View Poll Results: At what age did you first get into handguns?
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01-08-2010, 12:31 PM
I was 18 and assigned to a ASROC control station for GQ on my ship. Colt 1911.
01-09-2010, 01:41 AM
I've been interested for a few years now, but it was just a little bit ago when i shot my first one, I was and am 19.
01-10-2010, 09:35 PM
I shot my grandfather's .357 when I was 15. Seems like yesterday, I am 54 now (where did the time go???).
01-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Being 42 and just having bought my first handgun, I guess I'm a late bloomer.
However, I guess that means that I just have to shoot more to catch up to all of you...
02-05-2010, 03:58 PM
I did not grow up with guns around us...the grandparents have them and did "the boys" but they were kept a secret from us girls (women).
02-24-2010, 07:19 AM
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
02-24-2010, 08:29 AM
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.
03-30-2010, 06:08 PM
I first shot my dads .380 Beretta 84FS when i was 12 years old.... but I´ve 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!!!
04-03-2010, 08:45 PM
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.
04-26-2010, 11:40 PM
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.
05-01-2010, 04:39 AM
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.
05-06-2010, 02:55 AM
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.
05-06-2010, 03:06 AM
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.
05-10-2010, 09:33 AM
My Dad was a LEO. It sort of runs in the family that I started in my early years.
05-10-2010, 10:49 AM
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.
05-10-2010, 03:40 PM
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.
05-27-2010, 08:09 PM
62. Now ain't that a shame.
06-03-2010, 11:49 PM
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.
07-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Makes me feel better
I guess 51 isn't so bad.
Originally Posted by metweezer
09-29-2010, 04:40 PM
It was 1992, I was 6 years old and Los Angeles was plagued with civil unrest...
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