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World’s youngest practical shooter

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15 Responses to “World’s youngest practical shooter”

  1. Standard Mischief Says:

    oh, that’s going to get someone’s panties in a wad…

  2. comatus Says:

    I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago when my son won a national championship. The reporter asked “Did you start him shooting really young?”

    Without thinking, I said “Oh, no. He never shot a real gun until he was four.” The reporter was polite enough to choke back a laugh. I can remember that night; he didn’t seem ‘really young’ at the time.

  3. Charlie Foxtrot Says:

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    Kid looks pretty dang good. Competent performance of the failure drill. His Dad needs to get the gun to lock back when empty on the loads he’s using.

    Yee Haw!

  4. Charlie Foxtrot Says:

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    Dumb question: Are a pre-pubescent’s joints susceptible to damage from recoil? Joint damage is a concern for youngsters playing baseball.

  5. LibertyNews Says:

    Good muzzle control. A bit of a flinch on the empty mag though. As far as age, it really depends on the kid and how well they follow direction.

  6. mike123 Says:

    Someone taught him well. He watched his 180, finger is off the trigger when loading and moving. For a 6 year old, he’s a safer shooter than alot of cops that I see.

    His dad should be proud. His son and him done good.

  7. SPQR Says:

    I’ve seen a heck of a lot worse gun handling for supposed “professionals”. He’d be a lot faster if the gun worked right on slide lock.

    Wow.

  8. mikeb302000 Says:

    Do you mind a dissenting opinion? I think that’s child abuse. Teaching a kid that young to shoot and pretend he’s killing someone is sick. Were the targets the kind in the silhouette of a man? Can a child differentiate between the fantasy of playing cops and robbers and the reality of shooting live rounds into the effigy of a human person? Can a kid understand the difference between defensive shooting when confronted with a lethal threat and the thrill of just shooting? I don’t think so.

    Of course, I think this is sick business even for adults, so you can’t go by me.

  9. Salman Says:

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  10. John Says:

    On the slide lock thing, it’s fairly common in IPSC and USPSA to disable the slide lock as you want to do speed reloads and not go to slide lock. The slide lock can engage when you don’t want it to and cause a stoppage. Best practice (whether you have a slide lock or not) is to reload before the gun goes dry. He needs a little work on that but what the heck, HE’S SIX!!!

  11. Roberta X Says:

    mikeb, while you wetting yourself over firearms is always amusing, try to grow up just a little; the targets for all IPSC and USPA shooting are abstract, a square on a rectangle, and nobody pretends they are shooting people. They’re sort of people-shaped, just like the bowling pins I shoot (poorly) in competition but they are targets, pure and simple. They’re not alive — a distinction even six-year-olds can make.

  12. mike123 Says:

    MikeB, I’m an USPSA/IPSC shooter. The last thing on any competitors mind shooting IPSC is that they are training to kill someone. There are a billion other matters to focus on such as where are the targets, what is the best shooting position, where do I reload, what is my back up plan, watch the 180, etc. Its a moving chess game.

    Safety is the number one focus and concern. Any shooter that is unsafe is told to disarm and sometimes leave a match. There is no compromise. I’ve seen alot of unsafe shooters told to leave the range and not to come back.

    When I was a teenager, I was camp counselor at a camp for abused children. I seen the worst and the resulting psychological damage. This is not child abuse in any way. If you would see this kid at a match, you’ll likely notice that he is cared for and loved by a great many of the other shooters. The safest place on the planet for a young child is a shooting match.

  13. SayUncle Says:

    Do you mind a dissenting opinion?

    Not usually. I mean, if it’s too offensive or retarded I might.

    I think thatís child abuse.

    Speaking of offensive and retarded.

  14. N.U.G.U.N. Blog Says:

    “Do you mind a dissenting opinion?”

    Nope…but personally, I think progressives who constantly think they know what should be right and continually take away freedoms in the name of whatever cause they want to exclaim at a given moment (ie: safety, environment, etc)…are far more dangerous than guns.

    It’s such attitudes that led millions to their deaths in the last century. And while it may not seem corollary, it’s the same attitude that now makes it illegal for my children to ever know the joy of riding in the back of a pick-up truck with the wind blowing in their hair.

    Same mentality…one that says “We know best!”…and if you don’t agree, we’ll punish you. Be it a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt or a nice room at a Siberian hotel.

  15. mikeb302000 Says:

    Roberta, All your male supporters on the gun blogs think you’re so cool with remarks like my “wetting myself” and that I should “grow up.” Someone who has a good argument shouldn’t have to begin with such petty attacks.

    What you said, “nobody pretends they are shooting people,” I don’t believe is accurate. You yourself may be above reproach in your attitudes towards the sport, but I don’t think you can speak for everybody, do you?