I'm a relative newcomer to firearms and I am addicted. I want to get my kids shooting early and I posted a thread yesterday asking at what age I should start them. Thank you to all those who replied, I learned a lot from the responses. My kids are 3 and 1 and so they are still a bit too young to get them started on 22LR bolt action rifles such as a Rascal or Crickett. Many people replied that I should start them with either a BB or Air Soft. I did not grow up with these kinds of guns and all I know about them is that they are guns for kids that shoot pellets. I have seen these for sale at Walmart. Can anyone advise me on which is best to start off with, BB, Air Soft, or something else for my kids for backyard and indoor shooting gallery fun? And if you recommend one over the other, what specific brand would you recommend? And whether you recommend a rifle or a pistol? Thank you all in advance for your answers.