With which firearm were you introduced to the joys of shooting?

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    Back in the early 1950's, my dad would take me shooting his Remington (1946) semi auto .22 rifle. I still have the rifle today.
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    Like some others, a Daisy BB gun around age eight or so then a single shoot .22 around age ten.
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    In 1959 my father taught me how to shoot his J.C. Higgins 9 shot .22 revolver, I was six years old. He gave me the revolver before he passed away.
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    First firearm I ever shot was my dad's M1 Carbine in 1963. Was six so he "helped." A year or two later I was shooting a Marlin bolt action single shot .22 around the lake cabin with supervision. First handgun was one of my uncle's revolvers, either a Smith & Wesson Model 15 .38 Special or a Colt Single Action Army .45 "Artillery Model." Don't recall which was first but the Colt .45 belted me in the face. Was probably the summer of 1968. First shotgun was a Fox hammer model double barrel 12 gauge, lent to a cousin and I to share for an afternoon's dove hunt. One of my older cousins came by and suggested that I: "shoot the mud, it's neat" so I aimed at a mud bank in a shallow creek, fired and managed to cover the three of us in mud. This would have been dove season of 1968.
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    When I was done with my bottles/sippy cups my dad took me and my brother up a dirt road and let us shoot them with his 22mag revolver. That's when I learned what a powder burn felt like and why you always listen to the guy teaching you how to shoot.

    A few months later dad bought us a chipmunk 22lr single shot rifle.

    When I was 11 he let me start shooting his 12 gauge during squirrel season

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    A bolt action .22 rifle when at a summer camp in the mid 60's. Was 9 years old then. A few years later got my first rifle for Christmas, a Glenfield (Marlin) Model 75 semi-auto rifle. Still have and still enjoy shooting that rifle.

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    An FN Browning Hi-Power complete with German military stampings that Dad brought back from WWII, followed by a Marlin 30-30 with a Zeiss scope. The Hi-Power is regrettably no longer in my possession, but the Marlin and the scope are safe and sound.
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    Remington model 12 pump action, octagonal barrel .22. I was about 11-12 when I first shot it. It was my dad's. I now have it and it is a great little gun. Takes down easy - not as easy as my 10/22 take down - but easy enough and is fun to shoot. I really like the tubular magazine.
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    The first gun I shot was a Daisy .22 that used a round that was way ahead of it's time in the early 70's. I think it was a Daisy, but the rifle was a single shot that fired a round that had no case just a bullet with the powder or charge which was solid and ignited by air pressure as the gun had no firing pin. I don't even know if you can get ammo for the gun today.

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    Re: With which firearm were you introduced to the joys of shooting?

    My fathers Colt Trooper MKIII 4" .357. Love that revolver.

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    As a kid, my Dad took my brother and I out with a nondescript 20 gauge single shot a couple times. That was it until boot-camp when we shot a couple mags in a 1911. I liked that. My first own firearm was a S&W 28 that I bought after I got married. That was fun and I learned a lot with it.
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    Here is a picture of the ammo used for the Daisy VL. vl 001.jpg Daisy VL.jpg
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    The first gun I ever shot as an adolescent was a S&W Model 19 .38, which had previously been my dad's service weapon as a LEO in CO in the 70s. We went to a local range and put a couple hundred rounds downrange between the two of us.

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    Stevens .410 at 5 years old..still remember how bad that hurt.

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