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Posted: 9/30/2004 2:46:28 PM EDT
I was the first in my family to own a black rifle. My brother has BRD now too, and my dad may bet one. Did your parents have black rifles? Grandparents?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:48:16 PM EDT
Yes I am
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:54:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:56:24 PM EDT
yes i am

no they did not
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:57:40 PM EDT
Yes, I am

No, they didn't.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:58:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:58:44 PM EDT
My dad owned an AR before me, but he wouldn't have bought it wihtout my persistence. I'm not too sure about my grandfather htough. He used to own a pawn shop and deal in firearms, so he might have had some.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:09:59 PM EDT
My dad has never owned one, but he was among the very first people to ever shoot one!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:20:09 PM EDT
Yep, the one and only.

None in the family before mine.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:21:42 PM EDT
Yup I am !

Parents no....Grandparents no!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:32:13 PM EDT
Just me! I did get my brother to buy an A K after.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:36:14 PM EDT
My brother bought the first AR-15 Sporter available to the public (slab side with no Foward assist) for $350 in 1976...
So I got to cut my teeth on it before I hooked up with my Uncle Sugar years later.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:40:37 PM EDT
In my immidiate family, yes, along with my brother, who has a Colt CAR-A3. My uncle has an old school AR though, no forward assist or anything.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:41:25 PM EDT
Yep, but that's only because I'm getting old and the black rifle hasn't been around all that long.

I carried an M16 (OMG! No wood!)
Dad carried an M14
One grandpa carried an M1 Carbine and the other carried a Garand or a BAR
Great Grandad carried a 1917 Enfield

Dad DID have a folding AC556 back in the '80's and the pistol grip was black. Does that count?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:42:13 PM EDT
Yes I am.

My dad bought one 2 months ago just top spite Kerry.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:42:20 PM EDT
My dad won't even touch a gun...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:42:51 PM EDT
I am the first but not the last. I've taught my 2 boys well and they will carry on the tradition
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:43:01 PM EDT
Yes , I am
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:48:34 PM EDT
I'm not the first to own one or even use one.. The first one to actually own one is my little brother.

But my father was the first to use one in our family because he was in the AF while I was the second to use one.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:49:19 PM EDT
My dad is one of those who is more of a "sporting use" type person and is of the mind set that any of the guns he's used for hunting are suitable for all practical self defense applications that might arise.

Read as "would support elimination of our right to own these guns". His view is that the guns serve no purpose in society. I've gotten him to fire one of the AR15s exactly one time and wasn't able to sway him.

I think it really strikes a nerve with him that I own 4 of the damn things and there is enough vested in that small part of the collection to be valued at almost as much as a new truck, definitely enough if you weigh in the total amount spent on the entire collection plus accesories.

He owned guns simply for hunting and casual plinking. I always get hounded with the "why would you need to" arguments with just about any of my firearms. "why do you need a 44mag" "why do you need a 300WinMag for shooting long range"

Sadly, I think I have a lot more in common with my grandfather who was a WWII vet and whom I never got to know or go shooting with. I think my grandfather would have respected or understood some of the principles and beliefs I have in gun ownership.

Needless to say I'm a first time owner of lots of kinds of firearms. My dad pretty much owned a 22lr. rifle and handgun, a 20gauge, and a lone 12gauge single shot. My grandfather had a couple of guns geared more towards hunting but in significantly larger odd ball chamberings.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:50:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
Yes, I am

No, they didn't.

Yep, but my dad did have an M16 in the service.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:54:07 PM EDT
I have an uncle on both sides of the family who carried one in Vietnam, as did my father-in-law, though none of them has owned one since leaving the military. Since them I'm the only rifle-head in the family; the other two gun owners are shotgunners.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:54:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 3:56:17 PM EDT by The_Friendly_Sponge]
I am the first and only gun owner in my family. My folks aren't really anti-gun, but they're not members of the NRA either. Probably has something to do with the fact that they're both academics and live near a large-ish city (L.A.). My dad served in the Korean War, but spent most of his time in Japan as a REMF (his MOS was something financial-related).

I may be the first EBR owner in my family, but you can bet that I won't be the last. I've got three daughters (14, 11 and 8) and they're already being indoctrinated into the world of firearms.

Long live the AR-15!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:00:54 PM EDT
Yes I am, or at least was until that tragic day on lake Texoma...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:03:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:14:43 PM EDT
My brother had a couple of lowers that he bought way back when, but I was the one who actually built them up into complete rifles. He's currently too busy collecting C&R stuff to get very interested in building one himself.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:19:37 PM EDT
Well my dad carried one with the 1st Air Cav in Vietnam, but I'm the first EBR owner in my family.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:22:18 PM EDT
Yep I am.

The only black rifle my dad has ever fired is my AR. And he really doesn't like to shoot it. Hearing a *wierd noise* from within the stock when firing annoys him I am told . He'd rather stick with his favorite M1A. He just barely missed training with the M16 in the service.. And is quite happy about that I might add. lol

I get the feeling from talking to him that my grandpa was never really into guns all that much.. He was armed with twin .50BMG's in WWII though...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:22:37 PM EDT
Second generation here and I am in my 30's. There has never been a time in my life when an AR hasn't been in the place I lived in. I have been shooting AR's since about 1980. M1A's about the same. When I was 10, my favorite rifle was a Mini 14. AK's were unheard of by Dad. I'm not Dad
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:27:43 PM EDT
First to shoot one, a clamshell A1 in 1970 during BCT at Ft Lewis, WA.

Brother never in the military, has helped make Blackhawks and Super Stallions for our GIs and refurb Marine One for our Presidents for the last 20+ years.

Dad (+1980) was a Cbt Egr who qualified on the M1903 in 1942, then had a low-numbered Garand issued to him in Iceland, finished WW2 carrying a Carbine and a 1911A1. He taught me how to shoot.

Bought my own A2 in 2002, shortly after I helped my son build his A2.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:30:47 PM EDT
I gave my Dad his first black rifle for X-mas. I didn't get my own black rifle until 12 years later. Stupid AWB.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:32:56 PM EDT
i'm going to be turning eighteen and i'm want to buy my first gun that's officialy mine, i'm considering an AR, how cheap can you find a decent base model, i figure i can always upgrade parts later, i've got about four fifty, i could get i little bit more out of savings, is there anything available for that kind of money or should i just go look at AKs
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:43:57 PM EDT
I wish I was. Much to my surprise.... I brought my first one to show my Grandad.... and he hauls off to his closet, and returns with a Colt SP1 carbine, and just smiles, and pats me on the shoulder.

a year ago... my Dad was telling me how he would never want one.... of THOSE kind of rifles.

My what a year will do. He asked if I would help him build one... he is about to get the finished product as soon as the red-dot sight comes in.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 4:59:07 PM EDT
Yup, except for 22 autoloaders bolt guns ruled my family before me... I am slowly converting them to the "Dark Side"
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:00:59 PM EDT
My grandfather kept a loaded .32 revolver in the house, though I don't think he ever fired a round from it. In fact, when I inherited it, it was loaded and rusty, but there wasn't even a single extra round in the house. Until me, that was the extent of the gun-ownership in my family.

Now that one grandfather is gone, I'm the only gun owner in my family, but I've got enough to go around for all the relatives.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:02:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By subarustilover:
i'm going to be turning eighteen and i'm want to buy my first gun that's officialy mine, i'm considering an AR, how cheap can you find a decent base model, i figure i can always upgrade parts later, i've got about four fifty, i could get i little bit more out of savings, is there anything available for that kind of money or should i just go look at AKs

Get a job or sell off some other stuff. How else will you afford magazines and ammunition eh?

As for me, I'm the first EBR owner in my family. Dad and mom are liberals. But both live in NYC, and so do I when I go to school. So it figures.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:07:56 PM EDT
No my dad was the 1st gen, he did 22yrs in the Marines 1970-1992 and carried the M16A1 and A2 into combat. He's never owned any, as he preferred the M1a but doesn't hate the AR15/M16 rifles. He and his armorer helped me build my first AR in 1987. Actually he worked at Quantico Firepower Div for four years which is where the A2 was conceived/developed.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:10:04 PM EDT
got a job, the five hundred is saved up, not birthday money. but i could get an AK and tons of mags and some ammo for five hundred, plus why would you really want more than one mag
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:30:35 PM EDT
My father actually has 2 of them..had them for quite some time. I would have received one as a gift I'm sure, but no longertalk to him so no I am a 2nd gen....
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:02:18 PM EDT
My family is anti 2A.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:41:38 PM EDT
First in my family. :)
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:44:03 PM EDT

no they didnt

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:49:51 PM EDT
I'm the first and only, as far as I know.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:53:24 PM EDT
Yes. My siblings did not pick up any interest in firearms after HS rifle team.
My Father qualified with 1911, Thompson, M1 Carbine, Garand, and was issued an M1 Carbine & 1911 in 1942.
Unfortunately he was not around when I got my first BR. He would have enjoyed it.
(PunchBowl National Cem., Hawaii)
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:53:27 PM EDT
yep first owner in my family, now convinced my bro to buy one, then we are going in on a .50 beowulf upper and i am going for a pistol in the spring sweet
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:58:58 PM EDT
My dad has a Pre-ban Ruger Mini-14 with a evil pistol grip stock. I have probably shot it more than him though. I have 5 black rifles and I am working on more.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:00:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:03:11 PM EDT
I was the first in the family to own an evil gun...before that they were all wood and blued steel.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:06:53 PM EDT
I was the first in my family to have an AR. I let my dad shoot my first AR, and he got 'the grin', so this christmas, it is his. My two sons (18 & 15) will also be building their first ar's on christmas morning, as they wont let me get more than a mag or two through mine when we go shooting. The black rifle is an addictive thing, once they shoot it, they just want to keep shooting it..
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:14:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 7:16:06 PM EDT by model927]
I am the first and I just recently got my brother hooked.I have owned them over 12 years after swearing I would never own one as with every one else when you first get into them you get baptized by the vietnam experience with the rifle.Butr as time goes on you know better especialy when the A2 models from Bushmaster were being made and I was hooked.My fathers and the rifle I learned on was the M1.My father had one when he was in the Army and it was and still is to him the best ever rifle.He hates anything with plastic but once he tried mine he still didnt care about the plastic much but he liked the feel,rapid fire ability with little kick as his weapon of choice in Korea was an M1 carbine in all but winter time so he appreciated its compactness but better stopping qualities.All my close friends are AR guys too I was the first to get one after seeing the need to replace my M14 as a personal 1st choice although I still use it alot and my father loves that rifle,thought it was a BAR when he first saw it as he got out of the Army before it was introduced.He always says he wishes he had the M14 in Korea
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:18:19 PM EDT
All my father had was a 22 rifle and a .38 revolver. We won't get into my collection
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