09 Mar

Teaching your kids how to handle a gun

I have always wanted to teach my kids how to handle a gun!

There’s a difference between shooting a gun and handling one, that was the main lesson I wanted my kids to learn.

I had planned to take the kids to different ranges years ago, but the costs always drove me away. Luckily for us, we have a few friends in the States where kids can legally shoot a gun as long as they are with their guardians.

We are always looking for something cool for a dad to try, we call those #Cool4Dads Certified Events and what better way than to shoot at some targets with your kids!

How to teach your kids about guns

Teaching your kids how to handle a gun

Chances are, especially if you have boys, that your kids know more about guns than you think they do.

They might not talk about it like my oldest or always talk about it like my middle child. My middle child loves military stuff and will talk you to death when it comes to weaponry and tactics.

Regardless of their interest, if you are interested in educating them, DO IT!
However, before you do so, make sure they are mature enough to handle a gun and do your research. Make sure you know the law of your city or state before doing any of this.

Secondly, if you don’t have friends who are professionals at handling guns or you don’t feel comfortable with them, hit a range. There you can pay for an introductory course that will teach you the safety aspects of a gun before you start taking down targets.

Get comfortable 1st, guns are powerful and can turn a fun day of shooting targets into a day full of agony.

Father, Kids, Gun in that order!

Teaching your kids how to handle a gun with a competition

I wanted my son to learn not only how to shoot a gun but the most important part for me was teaching him how to respect a gun. We weren’t shooting bb guns anymore and he needed to know that.

Every session we do begins with at least an hour of gun safety lessons. Believe it or not, in most states that you can legally obtain a gun, you don’t even need to know how to shoot the damn thing.

You just need a clean license and off you go! That’s a recipe for disaster but hey, we have rights, can’t argue with that.

So instead, it’s up to us to educate our kids before the streets do!

That was my motivation! The streets taught me how to shoot a gun but the range and the people there taught me how to be safe around one.

When you respect the power of a gun, the world and the people around you are better off. Respect comes with knowing the safety features, not all guns have a safety btw! It also comes with knowing how a gun works, how to take it apart, and why each major part matters.

The Podcast

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It’s a ton to learn but it’s also fun as hell. There’s no better feeling than lining up a few targets and watching your kids knock them down in a safe matter!

This week we dug into why I taught my kids how to handle a gun, why it matters, and how teaching them now might save their lives later! Think of all the horror stories we hear about someone leaving a gun laying around and a kid getting to it!

Hopefully, this episode will not only encourage you to do the things you want to do with your kids but also I hope it encourages YOU to step your own game up around our KIDS!

We matter and the things we do leave an impression on our kids that money can never buy! Make your presence felt your way and if it’s cool for dads, let us know so we can hook the fellas up as well!

Hear more on Episode 100 below or on all major platforms like APPLESPOTIFY, and STITCHER.

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