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Youth Gun Safety

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by CJ49er, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    Hello all,

    my 12 year old has taken an interest in going shooting with me and I am wondering if there are any suggested reading materials or classes that would be best to introduce him to the sport?
    I am comfortable with teaching him myself but thought he might also gain extra from reading, class, etc.

    thanks,
    CJ
     
  2. toobigtofail

    toobigtofail PDX Member

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  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Send him to the ODFW hunters safety class regardless of whether he plans to hunt. This class is the best bargain around, only $10.

    http://www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills/hunter/index.asp

    This is a multi week class and involves homework. There will be kids his age on up to retirement age people taking the class.

    I took my two sons to it and took it myself.

    At the end of the class you will get several $10 off coupons and some various free kit too.
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    appleseeds are excellent for kids his age. good for all ages, but especially for kids his age.
     
  5. gogoDawgs

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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    I would say that YOU are the best material for him. Let him handle your guns everytime you do and he is around, take the mystery out of it. Here are two that I think are helpfull, one a simple video on You Tube and the other is Maryland's safety website. The cool thing about Maryland is that after he takes the online class he gets a certificate to print out and it's FREE! (Just ignore the Maryland specific 'laws')

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v-mxvnFLfc

    http://mdgunsafety.com/