Mine are teens now . I started my boy out shooting 22's when he was about 7 . I would shoot AR and a 223 bolt gun while he was shooting . He waited until he was about 8 before he asked to shoot the bigger stuff . I always shot with him so he would get used to the noise and concussion . I started my little girl out at 8 . She doesnt like rifles , but , will shoot and abusive hand gun all day . Between my wife and daughter they shot 450 rds of 38 spec out of an airweight and about half of them were +p stuff in a short afternoon while I was shooting trap . I went back to help them pack up and thought they were sitting on the bench b/c they were tired of it . I said where is all of the ammo ? They replied we shot it all up about 30 minutes ago . That trip was expensive , but , nobody ever tells me when to stop .
I plan on starting the grand kids out pretty early . I hope neither of them marry an anti b/c thats going to cause problems .