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Posted: 7/25/2002 7:14:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:16:43 AM EST by Citabria7GCBC]
how old were youwhen your dad (or whoever) taught you how to shoot firearms (not BB guns)?
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I was 19 in the Cornell University trap & skeet program.
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I was about 6 when I started shooting my uncle's bolt action air rifle (24 pellets detachable mag) and about 14 when I was taught to shoot my first firearm (AK variant, .22lr, select fire).
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[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 7:23:23 AM EST by ilikelegs]
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Taught myself how to shoot last year. After a couple weeks of "Yay, I hit the target" I picked up an old army manual. Lots of good info in those things.
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Originally Posted By ilikelegs: I was still in the womb of my mother. But it was a different kind of gun.
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eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww! thats why i specified FIREARM and not "gun" EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW! i am tooo young to hear things like that! lol
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[Last Edit: 7/25/2002 9:55:36 AM EST by KBaker]
My dad took us out to shoot his bolt-action Winchester .22 rifle when I was pretty young, probably 8. My brother and sister are older than I am. We didn't do it more than 4-5 times IIRC. Dad didn't hunt, and didn't shoot much. At 21 I got my first firearm, a .357 revolver, and taught myself to shoot. (Edited to add:) I spent a LOT of quality time with air rifles and air pistols in the interim. I already knew sight picture and trigger control. It was recoil and range I had to learn.
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:30:42 AM EST
I was 8 - it was a single shot .22 rifle [:)]
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I was 7. Me and my Pop went down to the landfill and he taught me how to shoot with an old Glenfield bolt action .22. It was the most fun I'd ever had.
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I learned in Public School! The High School had a Rifle Team...only .22 Bolt, mostly Single Shots, but a few with 5 rd mags. Once a week we'd go to the Naval Reserve Station, which had a 5 position, 50' indoor range, to practice. That was in '69-'71, at the beginning of the anti-gun campaign. It was also the time when Kennedy supported a referendum on the Mass State Ballot to ban guns! I wasn't old enough to vote, but was old enough to hold a sign outside the polling place. (Referendum lost, 65% to 35%). In the Mid-70's, the High School dropped the rifle program and donated the rifles to the local Naval Sea Cadet Corp, who used them at the same range. In the late-70's they closed the range and turned it into a store room! Too bad! And it only took 10 years for the anti's to get a foot hold!
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:51:02 AM EST
Had to teach myself at the age of 17. Dad still refuses to shoot. Keving67
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 7:54:08 AM EST
12 years old. It was a Marlin 30-30 from a kneeling position. I just about knocked me over. Been hooked ever since.
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My father, uncle and I would go out to the dump and shoot rats when I was a kid, when I turned 5 they handed me the .22 and off I went. Now, after 27 years of shooting there is no turning back.
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I musta been about 8-9 and my dad took me to shoot his .25 pocket pistol didn't really like that but later we went to shoot his 22 special pump and that was fun then I shot his 380 and thought it had alot of kick a few years later my dad bought me a 22 smith and wesson pistol and now I am hooked.
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Eleven years old at Missouri Military Acadmy. Shooting bolt action .22lr target rifles. I have my NRA marksman and pro-marksman certificates I recieved then hanging framed over my desk with all my other awards [:)] echo6
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 8:57:40 AM EST
I was about 7 or 8, got started with a .410 single shot
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I was 5,and it was a ruger bearcat .22 in '65.(the ruger is still in the family gun cabinet too!)
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8 years old, with a Marlin Model 39A lever action .22, which I still own. A friend of mine and I recently had an accuracy contest with it which I easily won. 18 of 18 in the black, and she had about 7 of 18 in. When she said she couldn't believe I got 'em all in the bullseye, I pointed out that I have been shooting [i]that rifle[/i] for over 20 years!
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When I was 6 dad gave me a 22 mossberg model 352 KB simi auto. It came with a 7 shot mag and side sling. The foregrip is plastic and folds down. We would shoot (spotlight) jack rabbits out in west Texas cotton fields. Forty one years later I still have it in my gun case.
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Hey 223-Buckaroo, You have my vote for the best sig-line. I have the whole crew at work saying it and when my kids act up all I have to tell them is "I'm out of gum" and they straighten right up. Even heard my wife say it acouple of times. Russell
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 9:48:26 AM EST
My Dad died when I was 7, so it wasn't until I enrolled in the local YMCA gun club that I learned about the fine techniques of safety and marksmanship. Of course, that was back in the late '70s. I'd be [b]shocked[/b] if such a program existed today. -kill-9
Link Posted: 7/25/2002 10:21:30 AM EST
I shot my first gun when I was 6. It was Ruger 10/22 and I thought it was some serious awesome firepower. I shot my first pistol shortly after that, an old customized Colt Series 70 my dad always seemed to have with him. I actually learned how to field strip and clean a 1911 before I learned how to shoot one. [:D]
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I must have been 7 or 8. My dad taught me on the same gun he learned on. It was a Savage .22/.410 with a plastic stock. It still shoots ok and I plan on using it to teach my kids.
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18. US Army Boot Camp. I learned on a ragged out M16A1.
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I was 13 when my mom taught me how to shoot a .22 rifle. I am unsure of brand.
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10. First gun was Colt 1911.
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I learned at about 19 from a very guin enthusiastic friend of mine. A little later than most, but never too late.
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Shot a Colt Woodsman 22lr at cow pies when I was 5.
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25. An old geaser compared to the rest of you all. My mom hated guns when I was growing up, now she keeps G19C next to her bed. Tried to teach myself how to shoot the best I could, still learning.
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I was 5 and I remember it well. I also taught my children at that age.
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Not sure, but I picked 7-10 because I have proof from the 3rd grade..... back when It was OK to talk about firearms openly (in a school no less) w/o someone calling the cops.
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[Last Edit: 7/29/2002 7:43:08 PM EST by The_Emu]
I shot little stuff here and there when I was a kid. But i never really learned to shoot untill I was about 20. I got serious about guns at the indoor range at CMSU, while I was there. Unfortunatly, I'm mostly self taught. It's hard not having a mentor to teach you to be safe and accurate. Safe I've pretty much figured out, mostly by reading. Accurate I'm still working on. Ben edited for typo
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 7:42:45 PM EST
Started last summer, at 21, with a 1911.
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Link Posted: 7/30/2002 5:49:34 AM EST
Cub scouts, with single shot .22's(about age 9)...probably the most fun I had in cub scouts, well that and when I got my totin' chip and I got my very own pocket knife.[:)]
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