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    Post How Old Were You When You First Fired a Weapon?

    I was fifteen back in my homeland,my cousin set up a can on a log about 9 metres away,Colt 357 pistol in my hand, bang! hit the target on my first shot.Everyone was amazed,except for me(actually I was terrified) My ears were ringing for two days, the first day from the shot and the second from my father's slap to the head after he found out.
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    8 years old, in the woods of New England.

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    not yet...

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    Stribog,Wow that is a very young age to fire your first gun!

    Scathach,there is a first time for everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by providenje
    Stribog,Wow that is a very young age to fire your first gun!

    Scathach,there is a first time for everything


    I was 10 years old, firing my grandfathers Sears and Roebuck (then made by Mossberg) 12 gauge pump shotgun. I still have it and it works great! Shortly there after I was firing his war trophy Luger 9mm

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    I was 19 when I was drafted. Then I had to deal with the standard NATO firearms (Heckler & Koch G3, Walther P1, Uzi, MG 1 ( plus some old MG 42) and some Warsaw Pact firearms (AK 74, Makarov).

    And then there were those TOW missiles and heavy bazookas, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon
    I was 19 when I was drafted. Then I had to deal with the standard NATO firearms (Heckler & Koch G3, Walther P1, Uzi, MG 1 ( plus some old MG 42) and some Warsaw Pact firearms (AK 74, Makarov).

    And then there were those TOW missiles and heavy bazookas, too.
    What was your opinion of the G3? I am considering getting one but I have heard they are inferior to the FAL. I have also heard that they are slower to reload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stríbog
    What was your opinion of the G3? I am considering getting one but I have heard they are inferior to the FAL. I have also heard that they are slower to reload.

    My two cents:

    On the civilian market, the semi-auto G3s and the semi-auto FAl designs are neck and neck in terms of accuracy and price. Its a matter of preference. Many people like the G3 better simply because of its lack of "working" parts, which they tend to believe makes the gun more reliable. The design is much simpler and therefore easier for average people to maintain.
    I Have a CETME (the father of the G3, almost identical) and I would still prefer a FAL(G1/L1A1 etc...).

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    I was very young. Maybe 8. Shot many different types but don't have any idea what they were. My uncle had quite a collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stríbog
    What was your opinion of the G3? I am considering getting one but I have heard they are inferior to the FAL. I have also heard that they are slower to reload.
    Hard to tell, as I do not know the FAL, I could disassemble and reassemble the G3 blindfolded in 50 seconds. Does that count?
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