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    Question - when it comes to children, which firearms are recommended for them and which are the best for them to use?

    I've never owned a firearm before, and because of that -- I've had curiosity about the different types out there, their functioning, purposes, and reviews. With that being said, which firearms do you think are best for kids to use? For self-defense? Competition shooting? All-purpose? Power? Accuracy? Durability? Popularity? Affordability? Best hand guns? Best shot guns? Best long guns? Best for first timers? Experienced users?

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    "Kids" should not "own" guns. When over the age of 8 or so, they can be taught gun safety, and then, under adult supervision, try a single-shot airgun or .22. If you are the "kid" in question, say so. If you are an adult....

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    It depends on the age and maturity level of the child. I started out on Winchester 67A, which is a .22S,L,LR, bolt action rifle.
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    My father started me out with a bb gun. My 1st firearm was a 20 gauge pump shotgun. I still use it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Hohmann View Post
    "Kids" should not "own" guns. When over the age of 8 or so, they can be taught gun safety, and then, under adult supervision, try a single-shot airgun or .22. If you are the "kid" in question, say so. If you are an adult....



    When i was 12 i owned a couple of guns and by the time i was 16 i had 8 that filled my own gun cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Jared View Post
    Question - when it comes to children, which firearms are recommended for them and which are the best for them to use?

    I've never owned a firearm before, and because of that -- I've had curiosity about the different types out there, their functioning, purposes, and reviews. With that being said, which firearms do you think are best for kids to use? For self-defense? Competition shooting? All-purpose? Power? Accuracy? Durability? Popularity? Affordability? Best hand guns? Best shot guns? Best long guns? Best for first timers? Experienced users?
    Your lead off question is sort of provocative, seemingly trolling. Since it is quite illegal for children to possess/own firearms, the question might be better worded to ask which firearms are best to help teach children gun safety and sports. To that I might suggest a BB gun (air rifle) or rimfire rifles and .410 shotguns. There are several youth guns with a shorter length of pull that enable children to be able to learn proper sighting and handling techniques. As to your litany of questions, I must first ask, “Are you still asking in relation to children?” Because, if you are referring to children as the thread implies, you are, in my opinion, out of bounds. Since you refer to experienced users as one of the categories, I assume you are following up your question regarding children and guns with a litany of questions in general (not directed about children) that might be served with a thread each of their own. But, all these questions are drilling down into opinions that will certainly promote/provoke controversy and in no way settle the matter with a single codified answer for any of the questions.
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    A BB gun is a great place to start also.
    There are several single shot .22 LR rifels on the market.
    They are for supervised training not to just give.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Hohmann View Post
    "Kids" should not "own" guns. When over the age of 8 or so, they can be taught gun safety, and then, under adult supervision, try a single-shot airgun or .22. If you are the "kid" in question, say so. If you are an adult....

    Disagree. Kids SHOULD own guns. Whether or not our legal system allows it is another story.

    Depending on the maturity of the child (not the age) will determine whether or not he or she is "ready" for a firearm.

    Physical characteristics will likely play a significant factor in what kind of firearm to start the child on. You can't hand a kid a 12ga because it's going to hurt and you don't really want that.

    BB guns or pellet guns can be a good start. You move on from there.

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    My first "gun" was a Daisy Red Ryder that my parents gave me shortly after the end of WWII. However, they gave me my first "real" gun for Christmas around 1950 when I was 14. It was a Remington semi-auto .22. I don't remember the model but it shot great and I loved that gun.
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