Well, my oldest girl, Hunter has expressed an interest in going hunting since last year. So this year we planned to let her go. I got behind a little and only just took her down to our range today to try her first shots with a real gun. I had planned to start her off with a 22, and then let her shoot our 223, but with the season opening tomorrow here, we didn't want to do too much shooting. So, we started her of with Grandma's 222, since it had a scope (All my rifles have open sights, which I preffer). After checking to make sure she remembered everything I told her about gun safety etc, and how to aim etc, we let her take her first shot. She was just over a 100 yards out, and did great. On purpose, and without her knowing, for her second shot, we didn't chamber another round to make sure she didn't jerk the trigger. She clicked off the dry fire just as smooth as a trained sniper.. not too shabby for an 8 yo girl, thinks dad. Especially after she was so surprised how loud the first one was. I really expected her to flinch for the second, but she didn't. Time for shot #3, (or the second live round) and it was even better. We went down to check the target, and changed it out for a "deer target". We explained to her where she needed to aim the cross hairs, just behind the shoulder etc etc, and she took two more shots. Fantastic shots, right in the pickle barrel.. kill zone.. and check out the grouping.. not to shabby at all. So, tonight she's spending the night with the grand parents, and will go out in the morning, with grandpa, for her first hunt. I thought about taking her out for her first time, but grandpa is the "big hunter" in our family, and did a fine job of teaching my wife and her sister, as well as our niece, so I thought it would be nice for her to go with him for her first time. The blind they will be in is only about 75 - 100 yards from my bedroom window, so I'll probably know if they get something right away. Anyway, I just thought I'd do a little bragging about how great she did on her first try. We did one more final "dry fire" trick on her at the end, and again she clicked it off nice and smooth. I guess with the name, Hunter, she better be a good shot! LOL On with the pics..