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Long story but I hope you guys understand.

Last week I went to the safe to see if there was anything I could trade for some more colt "snakes". One gun on my list was a .22 diamondback for my 5 year old. Rejcpa came through with a very nice 1969 diamondback in a trade I think we both enjoyed. Bob (hope it is ok that I used your name), is a great guy and the transaction was fast and easy.

So the gun arrived Saturday and I showed it to my boys that afternoon. I have 12 foot high ceilings in the house but I swear they hit the roof with excitement. See my 5 year old looks at my older son, who is 9, with great jealousy every time he shoots my pythons. Everyone with two boys should understand that life is a competition and my oldest was winning in the shooting world. So getting my 5 year old his own “little python” to shot was a dream come true in his eyes.

Shooting would have to wait till next weekend because of church and baseball practice on Sunday. So everyone couldn’t wait for this weekend to get here. However after sitting at work way to long yesterday (noon), I decided it was time to go get the boys and head out to the land to shoot. You would have thought that it was Christmas when both boys saw me at school early.

The drive to our property is about 30 min and you could not believe the praises I was getting as “the best dad ever”. At some point I think they started writing a song to remember this moment for the rest of their lives.

I let both boys sit down and load the pistols. Then they both shot through 100 rounds, both taking their time and loving every minute. THEN IT HAPPENED. As we started packing up to leave, my little angle the 5 year old that all he wanted in his life was his own python; looked up at me and said “yaaaa, I really want an automatic”!

It took about 10 seconds for me to think about it and remember the mind of a 5 year old. So like any father would; I bent down, kissed his forehead, and said “let’s go find you an automatic”.

I love those boys.
 

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Great story mate. For us downunder, this is the stuff of imagination and pipe dreams. The closest to an automatic for our kids is to take them for a drive in one. Give him a kiss for me too will ya? NO, not the kid, the GUN, dad.
 

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That's awesome! Sounds like you guys are going to make great memories shooting your Colts. Glad I could help. So do you need a Woodsman now, or would a High Standard suffice? You better get that boy what he wants. ;) For my little girl I got a 22 Conversion kit with a threaded barrel for my 1911. Then I added a Titanium Archangel Supressor. We have loads of fun shooting it.
 

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The Star Model F .22 would be about the right size for a child, and functions like a 1911.

Yep for my 16th birthday my Dad presented me with a new Ithaca M37 shorgun.
 

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That's awesome! Sounds like you guys are going to make great memories shooting your Colts. Glad I could help. So do you need a Woodsman now, or would a High Standard suffice? You better get that boy what he wants. ;) For my little girl I got a 22 Conversion kit with a threaded barrel for my 1911. Then I added a Titanium Archangel Supressor. We have loads of fun shooting it.
The big Tulsa gun show is coming up in April. He will almost be 6 so I think I will take him and let him pick out his "own" gun. Might be a little young but who cares right. I will try to suggest a woodsman but he likes a fiend of mines buckmark. Might look at a .22 1911 style.

Eitherway, kids sure make life fun.
 

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Great story, God bless your little boys. My "little boy" is 23, and he still loves when we open the safe and pick a few guns to shoot with. He likes to shoot the larger calibers(.45, .44, .357) but we still have our most fun shooting the .22s. I have two children, my son and my daughter she is 15, and has no interest in firearms, at the moment. But, she has asked me not to play with a gun or a blade when she starts to date, and boys come to the house. LOL!
 
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