Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
Marlin Model 60 when I was 11 I think for Christmas. I put about 500,000 rounds through it, sold it to a buddy and bought another #60. Then a Model 39A take down, then a Model 25MN .22 WMR bolt action.
Unfortunately, I sold the 39A and wish I still had it. I had a Taurus .22 revolver and Browning BuckMark that I wish I still had too. I bought a S&W 22A and still have my Colt .22 Peacemaker and High Standard that was my Grandma's.
I bought one of the Henry .22 lever actions, but now wish I had got it in .22WMR instead.
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. Shane
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We recall the case of the Shoshone war band which showed up complete with one 30-30 rifle per man the week after Pearl Harbor, and simply wanted to have the enemy pointed out to them. "We hear there's a war going on and we want to go fight it." Jeff Cooper