My first handgun was after I just entered high school in 1972, and a friend told me he knew a student that wanted to get rid of a pistol he'd received from his dad for a birthday present. It was a Ruger SBH with a brass grip frame that had the ejector knocked off when the terrified young man dropped it on the first shot. I spent most of my paper route savings on it ($75). Sent it off to Ruger with an explanation of the damage and request for the price of repair. It was returned whole with no charge. My initial flinch with stout Browning factory loads was epic, but was remedied via some random dummy loads. I still have that gun.
The first gun I ever bought was a S&W model 29 with 6 1/2" barrel. I was 21 and I was a little curious about the .44 magnum from watching the movie Dirty Harry. It was back in the late 70's and I saved up the money to buy a brand new one. I do not like buying used items because you never know if the previous owner(s) may have abused the item. A few years later and I sold it to help finance a brand new Colt Python. I sold it to finance a Colt AR15 carbine. If I hadn't been making minimum wage back then, I would have kept all of those guns. They don't make the Colt Python anymore.
First handgun was a Stoeger Luger in .22 LR, gift from my parents somewhere around 1970. Still have it and shoot it every other year or so just to relive those days. Really wanted a Ruger back then, I think this is cooler now.
I was six or seven years old. My uncle bought me a Buffalo brand .22 caliber revolver to shoot pigeons in his barn. I think it cost the princely sum of $7 dollars. It may have been used. It shot low and left and I put every .22 shell that I could get my hands on through that gun. I could shoot blackbirds off power lines with it after a while.
Still have it. I do not shoot it and would not trust anyone to fire it. I clean it occasionally and think about the memories when I hold it.