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.