I guess I was lucky, I got my First pistol at age 7, which had to be hidden from my mother's side Grandfather because he was in politics and wanted to ban handguns back in the 70's. It was owned by my Grandfathers on my Father’s side, and was said to have killed a lot of deer back in the 30's do to the starvation created by the drought. It is a .22 Colt Woodsman 1st Series born on 1930. It is outfitted with Bullseye Elephant Ear stocks. Luckily I still have it.