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

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

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

    I remember fondly, learning to shoot and how to be safe with my uncle's Browning SA-22 back in the mid-70's. My dad often worked long hours so my uncle would come visit our farm and bring his 22 cal. with him. He taught me how to aim, fire, and clear it as well as all other aspects of gun safety. That one little 22 opened up a wonderful world of plinking to me as a kid. I have had many guns over the years since then and always among them were and are my 22's.
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    .22 in a Bolt action marlin so long ago at a cub scout range.
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    That Browning .22 semiauto rifle. Sweetheart of a .22 rifle.
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    A single shot Marlin Glenfield .22 back in the late '60s or early '70s.
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    There were 4 and only one Im relatively sure of. One was a Colt SA revolver .357, a .357 lever action, a .22 lever action and .22 revolver. I know OT was the shooting and the ping and spinning targets, but the significance of safety and the stressed importance of "doing it right" helped too. The Colt was BEAUTIFUL!!! Shiniest thing I've ever seen, and it had mother of pearl handles. That sure made an impression on a 10 year old. Also didn't hurt that I got to carry it around in an amazing leather holster.

    Need to ask my uncle which they were.
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    Two guns, one my police chief uncle's .38 special revolver, and my very own .410 single shot shotgun my grandfather gave me money for. Later on, a Genfield model 60 .22, and a Smith model 19 shooting wadcutters further cemented my love for shooting.
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    Single shot, bolt action Winchester .22 at summer camp. I do not care to remember the year, it is too depressing.
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    I didn't really have anyone in my youth to teach me about guns. About 2 years ago I decided to take responsibility for my own safety and bought a Mossberg 500 for HD. THAT was the beginning! Shortly after I bought a Beretta PX4 9mm and that is the gun that I most enjoy shooting. I now have my carry permit, shoot in IDPA, USPSA competions. And started reloading a few months ago. I am a little envious of people that grew up in a gun and shooting friendly environment. I guess the bottom line for me is it has been a fast learning curve and tons of fun!
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    Well I am a tad bit older then most members, but I first shot my father's 1928 Fox Sterlingworth 12 Ga SXS 30" barrel ser. no.#119XXX in the summer of 1945. Great old gun and it is still in the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Single shot, bolt action Winchester .22 at summer camp. I do not care to remember the year, it is too depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    .22 in a Bolt action marlin so long ago at a cub scout range.
    +1 on this except it was Boy Scout Summer Camp when I was about 12.

    Also shot my first shotgun there. I shot a 410 'cause I was escared of the big ole' 12 gauge! Moved up to the 12 gauge the next year.

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    10ga double-bbl shotgun, by cousins. They taught me basic aiming, mounting to the shoulder, stance. Fired at a big coffee can a ways away, and the last thing I saw before getting knocked on my butt was my feet flying up in front of me. They thought it was great fun. I'm sure they loaded the shells "heavy" just for me. Sore shoulder aside ... I was hooked.

    Shooting various guns in Scouts sealed it.
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    Re: With which firearm were you introduced to the joys of shooting?

    I was first introduced to firearms when I was young, probably about 10 years old. My dad would always show my sister and I his Glock 22 duty gun and made sure that if we ever saw it we would never touch it.

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

    JC Higgins 22 LR and a Winchester model 97 12GA


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