Took my 6 year old out for the first time

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  1. waystland

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    Well im in Canada so things are harder to do here...but i took my 6 year old to the range for the first time, told him the rules and watched him pick up unloaded guns for a few min. We for a .22 revolver that he was using.. and love it then a guy down the lane had a .22 AR style and let my son use it.

    He LOVE every min of it...... and want to go back every time i go...
    i never said anything to my wife... she hates guns... and there is nothing i can say do or whatever to get her to change...(fine)
    but he had fun...
    i will let him use my AR-15 next time....
     

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    My fiance hates guns too so I feel for you. I'm glad you got to share your pass time with your son.
     

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    I've personally ruined a lot of new shooters back when I was macho. I had them shoot firearms that were over their head, and either turned them off to shooting, or gave them a flinch that they never overcame.

    Being a 70-year old lifetime shooter, I would implore you to keep your son on a diet of .22 rimfire for a long time to come. 6 is very young, and really bad habits can be developed very easily at that age.

    .22 rimfire is gobs of fun, and will give the least chance of developing bad shooting skills.
     
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    Glad you had fun! Are you from Onterrible, or out in the west?
     
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    That is an AWESOME picture!! Well Done!
     
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    while most of this is true..

    none of the major calibers an ar is chambered in has bad recoil,

    .223 would be just fine for the kid, as would 9mm or 38 target loads out of a revolver..
     
  8. glockpacker

    glockpacker 600 yd shooter CLM

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    A 9mm for a 6-year old child?

    You and I, sir, have an extreme difference of opinion.
     
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    I would say MAYBE a .38 with light loads... 9mm not so much.
     
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    Why push it? Just stick with .22 until he decides he wants more.
     
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    Im sticking with the .22 1000 rounds for 20 $ cant go wrong, could spend all day there.
    the .223 has no recoil. if propped up it would be fine for him... but it is expensive for him... so i will either buy the same one that he was using its like 400$, and i can use it for fun also.
    or i think they rent it at the range.
     
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    Not allowed .38 here :(
     
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    Alberta.
     
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    So im going to take hem back this weekend, the RO have a class i can put him in for a few hours to show all about safety and handling and what to do if he finds one at a friends house...