We took our two oldest boys (7 & 8) to a local outdoor range yesterday to shoot their .22 rifle. We've spent the last couple weeks at home going over safety and mechanical function with them prior to going out, and I have to say they both did very well. Every shot hit the target and and near the end, they both got close to center on their shots. They can't wait to go out again when I get home in a month. We had a blast and got a good laugh watching them run around their grandma's house trying to show everyone their target sheets. I think we've created some future customers for you local shop keepers.