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Phillip Allen
12-28-2009, 07:39 PM
she gets to use the pink rifle

botebum
12-28-2009, 07:44 PM
Did she get the Crickett? Summer loves hers. I refused to get the pink one last year when she got it. Reason?- "Squirrels hate pink." She bought it and still loves that little black gun. Wish I could get out more with her to practice. She's paying for the split too:(

Doug

brad9798
12-29-2009, 12:41 AM
Nothing wrong with learning how to shoot ...

Nicholas Scheuer
12-29-2009, 04:01 AM
I've noticed small pink 22cal rifles in a couple of different gun shops I've been in recently. Do young girls really go for these?

No question that teaching and promoting the safe handling of firearms with the young is a good idea. In my case it was age 11 as a Boy Scout at Summer Camp.

However, I always thought blue steel and a dark brown walnut stock was the best aesthetic, and considering present-day pc considerations, I'm a little surprised by the pink rifles these days.

Like when my youngest daughter tried to sign up for shop class in Milddle School and they told her "only boys usually sign up for Shop. Ellen told them, "don't make me call my mother about this." She completed al of the projects in an exempliary manner, and never brought home anything pink.

I'm not just picking on guns; I don't care for pink bicycles, neither. But hey, if kids like them, it ain't the color that is most important.

Moby Nick

Phillip Allen
12-29-2009, 06:34 AM
I've noticed small pink 22cal rifles in a couple of different gun shops I've been in recently. Do young girls really go for these?

No question that teaching and promoting the safe handling of firearms with the young is a good idea. In my case it was age 11 as a Boy Scout at Summer Camp.

However, I always thought blue steel and a dark brown walnut stock was the best aesthetic, and considering present-day pc considerations, I'm a little surprised by the pink rifles these days.

Like when my youngest daughter tried to sign up for shop class in Milddle School and they told her "only boys usually sign up for Shop. Ellen told them, "don't make me call my mother about this." She completed al of the projects in an exempliary manner, and never brought home anything pink.

I'm not just picking on guns; I don't care for pink bicycles, neither. But hey, if kids like them, it ain't the color that is most important.

Moby Nick

think about it...the pink business isn't much different than the bumper stickers on another thread...I thought the pink would aggrivate her dad just a little bit (in a good natured way)...Meghan couldn't care less what color it is

Paul Pless
12-29-2009, 06:58 AM
"don't make me call my mother about this." awesome http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

Phillip Allen
12-29-2009, 07:12 AM
it is pretty amazing aint it ...

on a second thought, amazing isn't the right word...?...AWSOME! (but someone already has used that word...)

John Smith
12-29-2009, 07:23 AM
Nothing wrong with learning how to shoot ...
Better than shooting without learning.

Here's some instructions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iATzgXyhYRs

paladin
12-29-2009, 02:15 PM
Ah...yes....Someone once coveted a set of Lord and Lady Derringers I had....I bought her a little lightweight .380 in pink with ivory grips....

Bobby of Tulsa
12-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Ok Phillip, Did we shoot or not? Oyea, Thanks for your advice.:)

Bob Smalser
12-29-2009, 03:55 PM
I recently finished restoring two 20 gauge, circa 1915-1925 Marlins for kids. What a joy they've turned out to be to carry and shoot. Plus they aren't well known and remain quite inexpensive.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/22762860/378804533.jpg

While requiring a thorough checkout and limited to light loads, the older small-bore guns weren't overbuilt to compete with 12-bores like they are today, and remain 5 pounds of delightful rabbit gun more akin to a fine .22 than a modern 3" 20 gauge.

Size comparisons....with a 12 gauge:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/22762860/378856564.jpg

....in the hand:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/22762860/378856562.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL12/1104763/22762860/378856563.jpg

http://www.marlin-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8880

Bobby of Tulsa
12-29-2009, 04:13 PM
When I was just a small fry a friend took me to his grandpas house. He showed me grandpas gun. A pump 20ga with a hammer, I thought that was the coolest thing in the whole world. At that time I was waiting for a JC Higgins pump 12 ga. That my uncle owned. :)

brad9798
12-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Maybe the pink is for breast cancer? Who knows?

Hell prescription bottle caps are pink around here these days for breast cancer awareness ... personally, I think they are running this pink crap into the ground!