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    I'm with borica, my Mom hated guns so there weren't any around. Didn't start shooting until I had a full time job and moved out of the house after I graduated from college.

    But, I guess I've been making up for lost time ever since! Especially lately.

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    I didn't have my own firearm until I was in married and in my mid-20's.
    My first purchase was a H&R 9-shot .22LR pistol.
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    Same here. Didn't own a gun until my mid to late 20's. Went shooting before I was married and fell in love with the sport. After I was married my brother-in-law and I purchased Ruger Security-Six revolvers in .357 magnum. We both still have them. Can't remember what I paid, it was back in the late 70's, but they're worth at least double if I remember correctly.

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    I'm looking for a .22 for my son right now. He'll be 8 next month. I think the earlier you start the more you respect it.
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    .22 not sure how old. My father had to help hold it because it was too heavy. I'm guessing six or seven.

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    20s.

    My fault. When I was younger, I was just into other hobbies. Spent most of my time with paper route, paint ball, video games, the scouts, swimming, and baseball.

    In a way, my parents felt I had no need for a firearm. I avoided hunting because I wanted to stay home with older brothers. At the time, I just enjoyed the freedom of no parents for a few weeks. Plus I had a daily paper route.

    I had expressed interest in a local club's jr. marksman classes, but as with any child, I was often full of want, when a household only has so much time and funds.

    Last November I spent two weeks hunting with my hunting buddy, my 70 year old mom. I guess I came around.
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    Single shot .22 at 8 years old, still have it 46 years later.


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    Single shot BB gun when I was 3. Single shot 22 when I was 5. Told to shoot Rabbits and Ground Squirrels for the pot. Everybody had to help gather some sort of food. Reservation living is different then what most people are used to.

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    Started shooting a 7 with my dags Sig 226. Then a year later, my own .22 rifle. A few years after that when my dad thought the rifle wouldnt knock me over with recoil the SMLE. Needless to say I didnt fire that one but twice till I doubled my weight almost 7 years after that.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Daisy Red Ryder at 6 - .410 at 7 - my dad was a shotgunner / bird hunter -- didn't get a .22 until I was 10. At that time I was reloading my own 12 gauge for my Remington 870.
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    I'm pretty sure I was 11 yo when my Dad got me a Remington .22 auto. I've never been without some kind of firearm ever since.

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    I'm another "late bloomer" when it comes to firing my first firearm. I first fired pistols & rifles while I was in the USAF.

    Our home did not have guns in it at all. Mom has been very anti-gun from as far back as I can remember.

    When I was in the USAF .38's, M-16's, M-16's (.22) conversion. After the military I started buying my own guns.

    I got a late start in shooting guns.
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    Daisy BB gun at age 13, I bought my very first rifle (a 1943 MosinNagant M91/30) at age 18, bought my first handgun (my lovely Sig P229R .40) for myself the day after I turned 21.

    The rest is history...
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    Late bloomer here too, I fired my first shot with a .22 rifle at the age of 12.
    Single shots were fun, but time consuming so I suggested switching to Mom's Browning Nomad pistol. That kept me amused for about 50 rounds or so, until I began to pester Dad about the pretty shiny Chief Special. He wasn't too keen on the idea, but I was able to persuade him to let me try it. Another 50 round later he decided I had enough for the first day at the range
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    I got a late start in life, I didn't own my first weapon until I was about 28, I really didn't need one, I had a whole armory full of weapons. It was a Ultra Compact Kimber. Oh well, I've never looked back. I have what I want and need in my view, so it's all good.
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