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#1 redwingii



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

My daughter will be 7 in a few weeks.  I started to think back and I was about the same age when I got my first BB gun.  By 14 I earned a NRA Sharpshooter award in the BSA on the 50ft 22cal small bore target range.  I started early so, why not start her out on the right foot.  With the attention to detail KWA has put into their training gear, I felt it was safer to teach her about proper use and care of a gun with airsoft than using real steel.  And thanks to KWA I can do just that.  Besides, I want to see the face of the boy my daughter brings home when she breaks down a gun for me to clean just before a first date ( don't F* with this B*).  My first airsoft gun was a KWA M9 PTP and it blew me away how close to the real steel it was.  I recommend it highly for teaching kids how to properly respect the power of a firearm.

Edited by redwingii, 25 January 2013 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

In my opinion semi-automatics and select fire guns are horrible choices for starting kids off in firearms training, especially the safety part.

A gun they need to cock every shot provides a fail safe once the trigger is pulled for the shot as it won't fire again -- and accidental discharge is the appropriate term for a 7-year old that would be negligence for an adult.

My favorite?  Ya really can't beat the olde Daisy #25 (punp) for this purpose.  Yep, you'll probably have to cock it for her.  This gives you a lot of control.  Daisy brought this back a few years ago, complete with "walnut" stock and foregrip.  They added a safety to it as well.

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In .22LR one of the old Winchester or Taurus pump rifles offer much of the same control and the external hammer lets you know it's ready to shoot.

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Let them handle semi-automatic or select fire, even in airsoft, only after the safety and marksmanship standards have been achieved.

-- Chuck

Edited by Chuck S, 26 January 2013 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

I tend to agree with Chuck.  Also, this is better suited for Community General Chat.  Topic moved.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

You know I was reading an article in the paper today (New York Times I think, it's on the front page if you're interested) about getting younger people familiar with guns.  And I was thinking the same thing.  Teaching people with an airsoft or BB gun is a great idea.  After all that's what law enforcement uses KWAs for.  I remember the first time I shot a 10mm, I was at my friend's house and his dad had me shoot a KWA first, then a real 9mm, then the 10mm.  That was when I first started shooting more.  It's all about working up to it.  Just like you wouldn't hand someone a rifle chambered for say a .50cal bmg before having them shoot things like a 7.62 or .416.  It's all about educating people well about guns and starting slow before letting them shoot bigger stuff.

Edited by kwaispro727, 27 January 2013 - 09:57 AM.

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