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First gun you let your child/grandchild other kid shoot

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  1. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Member

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    Thegun I started my daughter with was a breatop .32s&w.

    She was small enough she couldnt reach the trigger on any rifles I owned at the time, but, those 32 breaktops were sized just right for her.

    She eventually moved up to a 22a semi auto 22 pistol and even an SKS ( using a rest )

    My son on the other hand, first shot an Ar15 in .22, he sat on my lap and I did everything except pull the trigger.

    I have a cricket 22 for him that I will break out one of theses days .
     
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  2. bannockburn

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    First firearm I let my kids shoot was my Beretta Model 70S. Light enough for them to hold it on target with no problems, chambered for .22LR (plus the gun was all steel so recoil was never an issue), had great, easy to see sights and possessed an excellent single action trigger.

    First guns my kids picked out for themselves were all .22s: a Remington Model 597, a Walther P22, and a Beretta Neos.
     
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  3. badkarmamib

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    All 3 of mine started with a Daisy Poweline 880, then moved up to a Crickett .22. The oldest has moved to an AR that he designed, middle is shooting a S&W M&P15-22, and youngest is still working with the Crickett.
     
  4. Harriw

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    My oldest 2 have just started this summer. Both are learning on a Marlin model 60 (I only loaded one round at a time for them while they got the hang of it). Next time we're there and the long rifle range is open I'll let them try the scoped Ruger American Rimfire (also .22).
     
  5. EIB0879

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    An old Revelation bolt action .22 LR.
     
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  6. GunnyUSMC

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    I started my daughter with an old Revaluation single shot 22 that I had. It was 1993 and she was 8 years old. She had a great time and had went through 200 rounds of CCI CB Longs.
    When we got home she told her mother how good she shot and then was ready to go play outside. I stopped her and told her that she had to clean her rifle. She stopped and gave me an odd look then gave me a big hug, before running back into the house telling her mother, with much excitement, that I had just gave her her first gun.
    On her 14th birthday her mother got her all kinds of stuff. A bunch of her friends were over for her party and I waited till she was done opening her presents.
    She looked at me and said that she had not opened a present from me, with a sad look in her eyes. That’s when I handed her a small box. She opened it as fast as she could, but stopped as she looked inside. She dropped the box, gave me a big hug and said I love you Daddy, then said where is it. I retrieved the Ruger Mini 14 and she showed it to all her friends.
    Her mother was standing there with the box my daughter had dropped. She removed the Mini 14, 30 round mag from the box and just shook her head. Till this day, my now Ex-Wife does not try to out do me when it comes to giving gifts to my daughter. She will always be my little girl.
     
  7. JR24

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    None yet, my eldest is only 3. But I imagine it will be a .22 I do not own yet, but I'm sure my father in law already has picked out of his collection.
     
  8. Meeks36

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    Bb gun first. Then my shield. Buying both a youth single shot .22 and 410 for Christmas this year.
     
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  9. mokin

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    I started my daughter with a Browning ATD when she was five. She couldn't hold it properly, but she could line up the sights and manage the recoil. She's twelve now and loves that rifle.
     
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  10. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Both my girls started on Red Ryders, then moved up to .22 rifles, a Mossberg Plinkster 177 for the oldest and a Marlin 80e for the youngest. They have graduated to Garands and ARs now, though they still shoot the rimfires mostly. The youngest has an affinity for my .410 Enfield too.
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    index-35.jpg index-19.jpg The oldest has her CCP now, she totes a Walther PPS. The youngest is becoming proficient with my S&W 422.:D
     
  11. George P

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    Started my kids at age 6 with a marlin 15Y, aka "Lil Buckaroo", a short single shot bolt action .22lr that is as accurate now as it was 30 years ago
     
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  12. .308 Norma

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    Both of our daughters and three grandsons started with my Daisy Red Rider and my Sheridan Blue Streak on our rear deck. The deck's handrail makes a convenient rest, and dandelion puff balls in the back yard are good "reactive" targets. What's even better, the more dandelion puff ball targets you shoot, the more you'll have to shoot next summer.;)
     
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    Both daughters and a few other kids........
     
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  14. Arkansas Paul

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    Started my daughter out at 6 years old with a .22 Cricket.

    Now she's 16 and her favorite gun to shoot is her mother's Ruger M77 .243 Win.
     
  15. herrwalther

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    Nothing yet. My son is 6.
     
  16. 22250Rem

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    First gun my son ever fired was the old Winchester Model 67 single shot .22 that my dad had gotten around 1936 or so. My son was 6 at the time back in 1989. A couple years ago the same gun was also the first for one of my step grand daughters, who would have been about 13 at the time. Got another step grand daughter who recently turned 7 and she's pretty tiny but I also now have a Savage Rascal that should fit her nicely when she's ready. IMG_6885.JPG IMG_0849.JPG
     
  17. km101

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    My oldest is 40 so I don’t remember the first gun he shot, but it was probably the little Winchester.22lr semiautomatic rifle that I had. The others started with the Ruger Bearcat SA .22lr revolver.

    Unfortunately as soon as my oldest discovered computers he forgot about guns and has never shown a lot of interest since. The other three all enjoy shooting but are so busy with work and family that I seldom am able to connect with them for range trips. So my grandson and I will sneak off and go shooting pretty often. I will give him the little Ruger that his mother learned to shoot when he is 10 next year. He is already shooting light.38spl. loads and is asking about the “big guns!” It’s gonna be fun!
     
  18. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    My son is turning 6 in January, a Ruger Wrangler is in his future.
     
  19. Hillbillyz

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    Pink cricket .22 for my two oldest grand daughters.
     
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  20. Jesse Heywood

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    I have two stepsons that came into my life when they were 6 and 7. From the beginning they were introduced to my guns. The younger soaked it up like a sponge. IIRC, the first gun he fired was an AR-15 in 223 at the age of 8. About 2 years later I bought him a 20 ga. H&R, youth model. Next was a 10/22. All this time he was mastering all of my rifles and handguns. And I had the pleasure of walking him through the 4-H basic air rifle class. Went on a few bird hunts with him until I was too crippled to walk that much.

    The older son wasn't that interested in guns. But when the family was shooting clay pigeons on the farm, his competitive juices got the best of him. He picked up his brother's shotgun and quickly became the best shooter in the family. A natural shooter if I ever saw one. I then bought a Browning BPS in 20 ga. that they all enjoyed shooting. The wife and both boys were soon better shots than their teacher. But the Browning was sold in the divorce.

    The younger, at times, would lose focus. That's when the old man would step in. Once, when shooting clays, he was missing about half the targets. I was just out of his vision with dad's old double barrel 12, and started picking up the targets he was missing. He couldn't stand it, but got the message. Now 31, he is still an active shooter. Three granddaughters by him, but the mother of the oldest will not allow her to be near a gun. The two younger will soon be brought into the gun family. One grandson, by the older, has not had his introduction yet. But he is now old enough.
     
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    Henry youth model 22 and a Ruger standard for all the grand kids.
     
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    And here I thought I was the only one that had one of those.
     
  23. Gerald Dickerson

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    Started the Grand Daughter with a Daisy Scout, moved up to a Slavia 618 pellet rifle, then a CZ Scout.

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    She's sixteen now and going to UNC School of the Arts and not a Gunny now, hopefully I'll get her back to it some day down the road, at worst she knows how to safely handle both long guns and handguns.
     
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    My kids started with a bolt action Marlin in .22LR that their grandfather (my FIL) had cut down to minimum legal size. They moved on to a youth-stocked Mossberg 500 in 20 gauge, and a youth-stocked Remington Model Seven in .243. I still have the youth-stocked Mossberg, and I saved the youth stock from the Model Seven for future use with my grandkids, the oldest of whom is still a bit young. But I'll have to buy a new kid-sized .22 before too long, as the old Marlin moved out with one of my kids.
     
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  25. John Joseph

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    My Uncle's 410 single shot IJ.
     
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