Guns and Shooters

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    Sep 06, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    I'm posting this for any of the guys that are into shooting guns recreationally or hunt during the year. What made you want to learn? Who taught you how to shoot and at what age? I will answer first.

    I'm learning how to handle a gun and shoot from one of my family members since my dad passed away 2 years ago. I've always had an interest in guns and learned that my grandpa, aunt and mom use to hunt growing up as kids icon_biggrin.gif

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    Sep 06, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    I hunt paper targets and old tin cans. icon_lol.gif

    I'm pretty decent with a rifle. I just need to work on my pistol shooting. I also want to try skeet shooting. I heard it's pretty hard.
  • paramoore

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    Sep 06, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    I live in the Rocky Mountains in Montana, so it's just part of the culture here. Your dad, brothers, uncles, whoever teach you while you are growing up. It's just something that everyone does here. And before you say that I was sounding misogynistic, women learn it here too.
  • booboolv

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    Sep 06, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    I grew up in the country, by the time I was 10 i had learned to shoot with a .22 rifle from my dad. Why? Because they hadn't invented cable television yet. Shot at cans and bottles (and squirrels and other rodents) until I joined the military. Oddly enough I only shot a weapon in the military every couple of years to re-qualify. Now I go to an indoor range to shoot. I usually just use a 9mm with target rounds.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    Grew up with it on the farm. Got bored with it. All the old folks died and I inherited a closet full of guns. None of them have been fired in years.

    Yeah, I never lock the doors, or even close them in the summer. I keep a double barreled shotgun under the bed. It might work or it might not.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    I just recently became captivated by guns and hunting weapons. A few weeks ago I went to my roommate's cabin with a party of other friends. A couple of them brought their guns along: an AR-15, a Ruger 10 / 22 semi auto rifle, a M9-22 semi auto pistol, another handgun for which I forget the model, and a pretty awesome hunting bow. I had a great time with them and learned how exhilarating marksmanship is. I have no guns atm, but I plan on acquiring some when I can afford the sport.
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    Sep 06, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    paramoore saidI live in the Rocky Mountains in Montana, so it's just part of the culture here. Your dad, brothers, uncles, whoever teach you while you are growing up. It's just something that everyone does here. And before you say that I was sounding misogynistic, women learn it here too.


    I wasn't going to say you sound misogynistic at all and
    I could have cared less whether you were or not. I live
    In the Midwest and shooting is a way of life here
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    I love skeet and trap shooting. Grew up shooting over the summer on the farm, and now just go and play at the range every once in a while. Been wanting to try pistols though since all ive shot thus far are shotguns and rifles
  • tazzari

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    Sep 06, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    I grew up shooting on a ranch in Oregon. Dad was a world-class gunsmith, brother a national champion, both grandfathers were excellent trap shooters...

    I never hunted, or wanted to. Worked for almost ten years as a coach with the Biathlon team.

    No guns now, though I can't see well enough to shoot.
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    Sep 07, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    tazzari saidI grew up shooting on a ranch in Oregon. Dad was a world-class gunsmith, brother a national champion, both grandfathers were excellent trap shooters...

    I never hunted, or wanted to. Worked for almost ten years as a coach with the Biathlon team.

    No guns now, though I can't see well enough to shoot.


    wow that is very cool!
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    Sep 15, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    Grew up shooting and every since have not stopped! And I'm counting the days until deer season gets here! Got some land out in hill country in Tx. Hunting is one of my passions! Got different guns and rifles but few shotguns.
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    Sep 15, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    Guns=cool machinery. I'm a bit surprised, though. This is the first time I've heard of gay men who aren't terrified of anything beyond a salad shooter!

    Seriously, though, I used to hear that men who like guns are only looking for an extension for their penis. I say men like toys, and that's why we "have" what we have, something to play with.
  • conservativej...

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    Sep 15, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    Well, the BB gun came at age 5 and a Marlin 30-30 rifle for deer hunting came at age 8. In my teen years there were many others. A favorite was a Benjamin .22 pump pellet. Shotguns became second nature for "critter" control in my early teens.