why do you like/use guns?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by TAT2TOMMY, May 10, 2011.

  1. TAT2TOMMY

    TAT2TOMMY New Member

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    what got you in to guns? how long have you been into them? what do you use them for? are you using them for hunting, protection, target shooting, competition, job, or collecting? me personally ive been in to guns ever since i first laid eyes on them:) however i didnt shoot one till i was 13, after that my parents still didnt want me to own any at the time, it was 1 month before my 20th bday when i bought my own first gun:) ive been collecting and shooting for only a short 6 months or so now so really a newb, but just wanna hear everyones story:)
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I'm 35 and have been shooting guns since I could safely handle one. I mainly have them now as a hobby/recreation and have some for home defense.
     

  3. jgand72

    jgand72 New Member

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    I've been into guns for as long as I can remember. However, my mother would not let me have any gun toys, and is still so against them. I had to battle with her to get a paintball gun (I was allowed to rent guns and play, just not have one...not logical) back in 9th grade (I'm 20 now).

    Finally, 6 months ago (I'm a noobie too :)), me and my dad decided to take his old .22's to the range, and since then I have started collecting. I can't believe how much I've learned over these 6 months, I really can't.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Cause its FUN.

    My step dad got me a Daisy Red Ryder and I have never looked back.

    I hunt, shoot for fun and have a HD piece.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I grew up as a country boy- firearms were an everday tool, used for everything from gathering dinner, chasing off the fox in the henhouse, chasing off the hobo in the henhouse, and an item of sport.

    Most houses had a least one gun behind the kitchen door, and even at a very tender age, you knew better than to fool with a gun (or axe, the bull in the bottom pasture, or any of Old Man Johnson's daughters, which led right back to guns, come to think of it)

    I received my first gun when I was born- a .410 H&R that I inherited from my maternal grandad, by way of my Mom. Was shooting with my dad or a spare uncle (very large family) by the time I was 6- by 10, it was OK for me to take dad's Marlin 39A, and go pop a squirrel or two on my own.

    When I joined the Army at 17, already had a fair bit of experience with high power rifles and handguns.
     
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Q: Why do you carry a gun?

    A: I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.


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    But seriously:

    My father was a SWAT officer and my mother was a state trooper. I learned to shoot after I learned to walk.
    For how I use them I refer you to Krusty the Clown:

     
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  7. TAT2TOMMY

    TAT2TOMMY New Member

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    lol, very intresting storys:) thank you for sharing:)
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've been with firearms for most of my life.
    I use them for competition, SD, hunting, target practice, and some for long term investments.
     
  9. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    I´ve been into guns since I was a kid. Bought my first firearm when I was 18 and started hunting and shooting for fun, been doing so for 3 years now and I´m hooked :) Somehow I find shooting very relaxing, takes your mind off of the everyday stuff.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree whole hearted with this statement. I got into guns very late in life.........it's a story I've told more than once on this forum.......anyway, when I go shooting I enjoy that challenge of trying to hit the center of the target. I like the feeling of success when I can shoot decently. I feel confident and powerful to be able to control and know my way around the gun. Shooting truly makes me feel strong, confident and brave even if I don't feel like any of those things in real life at the moment.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    WOC- you have discovered the Zen of Archery- with smokeless powder.
     
  12. P90

    P90 New Member

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    I can sure identify with this post. I think this would apply to a lot of people around 70 years old that was raised in the Country. :)
     
  13. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    True statement right there :cool:

    I grew up a citidiot then moved to rural areas in my late teens, my eyes were opened to the great outdoors. @ 36 now I like to hunt with firearms & bow and do a lot of target/ practice shooting . I am soon going to try my hand at IDPA and see how that goes. Also being a D.I.N.K. ( double income no kids ) I end up with some disposable income I can't seem to hold onto, so I guess I am now starting to be a collector :confused:
     
  14. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I like guns.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU]YouTube - I Like Guns - Steve Lee[/ame]
     
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    towboater Active Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDMBsn_mKSM&feature=relmfu]YouTube - She don't like guns - Steve Lee[/ame]
     
  16. TAT2TOMMY

    TAT2TOMMY New Member

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    great storys:) and i like guns is my new song:)
     
  17. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    First off I love steve lee! got his album and its really good! As far as guns go I have been in love with them since I was about 10 or so when I went shooting for the first time. I love the craftsmen ship and beauty. I have them for defense of my family and my self. I am also have a small collection. I perfer wood and steel to plastic. Also I enjoy excersicing every right we have so that only helps my cause for buying more of them!:D Its a sign of freedom, because a armed individual is a free individual. Also its really relaxing to go out for a day of shooting with family and friends. :)
     
  18. Rmason2008

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    As a kid, my parents made sure that I was involved in every extra curricular activity possible to keep me out of trouble and also to help me stay active. When I wasn't busy with sports or school my father and I would go camping, hunting, fishing, and any other outdoorsy activity possible. As I've grown older I've discovered that staying active and engaged in some sort of activity other than work helps me stay relaxed and stress free. It also makes life much more enjoyable. I replaced playing sports with shooting guns. Shooting gives me an outlet to compete against myself or my buddies that go to the range with me. Through that competition I have an activity that can be challenging and also promotes self improvement, which is very gratifying.

    Self defense is another reason that I own guns. I sleep much better at night knowing that I would be able to defend myself and my family if an intruder happened to break into my home.
     
  19. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'm 37. My dad has guns, my grandpa has guns, and everyone in my family has atleast one for home defense.
    My dad gave me a pellet gun at around 5yrs old and soon after that I had a .22rifle. When I turned 18 he gave me a Ruger P89DC 9mm. Soon after that a .357 followed by a shotgun.
    It's just always been in my blood and has even outlasted some relationships,lol.
     
  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oh, man, now I LOVE Steve Lee. That video was incredibly awesome. Do you think there is a version where he's shooting his guns with his shirt off? :D