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  • wakosama

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    Daughter's 'range' shy. first time I took her she got a face full of hot brass from some a@@hole with an AR next to us. Didn't even apologize. Range officer told us to move. Don't shoot at Carter's anymore but the damage's done.
     

    Sam7sf

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    Daughter's 'range' shy. first time I took her she got a face full of hot brass from some a@@hole with an AR next to us. Didn't even apologize. Range officer told us to move. Don't shoot at Carter's anymore but the damage's done.
    Making gun owners look classy. Sorry to hear that.

    See if someone has private property you can shoot on so she’s comfortable.
     

    baboon

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    Daughter's 'range' shy. first time I took her she got a face full of hot brass from some a@@hole with an AR next to us. Didn't even apologize. Range officer told us to move. Don't shoot at Carter's anymore but the damage's done.
    You and your daughter need to sit down together with some poster boards & crayons or markers & discuss that day together, as y'all work together on drawing target of said arsehole & range nazi. No time right right now to teach the girl life is like a bed of roses, you just need to watch out for the pricks.

    Carters Country is one of those places I refuse to enter for any reason. The old Fudd's wearing the stupid vest with patches of various gun related companies are always places to avoid.

    IMHO Carters Country is a great place for the smash & grab robbers to hit. I think one of the few reasons they still exist is strictly new to gun folk & people wanting to law a way guns. They sucked in the 80's when I moved to Houston & all of their store are pretty much a cookie cutter template of what a gun shop aint.

    While getting her on to lean on private property is a best place it not always doable. Make a commitmentand join a private gun club. Sure there are still Fudd's & range Nazis to some degree. More importantly your not exposing you child to the rif raft of public ranges. Just for shits & grins go back & start counting bullet holes where they should not be. Another reason public ranges suck wait until you go down range to collect her target & come back to your shit all gone. And when you mention it to the range nazi & the idiots you paid inside and they point to the WE ARE NOT RESPOSIBLE FOR STOLEN PROPERTY sign.

    Sure all this can happen at a private gun club, but it less likely. Private clubs offer safety classes hunter education classes & matches for kids only. Instead of some Gang banger wannabe eye phuking your gear you might just make friends with other members.
     

    popper

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    Whatever, get them a gun they can use later. Started my GKs (4 of them) on 12ga and 243. About 7-8 IIRC. Let one shoot my 22, he wanted the 30/30. 22 pistol, nope 40sw. You can always single load. Has some friend's young girls at the range. 22? Nope 9mm & 40 & 300 BO & 223. Shoot, go giggle for a while and back at it. They never shot before!
     

    Big Dipper

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    For working with my grandchildren I have been using a suppressed Ruger
    Precision Rimfire (.22lr) with CCI standard velocity ammo.

    For a stock gun (bolt action) with fairly cheap ammo it is remarkably accurate! That really helps with the learning process as they can see quick results from proper form (although the primary goal is always firearm SAFETY).

    The LOP and comb are adjustable which helps a lot with getting a “reasonable” fit. The only issue is that the pistol grip is a bit large for kid-sized hands.

    Being suppressed helps a lot as well. We can safely shoot without ear protection (unless someone else is at my club’s range, which I can usually avoid). Thus they can get a better cheek weld on the stock, without having bulky earmuffs getting in the way. Also, I KNOW that they can hear everything I am saying To them.
     

    studenygreg

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    If length of pull is an issue try a ruger charger. My son's used this until they could use a stock. They use a s&w 15-22 pistol now


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    andre3k

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    I'm looking into the M&P 15-22 pistols. Something that wasn't on the radar. My only concern is the pistol brace thing with pudding pants in office.
     
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