For my first gun purchase. It was at a small gun shop run out of the guy's garage at the time. I think I was around 42 at the time, and what I got was a Makarov 9x18 and also bought 3 or 4 boxes of ammo that same day. The year was 1994. Maybe a year later I bought my first rifle, or should say I traded for it. It was an Norinco SKS.