First BB Gun?

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by CountryGent, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. bsa1917hunter

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    My first BB gun was also a crossman 760. Man, I had a lot of fun with that thing. I remember putting 10 BB's down the barrel and then pumping it about 30 times. It was also my first shotgun... :D
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  2. SKrueger

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    HAHA we used to do that!:D
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  3. Caveman Jim

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    I was the youngest of 3 boys so at 4 I was already shootin a handed down Daisy lever action BB gun. We did get the gun safety education from Dad and the promise to feed us everything we killed, crow sucked bad... At 7 I was hunting rabbits and squirrel with the bolt action Remington 510 22lr, mowing yards & pickin up pop bottles to feed my newfound addiction.;);) At 10 I upgraded to Pop's old 870 Wingmaster 12g. Loved dropping Quail and Dove with it and the best part was EATIN EM!!!:D
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  4. SparksFly

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    I got a Red Ryder when I was either 10 or 11, then I upgraded to a Gamo pellet gun when I was 12 or 13.
  5. CountryGent

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    Funny you mention it. Like the rest of the children, I cut my teeth with a BB gun. Unlike the rest of the brood who first shot a "real gun" in the form of a .22LR, the first firearm I ever shot was my father's Astra in 9㎜. I was only nine years old and he cupped his hand around mine. I remember him saying "you need to know how to use this", but to this day, I'm not entirely sure why. We lived in a very remote area and it was during the nadir of the later part of the Cold War, so maybe this explains it. Be that as it may, I later shot the .22s, 20/12-bores, and later rifles. Still, odd pick from my father with the automatic pistol. The 9㎜ is a very light cartridge now, but it was like thunder from the heavens to the little version of me. :p
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