How old should a child be before learning to shoot
You will find that your kids learn fast. Faster than adults. I was working on my AR last night and both my 7 and 5 year old were "helping me." In all the times they wanted to look through the scope and hold the gun (must have been 50) I never once saw them put their finger on the trigger. Doesn't take kids long to learn that rule. In fact, my 7 year old has scolded me for putting my finger on the trigger....XD Dude said:I got my 7 yr old a Marlin bolt action 22 for Christams, I took him to the range the other day for the first time, he did very well shooting it, had a hard time holding it steady, and I had to keep reminding him to keep his fingur of the trigger untill he was ready to shoot.
No offense taken. Good point. I don't feel like I am handing him a gun intended to "shoot humans". We have guns in our house for fun. When my kids get older, there will be a discussion about self defense. There has already been a discussion about self defense, but not a serious one. My kids look at my guns as serious things that are there to enjoy, not kill people with. They do understand that guns kill people, but I don't think it has really clicked with them that that is the main purpose of guns. They are still young enough to just think that they are really fun cool things that they love shooting with dad. The whole idea of giving him an airsoft is to encourage and imprint safe gun handlilng habits.Lucky Head Shot said:Perhaps this is a bit off topic but PW I would suggest against getting your son an Airsoft gun. I have played Airsoft for several years. Airsoft is great as a training tool (at least for close range pistol) and will greatly improve your reaction times as you get to go through situations again and again and no one gets hurt, but the instant you hand a kid (no offense intended I understand you son may be mature for his age) a replica firearm intended to shoot humans with the lines become blurred in their minds and this may lead to improper gun handling habits. With that being said if you still plan on getting an Airsoft gun for your son you canâ€™t go wrong with a â€œClassic Armyâ€ brand.
Hey, I like that idea. Is anyone making airsoft replica XDs?Lucky Head Shot said:PW that is exactly what I wanted to hear. BTW if you setup a target in your garage and get yourself a nice all steel gas Airsoft pistol perhaps one that matches your carry gun as close as possible it really helps with snap shot accuracy and drawing from your holster, plus its just fun.