Originally Posted by jehu
Get him a Ruger 10/22 ....
A semi-automatic for a six-year-old
?! I wouldn't do it, m'self.
Much safer to start them with a single-shot... and after that, move to something mag-fed, but a bolt- or lever-action, so they have to do
something to chamber each round. Kids and auto-loaders... not so much, until they're fairly mature and have some solid experience.
Another vote for the CZ scout, here...