Whats the very first gun you bought?

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  1. Cwlongshot

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    Going along the lines of my other thread on the first gun you shot...

    This time lets see what was the very first firearm you bought yourself by yourself?

    Do you still have it?

    Mine was a Ithaca 300xl 20ga semi auto shotgun. My pop would drive me in and Id pay with my funds from cutting lawns and cleaning out barns. Took me a summer and a half. Man in store was great allowing such a long lay away. But I made monthly payments! I finished it in the spring no idea what year it was... I was in grade school so maybe 10 or 11.

    I bought my self a Daisy ‘94 BB gun the summer before too but thats not a firearm.

    I no longer have either one.

    CW
     
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    Glock 29. I could only afford one gun, and it needed to be my carry and my woods gun for trips to bear country. I prefer semi-auto to revolver and I live in a 10 round state, so that was the best compromise for my needs. Still have it (though I have flushed out my collection since then) and I still carry it extensively. Love the 10mm for it's power and versatility.
     
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    It was a ww2 era 7mm rifle if I recall. Old as all get out, iron sights, I remember it being really long barreled. Killed my first big game animal with it when I was a kid. No idea what happened to it, great gun though!
     
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    Remington bolt action single shot .22, used in excellent condition for $10. Sold it for $10 about a year later because I needed some money,
     
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    S&W M&P 40, and a Ruger SR-22.

    Bought both at the same time when I got licensed.
     
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    Norinco SKS M with 2 4packs of 30rd E.German AK mags in the raindrop camo pouches. Summer of 1997. Just turned 18. Sold it in 2014 ironically to the guy that sold it to the gunshop I bought it from.

    My 1st handgun was a Stainless Ruger Blackhawk. 357mag with a 4 5/8s barrel. Sold that to a gunshop and somewhere down the line the ATF was looking for me because of it. They wouldn't give me any juicy details just wanted to know who I sold it to.
     
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    Ruger .22 Standard. I had it about a month, liked it so much I bought another one just like it. Great little guns.

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    First I ever personally owned was a Stoeger O/U 12ga that my wife bought for me on my first Father’s Day. I really enjoyed shooting skeet at the time. Unfortunately the last few years it’s just collected dust.

    First I ever personally purchased was a S&W M&P9.

    Still have both.
     
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    I bought an old Mossberg 16 gauge pump when I was maybe 19 or maybe 20, and I bought a Ruger 10-22 around the same time.
    Can't remember which was first.
    Me and that old Mossy shot a lot of pheasants, but I wound up having to sell a lot of stuff when I got a divorce.
     
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    Gen 3 Glock 19. Bought it the same year the Assault Weapons Ban sunsetted and had to convince the salesman to find me the version with 15rd mags in the box. He didn't want to because they were trying to get rid of the old 10 rd stock first. So I left for an hour, came back and talked to a different salesman and asked him to look for the red label. That signified two 15 round mags. one of them is even marked "For Military and Law Enforcement only" :)
     
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    Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 ga with a smooth slug barrel. Bought it used. I've probably killed a couple dozen deer with it over the years.
     
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    Ruger 10/22. Think I was probably 12 or so. Still have that one.
     
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    I had guns as a teen, but my first gun that I bought was a Glock 27 .40 with nightsights when I was almost 20 years old. No I sold it a few years later.
     
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    The first gun I bought was a Ruger Blackhawk .357mag/9mm convertable with a six and a half inch barrel. Boy, I wish I still had it.:( I traded it for a Ruger Security six with a four inch barrel...boy, I wish I still had it too.
     
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    Lol I hear ya. The list is long. Also list is long for what I handled and should have bought/traded for.
     
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    I've traded way to many guns in my time that I wish I still had.:20: I try not to do that now but...I want so many.:17:
     
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    S&W 1000 auto shotgun in the early eighties, replaced the rubber recoil bumper last year. The original bumper turned to a liquid sticky mess, easy low cost repair that put the shotgun back into service.
     
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    First new gun as ever I bought was a High Standard Double Nine .22, with stag grips. Bought in a hardware store in Mt. Sterling KY., with money I earned housing tobacco. I was about 16 or 17 at the time,,, the clerk ask me how old I was, I told him the truth, and he said, “Close enough, you’ll be 18 directly,,, just don’ shoot your self in the foot or somethin’...” That old revolver sure could shoot,,, cut walnuts off a tree like nobody’s business,,, Did well on a squirrels head too!

    Kept me broke buying cartridges for it... it was hard on ammo...
     
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    Colt Combat Commander, .45ACP. Like all guns I've sold, I wish I hadn't.

    b/r

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    WesternField pump 20, traded a red Montgomery Ward mini bike that didn’t run for it, killed my first deer with it at about 14, a nice little spike buck on the run with a pack of deer hounds hot on his heels, still have it to be his very day.
     
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    First gun (not counting bb or pellet) I bought with my own money was a Ruger P-91 right after I got out of the army way back at the end of '93. It was about 4th or 5th on my list (wasn't a fan of Glocks back then) & my second choice for caliber as I wanted a 10mm. Pretty much everything in 1omm was WAY too expensive for me (again hadn't been converted to Glocks back then) & even several 40 cals were out of my price range, so the Ruger it was. First rifle I ever bought was a few months later, a MAK-90 the day the AWB was passed in the summer of '94.
     
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    First gun I bought was a Glock 17; got my permit the day before my 22nd birthday and spent my birthday after work at a local gun store and came home with the 17. Parents were not happy because I was late coming home from work for my birthday and came home with the gun!

    I put around 3000 rds through it in the first few months and qualified for my CT Blue Card to do armed ATM work with it, but it went full auto on me at the range one day, had to go back to Glock to get fixed. Couple weeks later, the rear frame rail sheared off at IDPA, so Glock had to replace it. Sold it very soon afterwards. Now I have some other glocks, but not a 17 again yet.
     
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    The first one I personally walked into the store and put down money for was a Taurus PT99. Coincidentally, it disappeared along with the first gun I ever fired.
     
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    12ga. Remington 870. I still have it.
     
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    First given...
    M1991A1 Commander Model. Dad gave it to me after graduating HS. Still have. Still carry. It shoots anything you put in it. Have never had an issue feeding anything through it.

    First bought...
    Marlin MR-7 in .270 Win. It is the first gen (all wood/steel) from back in the 90's not the current (cheapened) production model. Got it after getting out of the AF; needed a good rifle of my own for our annual hunting trips to Wyoming rather than borrowing one of Dad's as I'd done in HS. Still have it. Still use it. If I do my part, it will shoot just under 1 moa with reloads. Factory Remington Core-Lokt are about 2 moa (still more than accurate for deer or pronghorn). And for whatever reason Federal seems to run about 4 moa.
     
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    Beretta PX4 (Type F) in 9mm.

    This was years ago, before Todd Green decided they were Tactically Unacceptable (and LONG before Ernie Langdon made them Tactically Acceptable again).

    I ended up replacing it with a Beretta 92, which fit somewhat better. PX4 was a great gun with Beretta's low-pro kit. I am considering picking one up again to convert and send to Langdon's shop, which did a lights-out job on my 92.
     
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    First gun I bought was a Mossberg 500. Don't have it anymore.
     
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    First gun I bought was a Romanian M44 Mosin Nagant variant. Big 5. $65. Sadly I do not own it any more. It did kick off a long running taste for surplus firearms though, and I still own a Mosin variant in the way of a Finnish M39.
     
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    Traded it for a Smith & Wesson 5946
     
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    A Stevens .22 single shot rifle for $10 in 1967. I still have it.
     
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    Ruger Single Six. Bought it from my high school shop teacher. Conducted the entire transaction on school property and took it home on the bus. I dont think that would fly now....Still have it and use it.
     
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    Regards
     
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    Decided on a 10-22 and saved up for it. My dad went with me and talked me into a Marlin Model 60. A few months later, I traded it for a 10-22, which I still have.
     
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    Spent a couple weeks cleaning off cosmoline, scrubbing the bore, and steaming out dents in the stock. Traded it off years ago.
     
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    A Benjamin air rifle. When I moved out my Dad wouldn't give it to me. He used it on squirrels that would find his way into the attic. Gave me his 1932 Daisy pump in exchange. I still have that 87 year old BB gun.

    For firearms: two consecutively numbered Walther P1 (P38) imports with holsters that were 1960s West German police pistols. I stupidly sold those about 25 years ago.
     
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    H&R 20 guage single shot. Bought it new. Paid $79.99 for it. Dont have it anymore. Wish I did.
     
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    Ruger 10/22

    Saved my summer job money and my Dad got one used for me when I was 17. Officially mine on my 18th
     
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    Wow, great thread! The very first gun I bought myself was a Marlin Model 60 semi-auto, tube-fed .22 lr. I bought it in 1984 ($64 at K-Mart) during my second year in the Military...man, the memories I have of that rifle. I can't tell you how many tree rats and rabbits I took with it. Fast forward to about 8 months ago. After my second wood stock, I replaced it with with a synthetic stock and put a cool looking camo paint job on it after watching the movie Shooter a few times. I was out at the Ranch and my Nephew was helping me as he has done so many times, we were out plinking with it and all he ever did over the last couple of years was tell me how much he loved that gun and what I did to it.

    He had been accepted to Texas State Trooper Academy (he graduates in a couple of weeks), and being so proud of him, I gave him that rifle knowing how much he loved it and would appreciated it and the memories we have with it.

    Thank you for the reflection!
     
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    A Remington 870 special purpose. I traded an old bow to my brother in law for a scoped slug barrel.
     
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    1980-something Remington 870 Wingmaster, with additional slug barrel. Might still have it, or I lost it in a canoeing accident. I can't remember...
     
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    J C Higgins 44dl 22lr in the late 60's. A marlin levermatic made for Sears.
     
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    First gun I ever purchased myself was what is referred to as a Zulu Shotgun . Purchased it at a antique show as a kid with my parents with my own money I earned doing chores. Never fired, and it sits in my gunsafe to this day. Paid $30. Was the begining of my love for older guns
     
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    Savage 94 16 gauge single shot. I got it for $15.00 I made selling fireworks. Iwas 13 or 14.

    I already had a 92 Winchester in .32-20, a .22lr Win Model 55, a Remington 341 Bolt tube feed .22, and a Savage 99 in .300 Savage, all gifts from family..

    The next year I bought a Ruger .22LR autoloader pistol. All of $36.00 if I recall correctly.
     
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    I grew up on my grandfather's farm, so I always had access to. variety of firearms to use. The first one I actually "owned" was the Savage Model 1912 .22 Automatic rifle, that he'd bought in around 1914. He gave it to me for my 16th birthday.

    But the first firearm that I actually bought was a no-name .45 caliber black powder smoothbore "Boot Pistol" kit. And yes, I still have it.

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    After that came my Thompson-Center .50 caliber Hawken rifle, a Glenfield 60 .22 rifle, and a Winchester Model 94 in .30-30. I only have the T-C still today. Those were all in my early 20s (and in the mid to late '70s.) Lots of others have come and gone since.
     

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