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  • I'm so proud

    My 4 year old keeps asking for a gun, to which I tell him that he's not old enough yet. Almost every day he asks if he's old enough yet.

    Brings a tear to my eye.

    This does warrant the question, though, how old should one be to start considering a gun, and what should I start him with?
    Old enough to know better, still too young to care

  • #2
    I'm of the opinion that chronological age is not the deciding factor. If he seems mature enough, and if he has an understanding of what a gun can and will do, test the waters with a BB gun or pellet rifle. If he demonstrates the ability to handle shooting an air rifle responsibly, maybe it's time to move up to a rimfire.

    I'm looking forward to taking my daughter to the range. It will be interesting to see when she seems ready. She has already watched lots of videos from club matches on my phone.

    The laws regarding kids shooting in New Yorkistan are a sore point for me. There are grade schoolers competing in 3 gun events in other states, but kids have to be at least 12 to legally shoot a rifle in New Yorkistan.
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    I was thinking of his cannon.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
      I'm of the opinion that chronological age is not the deciding factor. If he seems mature enough, and if he has an understanding of what a gun can and will do, test the waters with a BB gun or pellet rifle. If he demonstrates the ability to handle shooting an air rifle responsibly, maybe it's time to move up to a rimfire.

      I'm looking forward to taking my daughter to the range. It will be interesting to see when she seems ready. She has already watched lots of videos from club matches on my phone.

      The laws regarding kids shooting in New Yorkistan are a sore point for me. There are grade schoolers competing in 3 gun events in other states, but kids have to be at least 12 to legally shoot a rifle in New Yorkistan.
      The "it depends" answer was more or less what I was expecting. He's been pretty good around my guns, and respecting the rules of the gun safe and what's in it.

      If it happens on private property, and no one's around to see it, does it really happen?
      Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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      • #4
        Originally posted by camper4lyfe View Post
        If it happens on private property, and no one's around to see it, does it really happen?
        Does what happen? I don't even know what you're talking about.

        That's why I've informed my father that first introductions to shooting are going to happen at his house on his property.
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        • #5
          It only happens when it happens,but odds are it will never happen, LOL.. Good luck, I drilled Eddie Eagle into my boy's head from early on. He's great around guns.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cgrutt View Post
            It only happens when it happens,but odds are it will never happen, LOL.. Good luck, I drilled Eddie Eagle into my boy's head from early on. He's great around guns.
            We did start the Eddie Eagle thing with him. That reminds me that we need to revisit it again just as a refresher.
            Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cgrutt View Post
              Good luck, I drilled Eddie Eagle into my boy's head from early on. He's great around guns.
              Time to break out the Barrett.

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              • #8
                We're making a rail gun, lol...
                Gun and magazine bans - the government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own. President-Elect Donald J Trump

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cgrutt View Post
                  We're making a rail gun, lol...
                  Are you going to post build photos?
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                  • #10
                    Whenever you feel he is responsible enough for a bb gun is right age Imho. Glad your so lucky
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                    Am I short stroking or going to fast?

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                    • #11
                      My boys were maybe 5 when they started shooting, by 6 they could field strip all my guns. They didn't grow up to be criminals but they do love killing deer.
                      I'm no proctologist, but I know an azzhole when I see one!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hunter View Post
                        My boys were maybe 5 when they started shooting, by 6 they could field strip all my guns. They didn't grow up to be criminals but they do love killing deer.
                        He talks about hunting a lot too, mostly deer, but he's made noise about squirrels too.
                        Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by camper4lyfe View Post
                          He talks about hunting a lot too, mostly deer, but he's made noise about squirrels too.
                          Once he's proficient and understands the safety rules, he's more than welcome to hunt the chipmunks in my back yard. I could probably even come up with a reward for every confirmed kill.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WARFAB View Post

                            Are you going to post build photos?
                            Sure, if we get it working and don't shoot anybody's eye out, LOL...
                            Gun and magazine bans - the government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own. President-Elect Donald J Trump

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                            • #15
                              Accident videos usually get more hits.

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                              I was thinking of his cannon.

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