Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Range Warriors

Just because it's hot doesn't mean that you can't shoot, so I've been taking the young 'uns, 12 and 9,  to my friend's range for target practice, but not before a decent work out on a Daisy BB gun. The Daisy's useful because you can shoot it in the back yard and teach basic marksmanship skills, not least safety, while having fun. 

sizing up the opposition

The boys did well on that and well on the range, shooting .22 bolt action, .22 semi (Ruger 10/22), an AR 15, my philisophical friend GWB's Mini 14, and some .45 (Beretta PX4).

the old contender

We fired from the bench, kneeling, prone and off-hand at 100, 50 and 25 yards. It was good to see the kids getting on target at the longer ranges, especially off-hand; just a lot of fun for them and a fairly full-on introduction to firearms.

the Dallas compound

Important skill, shooting. Start 'em off young.

on at 100

Skeet tomorrow, have to warm up for Dove season.

Shoot straight,



Silverfiddle said...

Ruger 10/22 is an excellent choice to start the kids out on.

Even before that, I taught the kids gun safety by shooting a bb gun in the back yard.

Bird season is coming up, isn't it? And Elk season is closing in fast as well...

LSP said...

I like the 10/22, Silverfiddle and the kids did too -- saying that, they also enjoyed a friend's .22 lever (Marlin, I think). Tempted to get one...

The Birds! excited by that -- never shot at an elk; would like to.