It grieves me to learn about this attempt of a father to initiate a young son to guns that happens to be his last. What a way to go! Yes, $h#@!% happens but man, this one is definitely not a first-rate. What the guy was thinking? And its a .45 my god! How can a 5 year old boy clears the chamber even on a condition 1? http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquir...90621-211699/Boy-accidentally-shoots-dead-dad There was a thread way back down the list re: the youngest shooter. Honestly, I was wincing every time the little boy racks the slide and starts shooting and was wondering how can those tiny hands handle the recoil. Now the question is, is 5 year old too young to start them on our sports? If I have a youngster, I might wait a little longer bringing them to the range. Its a sad news, indeed! my condolences to the family.