What was your first handgun, rimfire and centerfire

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  1. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    My first rimfire was a Hopkins and Allen 5 shot 22 short revolver. It was pretty beat up, not sure exactly how I came by it, I was 14 or 15 at the time and wisely got rid of it. My first decent rimfire was a High Standard HD Military while in College, unwisely, I also let that one go. First center fire was a Ruger Security Six, 357 mag ($87.95) years later in my 40's. I have managed to keep that one. :)
     
  2. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    star modelo super 9mm largo
     

  3. kryptar19

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    S&W 22A. Loved it!!! One of the best rimfires I've owned.

    Hi-Point C9. Surprisingly, I loved that one as well.

    Didn't love either one enough to keep them tho. :D


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  4. eatmydust

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    Centerfire: S&W 586 .357 mag. w/ 4" barrel, in my 20's. A couple years later money got tight and I sold it.

    Rimfire: Heritage Rough Rider Convertible, 3 3/4" barrel, .22lr & .22wmr, still have it.
     
  5. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    ruger single six 22lr and a s&w 1917 45acp revolver
     
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    nchunt101 New Member

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    S&W K22 , Remington 1100 LT-20 , Remington 7600 .270
     
  7. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    My first handgun was a 1918 vintage 1911 from my brother when I was 13.
     
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    orangello New Member

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    AMT Lightning in .22LR, still have it, but I don't shoot it much anymore. Was great for youthful, urban squirrel sniping.

    A Titan snub-nosed .38 special my grandmother gave me when I was a teenager, not fun to shoot with those tiny grips.
     
  9. Hairtrigger

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    My first center fire rifle was a Colt AR in 9mm, should have kept it!!
    My first handgun was a Springfield Link less in 10mm, still have it :)
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My first handgun, back about 1952, was a "new in the cosmoline" G-I surplus 1911A1, .45ACP. Several years later, I acquired an old H&R 9
    shot .22 revolver. My dad was never a fan of the .22.
     
  11. Franklin1995

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    First rifle was Marlin XL7 chambered in .270. First handgun was a used beretta m9, which I then sold to a buddy to fund the purchase of my current handgun, a SW MP40 VTAC. Still haven't gotten a rimfire yet.
     
  12. hardluk1

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    rimfire - 1961or '62 pistol was a colt huntsman 6" barrel, rifle was 1963 remington 511P.

    centerfire was a dan Wesson 15-2 with 4 and 8" barrel in 1976 and a savage springfield 12ga pump

    Still have them all.
     
  13. MOshooter

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    First rimfire rifle westpoint savage 22 semi auto,my first centerfire rifle cartridge was the 30-06,which was my first deer hunting cartridge.

    My first rimfire a H&R model 999 Sportsman when I was 11 years old,rabbits and squirrels were the game. My first centerfire handgun was S&W 629 44 mag,chasin' whitetail! :)
     
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  14. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Ruger Mark I Target 22lr
    DWM P08 Luger 9mm
     
  15. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    1911A1 and a Hi-Standard 102.
     
  16. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Centerfire: at the same time-Colt Diamondback 38Spl. 4" & Colt Python 6".( at 16) Rimfire(at 12 & 13) Colt Woodsman and Ruger Mk1...


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  17. texaswoodworker

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    First centerfire (and my first gun) was a Remington Model 700 ADL 30-06.

    First handgun was a M1895 Nagant revolver chambered in 7.62x38mmR

    First rimfire was a Mossberg 346K in .22 LR
     
  18. schnuffleupagus

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    Rim...ruger single six

    Center...Smith 459
     
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  19. Mouser

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    My first handgun was this Ruger Super Redhawk. I was probably 23 or 24 years old and was an avid hunter so I wanted a hunting handgun. I could hardly afford to shoot it at that time in my life so I shortly thereafter bought a Ruger Mk II .22 rimfire so I could actually shoot some! I still have both weapons almost 25 years later
     

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    Mercator Active Member

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