My interest in firearms and shooting began at an early age. I loved my Mattel Greenie-stickem-cap gun in the early 60's. When I turned 18 and 21, I made my first rifle and pistol purchases. Recently retired and moved to cow country with my own shooting range out back. Glad to find this NW forum. I am active on several other gun forums, and even more related to Boats, Bees, Chickens, Cars, Welding, Woodworking. . . and on and on.