If Tam and I are rock stars, she's selling out stadiums and I'm playing at the county fair. I'd like to know why you started shooting, and how recently. -Breda
Don't sell yourself short, Breda. I bet you get more comments per post than Tam does, recently.
Oooooo, I said "short" and you are only 5 foot nuthin! Sorry about that. No offense meant. Remember I thought you wrote taller, assuming you 5'8".
Aw shucks, THAT old story? You don't wanna hear that. I went over that when I started this thing.
Well, then. Gather the chillin' round in a circle, and Uncle T-Bolt will tell a story.
MBtGE made me.
What? More detail? Ok.
I was always kinda interested. BB gun and 20 gauge very rarely as a kid. A 1911 in the military... then a long pause, filled with poverty and a leftist hoplophobic ex. (She's not voting for Obama. Thinks him too conservative.) Finally, a computer geek job with a computer geek buddy. A buddy that grew up in upstate New York on an orchard. And he had guns.
That's My Buddy the Gun Enthusiast.
I had the interest and the income, but a little guidance and push down the slippery slope was all I needed.
Plus Y2K was coming. And I didn't want to have to stock up on can goods. Let my neighbors do that, I'll just stock up on a coupla boxes of ammo.
So MBtGE introduced me to pistol ranges and let me try his handguns so I could pick what I wanted.
Got a .357 revolver as the .44 was a bit unwieldy.
Got a Garand and it sat around.
Then MBtGE let drop he found a rifle range about a year ago. And range visits started happening once a month, minumum
Then this blog started. And many other blogs were read.
It sorta snowballed a bit at that point. Bought a few more. Then slowed the money burn. And now here we are. With only a few guns on the "want list" and really ONE serious one.
And I can go to a gun range all by myself like a big boy, now.