Kindergarten Graduation present

Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:25 am

I wanted to get something from me for my daughter for her graduation from kindergarten. She already shoots with me and is pretty good considering the guns were too big for here hands. Now this fits her nicely it is a Savage Rascal 22. She has proven to me she can keep the loud end always pointed away from people and her finger does not go on the trigger till the target is in view.

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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:16 am

Great gift!

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:04 pm

Nice lil piece. Soooo, now kids GRADUATE from kindergarten. :clap: toothy Hey Dave, what's she gonna get when she GRADUATES from 1st grade ;)
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:10 pm

Get her something she wants rather than forcing your views on her. I think you are responsible enough to do as you plan but I would be too afraid of what might happen when she might be alone with friends. Give her a choice of what she might want.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:25 pm

That's a great gift. My 18 year old gave me pause to stop a couple of days of go when we were discussing all these boys getting in to trouble for using gun images in playing at school. He said, "gosh, mom didn't anyone ever tell them guns are not toys." He was exposed to guns his whole life but never left with the belief they were play things -that's why they aren't easily available. I suspect your daughter will learn the same thing from you. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:55 pm

Ahh, i doubt very much she would have the keys to the gun safe. Not for about 10 more years. Forcing your views on her? ???????? Child, parent, one often teaches the other.


franco b wrote:Get her something she wants rather than forcing your views on her. I think you are responsible enough to do as you plan but I would be too afraid of what might happen when she might be alone with friends. Give her a choice of what she might want.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:21 pm

mozz wrote: Child, parent, one often teaches the other.

They still are individuals with their own mind. The pressure of the peer group is just as strong if not stronger than parental influence.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:31 pm

franco b wrote:Get her something she wants rather than forcing your views on her. I think you are responsible enough to do as you plan but I would be too afraid of what might happen when she might be alone with friends. Give her a choice of what she might want.




Locked in gun safe. If the gun is not in my possession it gets locked, simple. She is very good about not touching fire arms without my permission. I am usually carrying on my person and if she hugs me she is aware it is there and does not grab at it or show any curiosity. She does know the reason it is there. She will not even pick up any toy guns without questioning me if it is safe. We do not have toy guns here, except maybe a squirt gun. But she will not play with them at any friends houses either without asking an adult if it is OK.

I am not forcing my views on her, I waited till she asked if she could go with me when heading down the hill for target practice. She also asked if she could try. I went over all the safety rules with her. She was perfect. Even better behaved than normal very attentive and paid close attention to my instruction.

She did not get any bullseyes but hit the target from 100yds. And stayed on paper. The smile on her face was almost permanent. :D She asked when we can go again. So I ordered the youth rifle. She loves it. We have not taken it out yet but soon.
I also have a rule if there is more than just me having target practice. All guns have the bolt removed and empty when that firearm is not being used. Revolvers are also emptied and open. Semi autos empty and locked open. I have very strict rules, If they are not followed I am not afraid to ask anyone to leave. I have not yet.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:34 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice lil piece. Soooo, now kids GRADUATE from kindergarten. :clap: toothy Hey Dave, what's she gonna get when she GRADUATES from 1st grade ;)


Abrams Tank, of course.

Thats what I said at first when my wife told me about it. :D I thought is was a little over the top. Actually I told her is was for being a great kid and getting excellent report cards all school year.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:46 pm

Much more realistic :) Had a Winchester model 77 tube fed cut down for my youngest girl at around seven yrs old We had some real good small game/ critter moments together. ;)
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:54 pm

lowfog01 wrote:That's a great gift. My 18 year old gave me pause to stop a couple of days of go when we were discussing all these boys getting in to trouble for using gun images in playing at school. He said, "gosh, mom didn't anyone ever tell them guns are not toys." He was exposed to guns his whole life but never left with the belief they were play things -that's why they aren't easily available. I suspect your daughter will learn the same thing from you. Take care, Lisa



Thanks, that is how I feel. I would rather teach her the correct way and remove the curiosity. That is why kids get in trouble. My daughter knows if
someone (meaning kids) is playing with a gun she is to get out of there and find an adult.
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:03 am

What a cool little rifle! I didn't know they made such a thing. Thank you for teaching gun safety. When I was in grade school there were not one, but two gun "accidents" in the neighborhood. One was fatal. Understanding gun safety would have prevented both.

How do you teach how to aim? As a kid I went to a BB-gun class & was taught that if you try to hold aim on a target you have trouble as we all know, the barrel keeps going in circles. Stop making circles....make straight lines.... aim off to one side.... keep the gun level and slowly move it across that level plane until the target is centered. I actually pull the trigger while the gun "is in motion". Be it pistol or rifle I still aim a gun that way & I can hold my own target shooting. I honestly have never asked anyone....how do YOU aim?
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:43 am

Showing her how to look through a scope. Of coarse if this rifle was pink it would not be so offensive to some.

She did get to shoot it later on in the day. With safety glasses . And did great.

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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:01 pm

I was a little concerned, but the pix shows that the girl DID get her mothers looks--God IS a good DUDE ;)
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Re: Kindergarten Graduation present

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:07 pm

freetown fred wrote:I was a little concerned, but the pix shows that the girl DID get her mothers looks--God IS a good DUDE ;)




I was concerned as well till she was born. Then I was relieved. :D
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