I have ccw'd for 20 years, not always with sanction. I have owned well over 100 guns, reloaded well over 100,000 rds, mostly with my cast .45 bullets. I've shot an additional 100k of factory ammo, the great majority of it being .22lr. I was raised on a farm without electricity or plumbing. I've competed in over 150 combat style matches. I am a black belt and a survivalist for many years now. I knew Jeff Cooper and many of the old timers, like Bruce nelson. I know Ayoob, Farnum and Hackathorn. I"ve held men at gun point 5x. Ive been an NRA Life Member for 35 years now, done my own smithing and holster making, etc.