Hello, my name is Duke. I'm a wa. Resident and I've been living here for the last 20 years. My interests include shooting repairing, building and modifying (within legal limits) firearms, both old and new. I grew up on a farm outside of Blaine wa. And spent before school duck or deer hunting. I belonged to the Custer gun club where I used to shoot trap/skeet. I later in 1983 joined the us army as a cavalry scout, where I spent the following 2 years with 3/36ad in germany then two years in ft. Hood with 1/5 cav. During those times I also worked as a range instructor and platoon armorer. I had the pleasure of working with and teaching others the finer points of working with all soviet designed personal weapons as well as all u.s. Issue weapons. After my four year term I decided to maintain my military status by transferring to reserve duty as a reserve drill instructor with the 104th after two years it was time for me to ets. I now work as a mechanical designer for an axle/gear manufacturer here in the NW. I still like to spend time at the indoor range but never find the opportunity to shoot outdoors anymore. I may ask for assistance from time to time and I will always offer it if asked. I hope that you'll welcome me to your forum.