After lots of preparation, instruction, and time spent familiarizing my sons with the Ruger 10/22 - and Guns in general, I decided it was time to get them out for their first shooting experience. My two sons are close in age, and would distract each other, and myself to a potentially dangerous level if I took them out together, so instead I took my youngest son out alone for one on one tutoring. There was lots of teaching, and lots of safe, hands-on learning done. Actual accomplishments were few, but the fact that he learned how to insert a magazine, and generally obeyed instructions made me very proud. My 4 year old son was far more receptive and ready for this experience than anyone might have believed, including me. We had a fantastic morning together.