"Great book for any boy who wants to learn all about guns. Covers safety, different types of actions and so much more." william t robinson said.
"I gave the book to my eleven year old grandson for Christmas and we went through it together. He loved it! Well illustrated and it stressed safety above all else--which was a great positive for me. A lot of coverage on modern semi-autos, which is to be expected. But he asked, what is a bolt action rifle?" So, I showed him mine and we looked it up in The Gun Book. The Gun Book did a nice job of explaining various actions including lever, bolt, pump, semi, and auto actions. There were sections on revolvers and pistols as well. It also covered percussion and black powder, which was rather cursory. But on the other hand it's a tough deciding what to leave in or eliminate in an introductory book for youth. Overall, I think the author did a nice job for this age group. Definitely peaking his interest for further reading--exactly as I hoped." Thomas F. Ogle said.
"A good book, but a little more technically detailed than I expected. We bought this for our 8 year old and I read a section to him every night at bedtime. It's well written and informative about both the history of guns and the practice of shooting, but I think the reading level is aimed at kids a few years older. That's not necessarily a bad thing -- in fact it's a perfectly good book for adults to read as well." Philip said.
"Best gift you can give to any boy or girl. A must read, information is well written & will stand the test of time." Nicholas Marotta said.
"not broad enough....e.g. types of shotgun barrels what they do or what for ,full modified slug." ditzygirl said.
"The book is very informative. I had bought the book for my sons to read, but wanted to preview it. I couldn't put it down." Amazon Customer said.
"My nephew is a 10 year old information junkie who's parents have recently taught him how to shoot guns. This book is perfect for him as it will teach him the history of different guns as well as safety and how to clean the guns." Amazon Customer said.