What was the first gun you ever shot & do you own it now? The first gun I ever shot was a Marlin Model 25 .22lr. It was my Dads rifle, I shot it for the first time when I was 7 years old. 2 years ago I decided I "NEEDED" it for my collection, so I bought my Dad a stainless steel Ruger 10/22 & traded him. My Dad told me he thought he was getting the better end of the deal & I told him not every one gets a chance to own the first gun they ever shot!