Not to question your parenting, by any means, but here's my input:Thank you all so much for all your feedback. You have been very helpful. I really appreciate all of your information. My son is 6 and I know he is not ready yet, however I was trying to get a feel for what age is normally a good one to start out. He seems a bit interested but I don't feel he is ready. I have talked to him about safety, but the attention span at 6 isn't the greatest. In time I think he will be ready for his first little .22lr Rifle.
I still have my Red Ryder that I got when I turned 10.....and I have yet to shoot my eye out.Thank you guys so much. I think after reading what you all have posted I am going to talk to him about getting a bb gun. Maybe take him shopping this weekend. See how interested he is in getting one. I will probably have just as much fun as he will seeing as I can't shoot my toys in the back yard but I can shoot his . Anyway thank you all for your advice.