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Posted: 11/9/2001 8:25:45 PM EDT
I was reading StyerAUG's post about the '03 starting his family's collection. This made me think of something similar... I thought about what gun got me hooked on firearms? My father's little M1 Carbine that he bought from the NRA started it for me. That little Inland started a life long habit! Needless to say, Which gun got you hooked?
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:28:53 PM EDT
Hooked? My dad's trusty Red Rider. Other than that either an old WWII PP or the 10/22 my great uncle left me when he passed away in 1980. I was in a gun store back about two weeks looking to replace the Ted Williams/Sears scope when it struck me that I had owned that for 22 years next month.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:29:18 PM EDT
Mosin Nagant M44. Russian 7.62x54R ammo thru a 20" barrel and a steel butt plate. This was the first rifle that I purchased and gave me new respect for the Russian soldiers of WWII. After that, I was hooked on all rifles military and especially Russian military. Next came the SKS, the AK, and on....and on... Sgtar15
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:31:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:34:19 PM EDT
The term "hooked" didn't occur until I fired the first shot from my 1989 Remington 700 BDL AS in 7mm Rem.Mag. THAT was the moment I'd been waiting for! I didn't know it until I fired that shot, but, man-0-man, that's what I thought a rifle oughtta feel like when it went off! It wasn't my first firearm, but, it was the one that HOOKED me.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:36:49 PM EDT
To ask me what gun hooked me would be asking what part of a guys thing feels the best when having sex. ALL DUDE![:D]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:38:51 PM EDT
An H&R break open in 38 Smith and Wesson. That's like a 38 regular. Not as powerful as a 38 spl. Probably a good heavy jacket would stop this round but it was a real fun plinker. Still have the reloading dies for it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:40:51 PM EDT
An H&R break open in 38 Smith and Wesson. That's like a 38 regular. Not as powerful as a 38 spl. Probably a good heavy jacket would stop this round but it was a real fun plinker. Still have the reloading dies for it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 8:57:38 PM EDT
[img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/Tachyon%2Fp9s%2Egif[/img] Heckler and Koch P9S Boy do I wish I still had that pistol.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:07:31 PM EDT
The AK47. Something about it. I had to have one. Then two. Then a FAL.... etc. Shawn
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:11:32 PM EDT
I can remember when I was about five years old I had a double barrel pop gun that had strings attached to it with corks that would go in the barrel. When you shot it the corks would come flying out. Then it was a pop gun that I could stick in the ground and fill with dirt and shoot out. Then it was a BBGun and so on. No Slack!
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:24:52 PM EDT
Ruger Mark II
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:26:59 PM EDT
When I was about 5 years old, we went camping in the desert and my Dad let me shoot one of his guns for the first time (that I can remember anyway). It was a Sentinel Hi-Standard 9 shot .22. He still has it and I still love to shoot it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:50:56 PM EDT
A 10-22.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 9:58:20 PM EDT
It had to be the Red Ryder BB gun my dear old pappy gave me for Christmas when I was but a wee lad of nine. I started shooting anything I could. Inside, Outside, it didn't matter a whole lot to me! Mom on the other hand.... [:D]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:00:39 PM EDT
One of these, wish I still had it!!! [img]http://members.aol.com/kakado2/m16pic1.jpg[/img] ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:18:22 PM EDT
This. An ArmaLite AR180 by Sterling. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/012/oG/tT/in/LI29414.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:28:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2001 12:50:14 PM EDT by No4MK1]
My grandfather's 1903A3 that him and my dad taught me to shoot with. I still have it. The wood is cut back, the barrel is shot-out, and it groups minute-of-garbage-can-lid but I will [b]NEVER[/b] get rid of it. [:D] Cheers, Chris (edited to add photo) P.S. This is what keeps me going. [smoke] [img]http://www.seanet.com/~christophe/range/CARBINE.jpg[/img] Bushy M4 postban 16" with Jewell trigger, A1 stock with A2 buttplate, and M4 handguards.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 10:48:32 PM EDT
That's easy. Ruger single six flat gate. What's hard is remembering how long ago that was!-TR
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 12:20:27 AM EDT
A British Lee Enfield No.1 MKIII
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 7:48:56 AM EDT
Shot a few, then Grandaddy gave me a Savage .22 LR/20 gauge over and under. What a cool weapon...If I saw the rabbit or squirrel sitting still, I'd pop it with the .22. If I scramble the rabbit or squirrel I could use the shotgun barrel to get em on the run... Damn, exwife hocked it along with about 4 other weapons when I dumped her.......[V]
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:08:05 AM EDT
Good ol' Daisy Red Rider. The day I got it, Christmas Day, I was out back shooting some cans and 2 liter bottles... basically whatever I could find to shoot. My grandfather came outside and told me that if I could hit the bottom of the coke can (lying down), he'd give me a dollar. Well, low and behold, I won that dollar and ever since I have been addicted to shooting and owning firearms.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:16:18 AM EDT
Ruger M77 Mark II in 300 Winchester Magnum. Will never forget the first day of shooting that one. Felt it for the next week [sniper]. For handguns it is a Taurus 44 Remington Magnum [pistol]. Of course with those 2 it didn't take me long to get into reloading [:D].
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:16:22 AM EDT
Browning HI-Power (9mm)
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:37:38 AM EDT
Colt .45 automatic 1911!, even before I got one. I dreamed about getting one.
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Link Posted: 11/10/2001 9:09:04 AM EDT
My first AR-15 I had already bought a Glock 17, Browing Buckmark, Mossberg 500, Winchester 1300, and a blackpowder, but the AR-15 really ignited the passion for me.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 9:54:18 AM EDT
Crosman 760 BB/Pellet gun I got for x-mas when I was 10. Stayed outside all day shooting it on x-mas day.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 10:02:44 AM EDT
My dad's Saginaw S'G' 1944 M1 Carbine, now it's mine.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 11:27:25 AM EDT
The first gun that got me to believe I needed my own was a .22 Ruger. My friend's brother-in-law owned it. We went shooting out in Elfin Forrest area. The gun that sent me over the edge to buy one was a Browning Hi-Power with Waffen SS stampings that a friend at work had in his collection (excellent condition BTW). Since he was an FFL, I promptly ordered a .22 Ruger bull barrel and, yes, a Browning Hi-Power.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 1:32:18 PM EDT
my AR-15(its the LEGP) I want more and more and more and....
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 1:38:26 PM EDT
The one Roy Rodgers used to carry around on TV[stick]
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 1:42:40 PM EDT
Had been carrying shotguns for a while, but became a rifleman when my dad gave me his marlin model 60 to begin coon hunting.A ten dollar dog, a free rifle, and all the ammo I could afford to buy. Spent hours plinking. Still own it, still love to plink with it, wouldn't sell it for the world.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 1:43:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:15:10 PM EDT
An SKS got me into guns. I was all excited 'bout dem 'til I started scoping out the AR15s and M1As. Now, I have all three plus the famed FAL. Of course, I also have a 10/22. Sigs are my choice for pistols.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 2:26:34 PM EDT
When I was a child my dad had an old Winchester .22 bolt gun, a .38 revolver, and a sporterized No. 5 Mk. I Enfield. I've liked guns pretty much as long as I can remember, but the gun that really sticks in my head belonged to my mother's uncle Billy. Billy had a number of guns, but one he kept in a rack on the wall next to his recliner was a sporterized '94 Swedish Mauser. It had a full-length Mannlicher stock in birdseye Maple with a rollover cheekpiece, a butterknife bolt handle, and a funky muzzle brake endcap. I can remember staring at that thing as a little tyke. I still want that gun. It belongs to a cousin now, but I'll get it eventually. Somehow.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 4:47:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2001 4:41:38 AM EDT by Derek45]
My Grandfather died when I was very young, but he told My Father to make sure I kept his WWI issue Colt 1911 in the family.[b] It saved his ass.[/b] When I was a boy my father would take out the old .45 and show it to me. "Someday, this will be yours" I learned to take it apart and put it back together blindfolded. When we went target shooting, I always wanted to shoot the 1911, I wanted to master it. I knew, When I turned 18 it would be mine. Today the old .45 is locked away, but I still love to shoot 1911's and everything else that goes bang. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/z9/gP/LF/lm68597.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 4:53:05 AM EDT
Colt S.A. in 22 lr.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 9:23:58 AM EDT
my grandpas bolt action 22 that has been used to teach 3 genererations of shooters how to shoot.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 12:06:40 PM EDT
My very first rifle, Ruger 10/22, when I was 12 years old.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 12:35:17 PM EDT
It would have to be my Dad's Remington Fieldmaster .22 pump gun. First gun I ever shot. Kyle
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 1:32:06 PM EDT
I still remember the day I caught hoplophilia. I was 5 years old and we were in the sporting goods section of a Grant's department store when my dad handed me a Daisy Beginners Rifle. It was basically a Red Ryder with a different stock. I brought the butt up to my shoulder and I've been suffering ever since. [heavy]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 2:37:22 PM EDT
Colt Python.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 3:49:49 PM EDT
Old swedish Mauser '96. 6.5mm, made in 1915. ColtShorty, WTF WAS THAT MONSTER?[:O]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 4:36:00 PM EDT
My dad had guns for as long as I can remember but the one that did me in was the brand new P-85 Ruger that he bought when I was 8. That gun is long gone now but it started a fire in me that has cost me a whole lot more money than I think he intended it to. ---Chris
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 4:53:19 PM EDT
[img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/020/vx/3p/lD/oJ92730.jpg[/img] Well it sure wasn't this one.
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