I have a six year old son that is six and shows an interest in shooting. I was wondering when everyone learned to shoot or taught your kid to shoot. I was also wondering if a rifle or handgun would be easiest?
If he has the interest and he can handle it, I might allow him to shoot a single shot .22 rifle.:yup:Actually, I got him a BB gun last Christmas and he enjoys his weekly time with Dad in the backyard shooting at cans. I agree with the arm length comment. I figure it would be easier to shoot a rifle at his age than trying to hold a hangun steady.
Well, it gives a first introduction to the basics of sight picture, breathing, stance, and how a trigger functions. Then a .22lr is the next logical choice.I will be the odd man out and say that I don't agree with any sort of air gun for a child's firearm training. I have always had a no toy gun and no air gun rule in the house. I never wanted my kids to have any confusion as to which one is deadly serious and which one is a toy.
Teach them well and be safe!
I was 2 when my dad bought me my first rifle actually. He started me with a small breach action (single shot) .22 rifle. I spent more time learning safety then I can remember before we went out. learning to "Never touch this when dad isn't home", then practicing lining up the sites and never touching the trigger until dad told me to, that sort of thing. After everything was said and done though, as a child I had zero interest in playing with them when dad wasn't there. I guess he just took the mystery out of them by forcing me to learn safety and such.I have a six year old son that is six and shows an interest in shooting. I was wondering when everyone learned to shoot or taught your kid to shoot. I was also wondering if a rifle or handgun would be easiest?