Ages ago

So how did your childhood go?

Age 8 – cap guns, some with spring loaded plastic bullets – great fun with dominoes at 3 yards

Age 9 – Dick Tracy machine gun – caps and plastic spring loaded bullets fired – noise mostly

Age 10 – First Daisy BB rifle – off to target shoot and hunt mice in the fields (and slinghsots, gotta have those)

Age -12 – Diana .177 pellet rifle, break barrel single shot, lead pellets , mice and occasional crow

Age 15 – Learn how to handle a .22 Pellet rifle and .410 shotty, first for targets, cans and rats, second for prairie dogs. A 22 LR came along in there too.

Age 18 – Colt .45 and M-1 Garand (basic training and qualification)

Age 19 – M2 .50 cal deck mounted, assorted flare and grenade launchers, Thompson SMG  and a few things bigger that shall not be named.

So, how did your childhood run on up to early adulthood with this theme?

(And yes, fed up with the news,  taking a more pleasant tack for a short while)

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VA conservative
VA conservative
August 29, 2021 07:34

Not too different from mine. Change out your M-1 for my Army issue M-16

tweell
tweell
August 29, 2021 16:55

Got my first cap gun at 7, a disc gun at 8, but the Red Ryder BB gun didn’t come until 12. At 14 got a .22 single shot rifle. 17 Army basic – M16, grenade, M60. 18 – M2, 120mm, 155mm. Lots of fireworks from Uncle Sam!

LCBren
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LCBren
August 31, 2021 19:52

“Its all Trumps fault”

LCBren
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LCBren
September 1, 2021 04:07

Yet that shithead didnt bother to tell us he was leaving in the dead of night, and had us scrambling to rescue our nationals, putting OUR TROOPS in harms way to fix HIS mess He has pissed off the entire G7 and has been held in utter contempt by both Houses of Parliament in the UK. Boris Johnson was said… Read more »

Zendo Deb
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Zendo Deb
September 2, 2021 20:41

Got a.22 LR (Ruger of course) at about 12. The 16 gauge shotgun came along in high school.

LCBren
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LCBren
September 2, 2021 22:20
Reply to  Zendo Deb

Had a basic air rifle back in the late 70’s, the old type where you pumped the barrel

Used to plink cans with it. Now? Its a banned , regulated firearm.

Bleh.

LCBren
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LCBren
September 2, 2021 22:21
Reply to  LCBren

In some other good news

Remember when Ghost said we had to ‘see the filings and investigation?”

Non starter, all a lie.

Gaetz has been cleared.

LCBren
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LCBren
September 3, 2021 20:39
Reply to  LCBren

Imagine if Pres Trump had done this