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With all the talk of # of guns how long have you been collecting? I mean honestly collecting. I started shooting as a kid, but did not start collecting until I was 24/25 yrs. old. So that would put me in the 10/11 yrs. group. I have managed to amass right at 2 per year average. Some years many, some years none. Depends on financial status.
If someone can make this a poll jump on it, I don't know how.
 

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I too started about 25 yrs old...course I had a couple shotguns when I was a kid and teenager.

Got my 1st pistol about 28 yrs old...a Browning buckmark 22...it was a POS.

Anyway I'm almost 50 now....I have been a "member of the gun a month club" for about a year and a half now....

They are better "investments" than my 401K at the moment...
 

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Been addicted, I say a long time ago. I really can't remember. I LoVE GUNS. started really collecting shootin guns (if I have it,its a shooter) probably around '91.
 

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ADDICTED me? i am not addicted, i mean i could stop any time i want, no seriously its not a problem. its not like i use everyday, you know just one or two days a week after a long day and on saturday and sundays.
 

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ADDICTED me? i am not addicted, i mean i could stop any time i want, no seriously its not a problem. its not like i use everyday, you know just one or two days a week after a long day and on saturday and sundays.
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Been addicted since 1981 when I got my first gun. Started my collection as soon as I turned 21 and could buy handguns, think I am a hopeless case.
 

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Shot my first real gun at age 5. My grandfather helped me shoot his 410. After that it was BB guns and pellet rifles until age 10. That was when I was introduces to squirrel hunting and I've never looked back. At one time I have had over 30 guns. Now down to only a dozen.
 

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like Hammer,I can hardly remeber when I didn't have a gun.First 22 I ever shot,one of my uncles had to hold over his shoulder so I could shoot it.I have been afflicted...I mean addicated ever since.
 

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My Dad let me handle his Colt 1911, unloaded, to my heart's content from maybe age 7 on up. At 10, at my Grandparent's little farm, we went out back of the chickenhouse, he chambered one round, and I fired it! Can a 10-year old have an adrenalin rush? YOU BET!!

I begged for more; he said once was enough for the first time!

BTW, I still have that piece, it was made in 1914 or so, "Model of 1911 U S Army".

Serial Number 58XXX!
 

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My Dad let me handle his Colt 1911, unloaded, to my heart's content from maybe age 7 on up. At 10, at my Grandparent's little farm, we went out back of the chickenhouse, he chambered one round, and I fired it! Can a 10-year old have an adrenalin rush? YOU BET!!

I begged for more; he said once was enough for the first time!

BTW, I still have that piece, it was made in 1914 or so, "Model of 1911 U S Army".

Serial Number 58XXX!
Please, please, PLEASE adopt me!!! :lol3:
 

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I have been shooting with my dad as long as I can remeber. I bought my first rifle shortly after I turned 18 and still remeber that feeling of buying my first gun.
 
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