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The Young Guns of THR

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by natedog, May 31, 2004.

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  1. natedog

    natedog Member

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    Roll call: THR members under the age of eighteen. I'm four days shy of my fifteenth birthday. I know of Combat-Wombat, Winstonsmith, and N3rday. Anyone else?
     
  2. ZeroX

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    6 months short of 18.
     
  3. cslinger

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    3 years old next month..............................................................................................at least that's what Sheslinger says.

    :D

    Chris
     
  4. SodiumBenzoate

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    2 months short of 14.
     
  5. SoCalGeek

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    I'm gonna be 16 in September! <counting the days>
     
  6. cslinger

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    All I have to say to all the "real" young'ins stop and take a moment to enjoy what you have.

    Yes living by other peoples rules can suck but you are at a point in your life where you have the most freedom with the least amount of responsibility. Enjoy it because it is a very short period.

    I am not saying life sucks and then you die just that the age between 15-21ish is a sweet spot in life. Enjoy it.

    Of course once you hit 21 you can legally own all kinds of cool guns.................but your too poor too. Ha ha :D Just joshing with you.

    Chris
     
  7. GunnySkox

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    Turned seventeen on May 20th.

    ^_^

    ~Slam_Fire

    Zing!
     
  8. Oleg Volk

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    It may be frustrating to be legally handicapped due to your age, even though you may be brighter and more responsible than many adults. Know that with age come both opportunity and responsibilites. Also know that adults are watching you...should you impress them as mentally adult, forthright and responsible individuals, who knows how many gun safes and ammo stashes would open to you. I've seen kids who rated beltfed access at ten, and who had guns of their own by then -- they are the kind of people I'd want by my side in a pinch long before they'd hit the "magic" age of 18. So, even if the law doesn't take you seriously yet, some of us do.
     
  9. ACP230

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    My son is 12. He reads this forum regularly, often over my shoulder.
    He's been shooting since age six, and is a competitor in e-mail .22 benchrest matches. He keeps a log of guns and types of ammo fired and is up to 41 guns this week.

    He started his hunting career by going out for turkeys earlier this month and was safe in the woods. We saw no huntable turkeys, but he appreciated what we did see, eagles, owls, and about a dozen deer.

    He is frustrated that he can't join THR due to his age.
    I think he'd be able to add to some of the discussions here and that makes me frustrated too.

    Is there any reason why the age limit couldn't be dropped?
     
  10. Chipperman

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    He's a word of advice to some of the "Young Guns" here.

    I remember when I was in High School. I had a lot of disposable cash. I worked a part time job, and had no expenses. I was able to blow my money on whatever I wanted. It was nice, but when I got a little older and was legally able to purchase "Grown Up" toys like firearms, it was harder to scrape together enough money with other expenses.

    So take some of that cash you have now and put it away toward a gun fund. If you're 15 and put away even just $5 a week, that could add up to a couple of pretty nice guns by the time you're 21.
     
  11. itgoesboom

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    Chipperman,

    You hit the nail on the head. When I was a kid in high school, working my first job, no real expenses except gas and movies, I had saved up close to $2000.

    I spent it all hanging out with buddies, going to clubs, buying whiskey and useless trinkets.

    At the time, I could have purchsed a nice AR-15 and a couple AKs, plus all the mags and ammo I could fit in my car and life would have been grand.

    Now here I am, mid-20's, married, tons of bills, working 60+ hrs a week, trying to save up for one, nice rifle. Oh, and I still won't be able to purchase an AR.

    I.G.B.
     
  12. winstonsmith

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    Winstonsmith checking in!

    You know what I love about this place? The unsolicited advice!:uhoh:

    I'm serious...:D

    Well, I can't exactly be called a young gun, considering I've never shot. But that will SOON change! http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=84676

    Cheers!

    PS: Working a great summer job this year, $189 a week before taxes. For 9 weeks! Yer darn right I'll save alot of it in a gun fund!
     
  13. Chris Rhines

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    What Chipperman said. And what Oleg said, double.

    - Chris
     
  14. JeFF D

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    Just 9 days short of 18!!

    I've been a member of TFL since I was 15 and THR since the beginning.

    First thing I do when I wake up on my 18th is going out looking at guns, then buying a good cigar.

    I dont have one lever action rifle, think I'll fix that, or maybe just another M44, you can never have enough $50 M44's.
    Though I have been wanting a nice turkey gun, then I could get a rifled bbl for hunting in the thumb.
    Hey I really like them K-31's too.

    It's a good thing I've been saving up for 3 years.
     
  15. Linux&Gun Guy

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    Almost 15 here. Ive got a lot of hobbies: learning about guns, linux stuff, metal casting, chemistry ext. My plan is to save as much money as possible and buy a DSA FAL when I turn 18.

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    I know you can get them cheaper but I like knowing that these are well made. I want to get a cheap 22 for plinking and training too. I think its better to save and buy good gear than to buy lots of crappy gear. I had a 20$ knife; it was flimsy, the blade was tight, and it felt bad in my hand. I saved up for a Kershaw Ken Onion Blackout for 50$ and its a great knife; it looks cool, I can sharpen it to a razor edge and its comfortable. I want any gun I own to be like a good knife. Im not looking to ever own more than 15 or so guns. I don't think I would need more unless they were just 'bury guns' or something.

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  16. 5ptdeerhunter

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    I will be 18 in 5 months.
     
  17. buy guns

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    im 19 so i guess i beat the cut off to be a young gun :)



    i have seen alot of boards that are like this so it isnt restricted to thr. on one hand you could just let him click the 13 or older link because it doesnt really matter how old you are but then on the other hand it doesnt set a very good example.
     
  18. Combat-wombat

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    Being 14, it is kind of annoying being treated as less of a person because I haven't reached the "magic" age, as Oleg put it. I've dealt with it time and time again on other forums, but this forum is different.

    I sincerely thank Oleg for making a welcoming environment for everyone.
     
  19. CrudeGT

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    Are we talking about the age based on when we were born? or age based on how we act? cause I kinda walk that line.:D
     
  20. BHPshooter

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    Well, I guess I kind of qualify... I'm 6 months shy of 21. But since handguns seem to be my focus, it's sort of the same.

    Wes
     
  21. PromptCritical

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    I'm a bit old for this at 24 but I just have to say that we need people like you guys (and girls if applicable) to carry the torch (and rifle) of freedom and educate the MTV watching automatons who are not bad people, just ignorant of the facts. It will soon be your job to retain these rights we hold so dear. Best of luck on the ever important "First Firearms Funds!"

    5ptdeerhunter: Love the sig line. Can we just make them wear signs?
     
  22. Chipperman

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    "Im not looking to ever own more than 15 or so guns." :rolleyes:

    Yep. I was saying that same thing a few years ago. I was also saying that I didn't really want a machine gun.

    Things have changed a bit since then. :evil:

    Your collection will never be complete, so don't try to limit it too much from the start. ;)
     
  23. G.I.Jew

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    Five months short of 18...saving up for that Garand to get on my birthday
     
  24. BerettaNut92

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    no way...living by your own rules freely and responsibly is great...can't be beat.
     
  25. Feanaro

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    Hit 16 four days ago, so I guess I qualify.

    I thought that when I got my first. By the time I got the second, I knew better. I know me fairly well (never spent more time with anyone ;)) and I'll probably never quite buying "toys." No point in lying to myself, I'm infected.
     
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