just turned 29
Just seeing what the ages are for the members on this forum. I'm 33 right now.
just turned 29
Just turned 21. Applied for my pistol permit that day
Just turned 50 and getting back into the sport. Was into it in my mid to late 20s, then "life" got in the way - marriage, kids, buying houses, starting a business, etc.
59 going on real old!
Priorities...and limited resources and time. Given unlimited money life would go a different way of course. Time is the same for us all.
Back in my 20s much of the shooting I see today wasn't around - trap or skeet (skeet was harder to find) and no sporting clays.
The club local to me then was into PPC (police pistol combat, indoors, 50' range) and I did that in 22lr.
Most were into 100 meter metal silhouette (pistol, T/C Contenders ruled). Not affordable for me, and not a lot of interest in it. I did some 22lr rifle silhouette shooting.
I've since moved, married, changed a number of jobs and careers, and finally can afford to get back into it - we'll see how much time I can squeeze out. The local club does their PPC outside at 25 yards and multiple position and center fire only but they run it like a bowling league sorta - every wed evening for 20 weeks and you can 'shoot off' early and skip a week (or be ahead in case it rains...who wants to lay down on the ground in the rain?).
They also do IDPA monthly and I think Steel Challenge as well but not as sure on that. Don't need to be a member to compete but I plan to join at their next meeting so I have range access for practice.
No hobby is cheap if you're really into it and this one is no different. Kids take money, houses too as does starting a business. Time is the biggest factor though - or lack of it. I have time about 5 months of the year then they business gets busy. I camp, canoe, work on my house, have a dog I like to walk and train and mess about with R/C planes and helis. My wife has a management job so that keeps her busy too, and my kids play sports, son is the orchestra and I want to participate in their lives too.
"Life" is great. Spent a week with the family and friends at Disneyworld this month - great fun! Alone it would not have been as much fun. Although there are times I miss apartment life and the single life it's not often. Few apartments would allow me to go shoot my 30-30 or 9 off the back porch and sharing my hobbies with my son is priceless.
I'm 74, going on 'teen-age.
Well, according to Jean, anyway.
I am 24.
I was born the year that the UFO crashed in what is now Area 51! (maybe that's how I got here?? ) I've been shooting at least 55 years. Yes, I am an old phart!
Plenty of 51-60 crowd..
I am 60.
Ill be 20 in April
I'm 30 for the second time.
Still alive from 1955........
36 here. And thank goodness for a supportive wife. She has allowed me to incrementally increase the price of my toys over the last 15 years. I think the secret is to get her involved in my hobbies so I buy her toys too. So far it's worked with motorcycles and firearms...