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Discussion in 'Texas Gun Ranges' started by Dawico, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    What is it Moonpie always says?
     


  2. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    Something something GTFO.
     
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  3. Wildcat Diva

    Wildcat Diva TGT Addict

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    What round for goth girls?
     
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  4. Wildcat Diva

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    She actually did ok and said she had fun. Lots of leaning back far
    Like a lot of girls do.

    She liked the Browning Buckmark and even shot the 9mm Glock 34. Grip was not fantastic but we can work on that. Said she had fun and she hit the target most of the time.

    Photo is right after her first shots.
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  5. BigTexasOne

    BigTexasOne Support gun control! Hit what you aim at!

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    If it were up to me, and it's not, we would require all children to take firearms safety classes and also be required to pass a basic firearms proficiency test.

    Learn and know all the basic safety rules, like, treat every firearm as if is loaded, trigger discipline, etc.

    Be able to hit a target, at moderate range, with both a pistol and a rifle.

    The part of my rules I can't come to a solid decision on, is at what age? I'm currently leaning on 10 -12....

    What do you think?
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Not sure.
    I was given my first gun around age 6.
    Killed my first deer at 8.
     
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  7. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Looks like Greenwood!
     
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  8. Brains

    Brains IQ: 47

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    Age of kids is a very difficult number to lock down, since kids are all over the map maturity wise. My daughter has been helping me hand load since she was 5, and started shooting and cleaning guns at 7. My youngest son is now 5 but too rambunctious for anything but basic safety instruction (e.g. Eddie Eagle type training). His desire is there, but I'm not sure at what age he'll be ready.

    Definitely believe in education being the key. If you know how something works and what it is capable of, you're far more likely to be proficient and safe with it. Works for lots of things - power tools, guns, electricity, vehicles, etc.
     
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  9. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust TGT Supporter

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    I started teaching my oldest daughter at 5. Gun safety and how to aim and shoot the rifle. She's a bit of a scatter brain, so just small bits at a time. She shoots with me sometimes, but still not mature enough to do it on her own. I stick to air rifles for the moment. We use a Weihrauch HW-35 break barrel. I plan to buy her a Henry .22lr mini youth for her birthday this year and teach her safety and shooting on that this year though.
     
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  10. Wildcat Diva

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    You are correct, sir!
     


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