This is Baret Fawbush, here’s a short clip of him and his son spending some quality time together.
Read the excerpt below on how he juggles training, spatial awareness, gun safety and its purpose into quality time with his child..
“Here’s my son Knox. He’s 4 years old. I REALLY want to get him into guns but the key is not to be forceful, so when he wants to go shooting with daddy, this is typically what we do. He stands behind me and holds on to me or just watches and tells me if I hit my target. You need to understand that my son is NOT scared of GUNS or GUNSHOTS.
He’s actually keeping his head down because I TOLD HIM TO do that and see if he could still know where I’m at by feeling me with his hands. The goal was the have a spacial awareness of where I’m at.
That’s what he was focusing on. My job was to focus on my spatial awareness of him while I have a gun in my hand doing work.
After I put the threat down, I want to check him and make sure he’s good and then we exit. I didn’t tell him to grab a hold of my belt before the drill. The drills we did before was him grabbing onto my neck.
So when he was confused, he reverted back to what he knew was easier for him (that’s fine because we got options and we can go with the flow).
Why do I incorporate my 4 year old into these types of live fire drills. First understand that we have done this with sort pistols in the yard and in the house many of times.
Secondly we do this so he understands a serious “GO TIME” attitude when daddy pulls out his gun. Thirdly, he LOVES seeing daddy hit his target. Fourthly is to communicate loudly and efficiently.
He loves spending time with me in this way. So we keep it safe and light hearted. I’m not suggesting that you go out and do things like this with live fire.
I will suggest that you instill in your children obedience and serious drills that you can rep with them and THEN take it to live fire if you feel comfortable and if your spouse feel comfortable with it too. Don’t argue with them about doing stuff like this. If your spouse trusts you to keep your child safe.”
Sources: Barot Fawbush, Parker Fawbush Youtube