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Appleseed Welcome Center => Appleseed for Kids => Topic started by: Steadfast on April 15, 2012, 10:08:10 AM

Title: Gibsonburg Ohio Appleseed - Parents helping kids?
Post by: Steadfast on April 15, 2012, 10:08:10 AM
I see there is an Appleseed coming up in a week close to our location.  This would be our first Appleseed I was considering taking my 14 and 12 year old girls.

Both have new Ruger 10/22's but haven't been out to shoot them a lot. 

My concern is that on the line they may have some malfunction issues or need some help. Is it better that I go as a parent (instead of a participant) to help my kids this time around, so they feel more comfortable?  Are parents allowed to help out in that manner?

If I go to assist my kids, do I have to pay the registration fee even though I am not participating in the shoot?
Title: Re: Gibsonburg Ohio Appleseed - Parents helping kids?
Post by: didactic on April 15, 2012, 11:26:42 AM
PM sent.  Sometimes a parent as a firing line "helper" works well, sometimes not.   :-\

But thanks for your interest, Jim!   O0
Title: Re: Gibsonburg Ohio Appleseed - Parents helping kids?
Post by: Ratchett on April 16, 2012, 02:58:30 PM
Jim,

The Gibsonburg range has a fantastic crew of instructors and I am sure the girls will be fine with their rifles. There will be a couple of our junior Instructors there as well which tends to make the teens feel more comfortable as well. I honestly think you will find that you will be able to relax and participate as a shooter without problem.

Enjoy the shoot and have a great time...

In His grip,
Ratchett
Title: Re: Gibsonburg Ohio Appleseed - Parents helping kids?
Post by: Charles McKinley on April 16, 2012, 05:48:51 PM
Hi Jim,

The biggest pain in the butt with the 10/22 is the magazine release.  Have them practice it A LOT!  A quick little saying for it is: "Pull it back to keep the bolt back.  Push it up to let the bolt go up."

Clear a room of all ammo and have them get into position and dry fire.

If they can work the bolt release they shouldn't have any problems clearing anything.

My 8 and 9 year daughters old got through it last summer and had a great time.

Don't forget the sunscreen and the water and have FUN!
Title: Re: Gibsonburg Ohio Appleseed - Parents helping kids?
Post by: TDog on June 25, 2012, 10:37:17 AM
My dad helped me. :)