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Old 12-07-2012, 6:10 AM
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My dad has had a collection ever since I can remember, He gave me a Winchester 30-30 a Remington 870 and a 10/22, that started it all, now its time for another safe....thanks Dad!
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Old 12-07-2012, 6:17 AM
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The Daisy BB gun I received on my 10th Birthday followed by an old Stevens 12ga. pump on my 12th B-day.That was 1962 and 1964 and still have both of them.
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Old 12-07-2012, 6:38 AM
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My dad hunted and reloaded and raised me in the sport. Funny thing is he was never much of an addict when I was younger. It wasn't until I showed him my first AR and after reading the Heller decision that he got the bug bad. It's now a hereditary trait.
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Old 12-07-2012, 7:00 AM
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My Father was in law enforcement and he had 2 guns, a Colt Trooper 357 and a small Beretta 32 or 25 (not sure). I saw them from time to time and thought they were so cool. On my 21st birthday I purchased a S&W Model 19 (6" blue). For years, it became a tradition to purchase a firearm on my Birthday.

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Old 12-07-2012, 8:45 AM
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About 8 months ago, I decided that I should get a pistol to protect my family in our home in case something bad were to ever occur. Living in a nicer area doesn't seem to be good enough nowadays.

So, I did research on the web and found this forum to be a good source of info. Created my account and started reading as much as I could for a few weeks. After a few weeks of reading/watching reviews of several pistols, I settled on the Ruger SR9c as it fit my needs of being fairly cheap and had a reputation of reliability and control ability.

After picking up the gun from River City Gun Exchange, I did a full breakdown of the gun to learn the insides and outs and cleaned the gun. Took it to The Gun Room that weekend to make sure I'd have no issues being able to control it and had decent accuracy. It was pretty fun, so I continued going the next couple of Saturdays when I encountered a huge boom a few stalls down where a guy was firing a shiny chromed Desert Eagle in .44 magnum. He let me hold it and I thought it was totally cool.

So, I started researching the Desert Eagle line and found out about the 50ae and was determined to get one. Took about a month and I found one for an amazingly good price. The first time I shot that gun was when my addiction was official. My collection has grown quite a bit since my first purchase back in the end of April, but the DE50 is still to this day my favorite gun I have ever fired.
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Old 12-07-2012, 8:56 AM
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Working as child slave labor in my family's gun shop....

And Small Arms of the World is by far my favorite gun book. I used to thumb through it as a kid all the time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 9:02 AM
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Guns were "OK" but didn't seem like a lot of fun..until I saw Action Pistol Shooting! Now I have to buy bullets by the 1000..............
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Old 12-07-2012, 9:05 AM
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When the UK blew up with riots, my lady finally decided that I was right and we needed protection especially with kids in the home...

I got a rifle as most formerly Enlisted Marine would. She wanted a handgun, and then it gets better (worse) from there...

When I found out that I could get an AR AND an M9, it was a loosing battle...

My name is "John Smith", and I love the 2nd Amendment, and THIS COUNTRY'S Constitution.

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Old 12-07-2012, 9:28 AM
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It was a show on the History Channel called "The Guns of World War II" hosted by Roger Mudd. Nearly a third of that one hour show was dedicated to the history of the M-1 Garand.

Next thing I knew, I woke up about 10 years later and found this in my house:

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Bad case of Garanditis I guess........
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Old 12-07-2012, 9:57 AM
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A neighbor was a West Point Colonel who showed me his five guns... a .32 Webley, 1989 Broomhandle Mauser, 1911A1, 38 4" Police Special, and 6" .38 Army. I shot the 6" .38 as a teen until I joined the Army then had ALL the fun toys. :>
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Old 12-07-2012, 1:13 PM
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Old 12-07-2012, 1:49 PM
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I was always amazed of the military, weapons and guns when i was a kid. A few years ago my buddy took me shooting and it opened my eyes. I never thought about buying my own gun until he took me shooting. Now I'm hooked.
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Old 12-07-2012, 3:47 PM
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Entertech battery powered water guns. You filled the detachable magazines with water:



I owned the:
tec 9


m16(I owned the pre-ban, non orange tip model)


twin uzi pistols(cuz I wanted to be like Chuck Norris from Invasion USA, but no one made MAC-10 water guns)
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Old 12-07-2012, 3:51 PM
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My uncle and his 357...
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Old 12-07-2012, 4:13 PM
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That's me at seven, my dad gave me the bug. I blame or thank him depending on how much i spent on firearm stuff that mounth
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Old 12-07-2012, 5:18 PM
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SB 249. I wasn't planning on buying my first gun/AR until next year but I didn't want to suddenly lose the chance of getting into firearms. I'm glad I didn't wait...
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Old 12-07-2012, 7:48 PM
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Old 12-07-2012, 8:00 PM
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I grew up watching Rat Patrol on TV.
Started with the cowboy cap/ plastic two piece bullets.
Got the spring loaded air rifle shooter w/plastic tipped dart taken away when I got caught
killing Christmas ornaments at 5.
Started off with a 22rifle and a 12ga I bought myself when I was 18.
Two safes later and the rest is history. -g
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Old 12-08-2012, 1:34 AM
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Old 12-08-2012, 2:16 AM
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When we to our cabin in the desert and my dad taught us shooting when i was about 6. Always loved shooting guns after that
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Old 12-08-2012, 3:19 AM
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Grew up with a few guns in our house, but, they were never hi profile, my dad usually kept them locked away, solely for home defense...they always aroused my curiosity

My affection for firearms got pretty strong after spending 3 years in Missouri, where guns are as much a part of American family as apple pie

I wouldn't necessarily say I'm addicted, not that it's a bad thing
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Old 12-08-2012, 5:17 AM
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For the longest time I thought everyone had guns.
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Old 12-08-2012, 6:57 PM
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I grew up in Soviet Union. Not that many guns around. My dad had (and come to think still does) beautifully engraved 12 ga side-by-side TOS. But I never really cared that much for it. Always prefered knives - thought of guns being too crude, lacking the finess of a sharp blade. Shot Makarov (PM), AKM and AK74 in the army - was OK, but again - no excitement. Then moved to US and one day started playing original Fallout. I have no idea why, but that game just gave me a fever about guns. Joined S&W shooting academy, bought first Marlin 7000 and then never looked back.
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Old 12-08-2012, 7:05 PM
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Fear that might right to bear arms may someday be taken away. Figure better get it while I can. Thanks O-Bomb-Uh, I'm enjoying it - you schmuck.
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Old 12-08-2012, 7:12 PM
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Dad (divorced) took us 3 Brats out when he had us. We would visit Construction Sites for Heavy Equip. & set up Targets, I still have pics. Alpine was popular, but I didnt care where, nor did my sister. Years later my Apt was broken into & I bought a Mossberg Combo. Boring to shoot, so I bought a Marlin model 60, total POS. Fed up w/that, I got a 10/22, then a Mini 14, G17 blah blah blah.

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Since I got my first gun: Colt 1911
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Grew up shooting/hunting with my dad after taking an NRA safety class at age 7. Joined the Marines and got to shoot some cool stuff, but I didn't buy my own until a couple years ago. I bought a Rem 870 just after my daughter was born, followed by my first handgun. I thought I was done after that, but then I discovered Calguns...
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It was a show on the History Channel called "The Guns of World War II" hosted by Roger Mudd. Nearly a third of that one hour show was dedicated to the history of the M-1 Garand.

Next thing I knew, I woke up about 10 years later and found this in my house:

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:04 AM
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An armed robber tried to screw his M-16's flash suppressor into my head through my right ear.
I figured then was a good time to make sure I have a gun (provided I lived long enough to get one).
I bought a 10/22 first, then learned about stopping power, so I bought a 12g shotgun next, then a handgun to back it up, then a bunch more guns once I figured out how much fun they are to shoot.

Morfeeis...are those swimming pool diving goggles?
How was your upper arm after that shot? (Ouch!)
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Had to have my car towed 60 miles about 6 years ago. The tow truck driver's CCW was showing. After about 10 minutes of feeling uncomfortable, I asked him about it. He was a bit embarrassed that it was showing, but we got into a conversation about it. I had received some death threats at work the year before, so it seemed natural to upgrade from cutlery to a gun. A 10/22 was probably not the best choice but...

Anyway... that tow truck driver was awesome. I owe him a lot... and cannot even remember his name.
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a mosberg tactical 22lr, then a savage mark 2 heavy barrel target 22lr. then i bought a on sale big 5 mosin. BINGO about 10 mosins,2 sks,1 mauser and now a springfield M1A all in 8 months.
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When I was 12 years old my father took a 7.7 Jap Arisaka as collateral on money he lent out. I was fascinated by the rifle. I made drawings of the markings on the rifle and then took the bus to the public library to research what it was. I found one gun store in town that carried 7.7 ammo (by Norma) and saved up for a box. I am now 44 and I still have that rifle as well as a 6.5 Arisaka and 28 other firearms.
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