Hello all! My name is Derik, a transplant from Arizona (when I was a kid) and have lived in the PNW most of my life. My grandpa took me shooting for the first time when I was 6, and I was hooked. 28 years later, I have clung to those early memories and they have grown into a "healthy addiction" to firearms, especially steel frame pistols. I try go go out at least twice a month and get some pistol practice in, and occasionally I take out the Barrett M99A1 to wake up the neighbors. I look forward to getting to know all the people here, and hope to meet some of you face to face sometime. I am always willing to listen, learn, and occasionally throw in my two cents worth. I have the popular calibers of pistols (9mm, .40SW, .357MAG and .45ACp) but I love oddball stuff too. Anyone who wants to get together sometime and go out shooting in the Newberg, Yamhill, Beaverton, Hillsboro or wherever areas, just let me know. I have a couple spots that I like to go out in the woods but I'm always looking for more and I'm more than willing to share my locations if anyone is looking for a place. The .50BMG is a waste without a long range, but it's ALWAYS a *blast* to shoot and I don't mind going short just to get someone behind that bad boy. If you're interested, let me know. I look forward to many discussions and debates here, you are all truly a wealth of information. Best regards!