How old were you when you first bought your gun

How old were you when you first bought your gun

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View Poll Results: How old were you when you bought your first gun..and how old are you now?

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  • first gun at 15-18

    75 36.95%
  • first gun at 18-21

    49 24.14%
  • first gun at 21-28

    53 26.11%
  • first gun at 28-40

    11 5.42%
  • first gun at 40 and up

    5 2.46%
  • you are 15-18 yrs old

    3 1.48%
  • you are 18-21 yrs old

    8 3.94%
  • you are 21-28 years old

    18 8.87%
  • you are 28-35 years old

    23 11.33%
  • you are 35-45 years old

    23 11.33%
  • you are 45-60 years old

    36 17.73%
  • you have written your will...60^

    9 4.43%
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Thread: How old were you when you first bought your gun

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    Member Array jkvan87's Avatar
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    How old were you when you first bought your gun

    and how old are you now?
    also- what was your first gun

    keltec pf9 and p32

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    The first firearm I bought myself was a Mosberg 500 persuader on the evening of my 18th birthday.

    Editing on here so not to distract the thread: Yeah Timmy, I'm back in Ohio for about a months worth of leave, then I go back to Hawaii for a while.
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    First gun I was given was a H&R single shot 20ga at about age 9. First gun I bought was a rem 7600 in 30-06 at age 15. I am 36.

    Hey Buckeye are you back in ConUS?
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    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
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    First gun I bought was a Bushmaster AR15 flattop when I was 16.

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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    VIP Member Array Tom G's Avatar
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    My first gun was a Daisy lever action bb gun if that counts. I was 6 years at the time. At 15 I had a 22 h&r pistol and a Webly 45 acp conversion. My father worked for the army and could get me 45s and 22 long ammo.

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    Member Array bluedaisy's Avatar
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    mine was a beretta 92 FS
    "Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state." - Adolf Hitler

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    VIP Member Array Eagleks's Avatar
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    Your poll doesn't go low enough. I hunted with my first single shotgun at 10. Had my first 22 rifle at 12, and my first pump shotgun at 14.

    You don't even start the poll until 15, by then I had 3 guns.

    The first one "I bought" ... was at 21, because I couldn't legally buy it until then.

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    Senior Member Array fernset's Avatar
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    Picked 21-28, should I have said 18-21? Either way it was a couple of months ago, @21. Tarus pt 92

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    I think it was the upper end of the 21-28... but I had military weapons to practice with before then.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

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    and Glock G26, G19, G23C, and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    Member Array CCRIDER's Avatar
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    My first gun was a Montgomery Ward, single shot 410 that my father was raised on, when he gave it to me at age 8 he still had some of the paper shells that he had as a kid. The next gun was a winchester 22 lever action, and at 14 I stole his Rimington 870 so with the money from a summer job I purchased my OWN shootgun at age 15 an Ithaca SKB 12 gauge auto loader, and a couple dozen guns sence then.
    Kimber Compact CDP II, Sig 220 Carry Elite, Colt New Agent,

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    VIP Member Array David in FL's Avatar
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    I was given my first gun, a bolt action .410 for my 9th birthday. Bought my first gun, a single shot .22 at 14 or 15.

    Still have that old .410 and wish I still had the .22.....
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

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    Couldn't vote as you don't have an age bracket young enough. Used my lawnmowing and hayfield money to buy my first shotgun at 13 or 14. Western Auto 16 gauge pump shotgun. Sold it to make the down payment on my wife's engagement ring and have never let her forget it.

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    Senior Member Array Exodus's Avatar
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    First gun I was given was a Radom P-35 VIS. First I bought was a Springfield Armory 9MM Service. Still got both of 'em.
    "To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent


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    I was 10 when I got my first rifle. A Remington Mohawk 10C 22lr.

    I am currently 40, for at least the next 11 months!
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

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    Member Array darkstar11's Avatar
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    first .22 at seven, first shotgun and 30-30 at 12, deer hunted with grams .44 carbine at 10. first gun I bought was at 19. unless you count giving my dad the money to buy my 30-30 at an auction. I'm 31.
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