Howdy from Texas, I'm a long time shooter and hunter. Bought my first handgun with newspaper route money way before I was legally old enough to own one. That was a 6 inch Ruger 22 auto, it wasn't long before a single six caught my eye and I made my first trade.
These days I own quite a few handguns, everything from Ruger 22 autos to S&W .44 Magnums. I hold a concealed carry permit from Utah, and have submitted the paperwork for a Texas permit.