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Posted: 7/24/2013 3:32:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 3:32:49 AM EST by Lancelot]
FINALLY....we got a nice cool(er) evening and I took my grandson out to the range. We took his birthday present - a new Bearcat Shopkeeper as well as Grand-Bobs Colt Sporter. I'd been promising him range time with the Black Rifle for months. He was more than ready to shoot it. Kylar did great with both guns. He told me on the way back up the hill that he can't wait until he turns 21 so he can take his gun home with him! He's hooked. I'm gonna have to buy more Rimfire ammo and start using that Dillon 550 just to keep up with his need to send .223 sized bullets down-range! Really, I can't think of a better way to spend my time.

BTW...he's been shooting with me since his fourth birthday. I have a little Savage Cub that he's been shooing for two years. The Cub's peep-sight made the move to the AR as easy as pie. He's also shot a Winchester 75 Sporter, and Marlin Model 25M and an old Model 53 Sporter....but mostly his Cub. A great training rifle with a sweet Accu-trigger.


Sincere concentration.....

That extractor can be a pain on this little Bearcat....

Today he got to load a single round for himself...he loaded a few more for me...he likes to let me shoot too!

He watched the entire operation one time and needed no further help....he really pays attention...

Nice shot with him backlit by the sinking sun....

Checking to see that the round(s) are seated to the back of the follower...

He handled the safety and closed the bolt.

Shooting was the best part!

He learned to fill the magazine...at least until the fifth round...

A new "Black Rifle" shooter.....age six plus six days

AND a young man's smile after his first experience with a Single Action Revolver...his own six gun.

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:49:34 PM EST
Eye & ear protection...finger off trigger...good job!

Have lots of FUN!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:53:04 PM EST
Good job dad.
I have taken my shooting three time's.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:54:35 PM EST
Very very very VERY cool.

I CAN wait till my two kids are this age... But then again I can't wait so I can get em out shooting with me.

Very fun, enjoy that time.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:11:50 AM EST
Awesome dude! Ain't nuttin' like a day in the field with family and firearms..Done properly. Again, great job!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:03:50 PM EST
Man, look at that smile!

Good job grandpa!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:06:36 PM EST
Pure awesomeness
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:09:02 PM EST
Nice pics...can't believe you let him do a magwell grip though :P
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:16:48 PM EST
More pics of your back stop?????
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:25:19 PM EST
This is GOOD stuff. Great to see him enjoying it so much. My Grandma was quite the tomboy and gun collector and is the one that taught me to shoot some 30 years ago. Those will be memories that he will never, ever forget. Top Notch Grandpa skills VonFatman!!!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:32:33 PM EST
Great work grandpa! That smile says it all.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:40:38 PM EST
Looks like next birthday will be his own black rifle good job grandpa!
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:12:08 PM EST

Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:19:09 PM EST
That smile is a classic Shooter Smile. Good Job , Sir..
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:46:38 PM EST
That is awesome . Now im gonna have to start planning my sons 4th birthday party
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 10:04:19 PM EST
Good job man.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:01:54 AM EST
I tip my hat to you sir
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:03:33 AM EST
Good job dad.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:35:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DasRonin:
More pics of your back stop?????
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This. Nice setup OP.

And kudos to you for teaching a young'un safe firearm handling.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:38:35 AM EST
Outstanding. Outings like this are very special
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:39:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:44:12 AM EST
I just recently got a Single Six, made in 1953.

My son is only two right now, but I know he's going to love it when he's older.

Is the Bearcat mostly the same thing with a shorter barrel, or are there any significant differences between the models?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:51:59 AM EST
Very nice. You must be very proud. I can't wait until I have kids to shoot with.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:56:55 AM EST
Great job, What a smile.
Teach him the manly arts now and you'll never have to worry about him.
Unfortunately when he goes back to school and is asked what he did on his summer vacation he wont be able to mention this.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:02:34 AM EST

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:06:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:08:47 AM EST
Nice photos of a great day!! Good job. A very happy young man.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:09:59 AM EST
Awesome & the right thing to do. Great things are in his Future I see. Lucky Man.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:10:58 AM EST
He's got good trigger discipline.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:11:26 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:16:26 AM EST
Great job dad.............

If he keeps up with shotin he'll hit from 400 to 500 yards be the time he's.14.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:17:44 AM EST
Awesome! I know when I was his age, shooting - especially black rifles - was my favorite thing to do. Looks like he was having a great time!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:19:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bcvy:
Eye & ear protection...finger off trigger...good job!

Have lots of FUN!
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You've done a good job
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:21:38 AM EST

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:25:23 AM EST
You have a shooting berm in your yard ? So jealous ! When the kids (9 & 7) go to the range with me I love every minute of it. I bought them a 22 Remington a couple of years ago. We make a day of it, pack a lunch, shoot ~500 rounds. Mom gets some quiet time if the baby (2) takes a nap.

We are trying to find someone to babysit the 2 year old so the four of us can go to the range. It's been too long since mom has had some time on the trigger.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:27:25 AM EST
Mods...sorry about the forum placement....it was late.

Thanks to everyone for the great replies. It was super fun.

Yes sir....eyes and ears always.

I hear ya....but he ran out of arm!

That is cool about your grandma....one of my grandmas was a tomboy too!

Trojan man,
It's the Bearcat Shopkeeper....it has a shorter barrel (3 1/2" I think), stainless with a birdshead grip. A good size for a young shooter.

Actually, he goes to a Christian school and he CAN talk about his adventures with firearms....that is good.

Some asked about where we shot....Here are some photos of the range. About 300 yards east of the house. I'm working on shade at 50 and 100 yards....also a bit taller berm.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:28:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 4:29:59 AM EST by twofish]
Like a Boss!

ETA: Your at home range is badass.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:32:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HostisHumaniGeneris:
He's got good trigger discipline.
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Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:32:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 4:34:49 AM EST by Recusance]
[Bed wetting liberal] Oh ....my....GOD! you are raising a little terrorist that will shoot up every school and church within 100 miles !!!![/Bed wetting liberal]

Good Job Dad!

Raising your boy to be a man .
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:33:17 AM EST
Well done Sir!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:33:59 AM EST
Very nice. Threads like this make me smile.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:35:39 AM EST
fantastic! Love the range!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:51:26 AM EST
That smile says it all. Keep him shootin,Grandpa!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:56:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 6:56:54 AM EST by leatherman84]
Good form all around. Great job, Pops!!!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:58:15 AM EST
Those last two pictures say it all. Good job, dad.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:04:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/24/2013 7:05:40 AM EST by 74novaman]
Great job, Dad.

ETA: Didn't realize it was a home range too! Even more awesomeness!

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:15:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:15:43 AM EST
5th pic from the top is awesome! He looks like he is a quick learner. Good job!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:19:01 AM EST



Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:25:39 AM EST
Cool pics, looks like he's having a great time! Good Job!
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