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Old 03-31-2012, 2:35 PM
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Daisy Red Rider
Then a Crossman 10 pump air rifle.
Then dad gave me a Browning Auto 5
First gun purchased was a Beretta 92FS. Still my favorite to shoot.
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Old 03-31-2012, 7:59 PM
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First one I ever shot was an M1 Carbine that had sorta followed one of Dad's cronies home. Second one was his M1, which was a bit much for a little kid.

CityHunt3r, a Python for a first gun was a big mistake, cuz it's all going to be downhill from there! And I seriously doubt any qualified firearms expert would recommend a 6" .357 for a first gun. tsk,tsk. Anyway, my first gun was a 6" Smith M66, inspired by Jack Weaver's love of the 6" K38.

And I can't imagine anyone buying a S&W 500 for a first gun, that's like giving a new driver a top fueler or sumthin!
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A Daisy and I'm not going to make a list since you only asked about the first one.
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Got Issued a Sig p226 DAK .40 for work, that count?
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Crossman 760, when I was 8. My brother got his when he was 10, but he was 4 years older than I was, so I learned on his.

But it still bugs him that I was "The favorite one".

First center fire of my own was a Ruger P95 DOA. Great gun to start with, there have been many since then. . .
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Bought my very first one at 18, a Ruger 10/22. I still got it.
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This was my Grandfathers and they lived in Bullhead City on the edge of Federal Land.. I remember being 12 years old and I would just grab this (Or his .22 rifle) and walk back into the gulley and shoot at cans and such I had set up. Pumped thousands of rounds through it. High Standard "Double Nine" (since it was double action and held 9 rounds)

So, even though at 11 I was too young to legally own it, this was my first gun

Funny when you think about it, I was well trained in firearms safety and didn't need any supervision.. those were simpler times. The hammer actually had the striker on it. Given all the safety stuff on today's guns it's amazing I'm still alive!! lol

Best I can tell it was made in 1959 .. I don't shoot it much since I'm not sure I could get replacement parts. Bet it wasn't expensive when new. To me it's priceless.

Lots of wear but besides cleaning it's just as it was..
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First rifle/shotgun I shot was my uncle's 20 ga./.22 over-under when I was 8. First rifle to call my own was a single shot Sears & Roebuck .22LR with genuine walnut stock and fore-end at 9.
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I guess my first gun would have been my safe queen... Purchased for $1 yes $1 off my grandfather who knew he wouldn't be around forever. Winchester mod 1873 lever action octagon barrel .44-40. I had offers on it when I was getting it appraised but I would never sell it for any amount it's going to be passed down
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my first 3 were...

1. Mossberg 500 - wonderful shotgun
2. Ruger GP100 - awesome wheel gun
3. Springfield Loaded 1911. - the one in my profile pic, gorgeous.

Unfortunately, I sold the 500, gave the GP 100 to my parents and also traded away the 1911. I really regret some of those moves.
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Remington 870 and a Glock 21sf bought at the same time.
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First gun was a Savage bolt action .22 plinker that I got when I was 7.
Had to work all summer long pulling weeds and mowing yards to get the $22 to pay for it.
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Glock 19, still my fav
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JC Higgins .22 from Sears and Roebuck. It was my great grandfather's.
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My first handgun was a Ruger Blackhawk in .357mag, it cost $106 out the door.
My first handgun was a Blackhawk in .357 too. It was 1976 so had the "Made in the 200th year of American liberty" stamped on the barrel. Don't remember the price. I do know I would have been shocked to see what they go for today.
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Remington Fieldmaster pump in .22 cal as a Christmas present from my parents when I was 12 years old. Yes, I still have it.
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First purchase: Ruger 10/22 from Sports Club for $69.95 in 1982, still have it also. but what was even more interesting was my 2nd, a few months later, an HK91A2 for a whopping $449.99 from North Hollywood B&B Sales.

Miss those days, checking the LA Times Sport Section every friday to check the Gun Sales Ads by B&B.

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My Glock 22 Gen 3 from my friends at Rancho Magnum Range.
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I had a Taurus 38SII (in black, no crazy gold stuff on it)

It was crap.

I learned that you get what you pay for.

I now have Sigs
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Howdy everyone ! Iím brand new to Calguns and thought Iíd just post a hello somewhere before moving on to selling a couple of guns in the Marketplace Subforum. I want to be part of the community beyond just selling Ė I just think itís more fun that way, and better forum etiquette too.

If I was going to get nostalgic about my very first gun, it would be a daisy pump BB gun that shot 1000ís of targets and maybe a few now-regretted neighborhood birds when I was a kid. (I probably regret getting busted by neighborhood parents for sneaking around and shooting at birds in other peoplesí yards most !) I took it around everywhere and enjoyed the Ďplingí and whir of the BBís piercing the cans and then rolling around inside if they didnít go straight through. Truly a special childhood nostalgia and connection I had with that gun !

As for a real firearm, I had an old 1960ís Ruger 10 22 Long Rifle that I also took everywhere. As a kid Iíd get out on the hunting grounds with my Dad, get on my belly and stalk targets like a real actor out of some old time war or cowboys n Indians movie. The 10 round mag was convenient, and the semi-auto aspect allowed me to get off a quick 1-2 or 1-2-3 shots with ease.

I can still see the light color of the aged birch Ė it kind of took on a light walnut/ golden characteristic too. It had some dents on the stock, and overall had a feeling of being more like it was from the 50ís. Such a simple, no-frills, reliable rifle ! It was easy to load, carry, had great accuracy. I feel lucky to have had it !

The cleaning was simple as can be too. I loved the smell of breaking out the cotton pads and the Hoppeís oil. Cleaning up after a day out in the woods, or getting ready to head out on the weekend with Dad was awesome. You canít beat the anticipation that builds readying your weapons when you prepare to go out.

And dang ! I wish I could tell you all that I still have that rifle around today, but I canít ! My stepdad and mom decided they didnít want guns in the house when I was away in college, and GAVE THEM AWAY ! I lost the Ruger 10 22, a 410 I trained with as a kid too, and then a nice 12 gauge ! Oh man ! Thereís not one parent out there who doesnít give away some treasured item of their kids (Star Wars toys or Go-Bots seems to be another big one), but still, it makes me sad that it happened. When I look at it as my childhood best friend, yeah it stings a bit still... to HAVE MY FIRST 22 GIVEN AWAY... THATíS SAD..... On the other hand, Iím sure somebody got totally excited finding them in the donation pile !

Anyway, that old Ruger 22 is definitely a rifle Iíd either still be screwing around with today or passing on to the next generation. Iím glad to have had it while I did, and am comforted to know there are many still floating around out there to be grabbed up someday when my nostalgia gets the best of me.

Hope I didnít write too much !

(Oh, and if you wondered, yeah, Iíve got a Remington 25-06 and a JP Sauer & Sohn .22 single action revolver Iím about to post for sale.)
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Colt 6 shot 22lr revolver bought of a friend for 220 dollers
3 years later mossberg 500 20gauge paid 150 dollers
1 year later remington 870 12gauge paid 250 dollers
Then a single shot 20gauge paid 5 dollers couldnt pass of friend wanted it gone lol
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Sheridan .20 cal (5mm) cal pellet rifle - It was my fathers. He loaned it to me when I was 6 to shoot the sparrows in the fruit trees. Technically that wasn't my rifle but I gotta list it.

Not my photo but it was identical to the one on top:


First rimfire was a Savage single shot .22lr. It was a falling block lever action similar to this that my father bought me when I was 8 or so years old. Again not my photo.


First gun I bought for myself was a Mossberg 500 12 gauge. I put it on lay-away at Wal Mart when I was 18 and took 2 weeks to pay for it.
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Dad bought me a Daisy BB gun when I was eight. I bought two Sheridan pellets rifles at twelve a Crossman pump BB pistol at fourteen and a semi-auto CO2 pistol when I was fifteen. On the day I turned eighteen I purchased a Remington 870 Wingmaster.
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My first was a browning auto 22lr take down I got from gramps when I was 10-12, don't remember exactly when but still have w/ probably 100k rounds thru it and still my favorite 22 shooter.
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First one I ever shot was an M1 Carbine that had sorta followed one of Dad's cronies home. Second one was his M1, which was a bit much for a little kid.

CityHunt3r, a Python for a first gun was a big mistake, cuz it's all going to be downhill from there! And I seriously doubt any qualified firearms expert would recommend a 6" .357 for a first gun. tsk,tsk. Anyway, my first gun was a 6" Smith M66, inspired by Jack Weaver's love of the 6" K38.

And I can't imagine anyone buying a S&W 500 for a first gun, that's like giving a new driver a top fueler or sumthin!
I've shot several handguns, I've always liked the accuracy of shooting a revovler in single action. Since this was going to be my first gun I wanted to make it a special gun, somthing to pass down generations and keep in the family. I also did my research and the python seems to have a pretty good reputation, not to mention my fav anime character since a teenager happen to use the same revovler its also used by the main character in walking Dead! Lol
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My first gun was a NEF pardner .410 single shot shotgun. My sister and brother in law got it for me in 1985. I was 10 years old. I still have it.
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JC Higgens single-shot bolt rifle. Paid $5 for it at a yard sale when I was 12...those were the days!
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pellet gun .177... i think i was either 8 or 9.......1978 or 1979. Yep that was a while ago
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