I did not grow up with guns. Due to a life situation, I was not able to bring my kids up with guns. Now that I have the freedom to carry, I am beginning to train my grandson. He turned 10 last year, and I introduced him to my Crosman 10" pellet gun. Whenever he comes over, we set up our little range and have fun. I have taught him all about safety. We can’t cross the line until “Cease Fire” is called. We must declare “All Clear” before we can touch the pellet gun. Eye protection. Always engaging the crossbolt safety and leaving the bolt locked back with an empty chamber facing up. He’s starting to form good groups at 5 yards. I even let him join in a real gun cleaning party. Don’t worry, all the ammunition was locked in the safe. Showed him all the parts, how to safety check, etc. My granddaughter turns ten in July, and it will be her turn. My daughter has no interest at all in guns. I’m not trying to push the idea on anyone, but I want to give them the option to choose.
Are you training any young ones? Do your methods differ? Am I missing anything?