Finally, manufacturers are recognizing that kids need guns that fit them too. As much as anything else, this is probably due to the fact that manufacturers realize if they don’t get our youth interested in shooting, they won’t have anyone to sell guns to in about 20 years. That’s good business sense but it’s also good for kids.
I, or more accurately, my kids are testing Marlin’s new XT youth .22 rifle. So far we have been impressed and it is only the second rifle – the other is Henry Mini-Bolt – my six-year-old daughter can shoot. And, she is learning and liking it. You can read our full feature article on Marlin’s XT Youth rifle in an upcoming issue of Buckmaster’s Gunhunter magazine.