
    Take it slow, but keep it interesting for him. Soon enough he will get bored with paper targets. When this happens, shoot reactive targets such as balloons, or steel plates. Games like bowling pins sharpen skills and keeps things fun for the both of you.
    Maybe set realistic goals for him, such as once you achieve this score, we can move on to this distance or bump up to a 9mm. Give him something to work towards and something to look forward to.
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    Thumbs up

    A great time to get them to hit dead on and develop those lifelong finely honed shooting skills.
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    If anyone has input on his further training please advise.......
    Sounds like you are doing a grand job - and will be able to continue to do for quite some time yet. It is for sure, most satisfying.

    As sixto suggests - a progression to reactive targets does, once basics are in place - greatly up the fun factor!

    Brace yourself tho - I'll bet it won't be long before he is beating you at everything at the range LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Sounds like you are doing a grand job - and will be able to continue to do for quite some time yet. It is for sure, most satisfying.

    As sixto suggests - a progression to reactive targets does, once basics are in place - greatly up the fun factor!

    Brace yourself tho - I'll bet it won't be long before he is beating you at everything at the range LOL.
    Oh yeah Chris reminded me... always start each range session with the basics. Safety, then basic marksmanship. I still do that for myself.
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    Safety for sure....we spent 30 minutes on just that before the first round was spent. As for reactive targets, well we are at an indoor range.However, there are a few outdoor gun clubs close by I can join.I'll bet they have those kind of facilities......

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    Chris...
    How does your son like the double-action pull on the P22? Or do you let him cheat to shoot single action? Has he worked on how to decock?

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    His first time at the range and you started him off at 25 yards? Talk about pressure................

    Then he puts 8 out of 10 in the ten ring? I'm impressed!

    This young man has a lot of potential. You're training him just fine, I'd say.

    Congrats!


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    He fired double action.No complaints on trigger pull.(although he has nothing to compare to...lol).He is gonna be a great little shooter I think....

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    Congrats,

    I am waiting to start the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Soon enough he will get bored with paper targets. When this happens, shoot reactive targets such as balloons, or steel plates.
    Don't forget a case of clay pigeons from Wally world, usually 70-100 count box is less than $10.

    Cheap fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son View Post
    Congrats,

    I am waiting to start the same.



    Don't forget a case of clay pigeons from Wally world, usually 70-100 count box is less than $10.

    Cheap fun.
    Yup, those are great too.
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