Children's Guns Joliet IL
Local resource for children's guns in Joliet. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to toy guns, children's paintball guns, air guns, and gun holsters, as well as advice and content on hunting.
Rink''S Gun & Sport, Inc.(815) 838-1371
14363 S. Archer
23003 W Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, Illinois 60544815-439-4570(815) 439-4570
23003 W Lincoln Hwy
Shooting Guns(815) 439-4867
23248 West Lincoln Highway
Lock And Load309688609
3430 W Sylvan Lane
Fox River Guns(815) 385-4867
Dad''S Sports(815) 485-9610
280 E. Haven Suite D
New Lenox, IL
New Lenox, IL
Gun Shop(815) 439-4570
23003 West Lincoln Highway
J.R. Shooting Sports Inc.(630) 236-7788
519 N Oakhurst Dr
Central Illinois Firearms309282624
1001 State St
1203 Woodlawn Rd
3 Great Choices for Your Child's First Firearm
When introducing a kid to hunting, one of the most important elements to ensuring their success and enjoyment is providing them with the proper equipment - specifically the gun that they use. At a minimum, the child should be able to handle the gun safely, shoulder it properly, and of course shoot it without taking off a shoulder or knocking them down! The last thing you want to do is start a kid out with them too much gun or a gun that doesn't fit properly and cause them to become "gun shy."
Fortunately for young hunters today, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right gun. With the continued push to get more youth involved in hunting and the outdoors, most all of the big firearm manufacturers now produce a variety of youth model shotguns and rifles. In fact, there are way too many options to cover in one article, or to recommend just one or two for all youth hunters. Which firearm is right for your youth hunter is really dependent on his/her size, build, shooting ability and what he/she will be hunting (not to mention mom and dad's budget!). The purpose of this article is to simply take a look at three great youth firearms, each with their own unique qualities and purpose.
Keystone Arms Crickett .22LR
Knowing that the Crickett is designed for the youngest of shooters, Keystone Arms added some great safety features. The gun is a single-shot bolt action that must be manually cocked, so just loading a shell in the gun doesn't ready it for firing. In addition to manually cocking, the Crickett includes a feature that I haven't seen before on any other firearm - a keyed safety at the bottom of the stock that allows you to "lock" the gun, so that it cannot be loaded and fired. This is a great feature when storing the gun to prevent a kid from getting the gun out and attempting to load it unsupervised.
Overall, the Crickett proved to be the perfect first rifle for my young son. As mentioned earlier, its small size made it easy for him to ha...