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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:37 AM   #1
 
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Was sitting here and figured some of the VQ kits needed to be installed in some of these trigger assemblies. Did the first, just a simple 10 minute swap of parts. For the second, I figured being as dirty as it was, a complete disassenmbly was in order. Called the boy down and thus began his first trigger job. I did help getting the sear/hammer assembly in but the rest he pretty much followed instructions and got it done. Told him his next build he was doing ALL the work. He liked that idea. An ice cream snack interrupted his 2nd go. Still have one more hammer kit and 3 assemblies to work on. Guess time to place an order with somebody.
Thinking I'll let him pick out all his own parts for his next build. His ideas, his work, his gun. Hmmm, my money...



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Awesome stuff, Blackhawk. Teaching the boy valuable skills like this are the best thing you can do. Plus, the pride in building a functional custom 10/22 is phenomenal.
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He'll have a few more to do soon. Next he learn the bolt and in a week or two he's gonna help me with another batch of clear magazines becoming other colors. he's helped with his current 4 or 6 10/22 builds and does have fun. The smiles of completion are priceless.
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That's awesome to hear. Way to be one heck of a dad!
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How many of your 17 rugers are "his" and how old is your son? I have a 2 year old boy, and just can't wait until he gets to be the age where I can take him, hunting, shooting, and fishing... I already have his first .22 .... it was my old one being passed down to him.
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I'd say 5 or so were either built especially for him or with him. One was a Christmas gift and one was built as a companion to another I built. Basically twins but one a bit shorter barrel for him. I call them the father/son set. He's 10 now but started a couple years ago. I let him make the initial move so it wasn't pushed upon him too strongly. Pushing it can easily cause them to push back and away. (think teens )
Three pending now, 2 for me, 1 for "us" but with opinion input from him. After those, it'll be his turn to think up and basically make one all on his own while I start a few more in the project book for myself and maybe a themed one for the wife.
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