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How old are you? [there IS more to it than that!]

  • Legal - 30

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I know I'm gonna take some slack for this one.....but being on the low end of the CCW age totem pole, I wanted to see the age distribution among avid pistol carriers. I know only a handful of youngsters my age carrying concealed and have always wondered about it. There are many things to remember here - times are different now than they used to be as far as gun rights, media representation of firearms, and public opinion. I would like to see if any of this effects the desire to carry. So a few rules to my poll....

1] This is not an age war....there will be no "Well I'm older/younger than you and I have superior training/more right/better understanding BLAH BLAH BLAH! I simply want to know your age group and your idea's on if different age groups carry more often than others.

2] If you feel uncomforable selecting your age group, then fine. I don't really care. Simply decided not to participate in the poll. I really don't want to hear about it....

3] Ladies....PLEASE oh PLEASE do not berate me for making you put yourself in an age bracket. I'm terribly sorry and know that I would NEVER ask a lady her age! :wink:

4] Be honest. I know that this simple research is not the best and there is definatly room for error but I think it's within acceptance ranges.

If any of these are grossly violated, I'll ask the mod's to promptly shut this bad boy down and I'll gather my research elsewhere. Now I think that pretty much covers everything, let the voting begin.
 

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One of the things in this world that you can't argue with is the calendar. Accept what it says and move on. I'm 58 and have been carrying since I bought my first handgun, a new Browning Hi Power, in 1968. I still regret ever selling that one...
 

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This one has been asked Before so there should be no problem with anyone responded

Theres a lot of new members now so should get a wide range ... ya should have split off 21-25 then 26-30 but no biggy

I turned 30 this year in Nov
 

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well d2thomas i am a fossel but if if it helps my daughter got her ccw from me this year for her 21st birthday present LOL
 

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almost 34 .
 

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"Ol' Phart" status - at 60!!

Carried since I could which for me meant as soon as I originally had my first green card. Three years ago. Now a US citizen and been here over 5 years total.

UK had no carry provisions but <cough, ahem> ................. - !!

I always felt even going back a long ways in UK that every sane and responsible person had a right to self defence which for me included the access to a firearm. Now I am a lot older I am even more keen to take this up as physically I am not in such good shape for many other means of protection.

My son is coming up 29 and has I am glad to say just gone the CCW route - later than I had hoped but this was of his own volition without much prodding from me. I was at least able to ''train him up''.

Had I been here all my life I would been carrying all that time - be assured!!
 

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One of the things in this world that you can't argue with is the calendar. Accept what it says and move on. I'm 58 and have been carrying since I bought my first handgun, a new Browning Hi Power, in 1968. I still regret ever selling that one...
..I guess at 32, I am on the younger side so far in the poll. But one thing I am going to recognize is the amount of times I have heard that quote from older gun owners. "i still regret selling...." I have vowed not to ever sell a gun I have bought. I think of them as "men china" heirlooms in the making so to speak for my kids. Like a thread I read earlier about "dad's P85". that brought a tear to my ear. AHHH men china, I love them all.
 

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I'm 53 and have been carrying since my 20's. If you don't count the military in which case I've been carrying since I was 19 starting in that wonderful vacation hamlet called Southeast Asia.
 

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You are only as old as you feel.... I have been licensed and have carried a concealed weapon since I was 21 and I am now 44 (I will let you do the math)
I plan on entering the pearly gates carrying a concealed firearm!!!
 

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Doc,

Men China...gotta love it. Now I have an explanation for collecting "heirlooms".

Fred
 

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Hey Chris when you started carrying CCW were you carrying a Flintlock set of Pistols in shoulder Holsters
Hey steady young varmint - (or as we might have said in UK - ''Whippersnapper" ) LOL!

Flinter's - hell no - percussion cap, naturally. :hand25: :lol:

Matter of fact the first gun I <cough> did ever carry was a crummy Enfield in .38S&W. I kept a near equally crummy Charter Pathfinder under my pillow too. Later on tho I used to keep my M27 in a sho rig - I have often wondered what the folks in my lil' ol' home town ("village") would have thought had they known!

Flinlocks - sheesh - <mutter, mutter> - :biggrin:
 

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Another 32 here. Always been interested in carrying, but have lived in very a restricitve state for most of my "legal" years. That has recently been rectified, and am planning to carry from here out.
 

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36 here. Been carrying since I got here in '91. Became legal in '96 when TX passed the CHL law.
 

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It's not the YEARS...

As my HERO, Indiana Jones once said: It's not the years....it's the mileage....

I'm 48. Been carrying since I was a 21 year old junior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. There has not been a single full year in all those that followed that I have not at some time had a lawful CCW permit in some state. All I can say today is THANK GOD FOR RECIPROCITY!
 

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since I got here in '91.
Where from originally Steve?

BTW - hope you have ''the goods'' soon.
 

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I'm 22 and just got my permit this summer. I was active duty military and stationed in GA when I turned 21, it just seemed pointless to get a permit there when I couldn't carry on base and rarely ventured off of it. I got my PA permit about a week after coming home. :biggrin: So now I'm closing on about four months of legal carry. It's been a learning experience, and a rewarding one. Now I just need to go get some training.
 

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My "Papers" put me at 58, but I think I'm 24.----- Its just been a real rough 24.:yell:
 

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Being an old far... Oops, (Can I say that?), anyhow, unlike Chris, I'll admit to carrying flint! :biggrin:

Matter of fact a picture of my main long arm is in the photos section and it is a "rock gun"!:wink:
 
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