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#1 Bruce L

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 05:50 PM

My 4 year old insisted on a photo op. this afternoon!
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 06:00 PM

Let's try again....

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:15 PM

Another future Tommy Gunner!

Cute picture Bruce. My 17 month old daughter will learn to load magazines pretty soon, (when the wife is away to school!)

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:20 PM

Good one Bruce.
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:24 PM

Cool photo Bruce L! rolleyes.gif ohmy.gif biggrin.gif blink.gif laugh.gif "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it!!", Prov.22:6(NIV). Great stuff. biggrin.gif tongue.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:46 PM

John Jr., at least help your daughter push that spring down while loading the mags! Watta tough Dad, eh? Get 'em trained early. My kids used to have the job of retreiving the targets @ 100 yards. Good exercise, y'know. They wouldn't go 200. Wasn't much use out there anyway...no holes in the paper.
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:50 PM

Here's my grand son Sam, he's six. Man was his mom pissed! You got to start them young so they know better. When they don't find out about guns the proper way and they will be hurt.
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 11:18 PM

Sir Mike, I'm sure that you are an excellent role model for your grandson! biggrin.gif smile.gif cool.gif We need more 'real men', like you, out there! blink.gif smile.gif ohmy.gif biggrin.gif Cheers, Walter
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Posted 17 January 2004 - 11:33 AM

This is a six-year old buddy of mine who comes over to help me reload. The sling on that Brit 1928A1 makes it a lot easier for him. I pay him half a penny per round (he's at the third die station of my Dillon, makes a visual check for powder and puts on the bullet. Really speeds things up!).

His dad is an old motorcycle/shooting buddy. Mom is wise enough to be tolerant. Max knows he has to wait till he's eight to shoot. Till then, there are lots of lessons about responsibility and history he's getting.

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Posted 17 January 2004 - 07:20 PM

in about 30 years they will have good memories of those pic's....

'as i stared at the picture taken so long ago,i remembered the thrill of holding that wood and steel classic in my hand's,good time's"


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Posted 18 January 2004 - 10:57 PM

Excellent photos!

I just had a couple of 15 yr olds over working on a paper for school with my son... one of them I knew his Dad was involved with Ted Nugent's Kids Camp, so he probably knew a bit about shooting. I brought out my 1928 (dummy) and had him handle it. It is amazing what the reaction it had - even to an older kid with shooting experience. He loved it and probably won't forget it. "man - this is heavy" - now he knows what WWII vets had to carry.

Funny the other kid that was over didn't even bat an eyelash about it. Until we discussed the history of it, and at that point I could see that he had been trained "guns are bad", probably in his upbringing somewhere. He wanted to now more... just was afraid to ask.

I think a good education for all kids is to see and learn the history of this and many fine weapons designed and built here in the US to keep our country free is not only a good thing - it should be a mandatory part of every cirricullum. Wish the bleeding hearts that run the schools agreed.

Oh, well, one kid at a time!
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