Kids Safe Shooting

Finding The Safe Way To Start Your Children With Sport Shooting

Shooting has long been a popular sport around the world, with many countries making exceptions to their gun laws for people who want to be able to practice with firearms. Many families consider this activity a tradition, and it can be a great way to spend time with your little ones as they learn how to handle a gun. Of course, though, safety is always a crucial element of this process, and you need to work extremely hard to make sure that your children are able to take part in this sort of fun without being at risk. Let’s take a look at the work that can be done to achieve this goal.


Learning is one of the most important elements of gun safety. Before you can pass this to your children, though, you need to make sure that you are safe yourself, and this could make it worth taking a short course to bring yourself up to date. The same lessons can be given to your children, with experts on child gun safety being found across the world. Your child should understand gun safety long before they ever touch a loaded gun.

Sticking To The Range

Hunting is one of the most popular ways to carry out the sport of shooting, but it certainly isn’t the only option. Young children can be very dangerous when they are out shooting in the wilderness, with their undeveloped brains far less likely than adults to pick up on potential dangers in their environment. This makes target shooting at the range a lot safer for your little ones, giving them the chance to learn the ropes before they ever point a gun at a living thing.

Air-Based Guns

Young children often struggle to manage and hold firearms, even when they are using small rounds like .22s. Air guns don’t have the same kickback, heat, or other dangers that come with a normal gun, and airgun pellets usually have to be loaded individually, ensuring that chambered rounds can’t be forgotten about. This makes airguns far safer and often more fun for children than real guns, but you still have to be extremely careful with potential weapons like this.

Constant Supervision

Children can make silly mistakes that have massive consequences, but there isn’t any room for learning lessons like this when it comes to guns. Your child needs to be supervised constantly when they are using firearms, ensuring that they don’t do things that could put them or other people at risk. You need to be seriously on the ball when you are shooting with little ones, as a lapse in concentration could prove to be deadly. 

Guns can be very dangerous, but they can also be quite safe when they are handled correctly. This makes it well worth putting the time into making sure that your kids know how to use the firearms you give them safely, while also taking the time to give them a safe shooting environment. 

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Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "Pod That: Two Brothers Talkin' Sports"