Kids enjoying Airguns
Here are some of the air guns we used at this shoot:
Colt 1911 A1
Some of the best targets to use when shooting with young people are the reactive kind, and the most enjoyable ones for the kids this day were the small cans of carbonated drinks, well-shaken, which exploded quite nicely when hit.
Strict adherence to the rules are explained before hand, and I make sure that each kid understands how the gun they choose to shoot is loaded and how to safely handle it. Reminders about keeping the guns pointed down range were spoken every few minutes, and instructions of placing all the guns down and not touching them while new targets are being set up were constantly being mentioned by yours truly.
The kids enjoyed shooting from standing, sitting, and prone positions during our event, and even newcomers to the fun of shooting were able to connect with their target. Not a kid went away without exploding at least one soda can, and comments of "cool", "awesome", and "alright" were heard quite a few times. And that is how it should be.....the shooting sports are among some of the friendliest in the world, and introducing young people to the sport is the way to ensure a future for the things we enjoy.
So if you want to give back to your community, social group, church or civic group, with a fun, enjoyable event that everyone can enjoy, consider air gun events that allow everyone to succeed and learn gun safety at the same time. And check out the selections at Compasseco for all your airgun needs, from pistols and rifles, to the pellets they shoot.