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    • I was born with one in my hand.

      16 1.98%
    • 1-5

      19 2.35%
    • 6-10

      84 10.41%
    • 11-16

      142 17.60%
    • 17-21

      201 24.91%
    • 22-30

      161 19.95%
    • 31-40

      71 8.80%
    • 41-50

      39 4.83%
    • 51-60

      44 5.45%
    • 61-70

      26 3.22%
    • 71-100

      4 0.50%
    • What's a handgun?

      0 0%
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    1. #61
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      first time i shot a handgun was a single action .22 revolver, i have no idea what brand or model but i was 6 and on the way to a cabin in stringtown oklahoma and my dad pulled the car over and he showed me how to grip the gun, pull the hammer back, aim and fire. very scary but i remember it being a lot of fun, i think he still has that gun. i shot several other handguns growing up but didn't buy my first until i was 22 yrs old.

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      I started shooting handguns in 79 when I was 23 I moved up from 22 to
      357 and anything else I could buy cheap.

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      I fired the Bisley Colt (in .38-40 caliber) shown in my avatar at about age 10, and have been hooked ever since, although it's only been in the last few years that I have done a lot of handgun shooting.

      The old .38-40 is almost the exact ballistic equivalent to the modern day .40 S&W, so it was pretty snappy, and of course, no ear protection in those days (circa 1960). But I was a big kid, and I loved it.

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      I think I was 19, Ruger Mk II

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      My vary good freind.

      If it weren't for a very close friend and his father,I would never have experienced the out doors or firearms.I was 17 at George's hunting camp,S&W .357.--Thanks George and Mike-Love ya.

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      Nice little bell curve going on here...with the peak between 17-21. Do we have a lot of Military/Law Enforcement people here who started at 18?

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      Well, the first time I had shot a pistol would have been an old .22 revolver when I was about 16. I used to shoot it whenever we were out at the range and then again when I was 19 in the Army when I was issued my sidearm. I wasn't "in" to pistols until a few years ago when I bought my first .45ACP and haven't looked back since.

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      I always liked handguns from the time I learned to play "war" or whatever with my friends...... everyone would always choose the rifles and shotguns or machine guns or whatever long gun there was to choose from..... but some reason I always liked to use the pistols.....

      I still to this day don't really like rifles or shotguns..... I don't own any long guns at all and at this point I don't plan to. Nothing against them I just prefer the fun of shooting a pistol.......

      First real pistol I show was a .22 my uncle let me try.... I think I was about 12....

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      *chuckle* I remember when I was 6 or so my older brother trying to get me to shoot his Ruger Single Six .22 for a couple hours while him and his buddy plinked outside. He got his daughter (my age) to casually empty it out and walk away. That did it, no stupid girl was going to show me up! Hooked ever since.

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      Never shot a gun until I was thirty, now I got the bug.....

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      My uncle's Colt Woodsman at 8 or 9. Now it's mine at 42

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      It was early summer of 1972 my Grandfather had just passed away and Dad had brought his Rhom 22 cal snubnose home (he had bought it for Grandpa)He took me and my two oldest brothers(I am the youngest)out behind the barn and showed us how to shoot it and that same year I got my first 20 gauge single shot.Dad had taugt me at age 10 how to shoot a 410 gauge shotgun so I was already well on my way to the wonderful life of shooting.Back then we had a canal that ran behind the house and we watered the rice out of it.It was FULL OF SNAKES and I learned to shoot my first shotgun shooting snakes.That fall I got to go on my first squirrell and rabbit hunt.

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      My father is a former MP and retired LE. I have been taught gun saftey since I was an itch in my Father's pants. My Dad always taught me not to touch his guns when he was not around. Even now at 30 yrs old I don't pick up any of his guns without asking. Old habits die hard.

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      My dad gave me his old Ruger Single Six when I was 11.

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      I bought a .44 magnum Ruger Super BlackHawk when I was 19.

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      21 because thats when i was able to get one.

    17. #77
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      Late Bloomer

      I used to live in N.J. It is a very anti-gun place. After I moved to Florida, I bought my first gun within two months. I should have left Jersey decades ago.

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      22! like 3 days ago actually.

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      Whew, glad to see I am in the near majority of voters.

      I've shot a few handguns before this year and sort of liked it but was just happy to shoot anything. After this last weekend, I'm into guns now and really want to learn.

      I am 23 by the way.

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      i'm in the exact same boat bro

      Quote Originally Posted by Burks View Post
      Whew, glad to see I am in the near majority of voters.

      I've shot a few handguns before this year and sort of liked it but was just happy to shoot anything. After this last weekend, I'm into guns now and really want to learn.

      I am 23 by the way.

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