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What is your age

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by o Unforgiven o, Dec 7, 2011.

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What is your age?

Poll closed Jan 6, 2012.
  1. Under 18

    16 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. 18-24

    88 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. 25-29

    81 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. 30-34

    64 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. 35-39

    44 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. 40-44

    56 vote(s)
    7.9%
  7. 45-49

    54 vote(s)
    7.6%
  8. 50-54

    68 vote(s)
    9.6%
  9. 55-59

    84 vote(s)
    11.9%
  10. 60-64

    79 vote(s)
    11.2%
  11. 65-69

    46 vote(s)
    6.5%
  12. 70-74

    13 vote(s)
    1.8%
  13. 75+

    13 vote(s)
    1.8%
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  1. o Unforgiven o

    o Unforgiven o Member

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    Over the past few days I have really started to wonder about the ages of THR members and gun owners in general. For instance, if I were reading a thread about some NFA toy I realized that simply based on what kind of NFA item it was I had already assumed that the person was probably of a certain age group. I was making those assumptions based things like how expensive it was, how common it was or how many people I knew were a certain age had something similar.

    Then you have the more common stereotypes like guys who love old wood and worn steel. Or the guys who prefer space age polymers and high tech coatings. Occasionally you also get the guys who like polymer for defense and wood for hunting.

    Anyway I just thought it would be interesting to know the age groups of our members a little better. I'll go first. :cool:
     
  2. OARNGESI

    OARNGESI Member

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    23 here
     
  3. Bobson

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    I saw a thread on this topic when I first registered back in August. If I recall correctly, an overwhelming number of THR members are 45+.

    I'm 26.
     
  4. devildog4329

    devildog4329 Member

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  5. dodge

    dodge Member

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    I guess at this time I'm the old fart of posters at 57.
     
  6. tonytor58

    tonytor58 Member

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    29 years young
     
  7. Bovice

    Bovice Member

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    22 here. I figured most everybody here was older.
     
  8. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Member

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    31, birthday next month.
     
  9. udonb

    udonb Member

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    65 here. Comfortably retired.
     
  10. Susanna

    Susanna Member

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    Don'tcha know it's not polite to ask a girl her age? --grins--
     
  11. cdp ii

    cdp ii Member

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    27 here
     
  12. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    63 and still fit into my 1966 dress unform.
     
  13. kk0g

    kk0g Member

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    39.......
     
  14. Bob M.

    Bob M. Member

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    55...I'll be 56 in January.
     
  15. Onmilo

    Onmilo Member

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  16. ambidextrous1

    ambidextrous1 Member

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    Not many members have responded yet; but I see a bimodal distribution of age here, with peaks at 25-29 years and 55-59 years. That's about a one generation difference. As the geezers (including me) leave the shooting sports, the total number of firearms enthusiasts will shrink significantly.

    It behooves all of us to recruit more shooters to prevent this. The best areas to look for more shooters are the young shooters, 20 to 30 years old, and women of all ages. by diong this, we will establish a large number of shooters that will support their interests with their pocket book and their votes.

    We have work to do, if our interests are to survive and flourish...:scrutiny:
     
  17. gearhead

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    I'm not really surprised that the range is represented more heavily with people in their mid-late 20s and people who are older than 45. When people get married and are working on juggling families and busy careers they have less time and money to be seriously involved in a hobby. Doesn't mean they don't own guns and enjoy shooting/hunting, it just means they typically don't spend as much time and money on it as younger and more often single or married with no kids people or older people with more money and time.
     
  18. slicksleeve

    slicksleeve Member

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  19. The Sarge

    The Sarge Member

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    I was a oarsman in the Navy. We beat our shields and threw big fiery things.
     
  20. turbo

    turbo Member

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    61 here and just got my first two polimer pistols in .45acp and love them. its only a number!!! LOL :neener:
     
  21. J-Bar

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    Dang, mine keeps changing from moment to moment...
     
  22. mortablunt

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    18 here. I figured I was one of the younger members here.
     
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  23. Water-Man

    Water-Man Member

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    I'm sixty seven years old.
     
  24. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Member

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    33 will be 34 in March

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  25. Tinpig

    Tinpig Member

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    Me too and so is my '44 Inland. All parts functioning.
    IMG_0285.gif

    I know there are more of us out there...the others will check in after nap-time.
    ;)

    Tinpig
     
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