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Your first Firearm ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lanceman, Jun 11, 2005.

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  1. Lanceman

    Lanceman Member

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    My first firearm was a H & R youth model .410 single shot. My dad bought it for me when I was six. I still have it and recently got the firing pin fixed so my seven year old son could use it. Suprised me, we went shooting a few weeks ago and I could still hit skeet with it fairly well, even with the short stock :D My family has always been big on hunting and still is, I was hunting alone with my second firearm when I was eight, a winchester 30-30, took a four point's horns in for show and tell, teacher was not amused (they were still fresh). Still have that one as well.

    Anybody else ?
     
  2. dakotasin

    dakotasin Member

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    first gun: ruger 10-22 (still have it - been 15 years now).
    first handgun: s&w 686 (still have it).
    first centerfire rifle: savage 110 in 7 rem mag (still have it).
    first shotgun: remington 870 mag (gone, and regret it - traded it for a rem 870 supermag, which i still have).
    first auto shotgun: remington 11-48 (still have it).
    first auto handgun: colt 1911 (still have it).
    first auto rifle: m1 carbine (still have it).

    guess that about covers the bases...
     
  3. katonk

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    Showing my age.....but......

    I was 12 and ordered a 22 single action out of a Herter's catalog with a $32.00 money order. My mom had to sign the order form and a couple of weeks later, I got a pink slip in the mail, so I rode my bicycle down to the Railway Express office (before UPS) and the clerk handed me a cardboard box out of the safe and I rode back home and shot the hell out of it! Amazing that a 12 year old kid can just pick up a firearm all by himself back in those days! :D .....I later traded it for a Mossberg 22 rifle...wish I kept that old pistol. :(
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Smith & Wesson five-shooter .38 special. I didn't have enough money left for "bullets," so I couldn't shoot it right away.
     
  5. Psssniper

    Psssniper Member

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    First gun ever? Sig 225

    Shotgun? Moss 500

    Rifle? chinese SKS
     
  6. VARifleman

    VARifleman Member

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    First gun of ANY kind: Anschutz 1907

    No, I didn't have a bb gun before that, can't remember why. I did have a SAA cap gun though, but I don't count that.
     
  7. Zach S

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    AMT hardballer. Boring reliable, with "I actually hit it?" accuracy. One of these days its gonna get rebuilt into a tackdriver, but acc-u-rails are expensive...
     
  8. Farnham

    Farnham Member

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    First one, 20ga SxS shotgun. Dove, pheasant, trap gun.

    First one I bought myself, Chinese SKS.
     
  9. Black Majik

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    First gun was at 21, I bought myself a NRM Colt Government.

    I did my research, wanted the classic style. I didn't even know about extended thumb safeties, external extractors, FLGRs, ext mag well, bull barrels etc.... All I wanted was something that was reliable, and a reputable company. And that name yelled COLT. :D
     
  10. DWS1117

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    First was a Ruger P95

    Firat rifel was a Yugo SKS.
     
  11. kngflp

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    870 when I was 18. CZ 75 when I was 21.
     
  12. larry starling

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    First rifle was a Norinco underfolding Ak-47! traded it for a daewoo K1A1...

    First pistol was a Browning HI-power....traded it for a Colt 1911!
     
  13. Lord Bodak

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    First firearm: Ruger 22/45, last February.
    First rifle: Ruger 10/22, also last February.
    First shotgun: Remington 870 Express Turkey, this May.
     
  14. CajunBass

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    First gun

    1st gun A Daisy BB with a scope. :)

    1st firearm An Ithica 20ga lever action single shot shotgun.

    1st handgun Smith & Wesson, Model 19, "Combat Magnum", 357

    1st Autoloading handgun Colt 45 ACP, GM

    I don't have any of them anymore.
     
  15. Ridge

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    Marlin model 60 when I was 12 or so I'm 21 now and that little rifle is still hanging in there.
     
  16. JohnKSa

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    First firearm: Ruger GP100 4" SS, Adjustable sights. (still have it)
    First revolver: Same
    First handgun: Same
    First autopistol: Beretta 92FS SS
    First rifle: Ruger Ranch Rifle SS
    First rimfire handgun: Ruger MK II Target Govt Model SS
    First shotgun: Winchester 1300 DefenderFirst rimfire rifle: Ruger 10/22 SS Factory Laminate Stock (still have it)

    The GP and the 92FS were my first two firearms. After that it gets kind of fuzzy... ;)
     
  17. buy guns

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    ruger 22/45
     
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    S&W sigma 9mm
     
  19. DarkKnight01

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    The first weapon I ever fired was my dads S&W .357 when I was 4-5 !! :what: he held onto the barrel so the recoil didnt break my wrists... to this day he talks about how badly his hand got fried from the discharge out the side of the cylinder.... now that I think about it..... that was crazy heh... that same day he let me shoot his F/A m16, He held onto it and I pulled the trigger :cool:

    First shotgun: Single shot .410..... I honestly cant remember the make or model... I was around 6-7 though...

    First rifle: Marlin 30-30 when I was 12

    Second shotgun: Remington 870 that mom bought me when I was 14, still got it, wanted a shotgun so I could do everything I wanted with one platform, partridge, deer, ducks, goose..... Love that gun.

    First handgun: dad gave me one of his p89's when I was 17. (he had a few dozen for his security corporation so I figured he could spare one :D )
     
  20. gbelleh

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    My first firearm was a Glock 26 that I bought when I turned 21.
     
  21. 22-rimfire

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    BB-gun--Age 8 Retired to play cowboys and Indians.
    First non-BB gun: Mossberg 22 Auto--age 14 Still have it.
    First centerfire rifle--Mossberg Model 800M--age 16- SOLD
    First Shotgun--Remington 870 20ga--age 22 (one that I actually purchased)-SOLD
    First Handgun--H&R 999 Sportsman 22--Age 21 (SOLD)
    First Diamondback--Age 22 (X-took it) Don't ya just hate that!
    First centerfire Handgun--Python Age 23 (SOLD)
     
  22. gulogulo1970

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    Mossberg 500 12ga 8-shot with both the 28" Vent Rib barrel and the 20" Rifle sighted barrels and speedfeed stock. Bought it the day I turned 18. I still have it .
     
  23. dasmi

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    Ruger Service Six.
     
  24. Fumbler

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    My first firearm was a Ruger 10/22 carbine.
    My girlfriend gave it to me three years ago for valentine's day :D
     
  25. romulus

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    Savage 755...fifty bucks, lovely

    ...got suckered into a trade for a NIB 870, which nonetheless I love and still own
     
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