A few weeks ago my BIL asked I be the godfather to their soon to be here daughter. Frankly, I was a bit surprised since I'm 15 years older than he is...and by the time this kid graduates high school I will be closing in on retirement. Dad is the extreme outdoors type: ice fishes, hunts black powder, rifle, pheasant, etc. If there is a season for it in Wisconsin he does it. He will finally get into bow next year. Whether this kids knows it or not, she WILL be going out with dad. Godfather pugman plans on giving the soon to be bundle of joy three gifts at birth: Something religious for the nursery, a roll of silver dimes, and her first gun (with mom and dad's approval). I would like to get something she can grow into. A cricket 22 seems like an easy pick, but a Ruger Takedown 10/22 would be something she could pass down to her kids. Maybe a light bolt gun? So it has to be light and easy enough to operate a young child can handle it and of course fun.