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Posted: 9/13/2004 8:16:40 PM EST
Who here bought weapons before the ban, who bought them because of the ban, and so on? If it were not for the ban, I would still shoot only shotguns and deer guns. I got my first gun when I was 12, that was 1998. Four years later I had a preban Colt. I had to get preban, just because they were extra evil.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:17:29 PM EST
Had em before because I like the firearm. Bought more after the ban. Sold most pre B's this year.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:18:39 PM EST
Nope I was 12.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:20:39 PM EST
Yes. I got my first AR-15 (a Colt AR-15A2 sporter II) in 1986 when I was 12.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:22:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Luckystiff:
Yes. I got my first AR-15 (a Colt AR-15A2 sporter II) in 1986 when I was 12.



Dude, thats the same model I had! I got it when I was 16 in 2002 though
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:24:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:25:00 PM EST
I bought my first on in 2000 just because John Lockyer was being an asshole about them.
I wrote him a letter and told him he was personally responsible for me buying it. AND I DON'T LIVE in CALI EITHER!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:25:14 PM EST
Wasn't even a FIREARM owner in '94!

Dianne and Chuckie, I owe it all to you...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:27:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 8:27:23 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:27:04 PM EST
too young.

i didn buy one on my 18th birthday.
still nowhere close to 94
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:28:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 8:28:33 PM EST by JeffersonDarcy]
i was 15.... all I had was pellet guns.

I had lots of EXPLOSIVES tho.

M80s
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:33:00 PM EST
Had both a Colt R6550k (my first AR15) and an R6601 in 1994. Still have them, and the collection has grown to include two R6830s and an MT6731, too.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:37:03 PM EST
I was in the Marines in 94 but always wanted an HK-91 since the 5th grade. Since the HK's were "unobtainium" even then, I ordered a Glock 19 and all the Hi-caps I could get.

BTW, I ordered the Glock from my Grandfather who had an FFL that he ended up losing to the ATF during the Clinton crusade against FFL dealers.

PS. how do I get an avatar on my posts? sorry for the newbie question, but I joined the site today, but have always supported the 2nd amendment any way possible.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:39:32 PM EST
Bought my first firearm, a Ruger 10/22 in 1996 when I was in college (hey, what do you expect from a product of NJ). My first "AW" was purchased in 2000, a DPMS carbine.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:39:37 PM EST
Was that really 10 years ago - sheesh - time flys....
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:41:01 PM EST
I had a couple I probally would have had a lot more if I didn't join the Army in '91.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:41:20 PM EST
Yes. I bought my first AR in 91.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:43:21 PM EST
I wasn't a gunnut until I got out of the service....... 14Sept94.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:44:10 PM EST
I bought my First AR-15 in 1982 when I was in the Navy, I sold it in 1985 and picked up a HK91. I just recently sold it this past spring.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:44:57 PM EST
The 94 ban gave me a reason to get a 2nd job and save up to build my first gun...ever. I had wanted one for some time, but was going through school and just did not seem to ever have the cash. I bought a stripped PWA lower and a parts kit from some suplier.

I had to sell it during a spell of bad luck
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:48:50 PM EST
I bought my SKS in 93, does that count?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:49:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:49:42 PM EST
... I believe I got started about 1979
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:52:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 8:53:07 PM EST by netwt12]
I got my first and only ar for christmas '94. it was done as a big FU to the awb by the parental unit who are definately republicans.

p.s. i was also 12. the next year i got a glock 17 for x-mas.

before my parents get flamed i'll say my father has been in law enforcement for 30+ years, and was a firearms and explosives instuctor the FBI academy in Quantico ,VA at this time. he felt i was ready, thus the presents.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:54:07 PM EST
I was only 17 at the time (1994), but I still managed a pretty decent collection for a high school kid aspiring to be a gun nut. I had a MAK-90, a Mini-14, an M1 Carbine and a 10/22 with some hi-caps. I still have all of them but the Mini. It was replaced by a stainless Ranch rifle that gets tossed into the trunk of the car often or used for other rough assignments. Other than those, I had nothing really along those lines. My dad had given me a couple of nice shotguns and a Remington 700 30-06 rifle, as well as S&W Model 66 .357 revolver that was my home defense weapon of choice in those days. What's funny, the MAK-90 was never anything more than a recreational rifle to me. It would be hard to say how many boxes of Norinco ammo I put through it and the Mini.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:57:05 PM EST
I had a 10/22 and a boatload of hi cap mags before the ban..granted I was 13 when the ban went into effect... :-P
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:02:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By DeezNyuts:
I was in the Marines in 94 but always wanted an HK-91 since the 5th grade. Since the HK's were "unobtainium" even then, I ordered a Glock 19 and all the Hi-caps I could get.

BTW, I ordered the Glock from my Grandfather who had an FFL that he ended up losing to the ATF during the Clinton crusade against FFL dealers.

PS. how do I get an avatar on my posts? sorry for the newbie question, but I joined the site today, but have always supported the 2nd amendment any way possible.



Click membership options at the top of your screen, you gotta be a team member to have an avatar.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:09:10 PM EST
Nope -- used my tax return in '99 to buy my first pistol; and got my frst AR last year.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:18:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By netwt12:
I got my first and only ar for christmas '94. it was done as a big FU to the awb by the parental unit who are definately republicans.

p.s. i was also 12. the next year i got a glock 17 for x-mas.

before my parents get flamed i'll say my father has been in law enforcement for 30+ years, and was a firearms and explosives instuctor the FBI academy in Quantico ,VA at this time. he felt i was ready, thus the presents.



newt, are your parents interested in adopting any more 'children'?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:19:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Who here bought weapons before the ban, who bought them because of the ban, and so on? If it were not for the ban, I would still shoot only shotguns and deer guns. I got my first gun when I was 12, that was 1998. Four years later I had a preban Colt. I had to get preban, just because they were extra evil.



14 years old...

Parents hated guns...

My first firearm was a .45 when I turned 21....
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 9:29:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Who here bought weapons before the ban, who bought them because of the ban, and so on? If it were not for the ban, I would still shoot only shotguns and deer guns. I got my first gun when I was 12, that was 1998. Four years later I had a preban Colt. I had to get preban, just because they were extra evil.



14 years old...

Parents hated guns...

My first firearm was a .45 when I turned 21....



That explains it..........


BOT........Cabelas had 50rd ramline mags for $17.99 in august 94'..... I bought as many as I could...

You guys make me feel like an old fart

Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:26:06 AM EST
I have owned an AR of one sort or another since I was a senoir in high school (1983). So yeah.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:31:07 AM EST
Wasn't into guns then.. I was 19, so I could have, but was too busy being a college freshman, getting drunk and laid.

Now I'm into guns, getting drunk and getting laid
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:39:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By DeezNyuts:
I was in the Marines in 94 but always wanted an HK-91 since the 5th grade. Since the HK's were "unobtainium" even then, I ordered a Glock 19 and all the Hi-caps I could get.

BTW, I ordered the Glock from my Grandfather who had an FFL that he ended up losing to the ATF during the Clinton crusade against FFL dealers.

PS. how do I get an avatar on my posts? sorry for the newbie question, but I joined the site today, but have always supported the 2nd amendment any way possible.




Welcome aboard!

To get an avatar, you have to buy a team membership.

click on the team membership line under the "about us" tab next to the Armalite ad
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:53:25 AM EST
I bought an AK 47 back in 1985 after watching Red Dawn. Still have it with less than 300 rounds thru it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:55:44 AM EST
I bought my first gun just after the ban, because of the ban.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:57:09 AM EST
I got my Eagle Arms CAR-15 shortly before the ban came into effect. Still have and I will be adding a few more...
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:57:40 AM EST
I bought mine in 2000 before the Kaliban.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:59:58 AM EST
Owned an M1 carbine (with 30rd mag) in 1964 that I bought mail order.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:00:17 AM EST
I bought my Colt Pre-Ban with my first paycheck out of college (1991). I didn't even have enough money to pay my rent that first month, but I don't regret it. I was always awed the SPR's and still love them today.

Little did I know what my collection would turn into all these years down the road. It's been a fun ride and there are still lots of items to collect and shoot!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:01:55 AM EST
Yes. I had a Colt AR Sporter Lightweight (now my M4gery), a Polytech AK underfolder (still have it), a Mini-14 and Mini-30 (both gone), and a 10/22 (still have it).

I also had a Browning BDM and a Beretta 92FS which I will be greedily picking up magazines for....
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:07:47 AM EST
I was 12 when the ban passed, no, I didnt own any guns at the time.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:08:37 AM EST
I bought an AR-15 SP1 new in 1983

still have it...still in great shape
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:11:38 AM EST
I had a Marlin Model 60 .22LR......and yep, it was an assault rifle alright. Tube magazine held 18 devastating rounds of high power cop killer .22LR ammo....I mean, this was the ammo of choice by John Hinkley Jr when attempting to assasinate Reagan....that model 60 was a serious threat to the children of the community....I'll bet they are stacking up on the streets now.....let me check...hmmm, I dont see any....
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:15:00 AM EST
The only rifle I owned in '94 was a Mauser. I had an HK91 but sold it in '92 because of a "need cash" episode.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:21:31 AM EST
Owned about a half-dozen or so. Was living in CA for a couple of years, and after the ban went into effect sold them all for the silly money people were offering ($1800-$2400 in '94 dollars). When I moved out of CA in 95 I bought a few more here in PA; still have those.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:26:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 5:28:09 AM EST by RockRiverNOBAN]
I was only 14 at the time but I had a Mini-14 folder that I got when I was 8 and a Eagle Arms CAR-15 that I got at 11 .
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:30:07 AM EST
I never had any particular interest in black rifles until the government told me I couldn't have them. I bought an Oly and to Bushies just before the ban went into effect. And then a bunch of ARs, AKs, FALs, HK clones, etc. over the years.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:39:07 AM EST




Yes.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:40:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By DavidC:
Owned about a half-dozen or so. Was living in CA for a couple of years, and after the ban went into effect sold them all for the silly money people were offering ($1800-$2400 in '94 dollars). When I moved out of CA in 95 I bought a few more here in PA; still have those.



I still remember my AK going for $4000!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:42:18 AM EST
In 1984 I was turned on to Gun Shows and found out how easy it was to own a rifle (AR-15) similar to the M-16 I had when I was in the military in'79, a rifle that I really learned to like. I bought several over the years and when the talk of the Brady law and the "AWB " legislation began to filter down I started buying up a few extrs peices. The way it seemed back then was that it might be real hard to procure said items later on down the road.....
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