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Combat Pawn: M&P .22 for a 7-year-old
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So I'm watching this episode of "Combat Pawn" and a GI comes in with his 7-year-old daughter to buy her her first rifle. They steer them to--- an M&P chambered in .22

Really?

First of all, the guy's an active-duty GI, and they charged him like $550.00 for the thing. That's a lot of money for his kid's first .22

Second of all, what's wrong with a Cricket or Rascal and then mover her up to a semi-auto tacticool?

I dunno, maybe it was opting for "a gun like Daddy's" but the whole thing seemed kind of like the wrong way to start a little girl out shooting.

Thoughts?
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I have that episode recording right now. That whole show seems like a joke catering to the tacticool mall ninjas. It's definitely an interesting watch. I get what you are saying about her first gun though.

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What's the big deal? It's a fun gun to shoot, it's accurate, reliable, and easy to maintain. My kids love shooting our M&P15-22, and I've talked to lots of other guys whose kids love shooting theirs. So yes, it's a great choice for kids if you want to spend the money.

But my kids couldn't care less about "tacticool"; they just like it because it's fun to shoot. Their other favorite gun right now is a Savage 29B, a beat-up, old .22LR pump-action rifle I picked up at a recent show. Tacticool has nothing to do with it.
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I'm watching this show now, not that perticular episode. It kind of reminds me of the show that Red Jacket had ( I cant remember it)
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That's way too much money for an M&P15/22
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I guess S&W sponsored that episode!!!
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I started my daughter out with a M&P 15-22. What's wrong with that? Shrug

I do plan to get her her own Cricket for Christmas, I actually just put it on layaway today. She enjoys shooting the M&P it's just a bit too large for her.
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Xavier;35384 Wrote:I started my daughter out with a M&P 15-22. What's wrong with that? Shrug

I do plan to get her her own Cricket for Christmas, I actually just put it on layaway today. She enjoys shooting the M&P it's just a bit too large for her.

And there's the rub.

I simply cannot see starting out anyone, kid or adult, with a firearm that is too large and unwieldy.

My girls have a Crickett and when it's time they'll get a new something.

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Times are changing.

Even people who understand that you can't "start at the top" don't want to start at "the bottom".
It's just not "fun" enough to operate a bolt action I guess.


That observation aside, it's television - what is best for teaching a child is not what's best for retaining ratings/viewers.
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Valorius;35314 Wrote:That's way too much money for an M&P15/22

I was thinking that as well. Give the guy a GI discount, at least! I think he was charged more than Gander Mountain's online price.

And I'm sure it's a fun rifle, and fun for a kid as well. But there's a reason why the Boy Scouts and other youth training organizations start kids out with single-shots or bolt-actions or sometimes a semi-auto with a low-capacity magazine.
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