Hank and I spent Saturday morning with the Little Gal and two of her friends, at the request of their mother, teaching them shooting safety. We began the morning showing the kids several different guns and their “action” as well as how to check them and see if they are safe.
While the kids looked at the guns they were reminded of a safe direction to point the gun and also to always treat the firearm as though it were loaded.
After the safety rules were reviewed we headed out to shoot some .22 rifles. We were joined by our favorite range master, Thomas the turkey. He helped the kids feel calm and relaxed and also taught them to stay behind the fire line.
The Little Gal shot first to show the other two the proper way to approach the shooting bench and how to handle the fire arm.
Next, the Little Gal’s friend was up. We checked right away and noted that even though she is right-handed, she is left eye dominant. She shot better left-handed looking through her left eye. Initially she was a little worried about shooting the rifle, but in the end she had fun and was happy to know a little more. She is taking her hunter safety course at school and the final test will be a shooting course where she will again be reminded of fire arm safety and handling.
The Little Gal, Tom and their friends had a fun day learning a little about fire arms and how to be safe.
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