Thanks for sharing the pics. I haven't reached your level of longivity as yet but I'm working on it. I'll be celebrating my 65th this Saturday aand I also love to shoot and ride the bike everychance I get. I'm just a beginner with the handguns and have aquired so far a new Stoeger Cougar 8000 in 9mm and a J-frame S&W .38 revo. I like em both just fine and can still pick up the brass. The catch system sounds great......I'll have to start doing that.:smt023
That is one BIG LAP DOG!!!
Thanks for the kind words - Charley is the heavyweight in our family at 202# - "little" sister Katie only weigghs 187#. They were 2 1/2 Christmas day.Quote:
Thanks for sharing the pics. I haven't reached your level of longivity as yet but I'm working on it. I'll be celebrating my 65th this Saturday aand I also love to shoot and ride the bike everychance I get. I'm just a beginner with the handguns and have aquired so far a new Stoeger Cougar 8000 in 9mm and a J-frame S&W .38 revo. I like em both just fine and can still pick up the brass. The catch system sounds great......I'll have to start doing that.
and Charley does sit right on the furniture -
And - I can tell all one thing - riding the bike and/or shooting sure beats this -
Just for the record how old do you have to be to buy ammunition these days from a store like wal-mart or any other sporting good store? 18 or 21?
U started a thread on 1-7 about that. I think I answered it for ya :smt023
Last night I purchased some 45 acp from Walmart and she asked me if I was 21. We laughed but she said she had to ask.
Just turned 54, don't feel much older but there sure are a lot of "kids" at my workplace these days :smt082
Why did the groups stop at 59 ? I guess the advanced age groups don't count.
one is from 1913, another from around 1960, a couple more from the 1970s, the rest from the 1980s, except my new baby, P226 made this year. yup, that is the age groups of my auto pistols.
I turn 30 in February, but technically, I am 29, so I voted as a 29 year old...
21-29. I'll be 30 on the 4th of July :smt1099
Looks like my vote just put us "old farts" in the lead. I'm 52:smt033
I wasn't sure where to vote. My present age is 48, but I got my first semi-auto pistol at 32.
:numbchuck: What about folks 60 and over? I'm just about there myself and I would hate to feel left out. As Shipwreck has threatened in a number of threads on this forum, I might have to hunt you down.
You missed my group. I am 66. Remember, I lot of us old timers were raised shooting 1911's. :smt1099 Well, we called them .45Auto's in the old days.
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.
Guess I fall into the "Damn Kids" area. But you would think that me only being 21 would mean that I wouldn't feel like I'm in my 60's.
You're poll doesn't go high enough. I'm 67 and have four autos.
Bob, I am one more Old Fart wondering why we were left out.
No offence intended but your picture made me think you were one of us!!
I am 66 pushing 67 pretty hard.
Bob, I just went back to find your age and don't see you listed.
What is it? :smt1099
Me too. I'm off the scale (62) and own 5 semi-auto hadnguns. I'm just an ol' fart now, but I'm looking forward to Geezerdom....
It seems that not only am I the designated "OF" here but, even a year or so older than one member's dad!:smt083
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.
guess us old farts from 60 to 69 group dont count or maybe Bob thinks we are to feble to handle a 1911 cheezzzzz :smt082