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  • What was you first experience shooting a gun?

    i don't really think about my first time.

    can't remember.

    born with a gun in my hand.

    Vince

  • EasyEman
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    Re: What was you first experience shooting a gun?

    Originally posted by Josh View Post
    Red Ryder style bb gun when I was a kid. I used to go through 500 bbs in 2 weeks.
    Did you shoot your eye out?

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  • Roadster280
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    Ah, but some of the rest of the recruit troop didn't listen either! That rifle has a spring loaded gas plug on the front of the foregrip. So one of the guys was cleaning his rifle out on the training area, sitting on a log with his rifle in the 45 degree angle, like a mortar. Which is exactly the trajectory the gas plug took when he let go of it...

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  • Frankiarmz
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    Originally posted by Roadster280 View Post
    About 23 years ago, a 7.62mm L1A1 rifle. If I had been intelligent, I would have listened to the corporal when he said "it's going to kick back, hold it firmly in the shoulder". So like the young fool I was, I let it slip. And the rearsight embedded itself in my forehead. I still have the scar now, and it reminds me to always pay attention!
    I'm glad you brought up the importance of safety and listening to instructions. Who knows how many accidents you avoided because of that painful lesson?

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  • Roadster280
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    About 23 years ago, a 7.62mm L1A1 rifle. If I had been intelligent, I would have listened to the corporal when he said "it's going to kick back, hold it firmly in the shoulder". So like the young fool I was, I let it slip. And the rearsight embedded itself in my forehead. I still have the scar now, and it reminds me to always pay attention!

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  • Frankiarmz
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    Roughly thirty years ago, I went to a range with a buddy who had a 38 Special. We fired some reloads and then some fresh magnum rounds. Very impressive kick and flame from the barrel, real feeling of power. I never did get to join a club and own a handgun, too busy with work, fixing up a couple houses and family responsibilities. I've got a 12 gauge Mosseberg for the house, but I still want to own a handgun and shoot once in a while.

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  • cdia1960
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    I was around 6 or 7 years old. My dad took me out target shooting with him. I shot his single shot BB gun he had from 1939. I still have the gun. Later that day I shot his 22 rifle. I still have it as well. I lost my dad in 1998 but will always remember our first time out together shooting.

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  • Tom W
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    My first gun was a Mossberg bolt action .22 with a military style sling and one of those small diameter scopes. My father bought it for me at a county fair in 1962 for $25.00. I still have it but I replaced the scope with a 3-9 variable. It is just as accurate today as it ever was. I have killed a ton of rabbits, in the old days, shooting out the cab of the truck with it by hitting them in the nose.

    When my kids were young we didn't have much money so the kids and I would ride around the back roads with a Mossberg 12 ga. single shot, that I still have, and the .22, shooting partridge and rabbits for dinner. It was great fun for the kids to jump out of the truck, climb snowbanks that were way higher than they were tall and plow through the snow to get the birds or rabbits. By the time they were in elementary school they thought nothing of grabbing a flopping partridge and snapping its neck to kill it.

    If I had young kids today I might not do it. But then again I might.

    Tom
    Last edited by Tom W; 02-22-2009, 01:30 PM.

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  • VASandy
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    I grew up in a house that never had guns. Mom and Dad would never allow firearms in the house and discouraged us from owning or using firearms.

    When I was around 30 or so, I went hunting with some friends. They let me shoot pistols and rifles and I found I loved it! Target shooting became a hobby for my husband and me. We bought two Rueger .22LR pistols, which we both still have. Since then we've added numerous rifles and pistols. I guess the first thing I ever fired was a .22 one of the guys at hunt camp let me shoot. That same day I shot at least one round from everything they'd let me fire.

    On a side note, Darius, I never knew you were from Russia! It'd be interesting to talk "duck and cover" stories with you. We were always taught the evil commies were going to attack us at any moment. Dad always said the Russians were people just like us, because the stories they told us at school scared the crap out of us! It is nice to know the enemy is not some devil-cloaked monster. These days with Russia being more of an ally than an enemy it's weird to think of those days.

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  • darius
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    I was never into shooting and guns and such, but I had to because I was born and raised in a communist country. We had what was called "defense education" and it was quite real

    Until the age of about 14 we were taught how to dock and where to hide in case you fellas drop an A-Bomb on us, but later, when we could carry a gun, they taught us how to shoot back - with KBKAK (aka AK-47). Every high school had an armory, and with live ammunition too.

    Military education was compulsory on all levels of education The 4th year of college one full day a week was war games. Men were taught how to kill, women were taught how to nurse the injured.

    The last gun I shot was a 125mm 2A46M smoothbore gun, the main gun of T72 soviet tank.

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  • hewood
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    It was an old Mauser rifle....had a hell of a kick for a 12 yr old kid.

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  • saysflushable
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    Jeez it was so long ago I can't remember. I'm sure it was a 22. I don't have the time for IPSC shooting right now, I sure miss that.

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  • Ace Sewer
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    bb guns when younger, freind's p.o.s. taurus 9 mil at a range (Don's Guns, in Indianpolis if anyone is there, completely hilarious chain of rip off joints). That taught me not to buy one of those as the thing misfired constantly. Buddy's 30-06 at the junk dump spot... we had a bunch of nitro soaked towels from packs of blasting stuff, and were trying to get them to go off by shooting them... no go. Gave up and wrapped them around caps and they blowed up real good then. Blew some old appliances up nice.

    I'm not really a gun guy; I can remember several times in my life where if I'd had one I'd be dead or in prison now. Better just to not have one for me.

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  • Pipestone Kid
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    Can't remember when I first shot one, but I bought my first gun when I was thirteen. Single shot Remington 22 -$9.50. I still have it.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    My parents were pretty much anti-guns so when I was 16 I paid an older friend some money and got his 22 out of pawn. Seems I've been buying guns ever since then.

    Mark

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