good job at passing on a usefull skill!
i do a variation on this.
I have no kids, but most of my friends have kids. Only 1 of the kids has taken an interest in firearms, and her step-dad, while he doesn't mind guns.. just isn't a gun guy.. has a rifle in the closet somewhere, never uses it.. etc....I'm currently teaching her to shoot. she's been tot he range a half dozen or more times now, after some safety lessons, and the first time, she had her pick of a good selection of long guns to shoot, to figure out what to learn on. I told her fireing lots of guns is noce.. but sugested she decide on one to focus on.. that way in a while, she'll be quite good at it. after a day of plinking she settled on my 30-06's bolt action. after another session of this and another, her sticking to it, and still liing the 30-06, I scavenged around at a show and found a mechanically fine, -slightly- cosmetically damaged ( nothing a bit of 600 paper and some wood stain wouldn't fix 99%.. ) savage 110 in 30-06 for a good price. I grabbed it, and that is now her range gun. I want her to practice and develop skill with that one.. not mine. when she turns 18 ( 15 now ).. I'll give her the savage. She's already a 100yd tack driver with it....
last time shooting We talked about reloading. we shot some of my relaods.. and now as a regular deal afte range time, we collect all our brass any any other we can scrounge, and she gets to , for now, watcht he steps I go thru to relaod a cartridge. she's picking it up faster than i did.
pretty soon.. probably by the end of this year, after range time I'll probably have her into loading as well. My bench has 2 presses setup anyway.. so under supervision, she can start reloading too. We've already got her setup with a range bag similar to mine. shoulder pad, cleaning kit, good but inexpensive spotting scope, targets, glasses, ear plugs.. etc.. etc.
fun passing on the skill to the younger generation.
I've known her family for nearly 30ys.. her uncle and mother have been my best friends for 27 of them.. her stepfather the same, when he got into the picture. when we were all a little younger we'd go over to their parents house ( grandparents of the youngun learnin to shoot ) .. .. they made something called monkey bread.. looke dlike 'sticky buns' to me. some sort of maple and sorghum glazed bread like a honey bun only much better! less stress i think back then...