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Offline Christophorus

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 08:17:05 PM »
I force my kids to do all the cleaning and maintenance on my guns. I make sure I sit them in a well lit, and bare room and I play a CD I made with the rules of safe gun handling on an infinite loop. When they don't work fast enough or if they mess up and the inside of those barrels aren't so clean I could eat off them, they spend a night in the box. That usually straightens them out pretty quick. I picked up a nice pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses to wear since it's so bright in the gun room.




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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2017, 02:08:10 AM »
"What we have here, is a failure to communicate..."  ;D

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2017, 05:55:19 AM »
Just love'em.  And never fail to do right by them.

They'll grow up wanting to emulate you, or they weren't going to anyway!  After all, these are little people we're raising, not models we're building!  We "are" the model, they are the future.

Offline jkingrph

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2017, 01:29:06 PM »
I don't know.  When my son, now 40 years old, was little, I started him out by making a couple of rubber band guns, on that looks like a sxs shotgun, the other a plain pistol, then a bb/pellet rifle, then a 22.   He was always ready to shoot with me, but never expressed a desire on his own.  Somehow he picked up an intense interest in football/baseball, not from me though and we let him play little league baseball a few years when he wanted to, no football though due to a defective kidney.

Now that he has a son, now 5, he has been pushing him into team sports, baseball, soccer, he plays football with him.  I think I have lost two generations as far as shooting goes,  it still remains to be seen how the grandson may view it.  They live in a larger city about 6 hours away so I cannot be around to encourage shooting, and don't know of any ranges near where they live.  If he does not show any interest I guess in  a few years I will start selling off my not too modest collection.

Offline Meerkat24

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2017, 02:46:35 AM »
My daughter did it. She was part of a Girl Scout troop that still does the rifle merit badge. (And we live in CA!!!)
She was an NRA card carrying certified Sharpshooter before I even realized it was happening.
I was happy enough that she picked up some of my love for motorsports and set some Bay Area go-kart speed records, and went to all 3 days of NASCAR weekend in Sonoma with me every year (still does) but to know she can safely handle firearms (and shoot well) was a bonus. She's in her second year of college in Oregon now (will finish in only 3!!!) and during her last visit home, I took her to the range and introduced her to CZ.

So if you have a daughter, who is in Girls Scouts, and if the troop leader is like 70 years old or older, that troop leader might remember the firearms badges and know that it is actually still a program that can be offered.
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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 06:26:00 AM »
My first post here:

My kids are hooked. They each have built their own AR rifles from stripped lowers they got for Christmas. They shoot regularly mostly air rifles and air pistols. They use my old gear from college shooting team days. They help reload, pick up brass, mess up shop, clean up shop and will come watch me shoot matches. The oldest has already shot his first match. The youngest practiced field stripping his AR until he could disassemble and reassemble with function check in under a minute. He saw a little girl on youtube doing the same thing so he wanted to do it. See below:



I never pushed any of this on them. They just started wanting to do what I was doing and I let them after they got their chores done etc. They are very tuned into gun safety and gun care and love getting their friends involved. All firearm handling is supervised and no air gun use with friends unless supervised. We have a 10 meter air pistol range in the garage and we take turns trying to outshoot each other with my old Walther. Or we play ping pong.

Now that I have bought two CZ's (TS Orange and a Target II) they have developed the CZ bug along with me. So here we are.

Other things I have done is that I generally buy/build two of everything so each will have a collection when I am gone. Two Dillon presses, two powder scales two tumblers, two sets of dies etc. etc. It is not a complete duplicate set but you get the picture. I then have an inventory spreadsheet with all firearms listed by serial number etc. and in the case where there is not duplication I have worked out in advance who wants what and each serialized unit has been assigned to the intended recipient and the spreadsheet is regularly updated and referenced in my will.
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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 08:16:42 AM »
Whew, you have it set up very well!

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2017, 03:35:38 PM »
I have been blessed in many ways. However, neither one of them wants to play baseball. Go figure. :-\

Offline Dan_69GTX

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 03:39:16 PM »
Baseballs are just smaller targets compared to softballs!
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Offline Scarlett Pistol

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2017, 03:01:18 AM »
My wife snagged this video of me and my little lady reloading today. She just kept asking to help and made me go get a chair so she could help pull the lever. We did about 80 rounds and only stopped because we finished the primed and sized brass I had prepared.



PS - Yes, I am now stuffed into a little closet in the basement, under the stairs. While it is little, it's somewhere I can go anytime. We're still wrapping up some renovations, so forgive the mess.  But aim happy to at least be set up and reloading.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 03:05:08 AM by Scarlett Pistol »
"In God I trust. All others must supply data."
"I respect that the choice of pistols is very personal. Although, if someone is devoid at least one CZ, they've chosen the wrong pistols"  - Scarlett Pistol
1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

Offline Para 1640

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Re: How do you prep your kids to catch our passion?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2017, 07:54:06 PM »
My wife snagged this video of me and my little lady reloading today. She just kept asking to help and made me go get a chair so she could help pull the lever. We did about 80 rounds and only stopped because we finished the primed and sized brass I had prepared.



PS - Yes, I am now stuffed into a little closet in the basement, under the stairs. While it is little, it's somewhere I can go anytime. We're still wrapping up some renovations, so forgive the mess.  But aim happy to at least be set up and reloading.




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