10-11-2016, 12:00 AM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Teach 'em Young and Teach 'em Right!!
I envy you the time you spend with your son!! I taught my kids to shoot starting at age 5. They are both married now with their own kids. I still hunt with my son when his family is in Georgia during hunting season. We shoot every chance that we get. I haven't shot with my daughter in many years. She has lost interest in it and just has too many other things keeping her busy. After she discovered boys, that was the end of shooting, hunting and fishing with Dad. I miss my tomboy!!
I now have 4 grand kids to educate in firearms safety, gun handing and marksmanship. For any who have an interest, Grandpa will be happy to take them hunting. My granddaughters are the oldest, 7 & 5. I have informed Grandma that I will be buying them pink shorty .22 LR's to learn on. They have already got the basics of archery with my backyard block and 3D deer archery target. The two boys, 21 months and 2 yrs 7 months will get camo shorty .22's to start them off. At a bit older and after mastering safety and marksmanship will come the obligatory Ruger 10/22. then the fun will really begin!!!
Can't wait to get them started. As I said, I envy you your time with your son. Keep it up. He will be off on his own way too soon!!! I hunted with my son from the time he was 5. When he turned 16 and had to have that car, I got a shock!! He needed a job to pay for the car. gas and insurance. The only jobs he could get were after school and on weekends. That put an end to my hunting partner!!! It was strange going out in the field without him!! I still miss him. He's now a Staff Sergeant (E6) in the U.S. Army Infantry and is currently stationed in Vilseck, Germany. He is periodically deployed--Iraq, Afghanistan, Estonia, and Croatia. Some of the places that he goes, the "game" shoots at him. That is when I REALLY miss him and pray for his safe return!! It also makes me glad that I taught him to be proficient with firearms. He is rated as an expert with the M9 9mm pistol, the M4 5.56mm carbine, M249 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon, M240 .30 cal. medium machine gun and the M2 Browning .50 cal. heavy machine gun (Ma Deuce).
Keep taking your son shooting. He will remember you for it!!
BTW, nice shooting there "Mini-mini"!!! Shoot straight, send lots of lead down range and above all.....be safe!!
The Lineman-Proud Army Dad!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 10-11-2016 at 12:07 AM.