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    Lucy's School holiday range session (Video)

    I took Lucy my 5 year old daughter for a quick range session yesterday.

    Just a bit of a fun lesson in firearms handling and safety, and shoot a few water balloons to keep it fun.

    Last time I tried it was a bit early, she wasn't ready, too young and too little to handle the little marlin youth rifle.

    Much better this time, and she quite enjoyed it.

    https://youtu.be/xWXlRDhTKVA

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    Bloody good show that man!
    Great stuff. Doing the same with my daughter, she loves it to. Great times.

    And more important, a great grounding in firearms safety and use. (Plus the father child bonding etc... )
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    Awesome Clint!!! Cant wait to get my girls into it, still a year or two off yet but my eldest (nearly 4) loves the thought of coming hunting with dad. Makes for interesting reading of the 'Bambi' book
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Awesome Clint!!! Cant wait to get my girls into it, still a year or two off yet but my eldest (nearly 4) loves the thought of coming hunting with dad. Makes for interesting reading of the 'Bambi' book
    Yes, we have had some interesting conversations over the bambi book too, I believe she's also made some hard case comments when she was at Kindy too. It's amazing what they take in and repeat later.
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    Taught my two to shoot, when I was working at Marsden Point oil refinery expansion back in the early 80's.
    They learned how dangerous firearms could be when being played with, and Dad not there.
    PM me if you want to know how I taught this valuable lesson.
    They used to like going out for a walk with Dad, but never really followed a shooting interest.
    Neither are that interested in guns, but know (even now), when a firearm is being used in a dangerous manner, or is in a potentially lethal condition - unsafe, possibly loaded, etc.
    Very happy that they still remember my lessons after 30+ years.
    Great to see the enthusiasm displayed by the youngster, and Dad's safe gun handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Yes, we have had some interesting conversations over the bambi book too, I believe she's also made some hard case comments when she was at Kindy too. It's amazing what they take in and repeat later.
    The best one I have had so far is 'do you think the great prince would make good sausages'
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    Nice to see you taking the time to teach the youngsters the safe way to use a firearm, nice shooting Lucy Keep it up.
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    Lucy looks like she shoots better than you @GWH

    Bring her along on the 12th mate, she can shoot the 1000m gongs for you

    Cheers
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    Nice. Have been thinking of when is a good time to introduce my 5 and a half year old daughter to shooting. About now I reckon my old BSA meteor is needing some use 😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Nice. Have been thinking of when is a good time to introduce my 5 and a half year old daughter to shooting. About now I reckon my old BSA meteor is needing some use ��
    I think it's more about the kid, rather than age.
    My daughter was looking at this forum and me looking at gun stuff, from birth. When she was about 3 she saw a pink rascal, and said I want that to come shooting with me. So a plan was hatched..... I started talking to her alot about the noise, and what you need to do around guns etc.... I brought her some pink ear muffs & safety glasses and got her to wear them while helping out using a orbital sander, while I was mowing the lawn, etc..... just to get her used to them. Didn't take her to the range.
    Got the rascal, went and sighted it in. Found the quietest subs that went OK. (Remington green packet stuff).
    THEN took her and mum to the range. Used balloons as targets as well. First time, maybe 10 shots, and she was enjoying it but said that's enough, so we packed up and left. Repeat.....

    She is always on at me to take her now, and her shooting is getting better - I just need more time.......
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    @Beaker, yeah lucy called time pretty quick too.

    I think it is actually very mentally taxing on them at that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Lucy looks like she shoots better than you @GWH

    Bring her along on the 12th mate, she can shoot the 1000m gongs for you

    Cheers
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    I hope she's does, I'd be stoked.

    What's happening on the 12th Pete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    I hope she's does, I'd be stoked.

    What's happening on the 12th Pete?

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    Super secret man stuff ........ Only for those in the know!

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    I've said too much already

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    I don't know the details or the people, but I'll put a $1 on Lucy to kick arse!

    Or dad to buy the ice creams......
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    I like it when I see the baton of enthusiasm for firearms being passed on to young people. Go Lucy.
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