Random question oldest member?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cblowe13, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Who is the oldest member apart of this forum? Or what year was the first time you shot a gun. Mine was in 2004 I was 12. My first shotgun.
     
  2. Airborne1

    Airborne1 Member

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    I shot my first gun around 1961 I think, I was 10 at the time. I could have been younger, but it's a little hard to remember. But I do believe it was in 1961.
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not. You.
     
  4. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Much respect to you my friend. I'm sure you have lots of knowledge on firearms. And great observation mr mccool you want a cookie.
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I bet HankStone was among the oldest. He was in his seventies. I think he is no longer with us. Not dead, just no longer a member. Great question, though. I sure hope it isn't me. :eek:
     
  6. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Well how old are you lol
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    well it ain't me! i'm older than many here, but not as old as some!:p
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Im pretty sure i was cranking rounds with a water pistol in the early 70's
     
  9. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Men only become old by always drinking good whiskey chasing hard bodied women and practicing safe reloading techniques. :D
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then i should be able to live forever then!:p
     
  11. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Your about my dads age then.
     
  12. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    I was 10 too , a black ( im thinking beretta 92 perhaps ) 9mm and a stainless snub smith .38 spl. Had the 50 rd 9mm ammo case hopping 2 feet off the ground for about 4-5 rds in a row . Was incredible. this was 1987 3 months later I shot my first 12 gauge and blew my shoulder right out the socket. The guys that let me shoot it were too scared to take me to the hospital , thought they'd get in trouble so they set my shoulder on the spot .......it hurt. I was about 20 before I had the balls to shoot a 12 ga again lol
     
  13. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    Damn out of socket lol
     
  14. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter New Member

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    It was in '74 I was 12 and it was a .22 rifle at a rabbit,I missed :(. (Actually dad held the gun,I just squeezed the trigger,I couldn't see the rabbit :eek:.)
     
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  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If wisdom is an indication of age, then
    c3shooter
     
  16. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    1943......................:d
     
  17. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    I remember the Air Raid alerts and blackouts in WWII.
    I remember seeing the searchlights and hearing the Air Raid sirens.
    I remember my Dad and the Air Raid Warden going up on our roof during air raids.
    I remember an Anti Aircraft gun installation not far from my home.
    I remember going down to the harbour area and seeing the ships and the Barrage Balloons.
    I remember the rationing, the stamps. The tokens.
    I remember gas rationing, my Dad had a critical job, working the oil fields, could get all the gas he needed.
    I remember waiting for, ,those, uh, "people" to attack us.
    I remember seeing the Army around where my Dad worked, the oil fields.
    I remember V J Day.

    I remember when the ICE truck come up the street,
    My Mother would go out and buy a block of ice for the "ice box"
    I remember when I could leave my bicycle out all night, and it would be there in the morning.
    Parents didn't worry about locking up the house.
    I remember when my Parents knew everyone in the neighborhood.
    I remember when neighbors respected each other,
    AND
    No Crime.
    I remember going to the gun store, and taking your new gun home with you.
    This is how old I am.

    Fired my first shot,
    the Family .410 S/S in the backyard. I was small, so my Brother held it up for me.
     
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  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is it. Besides, I think he's about 112 years old as of his last birthday.
     
  19. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    It would have been 1977, Christmas morning when I was six. I did not miss, but I did not eat the squirrel.
     
  20. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    In 1953 I shot my first gun,
    an old ,22 single shot rifle of some sort.
    Dad taught me how, and we went squirrel hunting with that old rifle for another 6 yrs or so.
    Then I had to have my own shotgun, a bolt action .410,
    killed many rabbits, dove, quail,and squirrel with it.

    That all started at age of 6, and after army time 1966-1968, I have been gathering guns. I dont collect. I gather them. Been gathering them for 46 years.


    Jim