There was a nine shot .22 revolver waiting for me to be born.
I was a bit more interested in other things for the first few years of my life, having to give mom all that attention...
Between / around 3 - 4 years old, Maternal Grandma whom had gotten that gun for me as a birthing gift, *sigh* well it was time for Grandma to get lessons, I assisted her and she was a great student. Then again most ladies are better students anyway.
Age 6 , I shot my first centerfire Handgun - a Gov't Model of 1911- Seems a Gunny at the Nat'l Guard Camp had heard of me, and wanted my input.
I assisted him on how to teach new folks all wearing the same clothes, and in return learned some new words that one is not supposed to use around Moms, ladies, and some adults, especially the ones that attend church.
I also in exchange - well these Army Folks tried to bribe me with Chocolate from C Rations, and all sorts of goodies the cook would do, or Jeep rides.
Didn't work, nope I saw plumb thru these folks. I just assisted in sharing what I knew about the 1911.