I am 80 last april, my doctor told me to keep doing what I am doing. I took his advise and two weeks ago bought another revolver, Ruger Blackhawk 45 colt con v. I like all kinds of guns but always have been hung up on the wheelguns. My earliest memories are of my fathers Colt 45 SAA with genuine ivory grips.
I'm 75, with LOTS of arthritis. Magnum recoil is no longer an option, nor is an eleven-ounce +P .38 Special. I carry an all-steel no-dash Smith 640 (rated, according to the etching inside the frame, for +P+), loaded with Remington +P 158-grain LSWCHP. I can shoot it comfortably and have great confidence in its ability to save my elderly bacon in most situations. My house revolver (I also have a 20-inch side-by-side double 12 gauge) is a Smith Model 10-5 with the same ammo as the carry piece.
Hello, am 61, a widow, just got my first hand gun, a Walther PK380.
Really like revolvers but like the auto's also. I carry each about equally depending where I am going.
Well Bob, wisdom like fine wines can mature with age but only if the grapes were good to begin with.
I just turned 50, but I don't feel that old.
Hi, Be 71 in a couple of months and can't remember the rest of the question, I know it's sure getten hot here in Yuma,AZ
Turned 64 this year. Feel pretty good,,, till I see a picture, (Who is that old man! Can't be me!). Cameras are not my friend. No stereotypes as far as preferences. EDC's either an M&P Shield or a J frame. Collection's about 50-50 as well. Like em all and shoot em all, some more than others.
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me i am 63 and i love my Ruger SR40C. If it gets where I find it hard to shoot the .40, ill go to Ruger SR9C. (I would also like a Ruger LCR, I understand it does double duty either .357 Magnum or .38+P)
I am as old as my nose and a little bit older than my teeth..... :smt082
Old or young is a matter of perspective...did you realize from the results that over 60% of those participating are 40+?
Kind of an interesting factoid
Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional....My wife is always telling me to quit acting like a twenty year old just because I want to shoot guns and go on road trips on my motorcycle....I'm 62 years old..I have earned every gray hair that I have left and every wrinkle and scar. I shoot and carry semi-automatics because I like having 17 shots compared to six. I know someone's going to say if I can't get it done with six I've lost. I know this,still 17 feels better.
What happened to the 70+ category?
As I approach 81 I enjoy reading what you youngsters are writing. As for me, I now prefer CZ SP 75, Walther P99 , Glock 17, etc. The main thing is to keep in shape and shoot as often as my son (my boss) lets me out of the office. Thinking about a surprise weapon for my 85th.
I used to think so as well. Of course, that was 40 years ago when I was 20. Once the equipment starts to wear out, malfunction, quit working, or just become painful to use, it's more than perspective. It's a physical reality.
I really wish it was a matter of perspective nowadays. Oh how I wish!
Im 24 and have always wanted 1851 navy revolver. Saw it in a Willie Nelson music video when I was 10 and been hook ever since lol