View Poll Results: At what age did you first get into handguns?

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  • I was born with one in my hand.

    16 2.06%
  • 1-5

    19 2.45%
  • 6-10

    82 10.58%
  • 11-16

    135 17.42%
  • 17-21

    196 25.29%
  • 22-30

    157 20.26%
  • 31-40

    66 8.52%
  • 41-50

    38 4.90%
  • 51-60

    41 5.29%
  • 61-70

    22 2.84%
  • 71-100

    3 0.39%
  • What's a handgun?

    0 0%
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    I'm pretty sure I was 4 first time I fired a gun.

    there's a wicked cool custom near where I am currently at. It is tradition that when a baby is on the way the father or grandfather is to go out and purchase a rifle, he presents it to the baby BEFORE the child is even named.

    I am adopting this tradition, as it's simply awesome. thinking about some sort of bolt action 22lr or something, nothing absurd. kids are a long time down the road for me though

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    I forgot to mention I am now 67 years young, and still have the model 38 S&W. Still shoots great.

    Had my first rifle when I was in my teens. Winchester .22 single shot, bolt action. Sold it to buy the .38.

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    I first shot my dads .380 Beretta 84FS when i was 12 years old.... but Ive just get my first own handgun this year, at the age of 25!!! I didnt get it before because I didnt have the money
    I got a Glock 17 and I love it!!!

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    I was into weapons (primarily shotguns and rifles) at an early age. My first pistol was when I was 18, a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece courtesy of the USAF Security Police. I really enjoyed that revolver and have bought and sold who knows how many since.

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    I got a security job days before my 21st birthday, and the boss told me if I had a gun, I could get more work, so I went and bought a Taurus 83 in nickel. A total POS, and if they were all as bad as it was, I wouldn't have gotten into the hobby. I soon got rid of it, and bought a Dan Wesson Model 15-2, and I was a happy guy.

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    I got into handguns when 2 people were murdered at a mall in suburbia by where I lived. These people were stabbed to death in a bathroom because one of them looked at the murderer wrong and for bumping into the murderer. Killed for something so senseless. At that point, I decided that it is going to be me or the bad guy and I took the necessary steps to make sure it is me.

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    For my 18th birthday my dad got me a Sig. p220. I love the gun, it's a hell of a thing - huge and powerful. I've never felt comfourtable carrying it concealed. Since then (I'm 22 now), I've owned a walther p22 and a Kel Tec P3AT.

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    I grew up around guns and qualified with pistols in the military, but I wasn't really "into" them. After I retired and started looking around for a hobby, that's when I developed an interest in handguns. I have one right now and a couple of more on the way.

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    My Dad was a LEO. It sort of runs in the family that I started in my early years.

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    I got a 10/22 at 9. Lern ed to shoot paper really well by 11 then started shooting squirrels and rabbits. By 15 I had a Rem 700 .270 and moved up to deer and hog hunting. At 18 my dad gave me a Ruger Security Six .357. Got pretty proficient with that shooting mainly .38's. At 19 I joined the USAF and scored Expert Marksman buying my first semi-auto at 21 a Springfield 1911.

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    I remember my buddy was huge into guns in High School. He brought Guns & Ammo Magazine to school all the time. I let me borrow one for a study hall. It had a Beretta 92FS on the cover and I instantly fell in love with it. I was about 17 years old. I swore one day I would own one. I have 3 handguns now, which none of them are the Beretta 92 FS. Oh well, someday.

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    62. Now ain't that a shame.

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    At 10 I got a Ruger Security Six .357 4". It was a fine pistol and I wish I never sold it. At 18 my dad gave me a Colt Commanding Officer's Model .45. I still have the Colt.


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    Makes me feel better

    Quote Originally Posted by metweezer View Post
    62. Now ain't that a shame.
    I guess 51 isn't so bad.

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    Thumbs up LA Riots

    It was 1992, I was 6 years old and Los Angeles was plagued with civil unrest...

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    My first handgun ....... was a Colt Officers .45 that I picked up new, in my early twenties. Thought I might as well start with a quality product ...


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    I think my first time shooting was when I was 17 shot a Beretta M-9 I was hooked from then on but I've always had a thing for guns.

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    Around 15 or 16, though it took a year before I could get my old man to take me to the range.

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    While I have been around guns including handguns for quite a few years, I just got my permit in mid-December. I have purchased 5 pistols already. You might say I'm a little compulsive!!
    I started with a SW 22A, then bought a Ruger SR9 a week later. Since then I have purchased a Colt Trooper MK III .357, an old Bernadelli P80 .380, and I just had to buy that little orphan Kel Tec .32 I saw the other night at the LGC.
    I have got to stop going into the gun shops. Hell, the local pistol permit clerk and I are already on a
    1st name basis!!
    I'm really thinking about the Remington 1911 R1 next.

    MO

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    Good on you.

    Keep on buying.


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    Oh man i been shootin all my life.Soon as i turned 21 i got my permit.

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    Firearms weren't part of my family tradition. However, since I wanted at the time to be an Army officer, I bought my first rifle at 18 and my first handgun (a cheap Targa GT .380 Beretta knockoff) at age 21. I was pretty certain that within a few years I would be fighting off the Red hordes. The Russians never landed in NJ, but I kept shooting.

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    I was pretty much rifle-only from age 9ish to 13ish. Then my dad gave me a Colt single-action chambered in .22 LR. Put thousands of rounds through that one.

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    I bought a Glock G-32 at the age of 60.

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    I was on the rifle team in high school but not in college. I did not pick up a weapon again until I got my CCW in 1976 (age 28).

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