This past July 4 weekend my family and I spent a good amount of time sending lead downrange. I sighted-in two .270 Win. rifles that will be used this fall for whitetails and black bears, and we all had a good time plinking pop cans with .22LR handguns and sling-shots. But we had the most fun shooting my vintage Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, which I received as a Christmas gift 45 years ago.
Although I thought I’d held and shot that BB gun in every manner possible, my 9-year-old son, Luke, showed me a new method. It’s sort of a modified sitting technique, and the key is resting the front of the gun on the toe of your shoe.
I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t twist my body into this shooting shape for all the bucks in the B&C record book. But I watched Luke calmly plink pop cans over and over and over again without a care in the world from this new position.
Luke is still a few years away from being old enough to take firearms safety training, and I can just imagine the look on his instructor’s face if Luke demonstrates this technique during the shooting portion of the course!