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Posted: 9/21/2005 9:03:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:04:29 AM EDT by buckfever34]
First non pellet or BB gun I ever shot was my dad's Remington Nylon .22 rifle. I must have been about five years old. Hooked on guns ever since

First one I ever owned was a Ruger 10/22....wish I still had it
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:05:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:07:36 AM EDT by tippman]
First gun fired was a Marlin .22LR when I was about 7 or 8. The first gun I bought was a Browning BPS 12 gauge at 12years old. My parents bought it for me (I wasnt quite old enough to do it by my self), using the money I earned for mowing lawns and various other odd jobs.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:05:42 AM EDT
.22 of some sort. I was ~6 yrs old.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:06:24 AM EDT
M16A2 service rifle on Parris Island when I was 18. I grew up in a fucked up anti gun area.

I've never looked back
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DOW:
M16A2 service rifle on Parris Island when I was 18. I grew up in a fucked up anti gun area.

I've never looked back

that is one hell of a way to start....like learning to drive with a Ferari
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:08:21 AM EDT by Zaphod]
First gun: some friggin' HUGE bolt-action hunting rifle that belonged to my neighbor. I was in the 7th or 8th grade...

First gun owned: Why, an AR15, of course, back in 1992. Still own it!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:35 AM EDT
My first was a Beretta Helwan Brigadier 9mm when I was 4 or 5. My dad held my hands as I held it.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:08:14 AM EDT
Old Colt AR-15, was an A1 style with triangle handguards, the whole works, I fell in love. I was about 10-11, thats why I am here now...........
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:09:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:09:58 AM EDT by Blaculo]
My grandfather took me out to a friend's farm, placed a glass bottle on a dirt hill & racked a round into a nickle plated/pearl gripped .25ACP. I fired at about 5 yards, the bottle shattered & the casing failed to extract.

I was 5 or 6 years old. Thank You HKWIII!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:10:37 AM EDT
First gun I ever fired-- granddad's remington target master 22 and savage 99 300 savage--5 years old

first one i ever owned-- marlin 30-30 at 10 years old

I still have all 3
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:11:45 AM EDT
First owned was a TC Hawken muzzleloader in .50 caliber, followed shortly by a 10/22.

I have no idea what the first I fired was, I've been shooting since before I can remember.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:12:10 AM EDT
Grew up in an anti-gun family in an anti-gun area. Bought a remington 597 .22lr at 21.

I have made many converts since then.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:14:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:14:28 AM EDT by Alien]
Beretta 92FS 9mm pistol. It was my 12th birthday. I asked my uncle to take me and we went to Shooter’s World here in Phoenix, 1993. I chose the Beretta because it was cool looking.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:18:43 AM EDT
First gun owned was my Bushmaster M4gery I bought in March of '02. I was 22. I fired my first real gun the year previous. I know, I know, late start.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:19:13 AM EDT
First fired -- Winchester .22 rifle - age 10.

First owned -- Anschutz precision target rifle -- age 10.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:23:29 AM EDT
.45 Colt Combat Commander when I was 8, first longarm I shot was a 12Ga. when I was ten. The first Firearm I bought was a Mossy 500 Persuader when I turned 18
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:23:36 AM EDT
A cut down mod. 67 win. 22 bolt gun, my 1st. at 5 years old.,got a 20ga. pump at 7 yrs. and started shooting .38's at 7 also.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:25:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:25:51 AM EDT by Combatvet]
An M16A1 in Basic training.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:26:41 AM EDT
First gun I shot was my Grandmother's 300 savage. I started using it when I was 9. First gun I ever owned was/is my AR15. I was 32.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:28:23 AM EDT
12 ga shotgun. skeet. was 17
End of season party for baseball at the coaches farm. We shot skeet, then hot at frogs with 22lr revolver.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:28:52 AM EDT
The first firearm I purchased was a Winchester Model 94 30-30 when I turned 13. Before that all I owned were bb-guns.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:29:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:30:03 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]
First shot? Dad's .22 lever-action Sears & Roebuck. Currently sitting in my gun locker.

First firearm of my own? Granddad's 410 single-shot shotgun, which I no longer have :(

First purchased firearm? Mosin Nagant
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:31:29 AM EDT
Remington 572BDL .22LR pump gun. Iron sights (had a scope on it later for awhile), beautiful wood, DAMN accurate once I learned to shoot. Still have it, it is still accurate, but it is a safe queen now. That and a Browning BL-22 are in reserve incase I ever have a son.


p.s. Now I want to take them out to the range and have a nostalgia day.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:32:00 AM EDT
Remington .22 single shot, bolt action rifle at summer camp. That was the beginning of my love affair with firearms. THat camp has since done away with its riflery program due to pc pressures. Damn shame.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:32:30 AM EDT
When I turned 21, I bought a Ruger 10/22 from Wal Mart ....... rest is history ...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:32:47 AM EDT
The first gun I ever shot was a Mossberg .22 rifle when I was around 10 or 11 years old....I still have it!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:33:22 AM EDT
Honestly, that's akin to asking me what brand of diaper I first soiled.

<--started early by gun-nut grandparents.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:33:29 AM EDT
A buddy's Luger. About 22 years old.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:37:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Honestly, that's akin to asking me what brand of diaper I first soiled.

Can't rememeber back just two years eh?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:37:52 AM EDT
7 years old. My uncle took me out behind the house and let me shoot a Ruger MK 2, it was his brothers, at a landscaping stick about 15ft away. Out of one 10rnd mag I hit the stick twice, then my uncle took a few shots missing the stick, all the while mumbling under his breath that the damned sights were off on this gun. So he proceeds to go inside and get his S&W .357 and blow the stick in half. I have been hooked ever since
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:40:28 AM EDT
I must have been around 8 or so when dad let me shot his Remington 870 Wingmaster, 12 guage of course , for the first time. This was back when 30" barrels were regular features. It was all I could do to hold that long, heavy thing out there.

A couple, three years later we found a Remington Model 12 pump action .22 in the wall of our house as we were adding insulation. It's in rough shape, and was missing the buttstock. But we bought a box of shells and took it to the dump. Put on heavy leather work gloves and shot it to see if it would work. It did. So we took it to the local gunsmith to have a stock put on it. It's not even close to the original, but it works. I still this gun.

The first gun that was mine was an FIE single shot 12 ga. shotgun, so we could hunt pheasants. Dad bought it, must have been 1972-ish. I would have been 12 or so. I still have this gun.

The first gun that was all mine was the first one I purchased myself. Bought a Ruger 10/22 in May/June 1978, right after graduation. I've shot the piss out of this gun. So much so that after all these years and many guns later this one still feels like a part of me when I shoulder it. I still have this gun. Are you noticing a pattern here?

That pattern gets broken when I sell the second gun I bought. A 1979 vintage Colt SP1.

And any abuse you want to heap on me is well deserved.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:41:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:42:48 AM EDT by Sub-MOA]

ETA: I was 5
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:43:39 AM EDT
First one I ever shot was a Remington Improved Model 6 falling block .22, which I still have.
First non .22 was a repro Brown Bess when i was 10-knocked me flat on my ass. It was great!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:44:07 AM EDT
First gun I ever fired was a bolt action .22. First Gun I owned was an AR15 Colt HBAR SS 24" I got as a present in 7th grade.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:07:01 AM EDT
I can't remember the first gun I shot.

The first one I owned was/is a Winchester 1200 12ga that I bought with money from my paper route when I was twelve.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:08:57 AM EDT
Fired first gun: Glock 17 when i was 17.

First bought gun was Glock 23 when i was 18.

But now I have two G17's. I'm still 18.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:24:20 AM EDT
13 years old, some version of an M-60 firing blanks at a US Army Ranger open house on Eglin AFB, Fl. Man that was so awesome, they gave me a belt of about 30 rounds and it went quick, at first I fired like 2 short bursts and the ranger goes, "cmon shoot it" so I just held the trigger. It was awesome. That and watching the hand to hand combat demo. And watching some sniper pop up in front of our bleachers after he had been there for like 15 minutes and we didnt know.

Dont know if that counts as actually firing since no bullets came out of the barrel.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:30:10 AM EDT
I have been told by my dad that I shot my first firearm at the age of 3.

It was a beretta .22LR pistol. I don't remember though.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:35:52 AM EDT
m16a2, PI, 1999, I was 18...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:43:58 AM EDT

I can't remember the first gun I fired, but the first gun I ever held I remember like yesterday. It was Christmas and my older cousin handed me a Colt Single Action Army. I was six at the time. I remember not being able to cock it. There was a Winchester 1886 in 45-90 that belonged to my uncle that I would go look at when ever I was at his house. I could hardly lift it then. I wish I had those guns now.
My first personally owned gun was a Stevens 410 shotgun I got when I was 10. I didn't like it much and my gun trading days began when I was 11 and I sold it and bought a Winchester 62 pump 22 rifle I still have. All through my childhood I had a strong interest in guns and was always trying to get them, shoot them, whatever. The older cousin was the only other "gunny" family member so I was exposed to a lot of guns through him.
I have taught my kids and other kids gun safety and taken any kid who wants to go shooting to the range. So far I have only found one kid who really has the fire for guns like I did.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:43:58 AM EDT
First fired was some .22 at boyscout camp when I was about 14

First owned was a Mossberg 590 da1 followed very shortly by a Beretta 92fs
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:48:26 AM EDT
Actually, as I think about it, there was one other gun I fired before the Winchester .22. It was a Browning .30 Caliber Air Cooled Machine Gun - age 9. www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/30cal.htm They had one loaded up for the public to fire at a local air show. I got to pop off about 15 rounds. It went quick.

Top that one, suckahs!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:56:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lucidvizion:
Grew up in an anti-gun family in an anti-gun area. Bought a remington 597 .22lr at 21.

I have made many converts since then.

Same here, except my family wasn't anti-gun, they just didn't see why I needed one, or what I'd do with it in our city. I was able to convince my parents I was mature enough to own one, and I saved up and got a .22LR Remington 597 on my 14th birthday.

My Rem 597 KB'ed on me using Remington Vipers that next year, so I later later replaced it with a Ruger 10/22, which I still have.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:01:46 AM EDT
I got a late start:

First fired - Barretta 92FS 9mm - early 20s
First owned - Colt 1911 Gov't - about 25
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:06:14 PM EDT
Some kind of .22 bolt gun at boy scout camp.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:12:03 PM EDT
10/22 over two decades ago. It was my dads and he still has it, un-touched/modified. Looks like new even though its like thirty years old. His theory was that I learn with his 10/22, then he buys me a 10/22 for myself, my kids learn on my 10/22, then I have to buy them their own. Kinda good so you never loose your rifle to your kids. Well now my daughter has her own 10/22 but I had to put a youth stock on it from Brownells. My 10/22 is slightly modded out but all the original parts/stocks are in the closet in case I want it original again. Long story.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:12:36 PM EDT
.410 Springfield 67 pump when I was 6 years old I still have it
most memorable at 10 or 11 I got to shoot a mag out of of my cousins Delta Elite after that talked my grandpa into buying me a single six been a handgunner ever since
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:14:32 PM EDT
Fired my first gun: A single shot Winchester .22, at age 5. My dad still has it.

Bought my first (12 ga. pump) at age 11. I still have the pump gun.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:18:29 PM EDT
First gun I ever owned or fired:

My Grandfather's Type 99 Jap in 7.7MM.

Hell of a gun, firing pin was broken, and took a while to find a new one.

Bought my $40 for 20 rounds of ammo.

My brother and I had a blast shooting it. Gun Stores kept telling me what a POS I had. Told them to suck it and I'll be keeping it.

Not long after I turned 21 I got my SAR1.

Then I got my First ARMALITE. Then My Second was a PWA. Then A J&T. Then another ARMALITE. Then another ARMALITE. ARMALITES are teh r0xx0rz.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:21:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 12:22:14 PM EDT by purplecheese]
Oops Doubletap.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 12:24:28 PM EDT
Black powder revolver when i was 4 (assistance from dad ). Bought my first gun when I was 21, a TiGold .50AE Desert Eagle.

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