Re: New England Firearms Survivor Rifle
Since you ask, I sure wouldn't start a kid out with that gun. The stock configuration stinks for hunting purposes, shooting shot down a fully rifled barrel really is not a good idea for regular use in hunting. The gun will be a handicap for a child just learning to hunt. The price I have seen them advertised for is 300.00 or better, you can get a decent used shotgun or rifle for that price that won't have a mannual hammer to mess with and in a better gauge than .410 and will have a stock meant for hunting. The gun is meant for last resort, survival, not as a regular hunting weapon. Ask yourself, if you had a choice to hunt with that gun or a gun that was actually meant for hunting, which would you choose?
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!