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Combat Pawn: M&P .22 for a 7-year-old
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gascolator;35396 Wrote:
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.

IIRC after glancing at Walmarts gun rack last night, I think they are $446 there.
Dealer cost is under $400.
I've never seen nor heard of the show BTW.
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Emptymag;35395 Wrote: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.

This.

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gascolator;35396 Wrote: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.

And this..
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39Flathead;35399 Wrote:I've never seen nor heard of the show BTW.

I hadn't until today, either. You're not missing much, IMHO.

They've got a a bunch of whiny, annoying employees who are constantly bickering, even in front of customers. And they have this "manager" who feels the need to keep declaring that "I'm the manager." He sort of reminds me a little bit of a character from "The Office," though I haven't quite decided which one. Anyway, he's pretty ineffective.
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It's a very poor "show." If you do any browsing of NC firearm forums, it sounds like its a poor shop as well.

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I'm about to buy one. Ideally tomorrow. I'll be letting my 10-yr-old daughter and 7-yr-old son shoot it. And I'll shoot it, too.

I wanted to look at kids' rifles, but spending money on a gun for a year or two didn't make sense to me.

I took the kids to the gun shop, put the M&P in their hands, and it didn't seem unwieldy. The collapsible stock is a huge plus going between three different-sized shooters.

We tend to shoot off a bench to work on sighting and trigger control. I think this will work out well for our family.

That $550 price sounds insane, though it depends on the model. There are about 6-8 different models.

I'm looking at the base model (#811030 with the unthreaded barrel) that lists for $499. G&R Tactical near Canton, OH is selling them for $399. Walmart has them for $447.
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Paradigm;35650 Wrote:I'm about to buy one. Ideally tomorrow. I'll be letting my 10-yr-old daughter and 7-yr-old son shoot it. And I'll shoot it, too.

I wanted to look at kids' rifles, but spending money on a gun for a year or two didn't make sense to me.

I took the kids to the gun shop, put the M&P in their hands, and it didn't seem unwieldy. The collapsible stock is a huge plus going between three different-sized shooters.

We tend to shoot off a bench to work on sighting and trigger control. I think this will work out well for our family.

That $550 price sounds insane, though it depends on the model. There are about 6-8 different models.

I'm looking at the base model (#811030 with the unthreaded barrel) that lists for $499. G&R Tactical near Canton, OH is selling them for $399. Walmart has them for $447.

I'm not trying to change your mind, but there are more than one youth .22 out there that has the ability to grow with the child.

Anyway, as for the 15/22, the only model more than $400 dealer is the MOE, and at $550 retail, that is still highway robbery IMO. Should be closer to $495 at most.

I forgot they make a Performance Center model, that one is decked out with a fluted barrel, Vltor stock, Hogue grip, etc... it is more than $550 dealer. I'd figure retail to be about $645
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