First gun you ever shot?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Kabraxis, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    For me we had a friend in the family that collected WW guns. im not exactly sure what it was he handed me when we went shooting ( i was like 8 ) but it didn't feel very strong. it was a muzzle load is all i remember. went out shooting some cans.

    When i really got interested in shooting (16?) my cousins husband and I went out to get some deer down in Florida, he brought his brand new gun that he just got a week before for his birthday. we'll we never found a deer, just some doe. and i was really looking forward to shooting it, so he let me give it a go. a nice .50 caliber muzzle load. He maxed it out with black powder and my shoulder never felt better. i was hooked. that poor tree never saw it coming...
    I cannot for the life of me remember that the gun was, next time i talk to him i will ask and post it up.

    Just curious what your first gun and experience was
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I think it was camping with friends in AZ up on the Moggollon Rim. Friend brought along a Marlin 60. We spent quite a bit of that weekend going thru a few bricks. I bought my first gun shortly thereafter.
     

  3. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    8 Gauge at 10 years old. Uncle caught the gun when my scrawny butt went sailing. NOT a fun day. Of course, they all laughed.
     
  4. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    They all laughed and now i'm laughing. That's great stuff
     
  5. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    Nice, what did you end up buying?
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    first guns

    i was about 7 or 8, my dad use to go to the shooting ranges around Houston, Texas, and he would shoot his 243 and 270, and he let me shoot the Browning semi-auto 22. i loved that rifle, and he still has it and the Winchester M70 243 to this day. when i got about 10 or 11, he started letting me shoot the 243. i miss those days, and enjoy when my father comes over to the house and we target shoot with our pistols. my dad is almost seventy, and he is still a decent shooter with those Dan Wesson 357 magnums!
     
  7. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    My first was a SKS at 14.... No special experience, just out plinking..
     
  8. MyWorld

    MyWorld New Member

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    At 17 I shot a hi-point 9mm. Me and my brother was out at the range. It was my brothers gun. It was fun
     
  9. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    If I remember right, I was 6 or 7 and it was my Grandfathers Winchester model 90 .22LR. That would mean my sister was 5 or 6 when she shot her first gun.

    First shotgun, a 20 gauge single shot. Lifted my front foot off the ground, and I was leaning into it!!
     
  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    The first gun I purchased was a S&W 411 .40. Traded that in a while back on my XDm 40.
     
  11. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I use to go squirrel hunting with my dad when I was 5. He would kneel and aim, and I would stand behind him and pull the trigger :D It was a Sears Roebuck bolt action single shot .22, iron sites, and it was extremely accurate. I had that rifle for 25 years. Loved it.

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  12. dks7895

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    Rimfire rifle - Belgium Browning SA22
    Centerfire rifle - Marlin 336 .35 Rem
    Rimfire pistol - Ruger Single Six
    Centerfire pistol - Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine
    Shotgun - Stevens single shot 16 gauge
     
  13. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    When I was about 15 or so, my older brothers Marlin 336 in 35 Rem.
     
  14. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    so i asked what the gun was and it was a Thompson center black powder .50
     
  15. Johnny357

    Johnny357 New Member

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    When I was 12 I went camping in some private woods with a group of friends and their fathers. One of the dads brought a little .22 revolver, and we took turns blasting away at cans.
     
  16. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Good ol' marlin 22lr. Sitting in my dads lap plinking away at soda cans and milk jugs when i was 3 or 4 years old.
     
  17. ahole

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    My first gun i ever shot I was 5. My dad handed me a Stevens 22 bolt hand pull cock. give me a few days ill post a pick i still have gun. This was my first gun to own and shoot. every one in my family got there first gun at age 5. all where 22 bolt. I have slain many a squirrel with that gun. my son is 4 now and next summer when he turns 5 i will find him a 22 single bolt gun.
     
  18. orangello

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    The single shot, pull cock, bolt-action .22 in the very back of my gun safe, when i got it for Christmas at age 6.
     
  19. Kabraxis

    Kabraxis New Member

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    loving the stories :)
     
  20. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I did not have the advantage of a shooting dad. The 1st gun I fired was the M1 Carbine when I was 18 and in the AF. That was 53 years and a lot guns ago. My kids shot their 1st time at 5.