GUN I BOUGHT MY SON HIS FIRST HANDGUN

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  1. sneva

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    My son turned 17 in August and for his birthday I bought him his very own Springfield 1911 A1 .45 ACP. We have been going to a few local ranges over the past couple of years. A few of them have 'run and gun' live fire competition. It's for bragging right only. I started with a friend of mine with a G19 and eventually moved up to a Wilson Combat modified Sprinfield 1911 of my own. I let my then 15 year old son start shooting with the G19, and he was good.(I can still smoke his ass though) The range instructors were reluctant at first, but when they saw how he handled a weapon they were very impressed. He followed their every instuction to the letter and in my opinion is safer than most adults I know. I know some people are mortified by the idea of a 'kid' shooting handguns, or any gun for that matter, but I can say this, if he wasn't ready for it I would never have got him started or even bought him own handgun.(It stays locked in the safe when not in use, along all of mine.) I just wanted some of your opinions on this as some people I know think I'm a gun totin' redneck and a complete idiot for trusting my teenage son with a loaded weapon. By the way most of 'them' are scared to death at the sight of a handgun, my father-in-law nearly had a coronary when he happened to see my CCW under my shirt once. He said he would rather the bad guys hurt his family than have to shoot somebody and live with that forever.
     
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    excellent first handgun for him. :bigthumb:

    :weak: in-laws
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    What a douchebag
     
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    Are you willing to adopt? :)

    Great gun for your kid.
     
  5. sneva

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    Sure thing son, now go take out the trash. LMFAO
     
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    Good for you for teaching your so proper gun handling skills at an early age. It's too bad more parents don't do this.
     
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    your father-in-law is mad dumb
     
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    I think it's a great gift. My eleven year old stepson is doing very well with the buck mark I bought him almost a year ago.
     
  10. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    17? just make sure he doesnt shoot it without you. could get arrested. im sure you know that
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    and ya your father in law is an idiot.
     
  12. sneva

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    They do have laws for possesion in this state(Ohio) and I would never let him out of my sight while he had possesion of his handgun.
     
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    You have no idea
     
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    Good job on his part and yours. And yeah, just a repeat, but FIL is mad dumb, broseph
     
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    I'm all for getting kids shooting young, I think it makes them all that much more responsible with them as they get older as they learn to respect them and the damage that they can do when in the wrong hands.

    I was at the range today and there was a father and his son shooting. The kid was probably only 8 and was trying to carry dads rifle bag that was bigger than he was. I ended up on a lane two from them and watched several times. They were shooting a modified target 10/22 and then the kid was firing an AR as well. They were using the bench and rests but the kid could shoot. They didnt shoot closer than 25 yards the whole time and were at 50 (longest at the range) for most of the hour.

    It was great watching someone so young using the weapons, listening to dad teach and having quality time with his dad. Its a great thing for parents and kids to spend time together doing something fun and that can teach such responsibility at the same time.
     
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    pics of said 1911?
     
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    :bigthumb: Good father.

    I hope my daughters like shooting firearms, because they'll be doing a lot it with Dad. :mamoru:
     
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    Holy fuck someone cut off his balls huh?
     
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    17 sounds like a good age so long as the kid is reasonably mature and responsible. I'm all for children learning safe firearm handling at an early age. Demystifying firearms is a good thing - they'll learn about the firsthand from experience and develop discipline instead of getting an unrealistic picture of them from video games and the media.
     
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    I can't understand that outlook. It strikes me as absurd to value the well-being of a belligerent stranger over that of a family member.
     
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    Who would be scared of a 15 yo kid shooting a handgun? We let them drive 3000 pound vehicles.
     
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