G44 is a good trainer

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  1. DonkeyFluffer

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    My 13 year old daughter Rylee took to her G44 quite well this past weekend. I also started her on her M&P 15-22. She learned basic marksmanship and safety with BB guns as she grew up and was ready to step up. I can't post video, but she did reloads, malfunctions, multiple target drills, failure drills, and a few other exercises on steel and paper. I then taught her weapons cleaning. She's already begging me for another session. It's nice having a range in my backyard.

    We can work on recoil management with 9mm and 5.56 later. For now, .22 was perfect for training and confidence.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Love it! Teaching a new generation how to safely respect and properly manipulate firearms!
     
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    Thanks for sharing!

    Glock 44 and M&P 15-22. What a pair.
     
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    Good job to you and your daughter! I think proper firearm safety and use is something all kids should know. Kids should be shown this, right along with learning to swim or ride a bike.
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  5. Aggie58

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    That's a great post with great pictures. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Good times!
     
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    Very cool! Great way to start her out and get her shooting!
     
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  8. Tuner Sandwich

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    That's awesome. I take my two oldest (12 & 14) to the range. I have a Ruger MkIV 22/45 Lite for them to learn on.
     
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  9. Fla Trooper 265

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    Great post and its great you are getting your children interested in the shooting sports.
     
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    All three of my sons have shot my Glocks, Sigs and ARs. Didn't want them showing up at Boy Scout camp and get skunked on the Rifle merit badge curricul.

    We should all be preparing them for the future where they may need those skills - even if just for hunting.

    I just feel sorry for the criminal that tries to carjack my wife. She has trained and trained and carries.

    Cheers to you all - donkeyFluffer and Tanger!
     
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    Great post !!!!


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    Do you find the G44 to be ammo picky?
     
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    When I was in my first couple hundred rounds , using bulk .40 Federal, I had 6 or so FTF. Switched to CCI Mini Mags for about 500 rounds with no issues. Went to Remington Thunderbolts for over a thousand rounds now with maybe 1 or 2 random stoppages.

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    My G44 has been reliable from the get go. I have run different brands of 22lr with great results.
     
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    I was looking at a 44 today at a LGS, They wanted to much for it $450, Or I would have had one today.
     
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    I started my son and daughter out shooting young with BB guns. Both got Expert when they were in the military.

    You are doing a great job. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Good post and that is a sweet set up!
     
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    Great pics @DonkeyFluffer !

    A couple of things-

    First, your daughter has great taste in shoes. I have the same pair and get complimented all the time on them by kids her age. The looks of confusion I get when I tell them they have been buried in the back of my closet since 1985 and I just recently dug them out is always classic!

    Second-(and this one is for everyone) Does she have access to guns when she's home alone for defensive purposes? I only ask because I'm curious what everyone else does.(I did a thread on this a few years ago actually.)

    My boys are 15 and 13 1/2 and they do. I started them on BB guns and the basic rules when they were about 6 and moved them up to shotguns when they were 10.(They both shoot on the school Trap teams.) Then got them shooting handguns at about 12. They have access to two J-frame revolvers and their youth model 20 gauges.

    I actually came home early one day and the older one had been home alone and was in his room playing video games, a J-frame was on his desk and the 20 gauge was on his bed. He said some dude was going around the cul de sac ringing doorbells, he came through twice. He didn't answer the door and said what creeped him out the most was that the guy was emtpy handed, no clipboard, ipad or anything. I talked to the neighbor later and she didn't answer either and actually thought about calling the cops when he came through the second time.

    Anyway, I know it varies by parent and by kid but I'm just always curious how other parents handle kids and gun access.
     
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  19. G19Tony

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    I have a G44 and M&P 15-22. I use them for inexpensive training also. I have TruGlo TFX sights on my carry 19 and 43. I'll be getting them for the 44 and my 17, also. Good job, Dad!
     
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    Outstanding post!

    Have you considered letting your daughter shoot in the Rimfire Division of an Indoor GSSF League?
     
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