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win1885
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Posted - 03/05/2017 :  07:20:44 AM  Show Profile Send win1885 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was 10 years old in 1950. My Dad, an officer in the USMC, was CO of Marine Barracks on Guam. He was invited to participate in a feral hog hunt and took me along. Several other officers were in attendance. All armed with M1 Carbines. We had a local guide but either he wasn't very good or the hogs went on vacation. We saw none. We did see the mud markings on several trees where they had rubbed. I remember them being almost as tall as me. So I really
wasn't upset that we didn't see any. Later in the day interest in the hunt waned and the men started target shooting and I was offered a
turn. It was the first time I ever shot a real gun and it was an M1.
Tom I.

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NCcarbine
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Posted - 08/31/2017 :  06:48:59 AM  Show Profile Send NCcarbine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great story. First rifle I fired was my grandfather's Model 30 JC Higgins .22. He took me when I was 8 or so to hunt frogs and said the .22 was a better tool than a frog gig, I just had to shoot parallel to shore, or I'd blast the frogs into the pond!
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Posted - 08/31/2017 :  5:35:53 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My first shooting was with a single shot 20 ga. with a full choke. Hit the rabbit with the first shot. Hooked for life! BTW, I still have that old Eastern arms 20....

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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