Newest FNG sounding off here...please be gentle! :bowdown:
Short bio: I have been interested in the Warrior lifestyle since I was 10 years old. First it was martial arts in general, then Karate specifically fom 14years old. Around 17, some of my instructors came back from a Kali/Escrima seminar and were talking about the demonstrations of the lethality of a knife. This got me keenly interested in guns, and handguns for concealed carry/self defense in particular. I had been taught a few things about guns by my Dad, who was a former Marine and Vietnam vet, and we went plinking with an air-rifle a few times. But it was my interest in Karate that caused me to be enlightened as to the need for firearms, and the skill to use them.
Served 5 years in the Marine Corps, where I found out that I am a pretty decent shot(4X Expert). I am a Hoosier, and have been carrying since I was 20. Living in Japan now, where I have had the chance to meet and train with some wonderful Sensei, but I REALLY miss my guns!!