What age are we talking about? I spend the day at the range with my 12 year old. She loves to shoot my 10/22. She has shot some handguns but likes the rifle the most. And let me tell you, she is great at it. She wants one for Christmas. I just may do it because it would piss off my ex. LOL.
My son is 13, and my daughter is 7 and they love to shoot. My daughter only shoots the p22(shes not ready for anything bigger). My son will shoot anything he can get his hands on. Now, if I could only get the wife to go ???