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Offline NoQuarter

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Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« on: September 19, 2011, 04:46:55 AM »
We taught my 9 year old to shoot my wife's ruger LCR .357 (loaded with 38 special of course) the other day.  I am taking the picture as my father-in-law assists.  My theory is that you can hide the guns and hope they never find them or you can teach them what to do with it.  Which is safest?  That depends on the quality of the hiding spot is for the gun.  However, if you hide it good enough it's likely no good for the intended purpose.

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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 10:14:55 AM »
 :bigup: :bigup:

You could put your guns in a safe and bury the safe in basement and that will protect them from gun at your house but what happens when they go to a friends house and they don't keep there guns locked up.
IMO teaching them about guns is the only way to keep them safe.
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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 10:23:36 AM »
 :bigup: :bigup: I agree 110% Great to have you do that with your Daughter  :bigup: :bigup:

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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 10:31:03 AM »
 :rockon: You're a smart fella!  Someday when I have kids, they'll know how to be safe with a gun (and MAYBE shoot) by the age of 5.  No sense in having a home security gun if you have to hide it and hope the youngns never find it and have to worry about what would happen if they did. Good for you!  How did she like it?  It makes me happy to see hearing protection in use!  :bigup:
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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 10:55:37 AM »
I tell my kids all the time......you want to shoot a gun, you tell me, and we will stop everything and go shoot it!

I prefer educated minds to inquisitive minds!

Good work!   :punk:

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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 11:37:24 PM »
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Re: Teaching my daughter to shoot a handgun - It's never too early
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 07:46:37 AM »
Good stuff here guy's