Cherry popped on a Colt 9mm subgun our SRO had when I was in High School. My dad was a local gunsmith and did a lot of work for the Sheriffs Deputies. I have been exposed to guns and shooting all my life. I was born a gun nut. Had an Outdoor Education class as an elective and we did canoeing and stuff like that. We went to the Sheriffs Office range accompanied by our SRO and he let me shoot the subgun. Fell in love until I dropped a loaded magazine and all the 9mm dumped out of it.
Fast forward a few years and I joined the Sheriffs Office after College. Been here almost 21 years now. Have a large NFA Collection, but sadly no personal full autos. Too expensive for my blood.
1988 - 12 years old, full auto M16 with blanks at Piccatinny Arsenal in NJ.
After that, I was issued a FA M16A3 in Battalion and I was also an M60 machine gun team leader.
Then I had the opportunity in 99 to shoot a mini Uzi, M1 Thompson and 1928 Navy overstamp Thompson (and a Benelli 14in shotgun) that was courtesy of the Gulfport PD.
Shot a Colt 9MM subgun in Perry when I lived there.
Now adays I just get to shoot 14in 870s at work after I build or work on them.