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Took my daughter shooting for the 1st time!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Studio BK, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    So I'm pretty much a firearms owner noob so I haven't gotten the chance to get one in the hands of my daughter to teach her some fundamentals and firearms safety like I've been wanting to do for so long. Well this weekend we were visiting family and got a chance to take my guns out for a helluva good time! She was very nervous about pulling the trigger the first time and just stood there for a couple minutes looking through the scope before she asked me to help her hold it (it was so cute). So I helped her with the first round and then she was in love and didn't want to stop! :) She LOVED my 10/22, hated my Glock 19 lol, and really hated my uncle's Benelli 20 ga lol. Good times! We even had a shootout between her and her cousin who is a boy, the same age and has been a hunter for years. They were shooting at clay pigeons from 100 yards while standing. She hit on the second shot while he missed both haha! It was an awesome time! :thumb:

    Me helping her with her first ever shot!

    Starting to get the hang of it.

    Stone cold killer lol!

    Terrified of the Glock recoil compared to the 10/22 lol.

    "Ow, this one hurts!"

    Me killing clay pigeons with my Mossberg 590. :)
     
  2. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Great family past time! I have been shooting with my kids since they were about four years old. instead of pictures of teen idols on thier walls, they have targets with the bullseyes blown out! good on ya for getting your daughter involved!
     
  3. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Awesome!!!
     
  4. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    She sure looks like she had a great time. And probably enjoyed shooting guns, too.

    By the way, never a bad idea to wear some eye protection, just in case...
     
  5. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Looks good. I took my daughter out for the first time last year (she was 14) and within a short time she was shooting an Israeli Galil and a Kimber .45 and others and she was like an old pro. She had no problem with the recoil. But my youngest son (10 last year) prefers the .22 as it has virtually no recoil.
     
  6. JimmyD

    JimmyD Salem,Or Member

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    Good job!!!! I cant wait to get my kids into shooting. My girls are 7 and 3. The 7 year old got a ruger 10-22 from santa this year... She was so excited
     
  7. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Sorry for hijacking this a little, but I can't help it. I have to post my pic too.
    AmandaWithGalil.jpg
     
  8. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    You know you're right. I brought a pair of shooting glasses but I left them in the truck and forgot. Next time. ;)
     
  9. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Yeah I think next Christmas I may have to get her a .22 pistol that way she can get into handguns and not be afraid of them.
     
  10. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    No prob, very cool! What gun is that?
     
  11. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Excellent!
     
  12. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    That is the Israeli Galil. Here's another view of it:

    AmandaWithGalil2.jpg
     
  13. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Beautiful rifle, I want it! :)
     
  14. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I want one too. Unfortunately, that one belongs to my brother-in-law. :pound:
     
  15. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    :eek:
     
  16. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    girls really do enjoy shooting if give a little training on a gun that isn't going to scare them half to death on the 1st shot.gun fit makes a huge difference too. a syn stocked 10-22 is hard to beat for putting a huge grin on their faces. add a red dot and the hits are almost immediate.
     
  17. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Excellent.
    Mike
     
  18. duran21

    duran21 Lacey Active Member

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    my wife loves to go shooting, wish we could do it more...

    on a side note, whats up with every one leaning back... lean in to the weapon, makes recoil much easier to deal with... just saying.
     
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  19. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Now the real fun is when they say "So.... when we going next?"

    Been working with my son on that one as well. Lean into it. Don't be afraid.
     
  20. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    My daughter is only 2 and a half and I can't wait to go shooting with her.