My First Gun: Marlin 60

Given to me by my mom when I was maybe 12, this .22 rifle was my first real gun. My brother and I both were given identical models as Christmas gifts the same year. We took hunter safety in Junior High. We were not hunters. I went squirrel hunting with a friend once, but we got bored and ended up plinking at this and that. My favorite targets were old toys out in our garden. The freshly plowed field made for great muddy fortifications and trenches and my Marlin was the artillery.


Welcome to the Armed Lutheran. We’re just getting up and running. In the coming days you’ll find all kinds of cool stuff about guns and shooting. The Armed Lutheran is dedicated to the Second Amendment, the shooting sports, and guns in general.  I am not an expert marksman, nor am…