First fired gun was a 22LR semi-auto rifle, and I was 12.
First owned gun was a S&W model 39 9mm and I was in college.
I eventually got rid of the Smith for a Browning High Power because the Browning holds more ammo.
Then got rid of the Browning for a Smith & Wesson model 29 .44 rem mag because it is a good hunting revolver.
Still have the .44 but also now have a .45ACP which has essentially taken over for the model 39 of ages past.
You can see them both in the avatar.