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Suggestions for shooting games for children

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MrAnderson, May 12, 2009.

  1. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson West Wash Co, OR Member

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    My 15 year old daughter is a pretty good shot, but not every interested. I know that if there were some games/exercises that we could do together, she would be more interested and likely to *want* to shoot.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for making shooting handguns fun?!

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    A good old fashion duel is fun, but you can only play once.


    I've heard of making a target with monetary values. If you hit them, you get that much money. Definite plus to a 15 year old girl.
     
  3. CreepingDeath

    CreepingDeath Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Hard to make a kid do something their not into. When I was fifteen all I was interested in was girls. In her case maybe she likes boys more than guns?? Just poking some fun. The only thing I can think of is having a father/daughter shooting contest. If there is money involved I'm sure she'll be a bit more intrested. :dunno:

    We have a full auto shoot at the local range this coming weekend. :gun21:Might want to check it out if it's not to far away from where your located. Might spur her intrest a bit. Here's the link:

    http://www.arpc.info/sbmgs.php


    Good luck!
     
  4. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Join a local IDPA club! I was attending one with my boys a few years ago and we really enjoyed it! I want to start again, but I just can't find enough reloading supplies to accomplish it right now:(
     
  5. gjohnson

    gjohnson Lake Oswego Member

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    Try alternatives to get her interested in guns (paintball is a fun start for kids, gets them interested in guns of some sort, and you can play with her.) Take her and some of her friends out and teach them how to shoot/safety (would consult the parents first) but make it a group activity that would be fun for her and make you look like a cool dad to her friends.

    just some thoughs.
     
  6. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    If you have a couple of .22's you can toss out a golf ball at about 20 yards or so, the idea is to keep it moving so your opponent cant shoot it.
     
  7. jrw

    jrw Beaverton Member

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    Find a trap range, there are a lot of teens at the range I shoot at in Hillsboro/Forest Grove
     
  8. Wei$onE

    Wei$onE Clackamas Co. New Member

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    My brother in law and I like to take our 10/22's and use one of those stands that has 4 target plates that swing from one side to the other when you hit them. The object is to start with equal targets on each side and see who can clear there side first leaving the other with all of the targets. I dont know..... we think its kind of fun. She might too if she kicks the old mans butt! Have fun and be safe.
     
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    kbuc Oregon Member

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    Invite some of her friends to go. Sometimes the company helps them have more interest.

    Blow up baloons and let them get out a ways.

    If it's shotguns, playing Annie Oakly is fun.
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    The trick with a girls is to take her shooting with other girls that already shoot and have their own guns, it's how the female mind works.