Three of my grown children were home for the weekend along with 7 grandkids all 6 and under. My son and 2 son-in-laws are almost as gun crazy as I am.
The weather was nice and we got to shoot up a bunch of shotgun shells at them little orange flying saucers. I got presented a spanking new Mossberg Silver Reserve II 20 ga over and under. It was also anounced that I would be going to the Dakota's on some pheasant hunts. This means one thing....EKC must have another bird dog. I raised a very good line of Mosegaurd short haired pointers for 25-30 years. I treated some poor folk pretty good as far as seeing to it that they had good dogs to hunt with. They ain't so poor anymore and since I turned my lineage of dogs over to them they told EKC to come pick out a pup when the next batch hatches. Yee Haw...just got to convince the Mrs. as she isn't the dog fancier like Mrs Smokey.
We shot....they shot up scads of them 22's that some of you think I'm hoarding. It isn't hoarding no matter how many you have if there is only enough for a dozen or so such shoots. Two of my grandsons ages 5 and 6 each have a Savage MKI single shot 22 and I only know of one way for them to become proficient. My son brought his new 22 target gun that I put together for him over the winter. It's based on a 10/22 with lots of fine parts from Brownells attatched. He was shooting dime sized groups at 50 yards with cheap ammo.
I didn't shoot one single rimfire round. PaPa just stood back and kept an eye on everything to make sure everything stayed safe and sent stern reminders if someone strayed even a smidget. The grandkids know that PaPa can act as immature as a 5 year old when we are playing in the back yard but everything is serious(but fun) when guns are involved.