My interest and hobby with guns all started a few years back when I went to visit my uncle’s farm out east. We had asked him when we first arrived if we might have the opporunity to do some “shootin”, we were both curious about it. On the Fourth of July my wife and I arrived back at the farm after getting groceries for dinner to find my uncle had been busy while we were gone. In the upper oarchard he had setup a a group of targets on one side of a small pond, and camp chairs and an American Flag on the other (4th of July and all).
We shot many guns that day ( A Ruger 10/22 , Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 30-06, 1911A1 from WWI, and a 44 Mag). My favoritve being the 1911 which I continued to shoot until the ammo ran out. What a magnificent gun. That experience put me on the quest for my first 1911, which I’ll talk about in another post.
A few months later I ended up buying my first gun, a Ruger SR9. From there many more were bought. Not only was I having fun punching holes in paper, but I was making some solid friendships along the way.
Maybe this really was a hobby I could enjoy.