About Me

I’m a late 30’s “guy” residing in Midwest America.  Born and raised in a very small farming community, my family comes from blue collar roots.  While I am a management-level professional at a mid-size corporation, I still own the farm that’s been in my family over 120 years; it’s my favorite place in the world and the source of the image at the top of my page.

I am not a professional writer, shooter, hunter, fisherman, etc., but have a number of hobbies and enjoy seeing others appreciate my leisure pursuits.  Most of my blog is firearms-focused, and I have immersed myself at one point or another in everything ranging from historical military bolt action rifles to polymer high-capacity pistols.  I am not a firearms dealer, but do hold a C&R Type 03 FFL.  My primary “range” throughout 25+  years of shooting is my farm; it allows me the freedom to shoot what I want, when I want, how I want (but have began shooting at a recently-opened indoor range).  Regardless, the first and primary consideration is always safety.  I have no tolerance for those who treat firearms or safety without respect.

I believe very much in living and enjoying life while taking calculated chances to improve ones self and family.  My favorite quote comes from Theodore Roosevelt, often cited as part of “The Arena” speech:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ”

Want to know more?  You are free to ask, and I am free to either accept or decline the opportunity.  Such is the way of a free society.


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