I Have Shot a Gun Before

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    I have been shooting various weapons

    for 20 years now. My father is a local law enforcement officer and took us kids out to shoot on weekends at various locations. I have shot rifles, a .357, and a 9MM. I personally carry a 9MM today in my purse for my protection against being a statistic for the various police...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom
    36-40, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    I've shot and owned many different guns.

    They are fantastic fun for sport shooting, in addition to being great for self-defense. Shotguns, rifles, pistols, I love them all.
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 15, 2016

    Well I Didn'T Do It Exactly...

    Me and My brother found my Mom's friend's gun. We took it outside and I made him pull the trigger because I was to afraid. The sound and power was so intense, our ears rang for minutes.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2013

    I Train Every Weekend.

    I own several "assault weapons" as the gov defines it. 300 blackout and s&w m&p ar-15. I train constantly for various situations. General survival in varied climates as well as room clearing to open plain engagement. My brothers myself and several friends train as a unit at least...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 28, 2012

    Sure Have

    Used to go down to the shooting range with my cousin and he taught me to shoot. I was a natural and am a pretty good shot... I do not own a gun now, however, I dont believe they should be in the house with children, and  well  for other personal reasons.. but ...
    MeltedFlowers MeltedFlowers
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2010

    I was an amazing shot too.

    When I was little, I used to shoot BB guns at Coke cans. I guess I became good at it too. When I finally got to shoot real guns, I hit every target.
    MyUnspokenWord MyUnspokenWord
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2015

    I Shot My Brother

    There is no one on this earth that I am closer to than my big brother.  One day, when we were children ... I picked up his twenty two and shot him, in anger.  He was being a typical thirteen year old jerky, boy.  Taking pot shots at squirrels in our backyard.  I didn't like...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

    When your dad tells you to keep the gun firmly

    against your shoulder, I advise you to do as you're told.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jan 28, 2015
    marinerob marinerob
    51-55, M
    Mar 15, 2015

    It's No Big Deal

    Well I'm a cop. I've fired a gun but never shot a person. Hope I never have to. But if I do look out.
    Gillette Gillette
    26-30, F
    Mar 18, 2010

    There is nothing like the Desert Eagle 50 It

    is the most powerful handgun in the world. A 3 foot flame shoots out the barrel every time it is fired. Very cool.
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    My shotgun stays in my bedroom with a few

    rounds of 00 buckshot in the tube. My dad usually is wearing his glock or has it close by. My mom has a .357 revolver. If anyone wants to try a home invasion here they are going to get a reception from the whole family.
    emdavis emdavis
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    I would have more guns

    if I could only afford it. been able to shoot since I was 5, though I never really had my dad and brother's enthusiasm for hunting. if it I really had to fine, but shooting and killing animals just for fun? not really my thing you know? I'll just stick to home defense for now...
    mrweerd mrweerd
    26-30, M
    Jan 29, 2015

    around 130,00 rounds out of my glock 17

    and about 200 out of my .50 cal bmg
    chuckzares chuckzares
    31-35, M
    Sep 14, 2014

    Sad that guns make me happier then people :(

    more loyal and more reliable the dose who claim to have my back. Im not proud to think like this but its rare for me be happy and when it happens i want to enjoy the moment.
    EBestest EBestest
    22-25, M
    Sep 23, 2014
    dolphinpoof dolphinpoof
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    When I Was 6

    That is how it was when I was growing up. I lived in a very rural area. Everyone learned to shoot early. My grandmother taught me to shoot a rifle when I was 6 years old. It wasn't child abuse or anything else. It was education.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2010

    Some I own, some that I don't.

    In fact I own several guns that I have never fired even once.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 14, 2016
    ilovemybffsheslikeasister ilovemybffsheslikeasister
    16-17, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    I shot a gun for the first time today!

    ! (I'm not a natural by any means, but it was really fun)
    mmmkay713 mmmkay713
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2014

    Nothing beats putting some hot led down range

    like shooting a .243! Of course a number of other weapons would be nice. I've been in several tanks but never fired the 'ol thing!
    AmericanKnight AmericanKnight
    18-21, M
    Jan 28, 2015

    I Want A Widowmaker

    The Armalite AR-18 rifle is a terrifyingly powerful weapon with a very unique and dark history.The origins of the AR-18 can be traced back to the state of California in the year of 1963 when it was first developed by the U.S. Army. However, it's career with the Army was short...
    social02 social02
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 3, 2011

    I was eleven. My dad

    and one of his best friends were target practicing. After I fired I remember I wouldn't touch it for the rest of the day because I accidentally pulled the trigger sooner than I wanted too. It hasn't been frequent but I've been target practicing with dad ever since then. I...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2015

    Before he died; my dad took me to a shooting

    range because he knew I liked James Bond and any film involving guns. I fired quite a lot but the one I truly bonded with was the Heckler & Koch 45. USP Pistol. Beautiful craftsmanship. But I think guns need to be used for recreation and pointed only at paper targets instead of...
    MyLifeIsStrange MyLifeIsStrange
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2016
    cybschen cybschen
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2015

    I am going to buy one soon also.

    For protection when hikung in bear and mountain lion country
    InfernoGoodtime InfernoGoodtime
    36-40, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    When I was in middle school

    and high school I was a part of the Jr. NRA and I shot a lot of old WWII firearms. I've also shot hand guns, **** guns and riffles. Lol guns are a hell of a lot louder in real life they they are in movies! I'll never forget how loud they are.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    I Have Paramilitary Training

    A few years ago I under went training where I learned how to shoot various types of firearms and specialized tactical techniques. Among the firearms that I trained with were the Colt 45, Remington 870 shotgun, Mini-14 and AR-15. Among the specialized tactical techniques I...
    social02 social02
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 16, 2010

    I Always Assumed Most People Had

    I've always had guns, grew up with them when we were kids. No big deal really there was different tools all over the place saws drills screw drivers I can't imagine any one who hasn't used these things. Guns were kept in a drawer in the house we used to take them out take them...
    PixieCutLover PixieCutLover
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    No Big Deal Really..

      The first time I ever shot a gun was when I had to shoot the M-16 in basic. And then I did it a few more times for re-certification I think. That was about it. I wasn't to thrilled about it, not even the first time lol. I guess you can say I'm not a "gun-type"...
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

    I shot my first gun last week (not an easy feat

    in Britain) and it was amazing and for my first time, I think I did quite well
    314159265PI 314159265PI
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    Relax! I Did Not Shot Anybody

    yes i used a gun yesterday to be precise...it was a 5star handgun...i was feeling really angry at something that happened and was fuming...so one of my friend, whose uncle is a police officer told me "come on, lets let that anger out in style" and then went with his uncle to...
    rabbyx7 rabbyx7
    18-21, M
    Oct 14, 2011

    Shot an M4 and Glock .

    45 with my dad and some of his friends today.
    OtakuTimeLord OtakuTimeLord
    18-21, M
    Aug 15, 2014

    Not Until Today.

    I have an old rifle that was my great grandfathers. It's not been cleaned since 1964 or shot since the 80's. We're out in the country so today I shot it for the first time. The scope was way off but it was adjusted. Once the sights were set I never missed my marks and hit the...
    Serenity18 Serenity18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2009

    So much fun! Shot a sniper rifle with a scope

    and everything...it was so heavy. And a shot gun:p
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    For the first time a couple of months ago.

    I kinda felt liberated. I always wanted to take lessons, and own a piece. It seems sexy for a woman to own a piece, it shows that you better think twice then to mess with them.
    NaomiSunshineJourney NaomiSunshineJourney
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    Heck Yes

    i have shot a shot gun , a riffle and a hand gun . also a bow and arrow . i love shotting riffle.
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    Apr 14, 2010
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