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Old 03-10-2011, 7:49 PM
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Hey all, I don't usually hang out in this section but thought I would post here. I'm originally from Sacramento, 19, attending CU Boulder and in Army ROTC. I started shooting at around 12 and my parents soon after signed me up for a junior rifle team to learn to basics of marksmanship. Now after a few years of working around firearms and owning more than my fair share at this age I try to spread some of my knowledge on here and have learned a ton. I helped out a calguns booth last year and wish I was still in CA to continue to. I strongly suggest volunteering at one if you're very knowledgable about laws, firearms and are comfortable with talking to a lot of people.
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Old 03-21-2011, 9:20 PM
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hey just turned 18, got into shooting from my dad, shot his ar-15 once and was hooked, bought a .22LR out of influence of dad (m&p 15-22) and want my own AR so bad already
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Old 03-24-2011, 1:05 AM
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Hey everyone. I'm 23, started shooting when I was 9 with a Daisy Model 105 Buck from a close family friend. Hooked ever since. When I turned 18 I bought a 10/22, and since then, added a few more rifles to my gun safe!
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:38 AM
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I am new, but I am an old fart... however, I thought my son would enjoy the sport so we took him also..

He is 11. Had a blast. Wants to keep going.

Now, all we have to do is find a proper pistol and/or rifle for my son and he will be good to go. That and more classes.

This family fun thing is getting expensive.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:05 PM
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21.

Grew up in midwest Texas, with lots of guns in the house. Didn't really start getting into it until I joined the Army though. Looking to make my first handgun purchase here pretty shortly...
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mom hated guns, had to play duck hunt when she wasnt home... lol,so it took a lot of convincing. had some help from gun loving family side.

bought my first rifle (mosin nagant) at 19 and now I have a meager collection.

I have a C&R , COE, hunting license, NRA membership and set up my reloading bench about two weeks ago. I was going to collect eastern bloc weapons, but now i just want to collect 1911s and CZ75s

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Old 04-28-2011, 3:41 AM
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dang, there's a bunch of young people on here i'm surprised and glad, way to go future law-abiding citizens
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Old 05-10-2011, 7:56 PM
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Im 20

My dad has been shooting since he was a kid so growing up i fell in love with his guns haha. My first "gun" was a good ole Red Ryder BB gun. My first gun purchase was a 1930 Tula Mosin 91/30.
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Old 05-10-2011, 8:04 PM
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17 here. checkin in
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Im 21

I grew up hunting and shooting with my dad as far back as I can remember. I attend San Jose State University, and I'm finally in a position to begin my own firearm collection.
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Old 05-13-2011, 7:48 PM
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im 21. dad had a shotgun but he never taught me anything about guns. he let me shoot it when i turned 19. after that first shot i was addicted and damn near got my self into an economic hell but im good now and am slowly and maturely building my collection
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:11 PM
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I'm 18, I didn't get my hands on a real firearm till age 13 with a ruger 10/22. I am a total airsoft nerd and play out of love of sport.

I got into marksmanship when I realized I wanted to go into the Army ata young age. Now I own a remington 870, and wil be getting into some practical shooting competitions soon.
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Old 05-23-2011, 7:24 AM
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I posted in this thread a few years ago....Don't think I'm considered a young guy anymore (along with most of the other people who originally posted in this thread) Glad to see there is a constant steady flow of younger people getting involved in firearms ownership.
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Old 06-13-2011, 4:56 PM
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I'm 21, that's still young, right? Shooting has been a family joy growing up, so I've been around them for a while.
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Old 06-15-2011, 6:50 AM
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Age:23
Got into firearms and archery at the age of 14 thanks to the uncles.
Also got to play with a lot of weapon systems thanks to the Marine Corps.
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Old 06-15-2011, 3:33 PM
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25 y/o. Been into firearms since 5 or 6. My father used to let me stand on a folding chair at our local pistol indoor range so I could see over the bench. The shooting pictures were great "show and tell" items in Kindergarten
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:48 AM
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My 14 year old son with my 1956 Winchester lever action 30/30, this was his first time with this gun. He is fast becoming a good safe shooter.

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:58 AM
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this is how i started out in firearms, thats my dads boot, and his shadow. taken at 4-5yrs old, as he was deploying.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:26 AM
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lol, is the bayonet attached?
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:35 AM
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lol yes it is attached, and sheathed.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:01 PM
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About to turn 22. Believe it or not, my first introduction to real guns was as a civil war re-enactor in middle school. Through my re-enacting unit I was introduced to all kinds of cool weapons (a lot of them had served in the military and were big gun collectors), as well as gun safety and gun technology. I convinced my mom to get me a pellet rifle at 13 years old and ive been trying to upgrade ever since. I went out and got myself a more adult pellet rifle during college. Now that I graduated college I went out and bought myself a Remington 870 as a graduation present and I havent been able to stop going to the range to shoot trap. Also got into hunting and Im going on my first hunt soon (even though its for rabbits haha).
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Old 07-06-2011, 1:56 PM
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I am 21. My grandpa took me, my dad and my brother out shooting when I was 13 or 14. I have been addicted since then. My first purchase was a Mosin Nagant M44. Now I own the M44, Kar98k, M4gery, M1 Garand, Ruger 10/22 and I just built my first stripped lower last night. In the near future I want to pick up a M1903a3 and Glock 20.
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Old 07-06-2011, 9:05 PM
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I am 22, Went out camping with some old high school professors and was hooked ever since. Hell even skipped a morning class of college to purchase my first rifle @ BassPro which was a savage 93r17 with scope. My collection has grown a little bit since then, i now own 1 completed ar15, 3 stripped ar15 lowers, 1 romy ak47, 1 bulgy ak74 parts kit, 1 romy psl parts kit, mosing nagant, 2 marlin 795 22's, father game me the guns he had which are stevens 87b, Winchester model 70 in .270, remm 870, ithica over and under 12ga, sears roebuck single barrel 12ga, and a smith and wesson model 28-2.
im looking to make my first handgun purchase of a springfield armory mc operator sometime in the near future.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:23 PM
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I am 20 years old and I got into guns on my own. On my 18th birthday I went out and got me a Marlin 795 and now I have the Marlin, a Yugo SKS, a Remington 870, and a Mosin Nagant.
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Old 07-07-2011, 8:41 AM
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My name is Mateo I'm 12 yrs old, I shot my dads M&P 9 for the first time a few months ago and loved it, I just got an M&P 15-22 rifle and plan to go to Lytle Creek tomorrow.
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My first post ever. I am 21 got in to guns myself. Still on my 10 day wait for my first ar15 lower!
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Old 07-18-2011, 8:48 PM
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I am 17

Currently working full time in order to save enough money to buy an AK and an AR-15. Most kids my age look forward to their driver's license and first car; I look forward to turning 18 and buying my first gun . I got into guns at an early age, my mom has gun-phobia, my dad owns several 12 gauge and .22 (I want more firepower than that). I like to say that I am so into guns because I was born in Arizona, my blood runs RED. I am so glad to see that there are so many citizens of PRK that are just as fanatic about guns as me.
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I'm 14. Sadly, both parents are anti-gun, so I guess I'll be waiting for a while till I can start shooting.
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The 1st time i shot a gun was at age 11 when i shot my brother-in-laws Glock 17

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Im 18. Just turned in June. I grew up playing cowboys with my brother and sister and always had a good old fashioned metal cap gun. Anyway, I have played airsoft, but as TheCableGuy said, it just can't compare to a real gun. I'm trying to sell wooden pens (I make some awesome bullet pens!!) that i make to save up for a Ruger New Vaquero, but I cant get one until im 21 anyway, correct?
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Old 08-09-2011, 8:32 PM
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Im 18. Just turned in June. I grew up playing cowboys with my brother and sister and always had a good old fashioned metal cap gun. Anyway, I have played airsoft, but as TheCableGuy said, it just can't compare to a real gun. I'm trying to sell wooden pens (I make some awesome bullet pens!!) that i make to save up for a Ruger New Vaquero, but I cant get one until im 21 anyway, correct?
pictures? Of your pens.
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I'm 22

I started shooting a BB gun when I was around 6. My dad got me and my older brother identical guns and a box of a few thousand bb's. A few hours later we were out of bb's, all of my grandma's song birds were dead(she wasn't happy), and a lot of pop cans were shot in half. I even almost put my eye out due to a ricochet...

I finally got a 20 gauge 870 from my dad when I finished hunter's safety. I bought a Mauser when I was 13 or 14 and ended up selling it to fund my 30-06 Savage when I was 15. That summer I started to reload for my 06 and shoot almost everyday. My uncle gave me a press and the basic tools to get started. Until recently when my parents moved the reloading bench i built commanded the corner of my room. That rifle and reloading kept me out trouble for a long time.

Now I've spent a little over 4yrs in the Marine Corps and will be getting out in 6 weeks. I've bought an xDm 9mm, S&W M&P15T, and a 10/22 since I've been in and these guns have been a huge part of getting a few new shooters hooked on the sport. I competed in the Western Division Match this year and got a bronze even though I blew the second day of competition out of my ***. Had a chance to shoot with the Marine Corps Rifle team this summer but had to decline due to hip surgery.

Anyway that is probably overly detailed but it's really easy for me to get carried away with this stuff.
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Old 08-22-2011, 7:31 PM
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I'm 26 and I got bit with the bug at a very early age (7). My dad taught me how to handle and make safe everything he thought I should and when I saw the mechanics it fascinated me beyond words.

First thing I ever shot? Browning Highpower 9mm. Been in love ever since.
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Old 08-22-2011, 7:33 PM
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I'm 14. Sadly, both parents are anti-gun, so I guess I'll be waiting for a while till I can start shooting.
You may try looking into a local group like the scouts where it would be controlled. If they aren't up for that, then just study on them for now, do your research and what you may do is go to a range when you're old enough and talk to older guys. I have found old timers were always full of the best advise (not to say us young bucks don't have any, just not the same experiences) and are always willing to share it.

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Old 08-23-2011, 9:58 PM
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im 21 here been shotting since i think 7 lol so long ago and im always trying to turn non believers to believers lived in el cajon WHOLE LIFE and always looking for local shooting buddies
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Old 08-28-2011, 4:54 PM
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18 years old. my first encounter with guns was always staring at my dads colt AR-15 in his closet lol. i remember thinking that thing was the coolest. now its in my closet, along with my m&p 15-22 i bought when i first turned 18
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Old 09-05-2011, 9:17 AM
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Just turned 21 a few weeks ago, decided to get my first gun to celebrate the occasion. I'm building an AR15, will post pics when I receive my lower (still waiting for the 10 day background check to complete) and finish the rifle.

If anyone wants to shoot here in SD and needs another person to share gas costs (assuming you're going to an outdoor range) or range costs (assuming you're going to an indoor range), let me know.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:31 PM
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name: Riley
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Years of shooting exp: less than 1 year
Firearms owned: Sig2022 pistol.40 and S&W 5.45x 39 AR15
I shoot almost weekly out near my home. got into it about age 13 with my dads marlin 60 .22 and now i cant keep my hands off them.

Other hobbies include Drifting, Cars and Making babies.
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I am 17 years old. I played with airsoft guns at a very early age. later on I played paintball for a couple of years. When i was about 15, my cousin introduced me to shooting when he bought his first shotgun and rifle. (10/22 ruger ) Ive been addicted to shooting ever since and can't wait till i turn 18 to buy a Mosin Nagant 91/30
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