Nope, I'm not a marine. I'm a lifelong California resident who supports 2A vocally and financially. My first firearm purchase was a Springfield Armory M1A back in 1988 and I've added 20 more firearms since then not including the three I've sold. My sole S&W firearm is a Model 686 357 Magnum that I purchased in 1997. I had a Model 4006 .40 Caliber in 1990, but sold it to a friend who always shot it better than I could. I don't get the opportunity to play with my long guns as often as I like, mostly because there's hardly anywhere left to shoot them legally where I live, but I get to the indoor range with my pistols and revolvers at least once every month. I enjoy handloading immensely. I don't load in bulk, but my little RCBS single stage press has served me well for decades. Most recently I added a RMR to my Glock 31 pistol. It helps compensate for my aging eyes, but my astigmatism still prevents me from seeing the dot sharply enough to to make one hole targets. I'm looking forward to learning and contributing to this forum.