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    First time I shot a gun - old pic thread

    We haven't done one of these for awhile. So I thought I would start a new thread on pics from your early days shooting. In this case I am the little guy shooting a Colt Woodsman with my brother. This was taken in 1961 out by Valley Center Kansas. Look at that amazing tactical form!!!!
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    Here is another pic of me and my brother back in 1959 riding the coolest boy toy ever.
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    It kinda looks like you just shot your friend lol. I wish I had some old pics of me shooting. Nice memories though, well done!
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    From where I'm sitting, I could hit Valley Center with a little pea shooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    From where I'm sitting, I could hit Valley Center with a little pea shooter!
    At the time of the pic, Valley Center was a few farm houses and bunch of open fields,
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    That's a nice photo. Good memories.
    Unfortunately the first time I fired a weapon it would
    have had to have been carved on a stone tablet.
    I had a .22 rifle when I was 8 and we lived at the edge of town.
    Directly across the road was nothing but fields and forest for miles.
    4 of us spent entire days there plinking and having fun.
    Never shot anyone by accident either...........imagine that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    That's a nice photo. Good memories.
    Unfortunately the first time I fired a weapon it would
    have had to have been carved on a stone tablet.
    I had a .22 rifle when I was 8 and we lived at the edge of town.
    Directly across the road was nothing but fields and forest for miles.
    4 of us spent entire days there plinking and having fun.
    Never shot anyone by accident either...........imagine that.
    I don't think you can find an edge of town anymore.
    Everything's blended together.
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    Valley Center is a bit more than a few farm houses and fields now. But interesting to know that silverstring was a part back in the day.

    I grew up and did the first shooting that I recall just outside of Park City to the South just a town over from Valley. I don't know of any pictures of us shooting though.

    Park City.... home of the BTK Strangler, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Rader. I lived within 2 miles of that guy, and pretty sure he would have at times driven right by our house heading into Wichita to do his dirty deeds.
    Funny, I just now realized looking at that wiki page that I now drive by his "new" home (for over 9 more life sentences) at least once every week or two!

    Great pictures OP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironmagz View Post
    Valley Center is a bit more than a few farm houses and fields now. But interesting to know that silverstring was a part back in the day.

    I grew up and did the first shooting that I recall just outside of Park City to the South just a town over from Valley. I don't know of any pictures of us shooting though.

    Park City.... home of the BTK Strangler, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Rader. I lived within 2 miles of that guy, and pretty sure he would have at times driven right by our house heading into Wichita to do his dirty deeds.
    Funny, I just now realized looking at that wiki page that I now drive by his "new" home (for over 9 more life sentences) at least once every week or two!

    Great pictures OP!
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    I flew into Wichita for a business meeting during the BTK reign of terror. I wondered if I would run into him. Course, I might have but never knew it.
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    I really don’t know how rolled up jeans ever went out of style. I could wear a pair for a couple of years - just unrolling it bit by bit - back when I was growing up. Course, when I hit age 13 my growth spurt started and I went from 4’5” to 6’ in 3 years. Had to buy new clothes every 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    I really don’t know how rolled up jeans ever went out of style. I could wear a pair for a couple of years - just unrolling it bit by bit - back when I was growing up. Course, when I hit age 13 my growth spurt started and I went from 4’5” to 6’ in 3 years. Had to buy new clothes every 6 months.
    Ha ha.... never thought about the rolled up pant legs being an answer to buying so many pairs through the growing stages of youth!
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