I grew up in rural Indiana where shooting and hunting (mainly small game) were part of our day. I started out in the Army as an ammo bearer on an M60 team in the 82nd Airborne Division and eventually worked my way up to SGT/E-5 weapons squad leader before I ETS’d to attend college. I own a wide array of firearms, from a big flintlock/doglock horse pistol I bought from Middlesex Village to Pietta and Uberti cap-and-ball reproduction revolvers s to modern firearms. I don’t have a gun collection, exactly–it’s more of a shooter’s collection since the idea of owning a beautiful collectable piece behind glass is nice and all but at some point I’d be tempted to shoot the thing. I’m also into archery so if anyone wants to talk recurves and longbows and instinctive shooting, I’m there.
I’m a father and a grandfather–the grandfather part is new and weirds me out a little.
It was Twitter user “Tactical-Reviews.com” who advertised this forum to his followers, so here I am. Glad to be here. Nice to meet you.