Do you still own the first gun you BOUGHT?


January 3, 2003, 11:58 PM
Not the one Uncle Jack gave you, the first one you bought.

Mine was Ruger 9mm, had it about a year then traded it in for a Beretta .380, traded that in for Beretta 9mm, traded that in for another Beretta 9mm and still have that one. After that I've kept everyone I bought.

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Neal Bloom
January 4, 2003, 12:03 AM
Still have the first gun I ever bought. I still have all the guns I have ever acquired. Like them all so I can never figure out which ones to sell.

January 4, 2003, 12:12 AM

And if I had all the guns I'd ever bought, I'd need a bigger house.

If I didn't sell & trade, there'd be no way I could have enjoyed the hundreds of guns I've had the pleasure of owning. Every so often, you find a real keeper out of the crowd. ;)

January 4, 2003, 12:13 AM
Colt Combat Commander .
My HS grad gift to myself

January 4, 2003, 12:19 AM
Colt Sporter Match HBAR.

Still have it.

January 4, 2003, 12:20 AM

Total Titanium Taurus .41 magnum snubby.

Sold it.

Hell of a first gun eh?


January 4, 2003, 12:21 AM
did you really say "hundreds of guns"?

Cslinger came really close to selling his first. Ruger P97. Money was low but I talked him out of it. That gun has been good to him and it (like anything first) holds a sentimental value.

On the other hand, we did trade quite a few guns over the last couple of years but the first one stays.


January 4, 2003, 12:22 AM
Still have it. A model 28 I bought new at the end of 1973, right after I turned 21 and could legally purchase a handgun. Paid the princely sum of $129.95 for it at a sporting goods store.

January 4, 2003, 12:25 AM

I have a problem of constantly selling/and or trading them in for something new ....

Does anyone know of a pill that might cure my disease?!?

January 4, 2003, 12:27 AM
My first purchase was my Steyr M-9. Still is my primary 9. ;)

Primary(Pistol): Steyr M-9 <- 1st pistol
Primary(Carbine): Feather RAV-9MM <- 1st carbine

Greg L
January 4, 2003, 12:27 AM
Yep, Ruger SP101.

Unless you count the Crossman 770 bb gun which has been passed down to the lowercase L's.


4v50 Gary
January 4, 2003, 12:27 AM
Yep. Rem 700 LTR in 30-06.

January 4, 2003, 12:33 AM
Nope. My 1st gun was a POS Taurus 380 that I sold to help pay for my 2nd handgun, my P7M8 (which I still have) :D

guy sajer
January 4, 2003, 12:38 AM
Yes , Inland M-1 Carbine purchased 1974 when I was 13 . I cleaned a horse barn for $2 hr . Pd $75 for it .

I had a choice of the M1 or Enfield #5 Jungle Carbine . Glad I chose the carbine . I had a #5 later and it kicked like a mule .


January 4, 2003, 12:41 AM
Glock 19, 3rd Generation.

I was wearing it at work today.

January 4, 2003, 12:47 AM
I still own the first pistol I bought, but the first gun I purcased was a Rem 1100 shot gun. Unfortunetly, I sold that.

January 4, 2003, 12:49 AM
Yep. Ruger 10/22. Bought it a couple of days after my 18th birthday.

January 4, 2003, 12:54 AM
Yep, first pistol was a Kimber Polymer Stainless. I still have my first rifle, Sprinfield M1A. Kimber sees less range time cuz I got a STI Trojan. M1A sees lotsa range time.

January 4, 2003, 01:20 AM
The only gun I have ever sold was my first one. Bought it when I was 12 or 13. Sure would like to have that 870 back.

Mike Irwin
January 4, 2003, 01:37 AM

Actually had to have my Father buy it for me, as I was only 18 at the time.

A Polish Radom 9mm with Nazi acceptance stamps. $125.

I still have the first two I bought free and clear in my own name, too, a Charter Arms Off Duty and a Savage 99 in .300 Sav.

January 4, 2003, 01:37 AM
Yep. And the 2nd-25. And 26-50. And 50+.

Two things I never sell or trade. Guns and Books.

January 4, 2003, 01:39 AM
Yes. H&K .40 compact. My usual carry gun.

January 4, 2003, 01:48 AM
Shudder - No the first gun I ever bought was a RG -22 back in 1974. Now my brother still has the second gun I bought a S&W Mod. 10.

January 4, 2003, 01:56 AM
Yeah, i still have the first gun i bought--a Sig P228.

Of course, I just bought it a few months ago. What can i say? I'm young...

January 4, 2003, 01:57 AM
I've bought and sold a few others since then, but the Beretta 92 that was the first gun I purchased is still with me. Of course, it does have a bit of company now....

January 4, 2003, 01:57 AM

My HK USP9f is still with me :D

January 4, 2003, 02:20 AM
Yep sure do. Colt MK IV Series 80 .45 bought in 1984 new and within reach at this moment.

My friends dad just gave him the first gun he bought new in 1963 still in the box with the original papers and $39.95 receipt!! A Ruger Super Bearcat. Shot less than a half box of shells in it, cleaned it and stored it till now. Its not pristine mint but it is mint, like 99.998%

He dont know what he has.:evil: Should I?

Naahh, I'll tell him. Really, I will.

January 4, 2003, 03:42 AM
Ruger 10-22 what I poichust in 1972 for $37.95 jest as new as a frog with a tail. :neener:

Ala Dan
January 4, 2003, 04:52 AM
Greeting's All,

Thankfully NO, cuz it was a P.O.S. that was purchased
on impulse!:cuss: That piece of crap was a .22 LR caliber
revolver called the "Burgo", as made by Arminus in
Germany. Bought it at K-Mart in 1969-70, fopr the
sum of $42.50. Guess what? I sold that "junk" to
my father-in-law for $25.00; and was glad to get
that much out of it.:neener:

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

January 4, 2003, 05:23 AM
Yes, still have all the guns I bought.

First was a Glock 17, 3rd gen.
Last (at the moment) CZ 75 Compact.

January 4, 2003, 05:59 AM
Yep. Bought a Marlin Glenfield Model 60 when I was 14. Up till then I only had a single shot .22 and a single shot 16 gauge shotgun given to me by my dad. I was sure that if I could just fire faster I could get more squirrels and rabbits :) Of course, I really found out that I just went through a box of .22s every time I went out and I didn't worry about getting a perfect shot the first time because I could always follow up with another shot. Those follow up shots are a lot tougher when the squirrel is running full bore. Oh well. We all get older and hopefuly wiser. :D

January 4, 2003, 06:28 AM
Yep. Bought a Mossberg 500 when turned 18, and a Glock 30 when I turned 21.

Captain Bligh
January 4, 2003, 07:56 AM
Not counting my first gun that was given to me, I bought my first gun at 18. Now I'm 51. I have every gun I ever bought as well as my Dad's guns. I have some guns I don't like as well as others, but 've never bought a gun I absolutely hated. If I did I might sell it. I do a lot of reading about a gun that I am interested in buying, make an informed decision, and lust after it for awhile before buying it. So, I generally know what I'm doing. Given that, I think selling guns is generally a bad idea.


January 4, 2003, 07:57 AM
Nope. Didn't like the way it fired. S&W 4013 TSW.

January 4, 2003, 08:05 AM
yeah, I still own it. It's a sig pro 2340. I love the thing, but I'm looking to sell it. I decided I want to stick to just a couple platforms. 1911 and glock. Well, throw in BHP as well. :p

January 4, 2003, 08:22 AM

Shudder - No the first gun I ever bought was a RG -22 back in 1974. Now my brother still has the second gun I bought a S&W Mod. 10.

Same story here , that RG was a POS, but I still have mine , after almost 40 years, just to remind me you get what you pay for.:rolleyes:

January 4, 2003, 08:30 AM
Still have it. A Taurus Model 66 .357, even though I've bought "better" guns since, it never fails me and now rests in the Mini-Vault next to the bed as my wife's nightstand gun.

January 4, 2003, 08:52 AM

First base was in the UK, but my second (ahh...) was in Germany. The first day on post, the guy who was showing me around introduced me to the Rod and Gun Club Sales Manager...and I bought a 6" King Cobra right there on the spot.


January 4, 2003, 08:53 AM

January 4, 2003, 08:54 AM
You bet! An H&R "Sidekick", 9-shot .22, purchased from a Western Auto I think, back in 1962. Back in the day!

J Rhines
Seneca, MD

January 4, 2003, 09:10 AM

January 4, 2003, 09:21 AM
I still have the Save Stevens single-shot 12 gauge that my father gave me for my 11th birthday many moons ago. When the time is right, and she is physically big enough to handle it, my daughter will receive it!

January 4, 2003, 09:24 AM
Sure do, H&R Single shot 12ga. Still shoot it sometimes.

Sleeping Dog
January 4, 2003, 09:29 AM
Yes, a sporterized 03 Springfield.

Nice and accurate.

January 4, 2003, 09:37 AM
Yep. Winchester Model 70 XTR Featherweight. I bought it at the Hanau Rod & Gun club when I was stationed in Germany. Still knocking down deer with it.

Kentucky Rifle
January 4, 2003, 09:41 AM
And it still works fine. I guess I don't believe in selling guns. When I get the rare "lemon", first I try to fix it. Then I take it to a gunsmith. If HE can't make it reliable, I hide it in the bottom of my safe so I won't have to look at it. (There's only a couple down there. :) ) It would hurt my conscience to pass off a lemon to an unknowing buyer.
At the gun shop yesterday a woman came in and said she was a single Mom with a 15 year old kid. She wanted protection because she said her neighborhood had gotten bad. She only had $100.00 to spend so naturally, she left with nothing. (I could not sell HER a lemon. I have enough trouble sleeping.) I wanted to "make up the difference" so she could get something good. But this "straw purchase" thing started going around my brain. Someone please tell me though. I know where this woman is. Why couldn't I just *go over and give her the rest of the money to buy a good revolver? Opinions please??



January 4, 2003, 09:44 AM
First gun bought was a Savage 64 semiautomatic in .22LR picked up at Wally-World for under $100. First pistol bought was my HS2000 9mm. Still serves me faithfully as one of my daily carry guns. Today I'm waiting for the magic brown UPS truck to show up and bring me a Bushy A3 upper, and I'll own my first AR-15. :D


Robert Farrar
January 4, 2003, 09:57 AM
It's a 6" Ruger GP 100. I have traded & sold a very few (SP 101, AR-15, SKS, 2 Vaqueros). I'll not trade/sell again due to the fact that I gotta replace 'em. :rolleyes:


January 4, 2003, 10:16 AM
I still have the first revolver.

My first firearm was a Remington 572 Speedmaster, I must have shot 50,000 rounds through that thing.
It just quit working one day, so I put in the closet, and eventually sold it for nuthin.


January 4, 2003, 10:19 AM
Yep, my 10/22 is still with me. I have a feeling it's going to be around for a very, very long time. :)

January 4, 2003, 10:23 AM
YUP! Sold the Taurus PT-140 within 9 months of owning it (got a lemon perhaps). Best move for me...helped me start my Ruger addiction!

Lexter in NC


January 4, 2003, 10:25 AM

First rifle was a Remington 514 .22LR my Dad got me when I was a kid. My son has it now.

First handgun was a S&W Model 10 with 5" barrel. As I recall, I paid $85 for it at a Payless Store in Mt. Vernon, WA. Gun and store are long gone.

Robby from Long Island
January 4, 2003, 10:37 AM
I sure do. Bought a brand new heavy barreled Remington Varmint Special 700 chambered in .243 in 1968. Paid $180 for it and another $100 for a Redfield 4 - 12 variable scope which at that time was considered a big variable.

Safe Shooting.

Kentucky Rifle
January 4, 2003, 11:02 AM
Please, someone who knows "for sure", kindly answer the question in my post. I want to take care of this today. (If it's legal.)


January 4, 2003, 11:09 AM
I still have the P229 I bought for myself. In fact, it is still my primary carry gun.


January 4, 2003, 11:20 AM

While I am not a lawyer (and this is not legal advice), I see nothing wrong with *giving* someone money for them to buy their own gun.

IMO, if you bought the gun for her and gave it to her because she was not legally permitted to buy one (she could not pass NICS, etc.), *that* is a straw purchase.

I am sure you can hit the ATF site and receive a clear explaination of what a "straw purchase" really is.

Congrats on wanting to help the lady out. I only wish I could buy folks SD handguns here in NY. Damn Laws :(


January 4, 2003, 12:08 PM
I bought my first gun when I was 12 years old. My parents told me I had to be 12 before I could purchase my first gun. I bought every magazine I could get my hands on and did a ton or research. The local gun store kept trying to sell me a Marlin .22 I wasn't interested in that gun. After a while I found out about the Ruger 10-22. The more I read about this great little gun the more I like what I read. after 15 months of research and saving I bought a Ruger 10-22 on special at Kmart for $119. I still have the little gun. I nicknamed it rabbit killer and it is now one of my most prized possesions.

Don Gwinn
January 4, 2003, 12:30 PM
Yup. It's a Ruger MkI .22 with a 5.5 inch bull barrel, adjustable sights, and a trigger job. I love that gun. Unfortunately, it's a jam-o-matic, but it sure is accurate. One of these days I'm going to take it to a real gunsmith and let him tune the magazines up.

January 4, 2003, 12:32 PM

January 4, 2003, 02:18 PM
Yes! :D

Flying V
January 4, 2003, 02:43 PM
Yes. Chinese SKS.

January 4, 2003, 02:50 PM
Not anymore. I put my Mil-Spec SA M1911a1 from 1989 on the used guns case at my local gunshop 2 weeks ago. I went by there today and it was gone. I let it go because I was young and stupid and had the front and rear sights changed out. It never looked right after that. Anyway, I found another just like it and replaced with that one.

January 4, 2003, 02:54 PM
Ruger 77/22

yes I still have it.

Bill Adair
January 4, 2003, 02:54 PM
I still own every gun I've ever bought! :D


Jason Demond
January 4, 2003, 05:26 PM
Yes, Colt Gold Cup.

Bob A
January 4, 2003, 05:31 PM
No, but that is one I wish I had kept.

First gun was a .380 Bersa 83. I loved it, but needed the cash to get gun #2, a 9mm Taurus PT-908 I still have this one. Got a Kel-Tec P-11 for the wife, she gave it to me, and I still have that.

Bought a Glock 19 for the Sheriff's Office when I was there. Sold it and will be getting a Glock 36.

Also bought a 2 tone Hi-Power from my best friend. He felt all bad and begged for 2 weeks to let him buy it back. I did, but if it had been a blue gun, he'd have been out of luck. That is one sweet pistol. Besides he sold his Sig P228 to somebody else when I wanted that.

January 4, 2003, 05:32 PM
YES!! :D

January 4, 2003, 05:39 PM
Yes. Colt Python, blue with a six inch barrel.

Erik Jensen
January 4, 2003, 05:42 PM
Yup... Guess what it was? :D :neener:

January 4, 2003, 05:47 PM
Yes, I still have the Ruger Single-Six Convertible I bought new in 1972. And I still have the Marlin Mountie my uncle gave me in 1963.


KentuckyRifle - Yes. I've bought guns for other people as gifts - people I know well. It's only a straw purchase if you help her get a gun she is NOT legally allowed to possess(buy it w/your money and give it to her/buy it with her money and give it to her, etc.) Just to be sure, you could always give her the money and then go watch her buy it and see her pass the background check.

January 4, 2003, 06:21 PM


Grip angle
Block of wood feeling grip

Brian Williams
January 4, 2003, 07:56 PM
yes Sears 22 rifle
and navy arms 1851 navy

and Kentucky Rifle why not buy a gun and sell it to her for a loss. of course you'll do the paperwork and transfer so tis legal if she passes nic

January 4, 2003, 08:02 PM
Nope... Traded it for something better.

January 4, 2003, 08:40 PM

Wish I still had one of the first ones though, a .32 M.A.B. made in Spain. Can't even find any references about it anymore.... :(

January 4, 2003, 08:44 PM
I still have my Remington 870 12 gauge with both barrels that I bought about 3 years ago. But hey I'm a young one.

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