Quantcast

The first gun you ever shot

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZMP_CTR, Feb 17, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ZMP_CTR

    ZMP_CTR Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    252
    What was the first gun you ever shot?

    How old were you?

    I was eight years old on the riverbank in Kansas. I remember it was my Grandpa's .357. If I remember correctly, it was too much gun for an eight year old.
     
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,043
    Location:
    E. Texas
    Abour 4. Dad held me in his lap and let me pull the trigger on a Colt Woodsman, and like above on a river(bayou) bank.
     
  3. 1911RjB

    1911RjB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Mine too was a .357.. It was my grandfathers duty pistol, while he was a LEO.. I believe I was 12 or 13..
     
  4. Spot77

    Spot77 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,221
    Location:
    MD
    Colt Delta Elite in 10mm

    I don't remember exactly how old I was. I was a teenager. Late 80's I think.
     
  5. col_tapiocca

    col_tapiocca Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    220
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Glock 17, it's my first own pistol.
    I was 20 years old. My dad don't like gun, so I have to buy my own to shoot.
     
  6. esq_stu

    esq_stu Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    966
    Location:
    Michigan
    Daisy spring action BB gun, 9 years old.
     
  7. Kcustom45

    Kcustom45 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    265
    Location:
    Indiana
    S&W 422 I was about 4. I remember shooting at a steel squirrel target and hitting it 2 or 3 times on the 10 round mag. I was very pleased with myself.
     
  8. 5ptdeerhunter

    5ptdeerhunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    328
    Location:
    Roseville, Michigan
    The first gun I ever shot was as far as I can remember was a semi automatic 9mm. It belonged to one of my dad's hunting buddies. I want to say I was around 5 or 6. I remember stepping up towards the target with my dad kneeling behind me him helping me support the gun in my hands as we pulled the trigger together. The next year I got my first BB gun.
     
  9. lg&m

    lg&m Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    114
    Location:
    Kind of in the middle.
    I am having a hard time remembering the first one I shot. The first gun that was "mine" was a Remington 512 bolt action .22 it was my mothers from about 1945 I got it when her dad passed. I still have it and so will my son someday. Hopefully not for a wile. I was about 12 at the time.
     
  10. gggman

    gggman Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    434
    Location:
    Maine #1 highest taxed state
    I was about 7 or 8, and it was a bolt action .22 rifle. My grandfather took me to the dump to shoot rats. This was in the early 60's when such activities were still possible.
     
  11. Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    548
    Location:
    Coastal Georgia
    I was about 12 or 13 when my dad took me out with the 16 guage Mossberg bolt action shotgun he had as a kid. He still has it.
     
  12. They Call Me 'E'

    They Call Me 'E' Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Virginia
    I was 18 and at USMC recruit training :p

    Zero training to expert rifleman.
     
  13. DesertDawg

    DesertDawg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    48
    A Winchester model 69-A, which is a bolt-action .22 rifle with a detachable box magazine. That was way back in 1951, when I was 5 years old, and I was finally allowed to "kill" some tin cans in the desert. That was after what seemed like "years" of training from my dad, but I'm now glad that he took the time and was so thorough. That same rifle was mine on my 6th birthday, and I still have it and shoot it. I also still have the original receipt for it....$17 (new)! I also bought my very first box of ammo when I was 6 years old...11 cents for a box of 50 rounds of .22LR.
     
  14. DiN_BLiX

    DiN_BLiX Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    217
    Location:
    Texas
    Ruger 10/22, I was 10 years old. I few minute later we moved on to the rem 742 30-06, that one hurt, but i hit the target.
     
  15. eric.cartman

    eric.cartman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Messages:
    827
    Location:
    Florida
    PA. Pokono Mountains. Shooting range. 1911 :what:

    I was 24 at the time. It was 3 years ago. That day I understood...
     
  16. Scoupe

    Scoupe Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2004
    Messages:
    382
    Location:
    Kansas City
    A girl (my cousin, older by maybe 6 years) taught me to shoot with a Stevens Favorite .22 rifle when I was 10.
     
  17. Bad Penny 03

    Bad Penny 03 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Messages:
    178
    Red Ryder (4.5 x4.5mm/ caseless) - 8
    [first centerfire] Colt Gold Cup 1911A1 series 80 .45ACP - teenager.
    230gr Hardball. I remember being :
    1. Amazed at the lack of recoil
    2. Annoyed at gun myths from then on out.

    Curiously, I have never had "enough" ammo since.
    damn addiction...
     
  18. wilson

    wilson Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    203
    I was about 8, semi auto .22 with a scope. I dont know what kind it was.
     
  19. Bud Tugly

    Bud Tugly Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Messages:
    524
    Location:
    Ishpeming, MI
    I remember my dad crouching down while shouldering his 20 gauge Mossberg and letting me pull the trigger a few times. I must have been about 5 or so. When I was around 8 he would let me shoulder the gun and fire at a tin can or tree stump once in a while. I used to walk with him gunless while he was hunting and he always made me follow a few steps behind.

    I had several BB rifles and pistols at an early age, but the first "real" gun that I owned and shot by myself was a JC Higgins single shot bolt action .22 when I was around 12 or so. My buddies and I often used to just sling our rifles over our shoulders and ride our bikes through town to the town dump to shoot rats. Imagine the reaction that would generate these days.
     
  20. eventer289

    eventer289 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    The Land of Oz
    I was 18 and it was some 20 guage of my friends.
     
  21. Blackbeard

    Blackbeard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,722
    Location:
    Behind the Daley Curtain (IL)
    My Dad's Ruger Mark II. I was probably 12.
     
  22. Cooperdisciple

    Cooperdisciple Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Marlin 39. My Dad tells me I was about four (that was 1958). I sure don't remember and kind of wonder how a small child could manage it. I must have had a little "help". He sure put me on the right road, though. Thanks Dad!!!
     
  23. Joey_the_Wolf

    Joey_the_Wolf Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2006
    Messages:
    173
    Location:
    "Sunny" Florida :)
    The first real gun I ever shot was when a family friend, an older gentleman, took me to the range for the first time. It was when I recently turned 18 (about 4 years ago). It was an H&K VP-70z. When he pulled it out, I thought "hey cool, it's Leon's gun from Resident Evil 2, and the Marine pistol from Aliens". After shooting it I wondered how they could hit anything in those movies with that 20+ lbs, creepy DAO trigger pull, although I didn't do half bad with it. I also thought it was huge for a 9mm. The 18 round magazines impressed me, especially since they looked like SMG mags (you pushed the rounds directly in through the top, like a rifle or SMG magazine, which made loading easy) but my finger was sore after about 2 mags worth. Again, horrible trigger but it was a very unique pistol that I want to buy one day, just for the nostalgia and collectability.

    Now... it was the second gun I ever fired that made me fall in love. That gun was a genuine, real deal WWII issue GI pistol. Ithica slide and I believe a Remington Rand frame. I loved it, and a RIA GI replica 1911 was the first pistol I bought when I turned 21 :)
     
  24. GBExpat

    GBExpat Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,708
    Location:
    Rural, far beyond the beltway, Northern Virginia,
    I think that I was about 7 ... BA .22 at my maternal grandfather's farm (I now live in a house on the west side of that farm) ... Mom & Dad used to bring us up here at least twice a year.
     
  25. Viking6

    Viking6 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    392
    Location:
    Virginia
    I think I was about 12 and it was either a friend's 410 shotgun or single shot 22 bolt action. We did not have guns in the house growing up. My father was an Infantryman in the Pacific during WWII and had seen as much of guns that he needed. Later in life, when I was out of the house, he had a bolt action, tubed magazined 22.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice