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    What's the first gun you ever shot?

    What is the first gun you ever shot? For me, it was a pump action model 61. I still have it in my gun cabinet. It was my Dad's gun when he was a kid.
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    Remington 550 .22 rifle. I also still have it. It rode in the trunk of my dad's patrol car for years for any "plinking" needs. I did a polished reblue on it and refinished the stock when I worked part time for a gunsmith a few years back. Looks brand new.
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    Winchester model 42 shotgun, didn't touch a rifle till years later.

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    Mine was a friends old Remington bolt action .22 rifle, we would traipse off to the woods and pretend we were big game hunters...
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    Ruger Service Six with 38 specials in it. My dad's first service weapon, and it still sits in his dresser drawer for home defense duty. I was in either first or second grade. He'd take me out to shoot it every few months or so. I also busted my first 357 cap in that gun when I was about 10.

    When I was 11, I went through a hunters safety class, and shot my first rifle, a .22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Snub nose .38 special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    (go figure.)
    Hey! For me it was a full sized .44 Magnum with an 8 inch barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pac201 View Post
    Mine was a friends old Remington bolt action .22 rifle, we would traipse off to the woods and pretend we were big game hunters...
    Same here, but it was with my grandfather when I was about 8 years old.

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    It was a pump action BB/pellet gun. No idea how old it was, but I was about 6. Then up to a .22 rifle a few years later. I grew up with the rifles, didn't shoot a handgun for the first time till just a few years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
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    Forgot to say that this was my service weapon. In my youth there were air weapons and BB guns but I don't count those.
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