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Old 03-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #21
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I grew up in a family of hunters. They came from a family of hunters who came from a family of hunters....my first gun was a bb gun. Then to a marlin 60, then to a Browning gold. My dad taught me to shoot skeet from station 8 low house with the butt stock in his leg until I was big enough to hold a gun on my own. I reloaded shotgun shells when I was 7. From there I competed in sporting clay tournaments. I hunted since I was legally old enough to. I only knew shotguns and a little about rifles back then. When I got into law enforcement I really got into combat pistol fighting. From there I got into patrol rifle and the ar scene. Now I'm a firearms instructor and one of those "gun nut" people everyone comes to when the have gun related questions or need advice. Just getting into reloading metallic now. The more I learn the more I realize how much I don't know.

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:53 PM   #22
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We always had guns around I don't recall my first shot ever but I do recall my first 2 3/4 Remington Express out of the "Old Stevens" single shot!
I was 11 and maybe weighed 70 lbs. but the deal was if I could shoot it I could have it for my very own! So it was game on, I only shot it 5 times that day which was more than sufficient


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I also grew up in a family of hunters as well as police officers. My dad a 30 year officer started teaching me hip shooting at the age of 8 with a S&W K-22.


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I've loved history (mainly WWII) ever since I could read so I'm coming off kinda the same start as Sputnik and I've been shooting ever since I was 7 and didn't really get involved until last February I was at a pawn shop and picked up a Mosin and I sorta fell in love with mil surps and overall firearms.


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After my football career was cut short i had to feel the void and guns did just that

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ROTC was a required class in 1963 that all high school boys had to take. We were taught how to handle and shoot a rifle. We shot a single shot 22 short bolt action rifle once a week for our marksmanship grade. From the first time I shot that rifle to the357 snubbie I shot yesterday, I have been hooked on firearms.


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Old 03-15-2013, 01:20 AM   #27
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I've always been a pesky kid.
My interest goes way back to when my father told me not to touch his.
Then the military.
Then when the wife (European) told me after we got hitched that there would not be any guns in the house, I put her to the test.
(Today, I still have both, guns and wife. She came around after her first visit to the states.)


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Old 03-15-2013, 01:21 AM   #28
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2007 I saw the economy starting to turn. I had never even held a real gun before then. I watched tons of youtube videos on safety, tactics and people getting hit in the face with hand gun recoil and people falling on their butts from shot gun recoil. I then went out and bought a glock 17 and a .22LR conversion kit. Played with the gun at home for a while then found a range and went shooting starting out with the .22LR kit and then eventually graduating to the 9mm.

Now own 4 guns, Baby Eagle purchased in 2008, 1911 traded glock for in 2013, u22 Neos purchased in 2013, and Mosin Nagant purchased in 2013.

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #30
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Reloading at the age of, wait how old are you when your in fifth grade? One of my dads 30-30 with lees most dangerous reload kits ever

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