Keeping your First Gun

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by silverado113, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

    Just wondering how many people have kept their first firearm? My Ruger P90 was the very first firearm I bought and although I don't shoot it much I was debating on whether to trade it in or keep it. Any thoughts?
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

    There is a little, single-shot, bolt-action .22 rifle in the back of my safe that i hardly ever shoot. I got it for Christmas when i was six. If my nephew's kid needs a rifle in a few years, i may pass it on to her.

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

    I have a Remington Model 700 30-06, that gun will not be going anywhere anytime soon. :D
  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

    My first gun was my Ruger 10/22, its gone through hell and back. Its still my go to gun for snakes, aggressive stray cats, and plinking
  5. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

    When I was 10 y.o. my Dad gave me his old Remington 512 Sportmaster .22 rifle for my first real firearm. I still have it today and it still shoots great. I'll never sell it or give away, it'll be part of my estate to the kids.

    ETA: I scoped it a couple of years back. Those old irons seemed fuzzy for some reason.

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  6. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

    I had mine up till a few years ago. It was a no name single shot 20ga. I left it at my brothers place (who is a an avid hunter) and best we can tell one of his buddies took it. It really pissed me off as my dad bought it for me on my 11th birthday, I would loved to have passed it on to my son. He gave me a Marlin .22 to "make up for it", but it really does not. I know he feels bad, but I am still pissed. So I went out and bought a Single Ten that I plan to pass to my son.
  7. esb32

    esb32 New Member

    Same story for me. My first was a glenfield model 60. Came up missing. Can't have that one back but I've since bought several just like the one I had. Dime a dozen and will never have value but when I give them to my son ,who is 9 now, when one goes missing he will still have a few more to soften the blow. I say keep it. You can only have one first gun.
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    My first gun is only about 2 years old but I will NEVER sell it. Nor will I sell my second gun, either.
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

    I bought my first gun just a few years ago. I needed the money for a different gun so I sold it. But, it was a GLOCK, so...

    'nuff said.
  10. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

    My first gun was a Smith & Wesson 411. It shot like crap. Traded it in on my SA XDm.
  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

    Now THAT's a good trade! I love a good trade. Right now I don't have any guns that I wouldn't heave-ho in a second, with a good trade offer.

    There are a few I will inherit that will never leave the family, though...
  12. mark1945

    mark1945 New Member

    I got my first gun for my 5th birthday in 1950. A Model 15 Stevens single shot 22,Its still one of my favorites. lots of good memorys with that old gun.
  13. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I got my first gun for Christmas when I was twelve. It was a J.C. Higgins .22 bolt action with a tubular magazine. I fired many a round through that gun. Dad only had two guns in those days: A Springfield Model 84-C .22 bolt action with a peep-sight and a 5-round clip, and a Sears 16 gauge pump-action. About the only game we had back then was squirrel. Dad would give me first shot with the .22 and if I missed or the squirrel ran, he would get him with the shotgun. I still have all three.
  14. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

    I still have the first rifle I bought for myself, a Winchester Model 94. It still looks and shoots great. I bought it in 1973 brand new.
  15. TimKS

    TimKS Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    I finally broke down and traded the fire gun I bought.....a Colt Cobra .38 Sp for a Ruger GP-100. I had owned it for 40+ years but seldom shot it anymore.....too many other toys to shoot. I have several .357's that will shoot left over ammo, and I don't have to be as careful keeping it separate (mixing .38's & .357's).
  16. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

    My first gun was a Marlin 336 in 35Rem. I loved that gun but a few years later, I thought I was going to have a chance to hunt elk in Wyoming and sold it to get a 30-06. Money was a bit tight so I had to sell in order to buy. I wish I never did though, it was a great gun. My first handgun was a Ruger MKII what I will never sell.
  17. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

    I have the first gun I was given to me by my father, That being a Winchester 30-30, Back in 1980.
    I also have the first gun I bought for myself, A SIG ARMS, SP2340 in .40S&W that I bought in 1999.
    I will never sell the 30-30, I did however sell the SP2340 about 6 years ago, But bought it back a year ago.
  18. hossman

    hossman New Member

    I have no idea what the first gun I bought was but I do know I don't have it. My first gun was a Winchester (no model number) single shot .410. I still have it. Santa Claus brought it to me in 1949 when I was 9 years old. I already knew about Santa but I played the game for my little sister who was only 3 at the time. I will never sell the gun and will leave all my guns to my son who is now 42 and is a gun nut just like his old man. I also have three guns that my dad had that were passed on to me before he died that will be passed on to my son.

    I still remember the first time I ever shot the .410. We lived on a farm. My dad took me out to the pasture where there was lots of cow manure. There was this "pile" there with a grass bird sitting on it. I shot at it and missed the bird but blew stuff all over the place. When I broke the gun open to reload the spent shell popped out and hit me in the forehead. He laughted and said, "I can show you better than I can tell you. You will remember it longer." He thought it was funny.
  19. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

    Still have the first one I ever owned. Been about 42 years ago...

  20. Charyoutree

    Charyoutree New Member

    First gun that was mine was a .410 bolt action shotgun. Killed my first deer with that gun when I was 12--200#+ 8-pt. gave that gun to my brother when I went off to college.

    First handgun was a .38 snubnose revolver that was so shoddy that it was dangerous before the first box of ammo was gone--got rid of it before it blew up. That was when I was in college and I didn't replace it because of finances and replacing other items I lost in a burglary. So the first and gun of any quality is the Glock 22 which is my primary right now. No plans to ever get rid of it and am in the process of personalizing it.

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchers?) --"Satires", Juvenal (Roman poet)