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Posted: 6/23/2001 12:30:56 PM EDT
A 12 year old boy with his dad were at the bench next to me when I arrived. We were the only ones there that early. I asked the young man if the gun he was shooting was one of the Yugo M48's thats been offered on the market lately. He said "yes sir" and started in telling me of the history of the weapon. I told him it was very nice and I had never shot one. He told me he had mowed alot of yards to get it and I could shoot it if I wanted. He then got up picked up the rifle and kept it pointed down range and opened the bolt and held it out to me as if I were doing a inspection. You could see the pride in his eyes ( and in dad's too). I took a couple of shots and then handed him a 10 spot and told him thanks for the experience. His dad told me it wasn't necessary to give him money. I winked at him and told him it was for more ammo and keep up the good work. It's still a thrill to meet one thats brought up right![:O]
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Link Posted: 6/23/2001 1:24:20 PM EDT
Excellent- Some of the best people I've ever met have at the range.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 2:09:59 PM EDT
That's what it's all about. Showing the next generation how to be respectful and responsible with firearms. That kid will be an advocate for all the right things with an up bringing like that.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 3:26:00 PM EDT
Great story, deadeye47. It is nice to know some young ones are still brought up right.
Originally Posted By Matt S: Excellent- Some of the best people I've ever met have at the range.
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Yea, but you gotta admit, some of the kookiest people you've ever met were at the range. [whacko]
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 3:40:18 PM EDT
Excellent! My daughter's well on her way too. The only way to save this country is to bring up the next generation to be better citizens than our generation.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 3:51:29 PM EDT
[:D] I just love those stories! Good kids on the range.... If you ask me, this country should round up everyones children, and give them a good [spank] Kids like this are the exception. Mowed lawns to buy his Mauser... AWESOME!
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 6:26:27 PM EDT
You just know that boys father is one proud papa!!! [:D][:D][:D] ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 6:34:19 PM EDT
Good kid= Good DAD! Cool story thanks for sharing! John
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 6:38:06 PM EDT
M48 today. AR15 tomarrow. I wish I had an M48 when I was 12. Oh well, I have better toys now! [:)]
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 6:42:01 PM EDT
My daughter is 5 years old, and already knows the difference between a magazine and a clip! That's my girl! Balming
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 7:15:03 PM EDT
I'm getting misty...stop it....I'm not kidding! [>(]
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 8:23:47 PM EDT
Glockgrrl and I should have gone to the range with you today. Hows the L1A1 shoot?
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 8:32:38 PM EDT
Does the kid want mow my lawns? I will give him a good pay level.
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 8:44:52 PM EDT
JonnieGTyler, Now that I think about it, and from some of the post here, yeah, your right. You do see both extremes at the range. I distinctly remember the range officer at Atterbury in In. telling me of some idiot shooting a cast iron bath tub on the 25 yard range. That brought down a shitload of rules and almost closed the range!
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Originally Posted By critter_FR: Excellent! My daughter's well on her way too. The only way to save this country is to bring up the next generation to be better citizens than our generation.
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Very true, unfortunately we are competing with a bunch of socialist morons procreating at a much higher rate!
Link Posted: 6/23/2001 9:06:06 PM EDT
That dad is doing an excellent job![;)]
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Link Posted: 6/24/2001 2:08:47 AM EDT
Our first child is due in November, and little does she know she's going to be an NRA member and RKBA activist. he he :)
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 2:40:15 AM EDT
im bringing my stepson (11) out this am to shoot.i hope i can teach him right and he listens.we will see. my first experiance with shooting my stepdad took me out without ear protection.man when he touched off that .357 i almost cryed it was so f in load.it was not a good experiance.he was such an asshole.made me shoot a shotgun and that 357 with no hearing protection.it was 20 years latter before i started to enjoy gun.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 6:33:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Citizen Soldier: Glockgrrl and I should have gone to the range with you today. Hows the L1A1 shoot?
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That kid's instructions began long before that day at the range! He was polite, respectful,fully up on the history of that rifle ( the reason it was stockpiled!)and a good shot with it too! It was thumping him pretty good but he was enjoying every minute of it! Yes, the L1A1 shot like a house afire so now I have to start stockpiling even more Ammo! [:D]
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 8:24:32 AM EDT
Matt-- That's because they can have 'em and then surrender them to the state. Whereas, most decent folk like to actually raise their young ones and teach them right from wrong and to give respect to those who deserve it.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 8:50:21 AM EDT
Beautiful man, just beautiful!!! DK [:D] May we all still have hope for a brighter tomorrow.......
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:05:59 AM EDT
I just took my 8 year old nephew and his dad out to the range last week to shoot his new Romanian .22. He was just aces on safety and was outshooting everyone by the end of the day. Recruit all you can and teach safety and responsibility.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 9:21:06 AM EDT
It's a shame that's an unusual event today. Good for that kid and his dad. Nice of you to slip the kid a few bucks for ammo. I bought my first shotgun with my lawn mowing money when I was ten. It was a single shot 20 gauge Beretta. Weighed 4.5 pounds and kicked like a mule with high base shells. My shoulder is still sore from that gun.
Link Posted: 6/24/2001 11:56:59 AM EDT
You deserve a gold star for your efforts. I still have some hope for the next generation.
Link Posted: 7/16/2001 12:27:15 PM EDT
Here's my 12 YO and his Pre-ban Bushmaster (with Dads Trijicon on it) We spent all day yesterday at the range. It was .22LR day (once a month) and we break out all the .22's we own and got to town. We shot more than 500 rounds Sunday, along with little brother (9) who is killer with a S&W model 18 revolver! [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=127634&a=936566&p=48092215[/img] He can use ammo money! [;)] He'll let you shoot it also! (Just kidding, and I think it's great to take the kids to the range.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 12:05:37 AM EDT
When I shot my first IDPA match last month there was a ten year old boy there shooting a .45 1911 style pistol in the match!!!
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[Last Edit: 7/17/2001 5:05:14 AM EDT by EagleEye]
Ahh yes, but unfortunately, "we"(i'm only several years older than they are) are the exception. Most kids my age, and by what I can tell, the majority of those younger don't give a crap about firearms or this country. For the most part, the only kids who have any "interest" in weapons are the 'gang-bangers in training.' I pity this country and this world when my peers become the majority in this country.... Most of the kids have been so brainwashed by the liberal media [-!-!-] and "our" sheeple parents that all they can do when asked about guns is spout off some socialist rhetoric. And when/if the SHTF, they'll be too scared and into themselves that they won't put up a fight, either through peaceful means or otherwise, and then later wonder how all of a sudden their freedoms are gone... Well, anyway, time will tell [:(!] BTW--can anyone give some tips on firing techniques that could be used by a fairly tall but light person? It might just've been my stance or the muzzlebrake on the AR-15 I used(it's disconcerting to have hot gasses go a couple inches away from your cheeks), but I could barely print a 5MOA group at 100yds with A1 iron-sights [>:/] . I wanted to put a decent scope on it, but I'm not putting some Chi-com slave-labor junk on it, nor will I put a $300 dollar one on unless I can get alot better accuracy with the irons....
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 5:48:51 AM EDT
My brother is one of those strange in-betweeners. He asked me to do Rifle Shooting merit badge with him (since he always did the high-adventure stuff at Scout camp and never had time to sit down and do the badge), so I obliged and took him to the range two weeks ago. Of course, he loved shooting my Rem 597, my GF's dad's Ar15 and blasting some clays with our shotguns. The next week, he kept badgering me asking when we were going to the range next, so I told him that when he turns 18 (2 months), he'll have to buy his own gun if he wants to shoot with us, but we'll take him to the range in the meantime. His response? 'Hell no, I'm not buying a damn gun, I'm not a nut.' and 5 minutes later he started asking when we were going to the range next. What a strange child... [rolleyes] Kharn
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 6:00:02 AM EDT
My hat off to the Dad!... I wish I can brought up my kid like that (he is only 16 months).
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 6:05:26 AM EDT
don't those kinds of stories make you feel and fuzzy inside?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 7:32:22 AM EDT
Stories like these almost make me want a kid or two of my own. Almost. It's too bad my nephews are out in CA, but they're still a little young so it's just as well. In a few years though...
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 8:25:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By deadeye47: He told me he had mowed alot of yards to get it
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hey man, just think, 2 870s, remington 22, grandfathered ruger 10/22, SKS, M77 25-06, THATS ALOT OF MOWING LAWNS!!. im glad i have a real job now, or i owuld be mowing forever for my new benelli
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 9:19:55 AM EDT
That is a great story. It is awesome to hear tales such as that. Thanks for sharing.
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