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So I took my son with me to look at a pistol I wanted to check out the other day (45 in 1911 flavor) clerk behind the counter hands it to me, without clearing it i may add. I pick it up, clear it and check it out when I'm done i hand it to my 15yr old son and asked him what do you think? He promptly points it at the floor, clears it then he proceeds to check it out. With a big grin on my face I tell the clerk that's my boy, did you see that! He's been around guns his whole life and he is very safe (he also takes my 45 compact away from me every time I take him to the range lol) just wanted to crow what a smart kid. I've ALWAYS told him EVERY gun is loaded!
 

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Great story. You've trained your son well. Now you gotta work on the store clerk!

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Ditto!
 

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Yeah its a great feeling. My boy followed me and joined USAF, where he is now finishing up training. Im going to be giving him numerous of my firearms, which I know he will handle safely and one day teach my grand son to do the same. Or grand daughter. Passing on our great life style is an even bigger pleasure then living it. Congrats on a well trained and responsible child. Soon to be a man.
 

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My 15 year old son went to the LGS last week and was looking around and asked if he could look at one of the handguns(I can't remember which one he said which seems to happen more and more the older I get). The clerk cleared and handed it to him and he pointed it at the floor and checked it himself and the clerk said but I already checked it for you and my son said that is OK but my dad said never to trust the fact that the other person did what they were supposed to do. The clerk chuckled a little.
 

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This is how gun safety should be. Most of the incidents involving children, handguns with injury of fatalities happen because parents do not take make the effort to teach it.

Teaching the correct procedures with handguns, rifles or shotguns and youths just is not in fashion anymore. By teaching them, it eliminates much of the mystery surrounding guns when kids have the curiosity with the firearm.

You should be a proud dad, your kid is on the way to being a safe, responsible and good future gun owner.
 
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don't post this on Facebook, you'll have Child Protective Serives at your door for "endagering a child".

I raised my daughters to do the same thing, and taught them early on the proper safe gun handlin practices.

glad to see your son is paying attention, and good on you for teaching him the right way.
 

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Both my daughters shoot hand guns and shot guns (Skeet & Trap) and I love taking them shooting, there is a real feeling of pride when you see a young girl(s) walking out with shot guns and absolutely no concerns about their safety (Because you know they have been correctly taught and will NOT do anything stupid). I love to see people correctly handling firearms and enjoying them. Congrats on your sons up bringing..

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Surely something to be proud of...:yup::hand9:
 

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You know if you clear that weapon every time you touch it you won't have many problems!
I can honestly say that whenever I handle a firearm, I drop the mag, rack the slide, inspect the chamber...then rack it 5-6 mores times just to be sure.

It's become a habit like putting on my seat belt.
 

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Good on ya and welcome to the forums.


The Archie Bunker avatar is way cool...
 

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You and Glock2201 have sons to be very proud of. At 15 gun safety is not something young men normally concentrate on. Well done dads.
It's nice because almost every weekend since the snow melted he has wanted to shoot so it has made me set some of the projects aside and go shoot. The older ones are safe with guns but they are not into shooting quite the way he is.
 
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