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daughter shooting and advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gixxerpower, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. gixxerpower

    gixxerpower Engaging Member

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    Hi. was down the range today and had to take the kids with me. My daughter who is 9 was moaning like mad but it was that or shopping with mum!. Anyway she was really intrested and was asking loads of questions so while it was quiet i let her have a few shots. i told her about been safe etc. and steadied the rifle on the bench for her (was using my webley eclipse).

    She has never held a gun before and shot 6 shots a pistol target at 20yrd. 2x were in the same hole in the 8 ring and one in the 9 ring :eek: she also got 2 through the same hole in the white.

    She loved it and now wants a rifle of her own. Even mum has agreed! as it gets her off the bloody ipad. i know she cant own a rifle but is she ok to plink in the garden under my supervision or at the range as i have seen similar age kids shoot rifle and pistol there? also was looking in the shop and they had a used cometa 50 in for £50 which was a ideal size for her. is there anything similar which may be a better buy? not bothered about scopes yet.

    does anyone else let there young kids shoot? i would really like her to get in to it as she says she wants to do something in the olympic games one day lol
     
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  2. Jackroadkill

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    Do it. It's legal under your supervision. You'd have to lock the rifle away, make sure that no pellets leave the boundary etc, but it's fine for her to shoot.
     
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    I let my 8 year old daughter plink with my S410 in the garden and she loves it. Nothing wrong with whilst done under supervision.
     
  4. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Cometa 50 is a great choice.

    And it has nice autosafety.
     
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    excellent! the gun would be locked away with mine anyway so no problem there. shes going to have to practice shutting her left eye lol
     
  6. Jackroadkill

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    If she struggle she could do what a lot of the bell target shooters do, and wear a cap with a beermat stuck into it hanging down over the offending eye.
     
  7. gixxerpower

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    thats a good idea. some saftey glasses with the left lense blacked out would be good to.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Harriet age 10 aka ferretgirl ,so loves it,but is known for losing her patience for time to time :rolleyes:
     
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    Think i might go back to the shop tomorrow and make a purchase!!
     
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    Funny but Grumps remembers the ferret being considerably more patient and responsible than her father last time we all shot together :D
     
  11. Jackroadkill

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    Me too - she was way cooler than Gasman!
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    LOL I do get stressed sometimes with her bless her, when she loses concentration :eek:
     
  13. Clubshot

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    We have a growing number of young Girls joining Dads on Our Club Shooting Ranges

    And some are beating Dad's in competitions

    Rifles & Pistols

    BOB/R
     
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    Took my 13 year old daughter to idleback for the second time before Christmas, started on my dads .177 and she was knocking the bottom target down and ringing the bell consistently! Then set her on with my .22 scorpion, 3 shots working out the drop at 32 yards then she rang the bell and went straight through the drop down targets without missing a single shot! I took the scorpion back for the last five minutes and couldn't hit a thing lol! I think I may have to get her a gun for Christmas next year, or one for me cos she seems attached to the scorpion!
     
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    Grumps is just relieved the OP wasnt wanting advice on shooting his daughter :eek:
     
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    Even better, cut out a section of the opaque 2 or 4 litre plastic milk bottles to cover one eye. This obscures the vision, but still lets some light through, which helps to prevent the other pupil from dilating due to lack of light to the closed eye.
     
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    We have a couple of parents at our local club bring their kids. Kind of breathes fresh air into the old hall what we shoot in. There's a special slot together target station the club has under the stage for younger kids to shot at closer ranges.
     
  18. gixxerpower

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    lol.

    Well been back and got the Cometa 50 this afternoon, ended up putting a old scope on after all. checked it over and zero'd it to 10 meters and it seems a well built little gun. ideal for my daughter. still a bit big for my lad, though he has shot suprisingly well with it.

    It does make you appreciate a nice HW trigger though lol. might see if i can improve on the feel of it as it seems very stiff.
     

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