Matt Lauer has yet to inform the nation but this coming Saturday is “National Take Your Daughter To The Range Day.” If I can pry my daughters away from their friends and video games (and if the weather cooperates) I’ll be taking them to the hills for some target practice. My older daughter prefers our old-school 10/22. She likes the 3-9x scope, and the fact that it looks a little like the scoped Mini-14 from the ‘Left 4 Dead’ zombie-killing video games at which she is a stone-cold executioner . . .
My nine-year-old daughter (not pictured) has yet to forgive me for putting a fixed A2 buttstock on my AR. The old M4 stock fit her perfectly when fully collapsed, just like this youngster. She’ll have to take turns with her sister on the 10/22 or shoot my old Marlin Model 60 because my .22 AR upper is awaiting execution by firing squad and/or Tannerite.
In post-apocalyptic fiction, the family that shoots together stays together (or spends the entire movie looking for each other). In the real world, parents have a very short time to savor family life. Some of my fondest memories of my girls were created, will be created, with the help of firearms. You too? How often do you go shooting with your kids?