When I started shooting it was at the age of 13. I was not allowed any weapons as a kid because my mom didn't like them. How I started shooting has to do with my mom's approval and a store closing. There was this store called Payless that we went to all the time. But for some reason it was starting to close down. They annouced that they would close within a week. So I remember just looking around the store and my mom called me. As I turned my head there it was. A Trumark FS-1 in all of it's glory! But I didn't have any money and it was the only one left. So that night after begging and pleading with my mom that I will be safe and not shoot animals or people, the next day she got me the slingshot. I remeber shooting candy (lemonheads) at tin cans! Me and my friends even had slingshot a war. We were shooting eachother with balled up paper. Of course when the cops were driving by on a routine patrol they cut the war short by taking not the slingshots but the bands. That's what got me started.