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I came across this video on youtube. It's a 11 year old girl who has been trained by her dad. This video has three parts and there is even one where she field strips an AR15 in 24 sec. It's very impressive. My oldest son is 5yrs old and I'm just wondering at what age would be appropriate to start to teach him how to shoot. I've already educated him on gun safety and on what to do if he ever see's one without an adult around.

 

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My son was shooting at 5 with a 22 revolver - he has been hunting with me since he could walk... he is 14 now and he helps me with some of my CCW classes... he is very well versed and very mature - especially with firearms.. He can strip and clean any of my guns and is very good at working with senior citizens and pretty young 25 year olds.... :dancingbanana

teach your son or daughter to shoot if you think he/she is mature enough...
 

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My daughter is almost 14 and my son is almost 12. They attended our basic firearm training class with us although they both chose not to shoot. We took them so we could all be on the same page as far as knowledge about firearms. The instructor was gracious in letting them attend without charging. They've also gone to the range with us several times. At one location there is a glass window between the range and sales area. They wait in the store area where they can see us but don't have to subject themselves to up close and personal nature of standing behind us while we shoot.

At home they are both allowed to touch the guns anytime they want. Of course, because they are in the safe they must ask first but we never say no. My son is more interested in touching the guns and bullets and watching us clean the guns after shooting. Every once in a while he just wants to look at them. He asks all kinds of questions. My daughter is totally uninterested at the moment preferring much more lady like endeavors such as dance. She'll come around later rather than sooner. She has been informed that before she leaves our home she will take a self defense class as well as learn how to shoot a firearm. She knows and we know that the day is coming that all of this will take place. It's ok for now that she does not show an interest. I have time on my side with her and I'm very patient when it comes to stuff like this. Eventually they will both know how to shoot.


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My dad started me at about the age of 5 with a cap gun and then a bb gun. I started my son about that age as well with a bb gun. Not much responsibility with or in a cap gun except to hear it go pop. So, I started him (my son) with a Red Rider. Then he quickly moved up to a pellet gun. At 7 we were hunting together and now he is 13 has the Red Rider, a pellet gun, my .22 rifle, his own .270 rifle, and a .410 shotgun. He's been to every range I've been to and shot everything I have except my muzzle loader. Some may say that is too much but he has always been a responsible kid so I have taken the opportunity to promote gun awareness and safe handling with him.
 

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I started my son shooting around 5 years old. Of course it was with close supervision using a .22 rifle that I had resting on a sand bag, with me behind him helping. He said he liked the way it went bang!

As he grew older, he quit needing me behind him. He then got into the Cub Scouts and they taught them at Summer Camp to shoot bb guns. To him the bb guns were a little let down.

He then got into Boy Scouts and they were taught to shoot the .22's and they were given the opportunity to shoot the 12 guage shotgun. My son liked shooting the 12 guage, because I had allowed him to shoot my AR-15 by the time he was 13.

He is now 26 and living in Charlotte, NC. He still likes to go shooting with the " old man " when he comes back to visit. Last time he was here he shot up about 200 rounds of my .223's - ouch! ... But it was worth every penny!! :D
 

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OK, Laëtitia Daguenel can be MY backup ANY day!!! :pistols


Aw H : censored LL .... I'll be HER backup any day!! :dancingbanana
 

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Okay, the cat-calling and whatnot was not my intention. For the record, I merely wanted to show that it is possible to be a lady and shoot by showing women who actually do it at a professional level.

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Okay, the cat-calling and whatnot was not my intention. For the record, I merely wanted to show that it is possible to be a lady and shoot by showing women who actually do it at a professional level.

-JT


....... I stand corrected ...... :rolf
 
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