I had the day off today and decided to take the boys shooting. Michael (10.5) has been a few times before, but Porter (5.5) had never been. We headed over to Impact Guns and Range in Roy (or West Ogden), Utah and rented a lane. We had our own ammo, targets, firearms, and ear plugs; they provided the lane, muffs (in additions to ear plugs), and eye protection for a total of under 18 bucks.
Before we entered the range we reviewed the rules of firearms and safe handling of guns.
Once inside both boys shot Mom’s AR-15 and my Glock Model 30 (.45 ACP). Porter only shot one round from the AR-15 because it was “too loud”, and one round from the Glock because it “kicked too hard”, but he handled both firearms in a safe manner… and he now knows first hand what pulling that trigger feels like and has a new respect for guns.
Michael loved shooting my Glock, so here’s a video of his last two magazines. You’ll notice we even safely clears the last round.