to my new friends in the northwest firearms community, this is the first time I've gotten involved in a type of forum or "blog", if i'm using the correct terminology. i'm not too savy when it comes to computers, their functions, computer language,etc. the same goes for firearms as well. I've shot off and on all my life, hunted, fished,etc., but in recent years have taken a much stronger interest in learning more about different firearms, ballistics, history and so on. like most things, every time I learn something new, it opens the doors to me for more questions and I find this extremely interesting and educational. I have lived in eastern Montana all my life and have never had any desire to live any where else. my wife and I have taken a few trips in and out of the u.s. and have enjoyed other beautiful areas, but it is always nice to be back home. for any of you "rockhounds", eastern Montana is well known for its beautiful Montana moss agates. you either really appreciate the incredible colors,designs and uniqueness of these special agates, or, as my brother says, "just another rock to me". anyway,i'm looking foreward to being a part of the NWFC and those who cherish our firearms and helping defend our 2nd amendment. your new member...agate.