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What is the first gun you ever puchase or received

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BIGGBAY90, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. BIGGBAY90

    BIGGBAY90 Well-Known Member

    Remember that first gun you acquire , do you still have it now? My first gun was a ruger and still have it with over 40000 rds through it and just change the re-coil spring.
  2. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    Two guns, a gift from our preacher who said his son didn't care about them....1955, I was 11 years old. One a Jap 99 which he had taken the firing pin spring out of so no one could hurt themselves (took me ten minutes at the Western Auto Store to fine a spring that would work), and the second, a Stevens Crack Shot #26 with no firing pin and no front sight. I took it along on our annual trip to northern Illinois (before IL became a Republik and when guns were O.K.) and the village blacksmith fittet it up with a front sight and firing pin he made out of key stock and drill rod. I have both today and try to shoot each one at least once a year. I found three boxes of Norma 7.7 brass and loaded them up with 150 grain .308 bullets and got keyholes on about every one. Then I did some reading and bought .312 diameter bullets and shrunk the groups from minute of notebook page to about three inches at one hundred yards. I was only twelve or so at the time.
  3. The_Armed_Therapist

    The_Armed_Therapist Well-Known Member

    For me, it was a Harrington & Richardson .22 revolver. It was inherited when my Grandfather passed away. Then, when I moved out of my Dad's house, he gave me his Ruger 10/22. The first that I purchased was a Jennings 9mm from a friend. BIG mistake. LOL
  4. Telekinesis

    Telekinesis Well-Known Member

    My first gun was a Remington 1100 youth 20ga when I was around 8 or so, and is now serving as my mother's HD shotgun. The first gun that I bought on my own was a Sig 228 which I still have and carry daily. Its one of the few guns I will never part with.
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Winchester Model 69A .22 bolt action "repeater" rifle. Given to me by my Great Uncle. I still have it, and shoot it.
  6. Serenity

    Serenity Well-Known Member

    Summer of 2010. S&W M67 38 special. I had been shooting once; at an NRA Basic Pistol class, and wanted to do more of it. It was on consignment at the local LGS and it felt good to both the kid and me so I bought it. Since then I bought a used P226 and am now browsing for a carry gun. No hurry; I will know it when I hold it.
  7. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    a pair of plinking/target pistols, Ruger mkIII (since modified and adjusted ... and duplicated, I got another so the Mrs and I wouldn't have to fight over it) and a Walther P22 (still around as a trainer for similarly laid out pistols, technically that one was for the wife, but I use it more these days)
  8. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    Ruger 10/22 and a Ruger P89. Kept the 10/22. Dumped the P89 pretty soon there after and got a Sig. The rest ... is a story of addiction :D
  9. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    remington spartan spr220 12 gauge SXS. got it for my 16th birthday
  10. Moose1995

    Moose1995 Well-Known Member

    Ruger 10/22 stainless. I put approx. 5000 rounds through that gun, it never lost its accuracy, and never jammed once, no matter what ammo I used in it. I still regret selling it to this day.
  11. needmorecowbell

    needmorecowbell Well-Known Member

    for me it was a Glock 17C back in 2002. Bought it knowing very little about guns and was my only gun I had until about 2009. Was only for HD and sat in a safe. Then decided to get my CCW/CHL, got more into shooting, and traded it to get a CZ 75B. Now I have 10 guns.
  12. loki.fish

    loki.fish Well-Known Member

    Star Firestar 9mm. First time I ever remember shooting a handgun was with an Uncle when I was 16, as soon as I turned 21 I went and bought one because when he died his mysteriously disappeared and I know his wife was not a gun person.
  13. manithree

    manithree Well-Known Member

    Winchester 190

    A friend of mine in college wanted to upgrade his bunny gun and sold, traded, or gave me his old Win 190. It was a great gun, but I'm left-eye dominant (my right eye lacks mobility and I couldn't drive if it weren't for my good left eye), and it burned my face when I shot it. So I only put about 5000 rounds through it, and sold it for $30 less than enough to buy a used Marlin 980S with a scope on it. Love that gun.
  14. Pindarslight

    Pindarslight member

    I've had one but I don't consider it my first. I bought my "first" in 05 and it was a springer 1911 GI in OD green. Loved it and shot maybe 5900 rounds before I deployed to Iraq in 06. My wife wasn't a convert then so I had to give it up. Since then I have 4 hand guns that I need to hide before I get to communist NY.
  15. BigN

    BigN Well-Known Member

    Ruger 10-22, 1967. Bday present from my father. Not sure what he paid for it back then, still have it.
  16. whetrock

    whetrock Well-Known Member

    I was ten when I recieved a Savage MK II as a gift from my dad for making all A's on my report card, I slayed many racoons and other sorts of small vermin with it.
  17. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    The first gun I ever received and kept was an AKM semiautomatic clone. I soon gave it back and purchased a better AK.
  18. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    My dad gave me a 10/22 With a houge overmolded stock and houge fluted stainless target barrel when I graduated High School. I try to put at least 3000 rounds a year through it, and just got my best group ever a couple of weeks ago (with my dad no less). 9-shots in a sub half inch hole at 100 yards with aguila 60gr sss, I had to cut that target out and keep it.
  19. KW84

    KW84 Member

    My first "gun" was a Daisy lever action BB gun Grandpa gave me Christmas '91.

    My first real gun is my HD gun, a blued Ruger 95DC. I've shot 1,507 rounds through it with no malfunctions.
  20. 87jeep

    87jeep Well-Known Member

    A .410 single. was 11 years old, back in "59". In "60" got a 20ga. pump.:D Had a GREAT grandpa!

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