I was 21 and it was a Browning 9mm.
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first gun at 15-18
first gun at 18-21
first gun at 21-28
first gun at 28-40
first gun at 40 and up
you are 15-18 yrs old
you are 18-21 yrs old
you are 21-28 years old
you are 28-35 years old
you are 35-45 years old
you are 45-60 years old
you have written your will...60^
I was 21 and it was a Browning 9mm.
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I "owned" my first gun when I was like 4 or 5 - never got to shoot it, but it was "mine" and stayed in the gun cabinet...
And this is what it looked like or close to it... It would be worth $10,000 if I still had it today..
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Not counting my Red Ryder BB gun, I didn't actually buy my first gun until a year ago. All my guns/rifles previous to that were handed down or willed to me.
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I was given a 22 rifle when I was 12.
The first gun I bought myself was a 22 Ruger pistol when I was 19. And, I had no business having that gun. I was pretty wild back then. Luckly, nothing bad happened.
I am older than dirt now and much more responsable. A little smarter too.
technically the first gun I bought was when I was 17 after there had been a string of armed robberies locally. I didn't keep it long and the next gun I legally purchased I was 31.
I shot/hunted with several of my dad's .22s and .410, I was given my first one to call my own for Christmas at 9 yrs old, a Savage single shot 20ga
The first one I bought myself was my Mossberg 500 Persuader at 26 yrs old. I had been given several others up to this point.
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My first gun was a 12 gauge Remington 870 at 16-17.
I think the first gun I ever bought myself was either a Remington M700 in .30-06 or a SKS-D. Can't remember which one I bought first but I was 18.
First handgun was a Sig P-226 at 21.
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Remington 1100 at age 16.. First handgun at 26, S&W Model 686 357mag.
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12 years old Remeington 870, thousands of rounds and at 51 years old I stilll have it and it shoots great.
First gun was in my early 20's, H&R single shot 12 gauge. Then nothing for about 10 years, of course 4 of that was spent in Germany. Right after I got back (I was 30) bought my Ruger Mark II and a Ruger Blackhawk .357 as well as a Marlin model 75c .22. Collection has continued since then.
first two guns were presents from my dad(he was never into gunswhile i was growing up, and has now found the enjoyment of them through our playin cowboy in his town hes built up in his back yard), a .44 1860 army blackpowder revolver, then a winchester model 94 30-30. the first gun i bought was a remington 870 12 guage
I read an article by Bob Milek about the Ruger Redhawk back in high school. I saved landscaping money and caddying money most of the summer. A couple weeks before school, my dad took me down to the gun shop and I plunked down $319.99 plus tax on a brand new, stainless, 7 1/2" .44 magnum Redhawk. It took me a while to learn how to shoot it but I loved that gun. It stayed in my dad's gun cabinet until I turned 18 but I loved showing it to my friends when I was allowed to. That was the first gun I paid for. It was 3 weeks before my 17th birthday. I'm 41 now. Sorry for rambling but it brought back some good memories.
Bought my first at 18. It was (is) a Browning BL22 lever action. Still have it...will never sell it.
Second was a Remington 870 Wingmaster 20 ga. Still have it.
Third was a S&W Mod. 28 Highway Patrolman. Wish I still had that one!
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a Khar k40, I was 25 both when I bought it and now!
I was in my mid-twenties; I don't remember exactly when. I was buying in advance of the Clinton gun-ban agenda. The gun was a Beretta 92FS and I still have it - it's a great pistol. I'm now 43.