My 13-year old daughter asked if she could go with me to the range yesterday. I said , "absolutely!" The significant Double-x chromosome wife entity has no problems with this so, we're on for next weekend. We've always had guns in the house and she's never asked to hold, touch or shoot them. She's never handled a gun before in her life. I'll bring the .22 and, with it completely empty , show her the ropes. What age were you when you pulled the trigger on your first live round?