OK, this is starting to make me feel old. I carry an auto(1911), but I have recently started experimenting with a revolver. I will need to train a while before I can carry on a regular basis, but I am considering changing.
Bob, take younger people with you (I take my 20 something nephew). Young backs are better at picking up brass, and young eyes are better at seeing the brass.
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." -Mark Twain
I don't have a problem saying I'm in the 50-59 group. I'm just glad I'm in any group.
I'm in the 30 ~ 39? group
Im in the good youngen section
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I grew up with dirt. I'm Old !
I have very much enjoyed my second life with firearms and the "new" semi-automatic handguns. By listening to others with much more contempory knowledge than I have (Shipwreck - Uncut - , et al) I have gathered a very interesting array of toys. HK, SIG, Walther. And ----tomorrow ---- maybe a P7. And ---- by using my new toys at the range, I am gaining some of my past ability to use them as intended.
In 1990, I took a BMW driving course. I was declared to be "pretty good, considering how old you are." The entire class enjoyed that. Almost 20 years have passed and I am now the "pretty good, considering how old you are." guy at the range. I enjoy the range and I enjoy the toys----especially the P99AS (thanks, Shipwreck. Thanks Uncut.) I do take this interest and activity seriously and I do practice for ability rather than for amusment.
Trust me, OLD is not the same as END. One can aim, fire, hit and smile, irrespective of age.
Well, you have read the ramblings of an old man. An old man with nice guns. An old man with desire. An old man with remembered abilities. An old man who has not given up. An old man who-------------enjoys!
Dave,Well, ladies and gentlemen, I grew up with dirt. I'm Old !
I must have missed something but I didn't get a clue just how old you are. I haven't read all the posts here but I will celebrate my 81st anniversary of my birth 8/12/2007 and I'm usually the designated "OF" on gun and motorcycle lists. Not that it's something I can take credit for, though, since it has to be if you're born in 1926.
I was a registered "collector" in 1934 because I had an NFA "weapon" (H&R Handy Gun .410 pistol - 12" barrel) and the registration form requested a reason for owning such a weapon. I said I was a gun collector. I was almost eight and my collection was my .22 single shot, the .410 pistol, a .410 double barrel, and a Winchester 94 in Winchester 32 Special.
It's been a great run, though - service in WWII and Korean War, now a retired surgeon and commercial pilot I've been blessed with good health and luck and shoot weekly and get a 100 mile ride in on my BMW motorcycle (got my first part ownership in a HD bike in 1940) every week.
If you were a Marine in 1950 and were told this obviously very young kid was your Assistant Battalion Surgeon - would that give you confidence or just another reason to try to avoid getting wounded?
I still look about the same.
I'm a QB (old pilot's club - my wife says "seasoned" but most of us are old) and I'm frequently asked what an 81 year old man is doing shooting rifles and pistols and riding motorcycles. That's an easy answer - HAVING A LOT OF FUN!!
Isn't it odd that we both are "junior members".
Your bio is very interesting. Someday we might bend an elbow and compare notes.
You're Right, OJ,
My BMW driving course was in a 4 cyl M3. Damn !! I enjoyed wringing it out. But, that's another story.
Now I enjoy the range. Today a reconfirmation of faith with the PPKS/1 and a bit of fun with the SIG 239 with a Crimson Trace installed. Both---great fun. Tomorrow I will take a P7 and see just what all the talk is about.
Isn't life, and the respect for it, wonderful !
Looks like I put us oldsters in the lead.
24. purchased my first pistol a week ago..I'm scared cause I'm already thinking of getting another one.
Im 28...the wife is 26
Glad I could fit into the curve - I don't turn 60 until next year. Semi-autos rock - Kimbers and Glocks and SIGs, oh my! (You young guys can look that one up). As do Harleys, Audis and 'way younger girlfriends. My knees may not work, and my prostate's a drag, but parts of me do just fine, thank you.
OJ - you da man! May we all live forever, or at least until the fun parts quit working, whichever comes first.
Thsnks - I'll drink to that ! I also like my rifles and here's what my wife gave my two years ago for our 25th anniversary.OJ - you da man! May we all live forever, or at least until the fun parts quit working, whichever comes first.
Winchester 95 in 30-06 (Hi Grade). Life doesn't get much better!
I'm afraid I fall in that younger group of people (above 60) and I'm awful partial to my gal. Sig 245
I'm unloved I guess.....I'm 66!
dont worry, i' am 56 and i have a friend and he's 86 and he go every week at the range to schoot his Glock 21 and his sig P210, so shooters dont
past away, but they have to reload sometime.
we speak over 20 years from now over this again and you will see
Keep on shooting
I want to see a poll...
Under/Over 40 and carrying a 1911?
Under/Over 40 and carrying a "Plastic Fantastic"?
That's where you'll see the divide...