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userfriendly
06-09-2007, 18:57
Ask lang, at what age can you introduce your kids to guns? My 6 year old son is asking me to show him my gun. I told him to wait until he is bigger.

Will not let him shoot yet. Just want to introduce him to the basic rules and what to do just in case I accidentaly leave it lyng around the house.

saki1611
06-09-2007, 22:31
IMHO, let them familiarize with gun as early as possible, not to let them shoot it but to recognize it is as a common tool that belongs to you, exclusively to you. that he can only touch it unless you say so, and if he does give him a punishment that will make him remember not to do it again. explain to him the danger it may cause if an untrained person will shoot a gun, exaggerate the explanation of danger since they are kids and mostly they based their early beliefs through imaginations. explain to them also of course the benefits of owning a gun. the point is, you would keep them away from the danger of curiosity. we all know as parents, that the more kids get curious about a thing, the more they would have to find an opportunity either to do the thing or take it. i have two daughters, one is 17yrs old and the other is a 5 year old, both of them grew up with my guns anywhere in the house but they never touch it unless i tell them so, and they never get curious about it. you might say 'oh that's not problem, your kids are girls'... well boys or girls, they are kids who have the same mind set. to know what they don't know and to get what they don't have. my eldest started to shoot my guns when she was only 10yrs old, a 45 1911, hk mp5 and the 14.5 m16 rifle. hope i share something.

my daughters:

franz, she was 4yrs old when this picture was taken.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j130/saki1611/19-08-06_2223.jpg

pau, she is 17yrs old, taken at makati city hall firing range:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j130/saki1611/P1015964.jpg

JimBianchi
06-09-2007, 22:47
My 20 month knows were the gunsafes are and she knows they are off limits always.(always locked too). She has seen me shoot all my airguns and I gave her a bright orange baby water pistol for the kiddie pool.

She listens very well and as long as she continues to listen(!!!???) I will continue to expose her safely to guns more and more as she gets older.

As soon as she can hold an airgun safely, (Maybe 3?) she is shooting one.

As soon as she can safely hold a .22 short pistol (maybe 4??) she is shooting one.


Jim

3kings
06-09-2007, 22:47
i completely agree with saki.

my kids started with air rifles
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/a3kings/myGuns/Copyof100_0489.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/a3kings/myGuns/Copyof100_0486.jpg

then to pistols
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/a3kings/myGuns/3k1gun01.jpg


my eldest is now 11yrs old will be bringing him to the range for some high power rifle session by next month.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/a3kings/myGuns/Image287.jpg
i think he prefers my AK


while my 2nd kid (9yrs old) prefers the shotgun
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/a3kings/chadsg2.jpg

revo
06-09-2007, 23:12
Originally posted by saki1611

pau, she is 17yrs old, taken at makati city hall firing range:

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j130/saki1611/P1015964.jpg [/B]

Please ask that guy to wear eye protection next time. :supergrin:

saki1611
06-10-2007, 06:02
Originally posted by revo
Please ask that guy to wear eye protection next time. :supergrin: :laughabove: :laughabove: :animlol: :animlol: :animlol:

actually he's the range officer!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

eric, manang-mana anak mo sa japorms ah!:supergrin: how i wish to have a son too!:upeyes:

boni
06-10-2007, 07:25
maliit pa lng ako na expose na ako sa baril eh. at hindi na hi-blood mga magulang ko sakin kasi i dunno but that time i already understand their warning. guns arent toys so super careful naman ako. i think pag ang bata eh ma indoctrinate mo maayos ay responsible naman na hindi gagalawin yung f/a without your permission na adult.

3kings
06-10-2007, 10:35
Originally posted by saki1611
:laughabove: :laughabove: :animlol: :animlol: :animlol:

actually he's the range officer!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

eric, manang-mana anak mo sa japorms ah!:supergrin: how i wish to have a son too!:upeyes:

ronald, sabi nga nila pag ang anak na babae kamukha ng tatay tyak maganda. what else can i say kitang kita ang ebidensya.
kawawang manliligaw

:shocked:

saki1611
06-10-2007, 10:38
Originally posted by 3kings
ronald, sabi nga nila pag ang anak na babae kamukha ng tatay tyak maganda. what else can i say.

malamang pilyo ka dati :upeyes:

pre laking seminaryo ako!:rofl: :rofl:

jimbullet
06-10-2007, 19:37
4 yr old following the footsteps of his dad...

antediluvianist
06-10-2007, 20:22
My kid came out of the womb carrying a 1911 in Condition 1. Too bad about that doctor who slapped his bottom.

3kings
06-10-2007, 20:24
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

batangueno
06-10-2007, 20:57
NRA has a good program of educating kids about gun safety. Kids are taught that if they find a gun to:

STOP!

Don't Touch.

Leave the Area.

Tell an Adult.

Sana meron din program that is similar to this dito sa atin. NRA even have a mascot (Eddie Eagle) to attract children's attention during training programs in schools.

charlie-xray
06-11-2007, 00:22
On this age we're in, I think teaching my kids to carry FA, be disciplined, be vigilant is not an option BUT ONE OF MY BIGGEST RESPONSIBILITY.

I need to level the playing field for my children, hindi puwedeng paargabyado na lang. Yan nga madalas kong sabihin sa wife ko, may kumanti lang sa mga anak ko, siguradong magiging criminal ako.

choi_tan2000
06-11-2007, 22:42
hey jim na jim yan ah.

mabilis din kaya bumunot ng glock yan hahahaha

Allegra
06-12-2007, 19:25
Originally posted by batangueno
NRA has a good program of educating kids about gun safety. Kids are taught that if they find a gun to:

STOP!

Don't Touch.

Leave the Area.

Tell an Adult.

Sana meron din program that is similar to this dito sa atin. NRA even have a mascot (Eddie Eagle) to attract children's attention during training programs in schools.


Amazing!
NRA members siguro mga stujante dito samin
Yan din sinasabi nila parati
Joke :)

MERCMADE
06-13-2007, 06:55
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/MFTTM/04012007144.jpg

my 9 year old night shooting.

my kids have always been exposed to my guns, I've taught them safety and respect for the fire arm.They only handle any of my guns in my presence, never wuthout me.

charlie-xray
06-13-2007, 07:02
Merchmade, NICE.

jimbullet
06-16-2007, 04:26
I havent taught him yet the styles of drawing from a holster Choi...but he already knows that when he hears "shooter ready...standy by" - then the beep, its time to shoot at target papers....:supergrin:

charlie-xray
06-16-2007, 04:30
Saraaap talaga ng may anak na lalaki.....ako rin sana.

antediluvianist
06-17-2007, 04:15
I grew up on Daisy lever-action BB guns (abroad).

Does anybody what store in Manila sells -if anybody - Daisy lever-action BB guns? Somebody told me maybe Hahn Manila at their North Mall office.

Any in Makati? Thanks.

choi_tan2000
06-17-2007, 19:12
hi jim


haha good training bro...

keep it up

choi

jlkwison
06-18-2007, 13:43
When we were kids, my dad taught us how to handle guns and how DANGEROUS they are. Our uncle who was in the PC then also taught us not to point it at anyone even if it is unloaded. To this day (I'm already 34 now, I was 5 then!) what they said is still very much a part of me so much so that when I handle my gun, a blinking light goes on my head all the time SAFETY!!!SAFETY!!!SAFETY!!! So I think its good that kids are taught at a young age what guns are. Kids are very curious of what is around them, so the more you try to hide your stuff from them, the more they would want to get a hold of it.

By the way sir saki1611, you mentioned that there is an indoor firing range at Makati City Hall, I just live nearby, so I wana know if there is a way that I can shoot there like joining a club etc...Thanks lots.

theTactician
06-18-2007, 18:29
one of the rules of gun safety for infants..."KEEP YOUR FOUR CUTE LITTLE TRIGGER FINGERS OFF THE TRIGGER WHEN NOT READY TO SHOOT".:-)

http://www.lairdogden.com/images/lo_jpgs/kids_guns2.jpg

....sorry, had to remove my kid's pic with my HK USP expert..my wife doesnt approve of it and so i just replaced it with this cartoon pic. sorry again, it was a cute pic though.

3kings
06-18-2007, 21:53
ohhh how cute...

the baby of course

as well as the hk usp:)

jimbullet
06-19-2007, 18:09
Tactician,

He's got good basic shooting skills already...