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Ammo and I were driving home from town today, talking about the things that happened at work today, when the conversation from the backseat caught my attention. Our kids were pretending to be walmart shoppers, and they were arguing over who's turn it was to open carry and who's turn it was to be the customer who called the police. The confict escalated and I think they both ended up dead, as neither one wanted to be the rat. We both had a good laugh, knowing exactly where they had gotten the idea for a game like that.
 

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Annie said:
Ammo and I were driving home from town today, talking about the things that happened at work today, when the conversation from the backseat caught my attention. Our kids were pretending to be walmart shoppers, and they were arguing over who's turn it was to open carry and who's turn it was to be the customer who called the police. The confict escalated and I think they both ended up dead, as neither one wanted to be the rat. We both had a good laugh, knowing exactly where they had gotten the idea for a game like that.
:lolbang: :lol3: :ROFL: Hope my kids turn out like that... in a way...
 

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now THAT IS FUNNY.

:ROFL: :lolbang: :ROFL: :lolbang: :ROFL: :lolbang:
 

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My daughters could take or leave guns, but they have all married men, like their Dad, who love guns. :crown:

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That is great! How old are the kids?

I have an 8 year old son who shows no interest in my gun magazines unless his cousin, who is the same age, is over and then they go page by page in the mags talking about what gun would work best for Terrorists, Nazis, Commies, and the local drug dealer. Brings a smile every time. Just don't tell my Sister-in-Law that I am corrupting my Nephew!
 

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The kids, a boy and a girl are 9 and 8 years old.

My girl is very good with a gun, and hits her target almost every time. She will be getting her own 22 very soon.
 

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Annie, I saw a pink 22 today, can't wait until my daughter is old enough to shoot one. I am so proud of her, soon enough she will be a marksman like her daddy.
 

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scuba,

thats perfect! Where did you see it at?
Dunno where he saw it, but they have them at Cabela's -- when they manage to keep them in stock.

Apparently they just fly off the shelves :)
 

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I think they are talking about the Cricket 22 , my sons all started on the Chipmunk 22 made by the Rogue riffle Company, they are about identical. ( Way cool )
A lot of the local dealers sell them, also the Gun Shows.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/976993471/Gu ... inless.htm

Cricket 22 Pink Laminate Stainless
SELLER NAME *Rifle Web
SELLER STOCK #
CATEGORY C Misc Rifles
CONDITION NIB.

Price: $179.99
Cricket 22 Long rifle. Brand new in the box! This one is perfect for you daughter to learn shooting or hunting skills. Comes with a link laminated wood stock and stainless barrel. Single shot bolt action, open sights, and very accurate.
 

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Annie said:
scuba,

thats perfect! Where did you see it at?
It was at Scheels, a sporting good store in N. Dakota. I don't think they have that store in Utah but they will transfer for $50. I think the price of the rifle was around $180.
 

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Steve, there's a guy in Clinton named Ron who is selling one for $175, check this out:

NEW!!! PINK!!!!!!CRICKET 22 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE, CASE,SLING
Clinton, UT 84015 - Jun 11, 2008
I HAVE A NEW PINK CRICKET 22 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. IT HAS A SYNTHETIC STOCK AND COMES WITH A PINK LEATHER SLING AND PINK SOFT CASE. THIS IS A COOL LITTLE RIFLE FOR THE BEGINNER. OVERALL LENGTH IS 29" AND THE LENGTH OF PULL IS 12". I WILL HAVE TO DO A BACKGROUND CHECK AND CHARGE TAX. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS GIVE ME A CALL THANKS. RON

Home Phone:
801-430-0771
Work Phone:
801-430-0771

 

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Before you buy a cricket you should know that to load it you have to physically put the shell in the chamber. Then close the bolt. You can't just drop in in and close the bolt. You actually have to put the shell into the chamber. After the bolt is closed, you then have to manually cock the bolt by pulling back on the back part of the bolt. Then you can fire. Also there is no safety which I don't really have a problem with but for a first gun for a beginner I think it is important to learn how to properly use a safety. Kind of a pain IMO.
 

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Thanks for the info PW. That is a bit cumbersome but may also be a benefit. If she is not allowed to load it until it is ready to be shot then that would work. But on the other hand, can't have one in the chamber and be on the move with no safety. I agree about practicing with the proper use of a safety.

Good thing she is only 17 months old, so I have a little time to figure out the best first rifle. Maybe a pellet gun to start with :fudd:
 
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