Combine a child-sized bolt action rifle, a box of low-power quiet .22 ammunition, eye and ear protection, high-visibility targets, three patient instructors and a precocious girl aged four and a half.
She drilled with her mother earlier in the week using an unloaded BB gun to get used to aiming, safety practices and stances. The results look pretty good, even allowing for the short range at which the exercise was conducted. The little girl was all smiles, declaring repeatedly that this was fun and she wanted to shoot more.
However, half an hour session was all that her attention span would support and she promptly went to rest from the labors of the day. I suspect she will be back at the range shortly.
(Photo by Don Perry)