Basically, I’m about as average as you can get! I’m a 50 year old man with a wife and 4 daughters. I go to church. I work at a regular job(sort of. I’ll explain). I’m former military having spent 10 years in the US Navy. Pretty average.
So why do I want to write a blog on gun? Or on anything for that matter? Well, my wife suggested it. And when I say “suggested”, any red-blooded American male knows what that means! So here I am sitting in front of a computer trying to think of why anyone would want to read anything I have to say.
First off, I love my family and God more than anything else! They mean everything to me and there is not one thing I wouldn’t do for them if asked. My wife has put up with me for over 20 years now and probably deserves the title of “Saint” for that! All 4 of my daughters are my joy and I love them dearly. My mother, who lives very close to us, has been an inspiration of steadfastness and hope my whole life. And God, the God of the Christian faith, is my rock!! Without Him I could do nothing.
Second, I love guns!! No the same way I love my family of course, but there is definitely love there. I wasn’t raised with a father who loved guns or hunting or any type of shooting sport. He was a Baptist preacher for my boyhood days. He was more comfortable in a 3-piece suit than in boots and muddy clothes from hunting. In fact, I can’t ever remember a time when he was really dirty. Not the dirty one gets from opening the hood of the car and pretending to know what he’s looking at, but I mean really dirty from hard labor or sports or anything like that.
So where did my love of guns come from? I guess I’ve always been fascinated by them. Just like any little boy I did my share of playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians. Well, any little boy from my era, not necessarily today. Not sure if little boys know how to play those games today or if their parents would be brought up on charges for letting them. I’ll try not to get political in this blog but the right to keep and bear arms is kind of a political thing.
I bought my first gun in 1987. It was a Charles Daley O/U 12 gauge. Bought it from a friend who needed the money for a 7mm Mag. He had another shotgun and introduced me to skeet. This was while I was still in the Navy and he and I were on shore duty together. We went skeet shooting with a great group of older gentlemen for the better part of 2 years. I loved that gun! Sold it in 1997.
Really wasn’t until just a few years ago that I REALLY got into the “gun culture”. I stumbled across the Youtube channels of Hickok45 and Colion Noir and became fascinated with their videos. I also found IraqVeteran8888, GunBlast, Sootch00, Langley, 22 Plinkster and many others too. Bought my first AR 15, well actually 2 of them, shortly after. Now I have a Liberty Safe Fat Boy Jr. that is busting at the seams. I guess you could say that the gun itch has me in full swing.
I joined the NRA, became a lifetime member, then a legacy member. Love the fact that they have been consistent in supporting our 2nd Amendment rights for a very long time even though no every gun guy loves them. They stand alone in a field of vipers who want nothing more than to destroy our constitution. If you haven’t joined yet, I urge you to do so today!
So that’s me. Average. Oh yeah, as for what I do now. I build, commission and start up power plants. I’ve traveled all over the Middle East and now have decided to stay right here in the USA for a while.
Now as to why I want to write. I really don’t! I want to shoot and shoot and shoot. But some of my family and friends have urged me to put on paper the things I tell them and the experiences that I’ve had to help others. So here I am. You may or may not enjoy the things I say or the reviews I put on this blog. That’s ok. I’m not working for anyone or anything I review. I’m not getting paid to do this. It is just my honest, probably unscientific, definitely biased opinion!