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What was your first??? And When???

This is a discussion on What was your first??? And When??? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I inherited a H&R 22 9shot revolver in 1970. (I started OC'ing it in 1977.) The 1st hg I ever "purchased" was a "Rossi" 38sp ...

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    I inherited a H&R 22 9shot revolver in 1970. (I started OC'ing it in 1977.)
    The 1st hg I ever "purchased" was a "Rossi" 38sp in 1980. (I still have it today.)

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    Under my best friend's pool table W/ my best friend's sist.... Oh, wait we're talking about guns. never mind

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    My first....Glock 22. Purchased in 1994 when 2 college students were murdered in the complex where I was living. I bought it from Ace Hardware in Georgia...

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    First handgun I ever owned and was purchased by me in 1981, is the one pictured in my avatar.

    A Smith & Wesson Model 39-2 9mm.
    "A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"

    The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green

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    First purchased handgun: Makarov, Fall 2005

    First purchased long gun: Mosin Nagant 91/30, Summer 2007

    The Makarov purchase was interesting. I had just moved back to Virginia after going to college in Canada. I walked into a shop that specialized in surplus weapons and ammo. I liked the small size, slim profile, and storied reliability of the Makarov, so when I saw one for $150, I couldn't pass it up. I asked to see it, I inspected it for any apparent signs of abuse or damage and found none, so I purchased it. Two forms, and a ten-minute call to the State Police later, and that was it. The woman behind the counter simply placed it and the spare mag on the counter and said, "Thank you! Have a nice day!"

    Having just left the anti-gun, socialist paradise of Canada, it was a bit of a shock to me. I honestly didn't know what to do. Of course, I knew Virginia was an open carry state, so I just tucked it in my pants and walked out the door.

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    I got my Smith and Wesson M&P .40 in February of this year less then a month after my 21st birthday.

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    My first was a Ruger P-95 that I bought in 2004.
    "Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice; ammo is cheap, life is expensive."

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    My first was a Smith & Wesson M&P .40c. It's my carry piece. I bought it last year on my 21st birthday. I had already shot it more than once, so on my birthday I left work, went to the gun store and said "I want that one."

    Second best birthday ever.
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    My first handgun was a Hi-Point .40 and I bought it the day after I turned 21. I ended up selling it after the first and last range trip. I didn't have much money and really wanted to buy my first handgun LOL!
    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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    Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum, Bicentennial Edition. Christmas 1976, I was 13.

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    I bought a Springfield XD Sub-Compact .40 in OD green when I was 21 (almost 3 years ago), the sights were badly off from the factory so I shipped the slide off to get some TFO's put in.

    I could never get that pistol to function perfectly. I cringe at buying anything Springfield again.

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    My 1st hand gun is a Smith and Wesson Sigma 9mm.

    My father bought it for me on my 21th birthday
    Sig Sauer: P938 9mm Smith and Wesson: Sigma SW9VE 9mm

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    S&W Model 36, bought it when I went on the job back in 1973, for off duty, plain clothes work.

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    My first Handgun i owned was My Taurus PT92C and i still have it
    Bushmaster XM15 E2S Shorty
    Walther P99 .40 S&W
    Romanian WASR GP 10/63
    Remington model 700 30-06
    Savage Model 62 .22lr
    Glock 19 gen 3 TALO

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    First Handgun

    I bought my first handgun at a Gun & Knife show in Pensacola FL in 1984 while stationed at Corry Field. It was a Colt Trooper MK III blued in .357 Mag.

    I carried that gun around the world until I traded it in on a Baby Eagle in 1998 (bad mistake)! Went back the very next day to buy it back and it was already sold.

    Found another one (stainless) in 2003 and bought it. This one is staying with me...

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