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Who or what got you into shooting?:
My dad....and growing up with two brothers had an impact as well.
Do you shoot handguns, shotguns, rifles or all of the above?:
Primarily shotguns, but I also shoot rifles, muzzleloaders, and handguns.
Tell us about the first gun you owned or your favorite gun.:
My first gun was a 20 Gauge Savage Over Under....I still love that gun and shoot with it on a regular basis.
What's your current go-to gun?:
12 Gauge Beretta Silver Pigeon
What's your favorite shooting range or place to hunt?:
On my own land behind my house.
What's your best or most memorable moment as it relates to firearms?:
My best/most memorable moment relating to firearms was the day I shot my first duck. A beautiful Drake Mallard with tri-curls, even got it mounted because it was one of my proudest moments.
I own a gun because:
I can and it is my right to do so. I love hunting and it also makes me better protected knowing how to handle guns. But mainly because I can!
Your ideal shopping trip: the mall or an outdoor outfitter?:
Hahaha is that even a question?....Outdoor outfitter. Cabelas, Bass Pro, Macks Prairie Wings, or Jays.
Who or what inspires you?:
People who never stop believing that even the biggest failure beats the hell out of never trying. And what inspires me is the simplicity of nature; being in the outdoors free of busy city and social media lifestyles and able breathe, all that and ducks :)
What's your favorite holiday? Why?:
October 1st.....opening day of Bow Season. Although this is about firearms, I'm an avid archer as well and LOVE bow season.
Your greatest accomplishment?:
Well I can honestly and proudly say it was realizing that after finishing Grad school I did NOT want to pursue a career in my degree field. Although yes a lot of time and money well wasted...It's more important to do what makes you happy in life and not what is convenient/practical and thought of as "expected" of you. So although I'm still keeping my day job as I work towards my ultimate goal, I'll get there.