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GuyWhite 5 points ago +5 / -0

Lost in the mists of Chinese history.

kippo_hard 2 points ago +2 / -0

.44 Magnum, scared the crap out of me.

Good thing there was also a 9mm present to not leave a bad taste in my mouth.

YouNeedVPN 2 points ago +2 / -0

Single shot shotgun... Must have been something tiny. 28g?

2Kings616 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, mine was a .22. I shot it at the tree our family had been using for target practice for forty years.

I am both proud and saddened that about ten years ago it broke in two during a windstorm, at about the level of our targets.

Dale_Gribble [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

rip tree. Time to put a new one down for your kids and your kids kids.

2Kings616 3 points ago +3 / -0

We've been stacking logs there in the interim; but you're right. It's time to start a new tradition.

Oh, and I was thinking... if you include air rifles, my first one is actually interesting.

I spent some of my youth in subSaharan Africa, and we kept killer bees (they make honey too). A problem was that the lizards would come right up to the opening in the hive and eat the bees as they exited.

So, my dad put me (I was about six at the time) on bee guard duty. He gave me a Daisy air rifle and set me about ten yards from the hive, with the instructions to shoot any lizard that came to the front of the hive. I would aim for their heads, and while I don't remember how successful I was, I was very proud to be contributing to the family and helping protect our food.

coverband 2 points ago +2 / -0

Marin Model 60, tube feed .22, which is probably the most popular .22 rifle ever made. Put thousand of rounds through it.

SirJiub 1 point ago +1 / -0

.22 Henry lever action.

Nomoralcompass89 1 point ago +1 / -0

Around 5 my dad helped me shoot a .44 Mag revolver. He told me guns have a lot of power, they demand respect and ask him if i ever want to see it / shoot it/ things of that nature. I never did get "curious" about guns and try to sneak playing with it. We shot a coke can on a log, and seeing the entrance hole and massive exit hole cured any curiosity i had. I respected guns forever after.

Dale_Gribble [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0