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View Poll Results: where did you get your first gun from?
handed down/friend 29 38.67%
on line 0 0%
local ad 0 0%
pawn shop 3 4.00%
gun shop 19 25.33%
other 24 32.00%
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #41
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Mossberg 590a1 from Palmetto Firearms in 1998. I wish I had kept it that shotgun!

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:05 AM   #42
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Complements of my Uncle Sam .? Was my first connection with a firearm & after that.? I just took up Hunting & combat shooting etc etc.?

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Old 07-24-2013, 10:20 AM   #43
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Stevens single shot .410, passed down among my brothers and I. First new gun was for Christmas at 12 yo., Rem 1100 12 ga. It was stolen a few years later.

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Other than my BB Gun, it was a Birthday Present, 12 Years Old, a gently used Ithaca 22 single shot lever action a friend of my dads gave me. That plinker and I have have been together a very long time and its still in good shape even though its no longer what you would call gently used, its had thousands of shots fired through it since it became my #1 Gun. Ive only really purchased one gun in my life and that was an Ithaca Featherlight from my then Brother in Law, all of the rest Ive inherited through the years.

The poll is interesting, almost half of us got our first gun given to us as a gift of some sort, thats a pretty memorable and awesome gift and sadly one of the first things our Gov has tried to stop us from doing. They have turned a very honorable and wonderful tradition into the first time a kid gets labeled and marked by their gov as a dangerous gun owner! Isnt that special!

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About six months after getting my CCW I drove out to Smith & Wesson in Springfield. Picked up a very nice, but discontinued, .357 586 revolver. That was my first. Still love that gun.

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This poll should be amended or possibly a new poll should be put up asking, "Where did you get your first handgun?"

My first gun was a shotgun (Ithaca Mod 37, 16ga) from my father and hundred years ago (it seems). My first handgun I bought at a small gun shop. Great buy. Now, pawnshops are great sources.

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I bought my first firearm from my step dad. I gave him ten bucks for an old bolt action .410 Heig Eiber.

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This poll should be amended or possibly a new poll should be put up asking, "Where did you get your first handgun?"

My first gun was a shotgun (Ithaca Mod 37, 16ga) from my father and hundred years ago (it seems). My first handgun I bought at a small gun shop. Great buy. Now, pawnshops are great sources.

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I bought my first new pistol from a pawn down in Tucson AZ in 1976 it was a Ruger Security six in .357 mag, I paid 110.00 for it. B4 that all my handguns ha been bought used & were single action six guns.
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Win mod 12 20 ga vent rib from Kaukzys sporting goods in Fort Dodge Ia. Sure miss that gun, got stolen several years ago, but still have one.

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amazing...was a time when local daily papers were the hot way to get guns.
gone it seems....

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