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    Do You Take Your Kids or Grandkids Shooting?

    Are you passing down your passion for shooting and firearms onto the next generation? How?
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    My son is in his late 40's now. We started at the range when he was 12 with a .22 single action. He even had his own Junior Membership card. Wasn't too long before he wanted to try the .357 Magnum.

    He has his own business now making custom grips for Beretta 92/96 and ships them all over the world.
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    Every time I get the chance.
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    Absolutely, my children when they were around 7 or 8 started on .22s they had been shooting bb guns since 5 and they continue to shoot to this day the oldest is 37. I have been raising 2 granddaughters the oldest is now 18 and its been the same for them.

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    All of my Children and Grandchildren have enjoyed shooting sports. We had a 75yard range in our Michigan back yard that saw a lot of use.... Now in Florida, we have to travel to shoot.
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    Started granddaughter shooting at five years of age. My .22 rifles were really to big for her to handle well. Got her a pink single shot bolt action youth model that she really learned safety and shooting technique on. She has her own S&W M&P .22 AR style rifle now. She got that at 10 years of age. She’s 13 now and has fired everything I own with the exception of shotguns.
    Her marksmanship is quite good, as her eyes are better than mine.
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    I used to take my kids and grandkids shooting. Today, they take me shooting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Started granddaughter shooting at five years of age. My .22 rifles were really to big for her to handle well. Got her a pink single shot bolt action youth model that she really learned safety and shooting technique on. She has her own S&W M&P .22 AR style rifle now. She got that at 10 years of age. She’s 13 now and has fired everything I own with the exception of shotguns.
    Her marksmanship is quite good, as her eyes are better than mine.
    Oh... To only have a 13 year old set of eyes again....
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    We never had kids in my first marriage. It was just never in the cards being married to a "career girl".
    When I first met Janice (also divorced), her sons in their early 20s hated me. Little by little as time went by, they became a little more accepting.

    Neither Matt nor Kevin (her sons), had ever shot but also never knew that I was a shooter until Janice, told them that I was teaching her to shoot .22 Bullseye Target pistols, eventually custom building her own gun.

    Now??? We wait for the phone to ring on Sundays anticipating which voice (Matt or Kevins), we'll hear saying: Hey... You guys goin' shootin' today? I can't even tell you how cool that feels.

    Well, needless to say I really need to be on my game now because all three of them are getting better and better, and my eyes are getting older and older... :>(
    However, after shooting for over 50 years, I'm shooting more on instinct with less visual requirements.

    So, I still can shoot little plastic army men and nail em' at 50 ft, or put 5 rounds through the same hole at 20m on a hand hold. They have yet to do so. Until I can't, I'm keeping the bar set that high.... Again, until I can't...

    I'm not throwin' in the towel quite yet... :>)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatViews View Post
    Are you passing down your passion for shooting and firearms onto the next generation? How?
    1. Yes I am

    2. In a big blue pickup truck

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