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What was your first gun.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by geolemer, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. possum

    possum Member

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    the first gun that i ever bought was a sa xd service model in .40s&w and yes i still have it, over 12000rds to date, and still going strong, it has had 2 sets of tritium sights on it, and currently has a set of xs bd sights, and has been refinished in armory kote, which is now beging to wear in too, which i like!

    it has been through fighting pistol, advanced fighting pistol at tactical response, as well as Rob Pincus' Combat Focus Shooting course.

    it is a ccw/hd/ comp gun it goes everywhere and does everything.
     
  2. AvidBoater

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    I grew up around lots of guns. The first gun I shot was my dad's .357 Magnum. I unloaded 6 rounds as fast as I could which hurt like hell at the age of 10:) The first gun I bought is my Glock 30 that I have today.
     
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  3. Positrack

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    The first "gun" I ever owned was a Daisy Powerline 990 CO2/pump BB/pellet gun. It was a heck of an air rifle when I bought it about 20 years ago. I learned the fundamentals with that gun, and totally wore it out putting heaven knows how many thousands and thousands of BBs through it. I got pretty darn good with it too if I might say so. I still have it and even pull it out of the closet occasionally. I just give it a gentle nudge and it just jumps right to the same old spot on my shoulder, but it sure doesn't have the punch to shoot through 1/2" plywood anymore :).

    My first actual firearm was a Remmy 552 Speedmaster BDL Deluxe .22. I saved up and bought it new, and it still looks that way despite having had an awful lot of rounds put through it (beautiful little rifle). I've got a nice centerfire scope on it, and I've shot it enough that the two of us together make for some pretty decent tack drivin.'
     
  4. colemanw

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    dad gave me his pre 64 94-30-30, my first buy was a used colt 70 series. still have both
     
  5. 1911_CQB

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    My first gun was a new mossberg 500E .410. Sweet shooting little number. Who knows how many small woodland creatures have fell to that gun. I got it in 1990, at age 7. I got my first deer rifle at age 10. It was a mid war manufacture 98K that had been sporterized in the 60's by my grandfathers best friend. I got a box of handloads with it as well, 220gr SP's over a hefty charge of IMR 3031. Alot of gun for a 10 year old!
     
  6. Hawaiian Eye

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    Winchester 670 in .30-06. I fired .22 LR in the highschool rifle team and wanted something with a bigger pop and kick for more challenge. My dad let me have it during my Junior year :), I've got a great dad.
     
  7. walker944

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    When I was 12 growning up in South Central Texas, I got a Winchester 250 (.22) for Christmas. Later that morning my dad took me and my older brother to a friend's farm 60 miles away to shoot, while my mom worked on the Christmas meal.

    I got a Mossberg shotgun when I was 15, and a Winchester 670 .30-06 when I was 17. Hawaiian Eye: You still have your 670? I still have mine!!

    The first gun I purchased was a Sears Ted Williams 12 gauge shotgun when I was nearly 18. Being under age, my mom had to actually buy it.

    First gun put into my name was a S&W 686 .357 mag w/ 6" barrel. Purchased when I was about 25. Traded it a few years later. Damn, I wish I hadn't done that!!
     
  8. seansean

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    My first was a Ruger P89..heavy, but I liked it. First gun I took to the range, too. I even CCW'd it(in a smartcarry) just to see if i could get away with it..no one ever saw it.
     
  9. wherestheham

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    I worked all summer helping my dad paint houses to get my first gun. He was a preacher and never had much money so he painted on the side.

    I found a .22 rifle at the Western Auto Store and I stopped by almost every day to look at it.

    I was only 14 or 15 at the time, so my dad "made the purchase."

    I was really proud of that gun. I was also very careful with it. I had a lot of "sweat equity" in that gun!
     
  10. chriske

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    CZ mod.. 452 bolt action .22 LR rifle. Owned & used it for almost 30 years now.
     
  11. punkndisorderly

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    Mossberg Plinkster 377 complete with wood grain plastic thumbhole stock, tube magazine in the butt, and a tasco 4x scope. In hinsight, very very ugly.

    Snuck down to the pawn shop when I was a senior in high school since my mom would have freaked out about it. Shot it till it broke and sold it back.
     
  12. dirt_j00

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    Ruger SP101 - 2.25"

    Still have it and put 50 rds thru it yesterday.
     
  13. HillbillyRed

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    Browning A5
     
  14. charlie6457

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    my very first real gun was a winchester 22 magnum when i was 10, back in 1992. and still have it today. its the 9422 model. still in new condition, accurate as can be at 100yrd's.
     

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  15. Nomad_NH

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    My first gun was a Polish Tantal which i bought a few weeks ago!
     
  16. Seenterman

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    Savage Model 95 (I think)
    .22 WMR Bolt Action with scope for $210.

    Bought myself with my own money
    (first major purchase of my adult life)
    3 years ago when I was the tender age of 18, he has a few friends now too.
     
  17. Weedy

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    My first real gun was a single shot Chipmunk .22...I grew out of it pretty quickly and my dad still has it. The first gun I ever purchased on my own was a S&W 410, which I still have and it has NEVER malfunctioned on me in any way, ever, although I've never really abused it. Its on my nightstand right now.
     
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    Bmg .50
     
  19. Hardtarget

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    The first gun I received was from my dad...a Savage, mod 24, .22/410. It is in the safe and I still hunt rabbit with it.

    First gun I ever bought was a Colt, Diamondback,4", .38 Special. Goes to the range every time...even if I really only intend to shoot rifles. :D

    Mark.
     
  20. latisimusd

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    SS Ruger Security Six, sold it to get Browning BDA 45ACP
     
  21. rawhide

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    First guns that were all mine. About 1974 family friends had a house fire and gave all of their firearms. I salvaged 3 of them.

    Ithaca 12 ga pump - still have it
    Savage 22 hornet - traded it

    Springfield J. Stevens 87A. Shot thousands of rounds through it. Still have it, still shoots great.

    Just recently bought a couple of 10/22s and have decided to retire it or pass it on to a youngster like it was passed to me.
     
  22. jbkebert

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    870 wingmaster 28 ga. Dad bought it for me used at a gun show a couple weeks before my 10th birthday. I no longer own it. It now belongs to my son.
     
  23. wasr10owner

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    My first real gun was a Davey Cricket 22.
     
  24. Snagglepuss

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    G19, Now its 1911's for me.
     
  25. nx302stang

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    first gun I ever bought was a Gen 2 glock 21. First fun ever shot was my dads colt 1911 which was my grandpa's.
     
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