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Old 07-01-2018, 09:15 AM
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My 15 y.o. grandson is visiting for a few weeks. He's not new to guns and he knows how fond I am of them.
Jon's mother (my step-daughter) liked guns when she was little, but now that she is a teacher she hates them. The Dad is from London and he's never been around guns.
Jon and I went fishing yesterday. Out of the blue he said he looks forward to when he turns 21 so that he can get his concealed carry permit! I said that's good, and told him I carry.
Later, after supper, I took him to my local club's indoor range to shoot my S&W Model 15 and a Bersa 22. We had a good time and will do it some more while he's here. I also told him I'll give him a gun when he turns 21.

It's nice to see that some people still can think for themselves. He's a very thoughtful person, and very likeable and personable. I'm glad to have an influence on him. Just thought I'd share that.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:24 PM
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Good for you, training your grandson in the safe use of handguns!

That is how we continue to enjoy the right to keep and bear arms - pass the safe use and enjoyment of guns down the line to the younger generations.
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Shooting is a great sport for you and your grandson to enjoy
together for years to come .. Have him start taking classes now if possible when he visits you .. many classes are just over a weekend ,,

The more training now if done properly he will become a very good shot !!
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:52 PM
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My 15 y.o. grandson is visiting for a few weeks. He's not new to guns and he knows how fond I am of them.
Jon's mother (my step-daughter) liked guns when she was little, but now that she is a teacher she hates them. The Dad is from London and he's never been around guns.
Jon and I went fishing yesterday. Out of the blue he said he looks forward to when he turns 21 so that he can get his concealed carry permit! I said that's good, and told him I carry.
Later, after supper, I took him to my local club's indoor range to shoot my S&W Model 15 and a Bersa 22. We had a good time and will do it some more while he's here. I also told him I'll give him a gun when he turns 21.

It's nice to see that some people still can think for themselves. He's a very thoughtful person, and very likeable and personable. I'm glad to have an influence on him. Just thought I'd share that.
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Great job with your grandson. Very good job.

I grew up in rural community and guns was not talked about and certainly not shot.

Now , i am 39 years old and learning and teaching my daughter.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:22 AM
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We've been to the range twice. He's saving a used target to show his friends.
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Thanks to whomever removed the anti-gun troll's posting from this thread.
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Good for you and Jon. Memories in the making.
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He's a lucky man to have a grandfather like you. Memories you and he will always remember. Especially someday when you hand him one of your personal weapons.
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Kids fresh out of hunter safety tend to be safer gun handlers than old geezers because the kids focus on how they're handling the gun. While he can learn safe gun handling you or from books, helping him get his hunter safety certificate now will ease his parents' fears.

Suggest to his dad that he come shooting with you. A little exposure to normal gun use might be an eye opener for his dad. There's a good chance he'll have fun and that would open him up to my next suggestion.

Depending on their local laws, roll the date of the gift back from 21 to 18 and make the pistol a target or sporting size gun. Maybe make it a high school graduation present. Since he is interested enough to read about shooting sports the classes suggested above are frivolous. Most of today's instructors focus on close range self defense techniques that are too specialized to be a starting point for teenagers. Damn few of today's expensive instructors can shoot as accurately as I could as a teenager and I self taught using books. I'd get your grandson working on best accuracy at 25 yards and further. When he's old enough for training specific to carrying concealed becomes relevant quickening his trigger pull will be easy.
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It is a great feeling to make a connection with our grandchildren, and it is special when it is made through something you feel passionate about.

My 4 y.o. grandson was looking through my latest edition of Guns and Ammo and commenting about all the rifles and handguns he wants for his birthday in September. He settled on the Kimber K6s DCR pictured on the back cover.

The S&W model 15 was my first handgun. I carried it for my first ten years on the job. A great firearm to first learn the basics. Too many new shooters never learn to press a 10# trigger which limits their choices.

A young man needs his elders' guidance and validation. The best to you and your grandson.
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My wife is a teacher and she doesn't hate guns.........in fact with the recent shootings she is advocating teacher-carry at her school!
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:16 PM
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I have a granddaughter I plan to do the same with, (already have parents OK). Our problem is that she's going into her second year of high school but is in a special program this summer taking classes at a local Jr. College. When SHE has the time, I'll get her to the range. I've been teaching her safe handling for sometime now but just haven't had the opportunity for range time yet. It will come!
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Had my grand kids shooting a RWS Pellet rifle with a scope at 6 then a 22 single shot rifle at 8 .. to a 22 pistol at 12 and then on to 38 about 14 and then on to 9, 40 and 45 as they have grow and were ready physically to be able to handle the added recoil ..

Grandson got his FOID Card and bought a Shot Gun to duck hunt as soon as he turned 18 with his birthday money .. Not a very good shot with it yet .. having trouble leading the clay enough all the time .. but he's learning..

12 year old grand daughter is deadly with my Sig P238 at 5 yards .. She may be the best out of the 4 grand kids and is the youngest .. she has shot earlier then the other kids and is a better natural shot then they were at the same age ..

But easy to have them shoot as I live in the country and can shoot in my back yard .. could set up as much as a 300 foot target to shoot .. shoot my AR 15 at about 200 feet .. only the grandson has shot it so far .. Grand daughters are 12 , 13, and 15 ..

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I always start new shooters out with revolvers...simple and reliable and allows the newbie to gain confidence and comfort. They don't have to worry about safeties, magazines, mag release, FTE, FTF, etc. They can sip at the faucet vs drink from a firehose.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:40 AM
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All I'll say is that it is up to us to get the younger generations started down the right path. I'm 57 but have a 12 year old son and a 14 year old daughter. I would rather take them shooting than me go shooting. Son killed his 1st deer last year. 2 deer this year one w me and one w his granddad. Daughter who is a tiny little bit of a princess all of 5 feet tall warmed up to a 1911 in 45 ACP. No one told her it bucked. She loves eating venison but no interest in hunting. Son is gonna be a wheelgun kinda guy. He is already trying to figure out which S&W his daddy is going to let him have. You would have laughed seeing him try on my Galco double shoulder rig with 2 revolvers a couple weeks ago.

FYI it is easier to teach a young lady to shoot than it is a young man. My daughter does exactly what I tell her as best she can. My son is gonna do it his way until the scope half moons him. Thank goodness no blood. Both his granddad and i showed him the scars on our eyebrow. Some folks you can teach other folks have to learn.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:36 PM
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See if you can get Dad to the range too.
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My wife is a teacher and she doesn't hate guns.........in fact with the recent shootings she is advocating teacher-carry at her school!
Will there be additional training for those that would carry .. and what or how long would the training be ?? I would guess your wife would be one !

Would the carrying be concealed or OWB where all the kids would know who was armed .. though they would soon learn who does and who doesn't have a weapon ..

Some here are advocating the same but haven't heard any real info on it yet ..
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