Chandler and I went to the gun range yesterday with Michael Kent and had a great time. Until yesterday, Chandler had only felt comfortable with a 22. He would bang away with one of those pistols for a couple of hours.
I got him to move up to a .357 Magnum pistol and .38 Special rounds yesterday. He fell in love with the pistol and was quite proficient with it. In the picture above, the target silhouette is all the way at the end of the range.
Those of you who know me know I am not a gun nut. But I do like to shoot. I don't hunt. I have taught all of my kids to shoot on the range when they were young, usually starting at about 12 or 13. Not to promote guns, but to promote gun safety.
Parents don't often realize how often their children have access to guns through a friend. I teach my kids gun safety so they will know when to leave a friend's house. There are too many stories of kids who get fascinated by guns and end up getting hurt. A little bit of education with your child may also save another child.
These are two of the targets we shot yesterday. We especially loved the lawn gnomes.