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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmoon6 View Post
    Interesting we don't have any hunters so far. Where I live almost everyone hunts. Could be that many Buffalo Bills' fans have given it up and sold their weapons. They don't want to be tempted after watching on Sunday.
    When I grew up in the suburbs of Rochester, I knew a lot of people who hunted. My parents don't like guns so I never hunted, but so many people did that there would be literally hundreds of kids absent from school on the first day of deer season. We also had people who would invite us over to eat their hunting kills- mostly deer but occasionally turkey or pheasant.

    And that was in the 90's- not that long ago.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    You think I haven't thought this through?

    Guess who's gonna hang back and "comfort" your women while you and your gun buddies are bro'ing it up out in the woods?

    THIS GUY.
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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by OpIv37 View Post
    When I grew up in the suburbs of Rochester, I knew a lot of people who hunted. My parents don't like guns so I never hunted, but so many people did that there would be literally hundreds of kids absent from school on the first day of deer season. We also had people who would invite us over to eat their hunting kills- mostly deer but occasionally turkey or pheasant.

    And that was in the 90's- not that long ago.
    I grew up in Long Island in the 60s & I don't remember anyone who hunted or had guns in their homes. I've seen deer on car rooftops on LI highways, so I know there are hunters there, I just never met one.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Do not on any anymore.

    Have fired a 16g and a 12 g reminton shotgun.
    Shot skeet with a .250 rifle.
    Fired a .44 magnum and a .357 at my buddy's cabin. He was from from East Aurora, and was an officer in the Marines. Those were his guns.

    Shot my father in law's .38, .22, and .45 automatic (shot well enough to qualify)

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    No to everything but the shooting part. When I was a kid, like 10 years old, my dad took my older brother and I out "woodchuck hunting." We never saw a woodchuck, but my dad let each of us shoot the rifle once. We aimed at a big ol' ant hill. I missed it, but I remember clipping off a grass stalk that bore a seed head. The rifle was a German Mauser that dad had lifted off a dead soldier during WW2. I don't recall anything about the model or caliber. Obviously, having been used in WW2 it was more than a .22.

    I favor tightening up gun control regulations but I believe the intent or our founding fathers was that we always have the right to have a weapon for self protection if we so choose, and don't forfeit that right by engaging in criminal activity. I have no desire to own a weapon myself.
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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I've never owned a gun before and probably never will. I don't get into hunting and never will. I've shot a gun before at target practice but I couldn't tell you if my life depended on it what kind of a gun it was.

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    i will someday own several guns.

    they belonged to my great grandpa. theyve been passed down. ill continue that.

    ill never shoot them. ill never sell them. they are special in their own right. i wish it wasnt a gun, but thats what it is.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamze132 View Post
    Ive shot just about every type of gun imaginable being in the Army. Not so much specific models, but I've shot pistols, rifles, assault rifles, shot guns, machine guns, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and missiles. I've thrown grenades but nothing gets my rocks off like the Browning .50 and the MK19 auto grenade launcher.

    I have killed mammals with guns.
    Same, but no shoulder-fired missles for me.... just the silly one in basic training that shot the roman candle crap. I quallified on the MK19 and that was my favorite weapon by far. Accurate as all hell and devastating.

    I own no weapons anymore.
    I used to hunt and had an Ithaca 16 and a Mossburg 20/10.
    No skeet
    Shot targets
    Army stuff, but never really for fun once I got to be 16 or so.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by X-Era View Post
    I'm interested to take a poll.


    1. Do you own a gun? No
    2. Have you ever killed an animal with a gun? No
    3. Have you ever shot skeet? No
    4. Have you ever shot targets? Yes
    5. What kind of gun(s) have you shot? .22




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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I think anyone that wants to offer an opinion, especially pundits and politicians, should be required to go to a target range with multiple caliber weapons, including an AR-15 and an AK-47 and log 8 hours of training time with an instructor. That way they will be speaking from an informed position instead of relying on dubious journalists and "Lethal Weapon" for their information.

    But that's just me.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmoon6 View Post
    I think anyone that wants to offer an opinion, especially pundits and politicians, should be required to go to a target range with multiple caliber weapons, including an AR-15 and an AK-47 and log 8 hours of training time with an instructor. That way they will be speaking from an informed position instead of relying on dubious journalists and "Lethal Weapon" for their information.

    But that's just me.

    That will certainly reduce the numbers of people who can speak about the issue to about 11.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I've been thinking about purchasing a shotgun. Only fired a couple shotguns at skeet/targets. Don't really know caliber.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I may actually end up getting a .22 longarm and a .22 air pistol. With the increase in varmints and other incidents over the last 10 years, the wife has indicated she would feel safer with a gun around the house that she can handle.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by chernobylwraiths View Post
    I've been thinking about purchasing a shotgun. Only fired a couple shotguns at skeet/targets. Don't really know caliber.
    Shotguns don't have calibers, they have gauges. A 12 guage is the most powerful and also gives the most recoil. Then 16, 20, etc. You can get most models in most gauges. Then you have to decide what kind of action. Single shot is just what it says and generally breech loaded. Then you have the pump, bolt action, and semi automatic. Then you have to choose barrel length. The longer the barrel, the more accurate at further distances, but state laws dictate how shot the barrel can legally be. There are other things like double barrel or over and under which are generally breech loaded. You just have to do some research and see what fits your needs.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I own a dozen and have shot animals.
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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmoon6 View Post
    Sorry girl, but your perception is skewed. If you think most people buy a gun because they are some kind of power trippers, I don't know what to tell you. I'm still waiting for somebody to bring up the little penis thingie.
    There are a variety of reasons why one would own a gun, obviously. Judging by this statement:

    Quote Originally Posted by pmoon6 View Post
    That's why when the **** hits the fan, the men with be out getting the meat and we will have you tending the garden, washing the lettuce and tomatoes for the salad. Can you grow some herbs too? I like a some fresh Italian seasonings.
    ...your gun ownership and marksmanship are clearly tightly attached to your view of your (and apparently others') manhood. That's not to say it's wrong or right. Where you live, people own guns. People hunt. That's your way of life.

    But let's try not to judge others, moonie. We have other things that we're using to prop up our manhood and your guns might accidentally shoot it.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesy View Post
    But let's try not to judge others, moonie.
    Aahhh, but that's no fun. (Lowers head and kicks the dirt)

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmoon6 View Post
    Shotguns don't have calibers, they have gauges. A 12 guage is the most powerful and also gives the most recoil. Then 16, 20, etc. You can get most models in most gauges. Then you have to decide what kind of action. Single shot is just what it says and generally breech loaded. Then you have the pump, bolt action, and semi automatic. Then you have to choose barrel length. The longer the barrel, the more accurate at further distances, but state laws dictate how shot the barrel can legally be. There are other things like double barrel or over and under which are generally breech loaded. You just have to do some research and see what fits your needs.
    They still make 10 gauges.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    Quote Originally Posted by ParanoidAndroid View Post
    They still make 10 gauges.
    Thanks, I did not know that.

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    Re: Do you own of have you ever shot a gun?

    I still sell a few boxes of 10g a year.

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