One of my buddies in college. My parents were never too into guns; I've convinced my mom (and have carried when she and I go out sometimes, and honestly, 99% of the reason I carry isn't for me but to protect my close family... if something ever happened to one of them and I knew I could have done something to help/ save them and didn't, I couldn't live with myself... but that's another topic.) but my dad still hates them, so owning one while living at home was not allowed. Then I moved away and went to college where worrying about where I'd get the $ to eat was a little more important than buying a gun.
One of my friend's dad was a LEO in Dallas a number of years ago, and I would go with them a couple times. After I graduated and was working for a year or so, it was time for my dream gun, the 92FS.
Funny thing is, I was friends with this dude for like a year or two before I ever knew he was into guns. He just happened to see a Beretta brochure at my apartment at school one time and the rest is history.