Originally Posted by Ruger22lr
Well what did? For me my family has a big military history so I guess you could say it was destined to happen. Whenever I was 8 I started playing shooter games like Grand Theft Auto Vice City then I got into Halo and Call of Duty. I was a really big gamer back then I still do play shooter games just not as much anymore same with other games. Then the whole zombie apocalypse thing sucked me up and in October 2011 I decided that the next time my Grandpa went to the range I wanted to go. Let me tell you the first time I shot a gun I was shaking once I touched it, but after shooting for an hour or 2 I started liking it. I then decided I wanted a gun for Christmas so in December my Grandpa took me to a gun store and I got my first 10/22 then in February I got my 20 gauge and that is all how it began.
Guns got me into guns. I have always been fascinated with the history and what I see as a perfect blend of form and function. They are like works of art.
I see a great beauty that if not respected properly can be painful or worse. Don't respect a rose and you will end up with a thorn where you don't want it. Guns are not much different really. Many things in this world are similar. Things of great beauty and wonder that if not treated properly can prove to be our undoing.
Look at many of the older guns in particular. You can see all the work that went into them. I guess that is why I lean to older guns, mostly long guns as this is easier to see. No one can look at a 1911 and deny it's wonder. A pistol that was designed to not really need a tool to take down completely. You could start wit ha 45ACP case and get the grips off. There are other parts inside that can assist with the rest.
So yeah, it was guns that got me into guns. I did have a father that taught me to shoot safely when I was young. I also had to clean what I shot so I learned responsibility early too. Learnign how they went together was some of the best fun I had learning anything.