Let’s see, well I grew up on a small farm in southwest Ohio. First gun was a Mossberg single shot bolt action 22 short rifle (wish I had it now) and my first real kill was a big ol groundhog chewing up our garden. We had a half acre pond next to 20 acres of woods. Hunting, shooting and fishing was our break from long hours of farming. I loved tearing into most anything mechanical and made that my career. Spent 12 years in the middle east as a diesel power generator tech, foreman and eventually supervisor in Iraq during the desert storm years (8) then 4 years in Afghanistan supervising several power plants at multiple sites. Not retired quite yet as now I work for a well known company that makes engines and back up generators for everything from F-18 to 777 passenger planes. Not much of a hunter anymore, unless you call targets and clay pigeons hunting. Ruger GUN SITE .308 is my favorite rifle, Rem 870 12 ga. with 3 round extention fav shotgun and Ruger 57x28 my fav pistol.