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mala in se
03-12-2010, 12:15 PM
my wife made an observation at the range last week that most shooters are older (50+). i know that this isn't true as i always see younger folks as well, but that particular day, everyone looked to retired.

anyway, how old do you believe the percentage of shooter's are?

i'm sure there are reasons to this as growing up, i believe the media was anti-gun (as it still is today), and there probably was big decrease in shooter's since the 90's (also all the restrictions in CA).

my theory is that all that impacted the growth of shooters.

anyway, my wife and just got into our 30's, and my 10 year old son is already shooting, and i plan on starting my two year old daughter on shooting when she's 6. hope i start a family tradition w/ this is my parents weren't really big on shooting.

Timberwolf
03-12-2010, 12:17 PM
Old enough to know better and too young to care and I have grandchildren older than your daughter

BigDogatPlay
03-12-2010, 12:26 PM
Was in college when the OP was born, and been shooting since single digits. So yeah... I'm old.

:D

beerup949
03-12-2010, 12:27 PM
I just turned 29 this past Monday

HskrVern
03-12-2010, 12:29 PM
my wife made an observation at the range last week that most shooters are older (50+). i know that this isn't true as i always see younger folks as well, but that particular day, everyone looked to retired.

anyway, how old do you believe the percentage of shooter's are?

i'm sure there are reasons to this as growing up, i believe the media was anti-gun (as it still is today), and there probably was big decrease in shooter's since the 90's (also all the restrictions in CA).

my theory is that all that impacted the growth of shooters.

anyway, my wife and just got into our 30's, and my 10 year old son is already shooting, and i plan on starting my two year old daughter on shooting when she's 6. hope i start a family tradition w/ this is my parents weren't really big on shooting.

Well, I'm younger than you. 28 with a wife of nine years and four kids age 9, 7, 4 and 2.

johnthomas
03-12-2010, 12:31 PM
56 here, learned the craft in the military. Stopped shooting after and picked it up again when my son showed an interest, he is 26 and we go at least one a month.
When I go to an indoor range and they get ready to give me a lane, I ask who is shooting a rented gun, I don't shoot next to them.

B.D.Dubloon
03-12-2010, 12:32 PM
26.

RedFord150
03-12-2010, 12:35 PM
46 with a 24 year-old son and a daughter almost 16. I started shooting at 18.
My son is now interested and my daughter is getting interested in shooting. My son and I try to go once a month. Wife and daughter go when they feel like it, not a lot.
My Dad and son were both in Military, I was not.

berg
03-12-2010, 12:36 PM
This post should be turned in to a poll so people can state their age anonymously.

NapaCountyShooter
03-12-2010, 12:36 PM
29, almost 30. I have a 7 year old son who's just starting to shoot, same age I started.

K1LLROI
03-12-2010, 12:38 PM
Gonna be 26 this year, hopefully.

SCMA-1
03-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Check it out:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=277263

beauregard
03-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Old enough to know what's right, young enough not to choose it.

johnthomas
03-12-2010, 12:47 PM
This post should be turned in to a poll so people can state their age anonymously.

Why?

mif_slim
03-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Im 29 this year.

Im already training my son to understand our sport, and he's 7 months. (See avatar :D)

jermedic
03-12-2010, 2:15 PM
28 here. Been shooting since I got my first BB gun for my 10th birthday.

not-fishing
03-12-2010, 2:19 PM
All I can say is: We like Ike!

And I remember where I was when I heard JFK was killed.

delisle
03-12-2010, 2:30 PM
I am 29, started as young lad about age 8 hunting birds, deer, and wild hogs with my uncles and grandfather. I have been an active shooter since either personally or for the military. Everything from .22 to Ma Duece. Yessir this sport is often lost on the younger generation.

yelohamr
03-12-2010, 2:31 PM
I invented dirt.

ShooterDK
03-12-2010, 2:37 PM
I'll be 55 in July. I think I'll qualify for Denny's "Senior Discount". Arrrgh!

JohnnyC
03-12-2010, 2:39 PM
28.

tgriffin
03-12-2010, 3:07 PM
Has it been six months already? I swear I get the worst thread dejavu on fridays. 26

TomV
03-12-2010, 3:12 PM
Have to vote quick, before I move down, to the next class. :p

9mmepiphany
03-12-2010, 3:33 PM
just taking a quick glance at your poll

it seems members of CalGuns has a younger average age than the members of a couple of other firearms forums that i post on

sseric75
03-12-2010, 6:57 PM
34, Damn I'm gettin Old

easy
03-12-2010, 7:04 PM
>50, great-grandpa, = geezer

professorhard
03-12-2010, 7:10 PM
I am 29, started as young lad about age 8 hunting birds, deer, and wild hogs with my uncles and grandfather. I have been an active shooter since either personally or for the military. Everything from .22 to Ma Duece. Yessir this sport is often lost on the younger generation.


lol nice

bsg
03-12-2010, 7:33 PM
i get the senior discount at the goodwill.



-Brady-

twotap
03-12-2010, 9:24 PM
Alaska and Hawaii weren't states when I was born.

fabguy
03-13-2010, 6:42 AM
I have tatoos that are almost as old as some of you guys...lol J/K

NRAhighpowershooter
03-13-2010, 9:56 AM
this one is closed.. it is the 2nd age poll in 5 days......