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What was the first gun you bought yourself as an adult?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    We have asked "what was your first gun" now I am asking "what was the first gun you bought yourself as an adult?"

    For me it was a stainless Taurus .2mag revolver. That I bought in 1988 if I remember correctly.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Saiga rifle in 7.62x39
     
  3. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    444 Marlin, bought summer 1976, Used to hunt elk in the coast range. Still use it today when brush hunting.
     
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  4. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    It was a Rossi 2" .357/.38spcl in Baker City. I was so happy:)
     
  5. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Ruger P89
     
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    Rambo oregon New Member

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    norinco SKS sweetgun. nearly fully modified now.
     
  7. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    After recovering from my "hippy" period, I realized in 1977 when my "Lady" moved in with me in my house in the woods that I wanted some home protection. "When seconds count, the deputies are only minutes away." At least thirty minutes away in our case. So I steeled myself to frequent the Devil's Dens where Hippies fear to tread: gunshops.

    Of course everyone tried to sell me only Colt 1911s, since their profit margin was highest, and anything else meant that I was a Communist and had a small penis. As a matter of fact, I WAS a Communist AND had a small penis! And I wanted a simple, easy to use weapon that my Lady could learn to use.

    It was a beautiful High Standard Sentinal Mark III nine-shot twenty-two magnum revolver. It had lovely smooth wooden grips that slid perfectly into position in the hand, and a perfectly blued finish. It was a really tight, sound gun, and came with an extra 22 long rifle cylinder. It was accurate and it was cheap; and that is why High Standard went out of business---not enough profit margin for the quality put in.

    As so often heard, I wish I still had that one................elsullo :(
     
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  8. DSbur

    DSbur Vancouver WA Member

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    DCM arsenal rebuilt M-1 Garand, drypacked, $121.96 in 1982. Incredible wood, still shoots fantastic...
     
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    VWTim Corvallis, OR Member

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    Ruger 10/22 SS. 2nd was a Romanian AK (SAR-1) when they first started coming in.
     
  10. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Mossberg 500.
     
  11. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Mine was the same as my first... M1 Garand...

    ... I'm up to 3 at this point... :D
     
  12. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ithica 12g
     
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    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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  14. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    An H&R Leatherneck, model 140, 22cal. target and training rifle.
    Whis I still had it.
     
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    Intervention NW Member

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    Sig 229
     
  16. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.... I'm pretty sure it was my Glock 19 when I turned 21. I don't think I bought any other guns (although, I owned two) prior to that.
     
  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    A Colt Cobra .38. Where did that one go? Dang if I can remember! I guess I'm getting CRS.
     
  18. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    HK USP 40 for working in the middle of nowhere. Shortly after that I got a desk job.
     
  19. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I purchased a Savage Single shot 12g, which a few weeks later was taken by the police... long story.
     
  20. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    1976, Colt Trooper MKIII 6inch. Just a bit smaller than an N frame Smith. Handloaded for it with a Lee "whack it with a mallet" loader several months until I could get a press and the rest of it. Took all week to load 100 rounds and tended to shoot it all up every weekend.
    I kept it a couple years until shortly after the day I found out about the muzzle-up pressure spike thing while trying to knock a critter out of a tree with it. Stung my hand and swelled one of the chambers to the point that anything more than a 38 special load required the mallet to punch it out. Put it up on consignment (with disclosure!) and bought a Series 70 GM. Been meaning to get another .357 in a Smith ever since. (never liked the anemic Colt ejector rods)