scope or open sights ???????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mo, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Just got my little boy his first pellet gun. It came with a scope. Now the question is put it on or leave it off, and make him learn to shoot with open sights?

    My first bb gun was a hand me down from my brother and the back sight had been knocked off, but i learned how to kill a bird with it anyway.
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I would take the scope off in the begining so he will learn site alinement
    and the proper way to hold the rifle.

    You will be surprised how fast he/she will learn.

    My son started with a BB gun and the first time I took
    him to the range I set him up with some cans and turned
    him lose. After a while I noticed he wasn't shooting cans
    any more and ask what he was doing. His reply was " just
    shooting dragon flies"

    So let them learn with iron sites first then later put the scope
    on for hunting. If you start with a scope they won't like iron

    Just my two bits