Looks like my vote just put us "old s" in the lead. I'm 52
I don't like to think of myself as an old but I guess I'm getting there. I'm 54 and have been shooting since I was 5 or so. I have 10 semi-autos and one revolver- (soon to be three). I have a GP100 4in S/S, got a Colt Python 4in. blue on layaway and have my eye on a S&W M19 4in. Nickel. As you can tell, I love semi's but you can't beat a quality revolver!
Edited to add: Through my years, I've owned many other revolvers and have shot many others, ie: S&W, Colt, Ruger, Charter Arms, Rossi, etc..... from .22LR to 44 mag. My statements here are at present time.
It seems that not only am I the designated "OF" here but, even a year or so older than one member's dad!
However, it's a position I seem to hold on all the motorcycle forums also. I never expected to reach 80 but am grateful for my good fortune. I would make claim that clean living does it but, I suspect there are some here who know me - non-smoker since 1959 but nave never been against a shot or two of Jim Beam before dinner. A more likely explanation is "Only the good die young". I even practiced general and thoracic surgery for nearly 40 years and surgeons aren't known for their longevity.
I usually get my 100 mile ride on my Beemer (pic above) every week and put about 40 rounds through each of these weekly.
or this (or another lever rifle)
I have to ask, if you were a Marine in 1950 and were told this very young looking kid was your Assistant Battalion Surgeon - would that have instilled confidence - or given you even greater motivation to not get wounded?
I think I'm holding up pretty well and even share freindship with our Scrub Jays who eat out of my hand.
The other hand holds the Jim Beam. Think I have a few good years left in me.
Man I feel young... and so must six others, apparently.
Eight months and I will legally qualify for a concealed-carry permit. Which means by the time I can carry a concealed handgun or weapon, I'll have already been trained as a civilian in advanced "carbine", handgun, and shotgun tactics, and be about a couple years shy of a law enforcement job, which means even more training. Might be working armed security in the near future, which would mean carrying on-duty before I can carry off-duty.