It is always best to have your kids interested in guns at an early age. Having your child practice shooting and hunting early is the best way to let them learn gun safety.
Read this guide of real guns for kids for your young gun enthusiasts to enjoy!
In this article:
- Ruger Mark III
- Remington Model 870 Express Compact Jr.
- Henry Repeating Arms H001
- Mossberg Model 505 Youth All-Purpose
- Savage Rascal
- Browning Buck Mark
- Beretta U22 Neo
- Ruger 10-22 Compact
Real Guns for Kids | Your Child's First Firearm
1. Ruger Mark III
This small handgun is a fun and easy-to-use firearm for young shooters.
This semi-auto pistol is available in four varieties: Standard, Target, Competition, and Hunter. Making it available for kids who are into different disciplines of shooting.
2. Remington Model 870 Express Compact Jr.
The Remington Model 870 Express Compact Jr. is an enjoyable gun for young shooters who wants to enjoy a full-size firearm.
It comes with an adjustable length of a pull system, which allows the shotgun to fit the preferred size of the user. Making it versatile and useful for a wider age range.
This feature can also mean a child can use it as they grow older and bigger.
- comfortable shooting with its contoured shoulder stock
- Twin action bars to prevent binding
- Uses standard Rem Choke
- Solid steel receiver for a maximum power and reliability
3. Henry Repeating Arms H001
This .22LR rifle is a great choice for a child to learn to shoot on. It features a 15-round capacity on the LR variant, 7 rounds in the L model, and 21 rounds in the S version.
The H001 has an 18.5 inch barrel and comes with a great American walnut stock making it more pleasing to the eyes of kids.
4. Mossberg Model 505 Youth All-Purpose
This awesome pump-action shotgun comes with a 12-inch length-of-pull that has a variety of barrel lengths from 18.5 inches to 24 inches.
This firearm is available in 3 gauges: 12, 20, and .410 bore.
5. Savage Rascal
The Rascal comes with a 7 shot magazine and a one-of-a-kind AccuTrigger system that offers easy adjustability, light, clean pull with no creep, and prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped.
It comes with a synthetic stock which can be replaced with a bigger stock when they get older and weighs in at 2.71lbs and with a length of 30.625 inches.
I would recommend this gun to anyone, not just a child.
6. Browning Buck Mark
The Browning Buck Mark is perfect for kids who are struggling with proper gripping techniques. This gun features Browning's Ultragrip RX/DX that has finger grooves to guide the fingers and palm to stay where it needs to be.
This also features a large manual thumb safety that is easily accessible making it one of the most recommended guns for beginners.
7. Beretta U22 Neo
The Beretta U22 Neo is an easy-to-handle firearm, specifically made for plinking, training, or informal target shooting.
Its size and ergonomic grip make it a great real gun for kids. With a .22 LR, the young ones wouldn't feel too much of a punch when it shoots. It is a very fun gun to shoot and a great choice for children.
The line offers four models all with single-action 10-rounds.
8. Ruger 10-22 Compact
This one is made for older kids. It is a semi-automatic .22 rifle that has fiber optic sights and a quick-release 10 round magazine.
If you want a bigger one, Ruger Youth rifles also make a 25 round magazine for this firearm. If you are buying for a girl it also comes in pink if that's what they like.
Editor’s Note: Legal “Loophole” Allows You To Carry Concealed In 28 States
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From these choices of real guns for kids, you can find the perfect tool to teach your little ones about guns, self-defense, and responsible gun ownership.
Do you think any of these real guns would be suitable for your kid? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 9, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.