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Old August 21, 2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Took my son shooting

My son and I got our chores done early Saturday so my wife let us go to the range. We had a blast. I brought my G-19 and my BHP. We also splurged and rented an MP5.
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Old August 21, 2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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That is a day he will remember all his life.
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Old August 21, 2005, 01:12 PM   #3
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How'd he like the MP5?
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Old August 21, 2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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How old

...did you take your kids to the range for the first time? I wonder about mine...
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Old August 21, 2005, 02:03 PM   #5
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not that I have kids but it wasnt that long ago when it was me and my dad at the range...

i started off with a BB gun and closely supervised around 7yr's old in the backyard. at 10 the ruger 10/22 13ish I moved to handguns and my dads older security six w/ .38spcl and then .357 and THEN the .45ACP by 14-15?...

im 18 now and going to be going to my first IDPA match very soon.

it all depends on the kid IMO.

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Old August 21, 2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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Over 10 years ago I shot my first gun, a Ted Williams 20 gauge pump. I will never forget that day. Then my first gun of my own was my NEF .410 Single Shot. I still shoot that thing to this day. So much fun and shells are cheap
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Old August 21, 2005, 05:26 PM   #7
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kids and shooting

I've taken both of my sons shooting several times so far. I have 13 yr old twins. Both boys have shot my SKS, Glock 19 and Ruger 1022. I think it was the first time shooting my Hi-Power. The real star of the afternoon was the MP5. I am really going to make range time more often for me and my boys.
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Old August 21, 2005, 05:48 PM   #8
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Fathers, sons and guns. What a great tradition.

Way to go Dad!!!!!
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Old August 21, 2005, 11:30 PM   #9
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Yes sir. I'm glad my pop taught me all his experiences. He was a hard to live with marine but I enjoyed all the times we spent hunting, fishing, and shooting. I know it makes him proud when I out shoot him. I'm in the process of saving to buy him the M14 he so dearly loves.
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Old August 22, 2005, 01:15 AM   #10
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Yup -- a great traidition. But ... Fathers, daughters and guns is even a greater tradition to get started.

Women make great shooters, and even though my daughter isn't out of diapers yet I want to make sure she learns how to handle herself with or without a weapon (the weapon will come about the time she's a teenager, of course).

So Dads ... don't forget to take the girls out too.
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Old August 22, 2005, 12:37 PM   #11
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Fathers and sons

My 11 yr old and I were supposed to meet my brother out at the place to separate a few calves to take to town. We were going to be able to get there a lot earlier than he and I mentioned to the boy that I had seen a few bullfrogs on the tank. I said if he brought his rifle along he might get a shot. He excitedly informed me that he had never gotten to shoot a live critter before and ran to get his 22 single shot.

He can't say that any more. (Daddy's kinda' proud, the boy can shoot.)
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Old August 23, 2005, 09:01 AM   #12
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Garand Illusion,
I just bought a Cricket .22. I think my daughter will need another year before she is ready for the range but by then I'll have it sighted in, perhaps have a scope on it, and have it "seasoned".
+1 to daughters need to learn to protect themselves and enjoy their freedoms just as much as the sons.
God bless and keep 'em all
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Old August 23, 2005, 12:49 PM   #13
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Heh.

Dad took me. Now I take my sons.

Anything wrong with mom, sons, and guns? I sure hope not!

Whatever sex you are, and whatever sex your kids are -- take your kids to the range. You could be doing your grandkids a favor!

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Old August 23, 2005, 01:31 PM   #14
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Fathers, sons and guns was in direct referral to the situation at hand, and not meant to leave out the fairer sex .

Point of fact: I have taken my daughter shooting as much as my sons. She is an avid shooter and loves to shoot shotguns, pistols, rifles and would throw hand grenades if I had any.
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Old August 23, 2005, 03:23 PM   #15
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very good point guys.

my parents are divorced and both are gun lovers (am i lucky or what?)

my mom and I try to hit the range as much as we can, and when i go to my dads its a mandatory range visit....just alot of fun.

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Old August 30, 2005, 06:26 AM   #16
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Kids and the range...

I decided some years ago that 10 was the right age. Kind of arbitrary I suppose. But that's what I decided. My son was the first to hit 10. I think I've created a monster! And boy am I proud of him.

I've got a daughter that will be next, she'll go too. She doesn't like loud noises so I doubt she's going to be the avid gun nut, but she'll learn to shoot. As will her sister that follows her.
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Old August 30, 2005, 09:16 AM   #17
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I'll never forget my father teaching me to shoot his .410 single shot. I wish I had that gun but I have an older brother so dad gave it to him. I still have my first gun my grandfather gave me. A 20 gauge single shot. I love that gun and I'll never forget the day that he gave it to me. He told me I could go out and shoot if I wanted, of course I jumped on it and wen't on a mocking bird hunt. My mamaw told me to get rid of them cause they were pecking at her tomatoes but I better not shoot her robins. While I was out Dad and Papaw had a talk and when I came in he asked me how it shot? I said "great" and to that he replied "how'd you like to have that gun"? I thought I was going to jump out of my skin. We then had the talk about responsibility and safety. My papaw past away last year and I will keep that gun and give it to my son or daughter one day.
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