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drifter2be
11-22-2012, 7:33 PM
What was the gun that made you want to get into guns?

I finally purchased the closest thing I could to the first gun that made me want one, which was a blued Walther PPK, as a Thanksgiving day present to myself.

Stainless finish Walther PPK/S .380 (S&W Manufacture, but someday I hope to have an Interarms import .32)

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac130/88_7mge/66826F27-FDAA-4FEC-B6F9-0DC24FDFFD5E-1761-0000013C0934629C.jpg

This is actually going into my carry rotation, it's much more concealable than the Bersa Thunder 380 I have, since it doesn't have the monstrous grip panels.

So, what handgun gun made you want to own firearms, and do you own it?

Johnny5.56
11-22-2012, 7:37 PM
Mauser K98


http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot/images/34664.jpg

cheetah45
11-22-2012, 7:40 PM
Colt Government Model in .38 Super

1meanchevy
11-22-2012, 8:11 PM
Got this puppy when I was four years old.... dad gave me my first .22 a year later, from that point on, whatever gun I could get my hands on I wanted.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k314/meanchevy/bbgun.jpg

frankm
11-22-2012, 8:22 PM
My uncle's 1911 in Mexico that I shot when I was 10. Course it's illegal to own a .45 down there so I'm making this up.

Mr310
11-22-2012, 8:22 PM
Sad to say that I don't have many memories of myself before I could walk. :D

INFAMOUS762X39
11-22-2012, 8:23 PM
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k314/meanchevy/bbgun.jpg

This. :yes:

I have my Red Ryder standing tall right next to my Springfield M1A/M14. It's a beautiful picture.

fennecfrank
11-22-2012, 8:44 PM
this:

http://robocoparchive.com/info/guns14.jpg

pyromensch
11-22-2012, 9:05 PM
thompson m-1

it is what "sarge" carried in "combat"

unfortunately, i was born after 1934...so i couldn't get one at the corner store.

Rider1k
11-22-2012, 9:08 PM
all of them

xDIEGOx
11-22-2012, 9:25 PM
There wasn't a specific gun, but I've always wanted one. So I finally bought my first one this year, along with 3 others. :D

223556
11-22-2012, 9:51 PM
Must have been seeing M16's and Beretta's in movies as a kid, I was always drawn to firearms and weapons hahaha.
Also from playong Zelda (swords) to Goldeneye (Bond movies in general)

Laythor
11-22-2012, 9:53 PM
berreta 92fs from lethal weapon

HermanH
11-22-2012, 9:54 PM
My friend started me on firearms back in the 70's and his father had a variety for me to shoot: 22LR revolver, 9mm Luger, M27 4" nickel plated, and my friends new M29 44 magnum. Back in those days, Dirty Harry was our idol. But there was something about the M27 .357 magnum that defined the kind of gun I wanted.

I ended up buying a Security Six within a year, but sold it. 36 years later, I have a 686-PC and I have no intention of ever selling it.

skosh69
11-22-2012, 10:12 PM
Easy, look at my avatar!

kcjr1125
11-22-2012, 10:16 PM
My fathers ruger red hawk in.357.

jeffrice6
11-22-2012, 10:22 PM
berreta 92fs from lethal weapon

This, but I wanted/bought the 96.

Riggs....... I'm to old for this S#!t

Raider888
11-22-2012, 10:30 PM
H&K 93...never got my hands on one.

Laythor
11-22-2012, 10:36 PM
This, but I wanted/bought the 96.

Riggs....... I'm to old for this S#!t


http://i.imgur.com/k37tw.jpg


i still can't make a smiley face, but i do have fun trying

ham
11-22-2012, 10:41 PM
first gun i fired was a smith revolver. looking at picking up a 617 next year:D

Jet Setter
11-22-2012, 10:41 PM
My old British issue Bren and a beautiful Enfield we used for training.

Still working on getting both but my cousin (different country) beat me to a Bren.

KCDS
11-22-2012, 10:50 PM
HK MP5A5

Rider1k
11-22-2012, 10:52 PM
I grew up in Alaska. Everyone has guns and knows how to use them. Even going fishing there were guns. (Lots of bears.) I had my first 22 when I was 10 and hunted with some older boys with it for rabbit and other small game. I raised my daughter the same way. I have always had a love for firearms,shooting and hunting. Every time I see anything I don't have I get that little kid feeling and I have to have it. lol!

DannyInSoCal
11-22-2012, 11:01 PM
I grew up on a farm in Wisconsin -

I don't remember not shooting...

:43:

JeremyS
11-22-2012, 11:15 PM
I don't think there was a specific "real" gun for me that did it. I'd literally have to say Nerf. Shooting the darts w/ the suction cups and using that to turn lights on and off in my house when I was a little kid. I liked target shooting immediately. Then it was a pellet rifle. Then a CO2 semi-auto pellet pistol, which, for some crazy reason, my parents didn't mind me wearing in a holster on my hip like all of the time (on our property). Then another pellet rifle. Then a .22 bolt action, which I still have (and it's a great gun. Ward's Westernfield). Then I turned 18 and bought an SKS because I wanted a cheap, reliable, centerfire semi-auto. I think it ran me -- okay it was either $175 or $75, I don't remember, brand new in an inch of cosmoline haha. And the 7.62x39 was way cheap back then. From there it just never stopped, but I actually went quite a long time from that SKS until I purchased a handgun. I think I was 25 or 26 maybe when I got the first one. Now I've shot a little of everything and owned quite a lot also and there's no looking back :)... living in WA again makes it even easier to spend too much time and money on firearms haha

hyeg35
11-22-2012, 11:54 PM
Got this puppy when I was four years old.... dad gave me my first .22 a year later, from that point on, whatever gun I could get my hands on I wanted.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k314/meanchevy/bbgun.jpg

^^ this. I think I was 6. A 20 gauge break action shotgun came next a few years later.

Distro
11-23-2012, 12:02 AM
My uncle's 1911 in Mexico that I shot when I was 10. Course it's illegal to own a .45 down there so I'm making this up.

It was in .38 super right?


http://i.imgur.com/vgGWn.jpg

Full Clip
11-23-2012, 12:03 AM
this:

http://robocoparchive.com/info/guns14.jpg

Ah, the Auto-9... nice.
Great guns in that movie.

Daze
11-23-2012, 12:30 AM
P226 never looked back :)

Mr. Gillious
11-23-2012, 12:55 AM
1911. I had always rented the GI govt. model at my local shooting range. Felt so comfortable with it, even learned how to field strip it before I owned it. After deciding for the longest time whether i should get a 9mm or 45.... the 1911 was the best choice.

hundreddollarman
11-23-2012, 12:58 AM
I wanted a Colt Single Action Army like Revolver Ocelot in the "Metal Gear Solid" video game. I thought I could train myself to do crazy ricochet shots like him. Oh, to be an impressionable teenager again.

"Six bullets. More than enough bullets to kill anything that moves." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sny3RfMYMU)

It only got crazier when they introduced the younger version of Ocelot in "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater."

"12 shots. This time I've got 12 shots!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1a8m51ZduQ)

myk
11-23-2012, 1:30 AM
M-16, seen in every 80's t.v. show from A-Team, V, Knight Rider, and movies like Platoon, Rambo, etc. M-16, America's gun, my gun...

Professor XD
11-23-2012, 2:06 AM
http://www.donsgamecloset.com/sitebuilder/images/NerfBallzooka1994open-265x210.jpg

MistWolf
11-23-2012, 8:14 AM
Wasn't any firearm. It was how I grew up. We always had firearms in our family and we could have and shoot anything we wanted, short of NFA. The irony is, I grew up in California

Euphoria526
11-23-2012, 10:14 AM
For me it didn't start with nerf, but paintballing. Played in tournaments all through high school. Then recently a buddy took me shooting and I fell in love with the rental p01 and they had one. Tool my hsc test and bought one a week later

the86d
11-23-2012, 10:18 AM
M16A2, issue.
M9, issue.

I got pretty durned close to what I was issued... and them some... more.

smittty
11-23-2012, 11:24 AM
Mine was a stainless Rossi model 62 carbine that I saw at the sporting goods store when I was about 12 years old. It was my first love but I never owned one!

I should look for one.

smittty
11-23-2012, 11:24 AM
Mine was a stainless Rossi model 62 carbine that I saw at the sporting goods store when I was about 12 years old. It was my first love but I never owned one!

I should look for one.

Jeepers
11-23-2012, 11:36 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rBSvDOb_2VQ/T_Q1Hg6i5uI/AAAAAAAABAE/wn22SJISW2I/s1600/Cap+Gun+Opened.jpg

cwin
11-23-2012, 11:52 AM
For me, it was the Beretta 92, 1911, and the AR15. I've always loved those and they sparked my interest in guns in general. I don't own a Berreta though.

prime mover
11-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Probably too many movies made me really want a nickel plated 1911 with pearl grips…someday.

bsg
11-23-2012, 12:05 PM
no specific firearm.

Tarn_Helm
11-23-2012, 12:14 PM
What was the gun that made you want to get into guns?

. . .

So, what handgun gun made you want to own firearms, and do you own it? (Edited by me.)

You assume it was a gun . . . when for some of us it was a book.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p13/AimSmllMssSmll/THATEVERYMANBEARMED.jpg
:smartass:

razr
11-23-2012, 12:16 PM
Walther P99. And recently Glock 21SF.

fullspeed1
11-23-2012, 2:08 PM
This right here...

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr250/fullspeed1/image-15.jpg
http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr250/fullspeed1/image-14.jpg

And this one...

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr250/fullspeed1/image-8.jpg

gigante
11-23-2012, 2:30 PM
An 1866 Yellowboy. Man I was jonesin for one for decades. Finally bought myself a Henry Big Boy in .357. It's been sitting in the safe for a while now. I don't know if I don't shoot it because it's too pretty or because .357 through it is too powder puff. Bought a Marlin lever in 45/70 to satiate my need for some lever-action thump, but the Henry sits.

Jon0807
11-23-2012, 2:54 PM
I had a bb gun before I even played with nerf guns so I'd have to say CO2 bb guns and pump bb and pellet guns. But my first real experience with actual guns was my Mossberg 500 a few weeks ago :-D

tbc
11-23-2012, 3:24 PM
It was this one from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/24/zu2y9u8u.jpg


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scoobydo
11-23-2012, 4:54 PM
Every peacemaker in every western I ever saw growing up.
The hand of God in the newer 3:10 To Yuma.

myk
11-23-2012, 8:22 PM
Oh and I remember watching Lethal Weapon and seeing Marting Riggs with his 92FS and thinking I just "had" to have that thing...

degeezer
11-23-2012, 8:53 PM
What was the gun that made you want to get into guns?

[...]

So, what handgun gun made you want to own firearms, and do you own it?

I don't remember a time without a gun that was "mine."

I *think* I got my first BB gun for my 5th birthday and the first "real" gun for the 6th. And I could shoot any of my father's guns anytime I wanted, if I asked in the right way.

Except one.

Till the day he died, every time we would drive past a certain nearby plot of public land, he'd turn to me and say, "Do you remember the time when you were eight years old and wanted to shoot that 3" magnum shotgun and it knocked you right on your can?" Every single time. He thought that was really funny.

I learned an important lesson that day: when Dad says, "you can if you want to, but, you don't want to", then, you really don't want to.

Didn't shoot that gun again for nearly twenty years. But now it's my sweetheart.

And yes, I still have every one of those guns, both his and mine.

rcastaneda
11-23-2012, 10:22 PM
Good ol' winchester model 94 in 30-30, either that or the winchester model 12... those were the first two guns I ever set my eyes on so im pretty sure its one of those... I really cant remember back that far, haha.

Gottmituns
11-23-2012, 10:33 PM
http://www.makarov.com/graphics/smc918/smc918box.jpg
and every 9x18-shooting pistol there is. (except the original Makarov pistols, I don't like their aspect).

WhoDares
11-23-2012, 10:41 PM
Got to say it was the S&W 686 w/ 6" barrel that was stuck in my face when I was a clerk working at Food Basket in SD back in '87 and we got held-up. I went out and bought the same gun a few days later.

Chaozu
11-24-2012, 9:38 AM
berreta 92fs from lethal weapon

THIS! Still haven't gotten one though...

den888
11-24-2012, 10:20 AM
S&W 586 and a Colt Python, many years ago. I shot 'em and was hooked.

spetsnaz
11-24-2012, 10:24 AM
beretta 96

Grizzled Bastard
11-24-2012, 11:45 AM
Growing up in the 60-70's in Orange County, my family upbringing wasn't strong around guns. My older brother started messing with them after his stint in the US Army in the mid-seventies. When I hit 18 y/o in 1980, I bought my first 2, a Remington 1100 20ga and a Ruger 10/22 from JC Penny. I went to Lytle Creek with my brother and his friend that had a Mini 14 and that was the first centerfire rifle I had ever shot! I was in awe of that weapon at that point! It really started and confirmed a life long passion. It wasn't long before I had my own in my growing inventory of rifles. By the time I hit 20 y/o, I was forced to use when I stumbled in to a burglary at my home in north OC. I still have that Mini-14 but it has a notch in the stock...but that's for another thread. ;)

sammy
11-24-2012, 3:13 PM
It was a Colt Double Eagle. At the time it was a new gun and in all the magazines. I was about 13 years old counting the days until I could own one. Funny thing is I never owned one or even shot one.

dangerranger
11-24-2012, 3:56 PM
This!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6YKsDuV8lk&feature=related

I also had to have a pair of Colt SAA revolvers. Now I have a few. My youngest son just told me he wants one of the "Old Time Lever Guns" like from the movies! Ill have to make that one come true! DR

romadant
11-24-2012, 4:05 PM
My Dad's S&W 5906.

dscampbell1286
11-24-2012, 4:49 PM
The SW combat masterpiece that my uncle carried as town marshal of doniphan township Nebraska. I would visit him in the summer time. When he felt I was old enough he let me shoot it and then clean it.


Scott Campbell
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Mr. Gillious
11-24-2012, 4:59 PM
my first gun...

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk158/stuffigottasell/NEWkimber.jpg

Serious*Weapon
11-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Mossberg Chainsaw that I saw on FPS Russia, Glock 17 and Benelli Nova Pump Tactical.

RedFord150
11-25-2012, 6:09 PM
My Dad had a Daisy BB Gun that I shot when I was very young. Eventually he got me a Marksman BB Pistol that looked like a .45 and a Crosman 760. Finally, a neighbor showed me a Colt Python (4" Vented Rib Barrel) and I was hooked. Sadly, he sold the Python before I could shoot it and I have never owned one. Luckily, I did get too shoot a 6" Python many years later. It was owned by another friend.

D53
11-25-2012, 7:39 PM
It would have to be my pop's Glock 17 that got me started with guns.

wxl
11-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Went shooting for the first time with a friend back in the 70's. He had a S&W Mod 27. Shot at tin cans at 25 yds. He shot 6 times and missed. I missed the first shot, lowered my aim and missed my second shot, lowered my aim a little more and hit the next 10. Went out the next day and bought a 5" nickel Mod 27 (no stupid waiting period back then). Sold it later to buy a Browning Hi-power. Bought several other semi autos through the years, but couldn't forget the feel and craftsmanship of the S&W. Went out and bought a Mod 27 and Mod 66 and Mod 650 over several years. Now own 17 guns, but still like handling and the looks of the Mod 27 the most. First love I guess.

Colt-45
11-26-2012, 10:19 PM
My uncle's 1911 in Mexico that I shot when I was 10. Course it's illegal to own a .45 down there so I'm making this up.
It was in .38 super right?


http://i.imgur.com/vgGWn.jpg


You guys must be fellow beaners:p
To me it was this:

http://www.wists.com/thumbnails/1/d0/1d0f000d5fe392b36a25447a1b8d1b1a-orig
but I have ever since grown apart from AK's.

And there was also that golden Colt 38 Super I have yet to acquire:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/1140726.jpg?1335595668

I still have that Mini-14 but it has a notch in the stock...but that's for another thread. ;)

Nice, you win good sir.:)

FreshTapCoke
11-26-2012, 10:27 PM
No specific gun. Apparently being born was all it took.
The first gun that made me want to own *that* specific gun would be the Beretta 92fs, but have no idea where I saw it. Most likely from The Professional.

Sam Z
11-27-2012, 2:01 AM
Die Hard
"Ho Ho Ho Now I have a machine gun"
MP5

Sig P220 Stainless

Kertys
11-27-2012, 3:18 AM
I think the guns used in The Matrix were what sparked my interest, though I had been shooting for a while before I finally decided to get my own.

It was my friend's P226 that sealed the deal. I love shooting it but my thumb has some problems reaching the controls, so I settled for a SP2022 and love it!

BigRobb
11-27-2012, 3:46 AM
It was James Bond with his Walther PPK chambered in "9mm short" That gun could take out a bad guy in one shot at 100 yards at the blink of an eye and looks sexy!

keeneyr
11-27-2012, 4:08 AM
smith wesson model# 686+p

JoeJinKY
11-27-2012, 7:03 AM
The gun that impressed me the most is not available, and as far as I know, only two copies exist(ed.)

I was working for Armored Transport in Los Angeles as an armored car courier. During my brief employment with the company back in 1980, I visited the offices upstairs. They had several guns in display cabinets, guns that the company had used over the course of years.

The gun I found most interesting was a strange thing. It was a pale olive green and looked like plastic. It was a molded bull pup style stock made out of fiberglass, very short and FAT. It looked like something a child would mold out of clay. This was obviously not a production gun. It was a 12 ga. shotgun with three shots as I recall. A pistol grip was molded into it with a thumb hole. It was shaped for a right-handed shooter. I am left-handed. The gun had NO trigger.

On the front of the weapon was a large gold disc about 2-1/2" in diameter with small horizontal slits in the face, and a prism behind it that allowed one surface to be seen by the shooter. It had a built in triggering mechanism that was battery operated and triggered by heat. I was told that this was developed by Armored Transport with the help of the Polaroid camera people, who dropped the project early when the liability issues surfaced.

I asked about the gun. I was told that it was an experimental weapon used for clearing very dark areas "where ONLY bad guys may be hiding." The idea was that when you enter a dark warehouse or a pitch black room where you KNOW someone is waiting to kill you, you "sweep" the room with the gun. You would watch the prism, which would change colors depending on the temperature of the "thing" in the path of the focusing disc. The disc was combined with something that translated the colors of the light spectrum into a heat value, and the weapon automatically fired upon detecting "heat," presumably the heat of a person. The shooter would see a "blob" of red color in the rectangular prism lens, and aim the gun by centering the redness in the lens, indicating that he was pointed at a person. Once the gun's "brain" determined that a valid heat source was identified, the gun would fire.

The gun was retired early in its development when testing proved that "a shooter could not distinguish between the heat signature of a person, or that of a water heater, or a coffee maker, or a time clock ..." The idea was interesting, but the weapon proved to be useless because computer technology had not yet risen to the point where a computer chip could distinguish a human form from any other source of heat.

Still, it was interesting that they attempted to develop such a weapon, and it was definitely the weirdest gun I have ever seen. :D

Neptune
11-27-2012, 6:54 PM
Smith & Wesson Model 19, .357 Magnum

Bill Jordan would approve.



http://oi42.tinypic.com/9uncjb.jpg




I approve!


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