This page contains information on my Firearms Experiences


I became interested in Firearms while I was a young person and visiting friends in Bowling Green, KY, where we would go out hunting for rabbits and squirrels and cook them up afterwards.

This was fun and I found out that I could hit a running rabbit.  So we ate pretty good.

Then when I went into the USMC, I was an Infantryman so I used the M14 and M16 rifles.

I did not do as well as I had wanted to, so I only made a Marksman Rating.  I wish that they would have worked with me more to improve myself.

After the service, I purchased a Stevens 20ga semi-auto shotgun and got into clay birds and competition.

During that short time, I was able to get 8 out of 10 birds on a regular basis.  Again, I did not stick with it as during that time, I had started a family and they required most of my attention.

I finally got the time and money to really begin to explore firearms and all that included.  I began competing in IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association).  I found this fun and was able to increase my proficiency in using a hand gun.

I also began just doing some trap shooting at the ISRA (Illinois State Rifle Association) range.

With this increased activities, I decided to start to think about how I could get more involved.  I decided to become a Certified Gunsmith by attending the American Gunsmithing Institute.

I have completed almost all of the classes and have many certificates for completing the different areas of each level of firearms.

In no way am I a Master Gunsmith, but I will strive to be the best that I can.

I am currently applying for an FFL (Federal Firearms License) in order to be able to purchase and sell firearms and prepare for my retirement career.

The interest in firearms today in the country, makes me believe that I should be able to make a modest income as I get ready to leave my computer career.

I have developed a new website and here is the link.

Story Outdoor Sports

Please check out my new site and let me know what you think.