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Texas Gun Range To Host Children's Birthday Parties

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by rileyjr16, Jun 5, 2012.

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    rileyjr16 New Member

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    Actually that's something you might see in Arizona, too. :)
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    With the kids parents consent, I see nothing wrong with this at all.
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    That's AWESOME! These kids aren't generally the problem, it's the small time drug dealer living in the suburbs to avoid detection with young kids running around who's got a small weapons cache and the kids find it.

    I was three when I started shooting a .22, my dad used to bring it along when we went out cutting wood and we'd shoot at cans after we packed up. good times.
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    I will have my kids someday learning to shoot a .22 from the moment they can hold one up on their own
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    With the childrens .22 rifles it is at a very young age one can train the future in proper firearm use and care. Looking at the political future that may be a requirement in the near future
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  7. Ape

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    My daughter started learning about guns and the safe handling of guns before she ever knew she was learning about them.
    I started her off with toy guns when she was old enough to hold one. But she was always taught the main safety rules for handling "any" gun.
    By the time she was 5 she shot her first gun (.22). From there she started wanting to shoot anything and everything I own.
    So at 7 she got her first gun, a Heritage Rough Rider. Now at 13 she has 7 of her own guns, and her newest one is a Ruger SR9.
    But she can shoot my biggest calibers with great skill and ease these days!

    She's probably the safest person I go shooting with at the gun club, and probably one of the best shots as well. Not better than dad of course! lol

    It's never too early to teach kids about guns and the safe fun ways to handle them. I tell people all the time that even if they don't plan on owning any guns of their own, they should still teach their kids about guns and expose them to guns through live fire. The kids with no education on guns are the ones who do stupid things. Be it as kids or as they get older.

    I recently became an NRA instructor and I can tell you that the people I teach who already understand gun safety are the easiest to teach. The one's who are either scared of guns or think they already know everything, are the one's that take the longest to teach safe and fun gun handling.
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    Congrats on becoming an NRA instructor. I think. Sur is also an instructor. So you guys will probably hit it off well
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  9. Ape

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    Thanks! :glasses:
    Oh ya?!?!? Cool! I'm still waiting on my Range Safety Officer certs to get here too. It's been almost 2 months for those, so I should be seeing them soon.
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    I think its great. I started teaching my daughter gun safety at 4 and she started shooting bb guns shortly after. she actually likes the BB rifle better than the pistol because of the trigger pull. She hasnt shot the .22 yet as she cant hold the rifle by herself yet and being where we currently live the only place to shoot is at a range and she isnt old enough (we do the BB gun in the back yard though). I was at the local gun store and saw this and I am thinking of getting it. A little 31" .22LR single shot bolt action.

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    GREAT first rifle for any kid in my opinion! It's a single shot and also has to be cocked once it's loaded. It teaches them alot about shot selection and safety. I got that very gun for my daughter soon after she got her Heritage Rough Rider. It's a Crickett rifle made by these guys http://www.crickett.com/
    They have a good variety of them to choose from, but the pink was too cute for me not to pick up for her. :glasses:
    I also got her a scope, carrying case, sling, hunting shirt and a few other trinkets to go along with it. It used to be her favorite gun even though it's a single shot. But once I got her the Henry .22, it instantly became her new favorite.
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    My niece (8) has the pink one. I bought a little scope for it and it shoots dead on accurate. I like shooting hers more than mine (Winchester 67A and a Remington 552 Speedmaster) as its much more compact and light weight.
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    another fun little gun is a model 93 savage in .17 HMR. I have one, bolt action, 5 round mag, and is it ever a tack driver. accurate as all get out, its like a .22 on steroids. based of a .22 WMR, which is in turn based of a .22 mag.

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    Those 17's are great flat trajectory rounds! Only problem is if the wind is blowing at all you have to make a lot of adjustments.
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    eh, depends on the wind and range. ive done shots >25 yards with pretty bad cross winds. just have to be smart about it, and not get crazy on the range your trying to shoot.

    Alex
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    I hear ya Sierra......I was basically talking about varmit shooting. And most of that is done at decent distances.
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    My Winchester 67A isn't exactly dead on accurate (pre '38). Needs to be actually sighted in. Now that Speedmaster I got, I've hit squirrels with it in the head from 50 yards through the woods. Talk about a accurate rifle.
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    Sounds like a good little rifle riley. But the shooter tends to be more important than the gun usually. ;-)
    I've "smithed" more guns than I'll ever be able to remember.....And I can tell you that "most" guns are basically the same thing. It's only when you get into serious marksmanship shooting that upgrades will start making a difference. And even then the mods makes changes in small increments.
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    thats so true ape. to me a good gun is one you are comfortable with. for most people, a 500 dollar rifle and a 5000 dollar rifle will shoot mostly the same.

    ive been itching to get a .223, either in a AR platform, or in another bolt action. the other thing Id like to get is a pump rifle of some sort. .30-.30 maybe?

    Alex
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    You can build an AR these days for 600 or less. I've built 4 now, one for me and 3 for other people. It's actually an easy thing to do these days with all the info on the net. Plus it's nice because you can make the gun fit your needs and wants exactly instead of buying something off the shelf that's close enough to what you want.
    As far as the "pump" gun is concerned....Are you talking an actual pump? Or did you mean a lever action?
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