got my little girl a pink synthetic crickett .22 lr. i have been burning up to get her one since she was in diapers. she's six now, and has been daddy's little killing machine with her pellet guns for two years. when i load up to go hunting she begs to go, and i always have to tell her she's not big enough. after she gets honed in on the peep sight, she'll be able to shoot rabbits, prairie dogs, and ground squirrels with me now. i set the box on the porch when i got home, and told her to get me something from outside. when she came in her eyes were all bugged out. made me proud. i am glad i live in a state that doesn't put an age restriction on hunters. i don't think i could've waited till she was 12!