Today i took my son who just recently turned 5 shooting with me. I set up my home made steel target in front of the birm and walked back about 15-20 yards and handed my son his new crickett, went over the safety rules again took the gun back from him and loaded it. I gave it to him he shouldered it, I reached in and pulled back the hammer plunger and he shot. He missed. we repeated the process and this time the sound of steel ringing. We proceeded to go through quite a few rounds of 22lr today. Wish i would have thought to get pictures of his first time with a rifle. He shot a 22 revolver last fall but wasn't really able to hit the tiny targets my brother in law had set up. Judging by his reactions and the fact he already asked to go again he's hooked.