Like you, I have an addiction to "The Gun", and I'm not ready to enter a 12 step program about it. I guess I don't see it as a problem. Following Shepard K's lead by way of introductions, I go by Double Tap, I'm an NRA Certified Instructor, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer (RSO), Refuse to be a Victim Instructor, competitive shooter, and Student of all things self-defense.
I met GunDiva at the range, shooting competitively a number of years ago and we've been friends since. Seven or eight years ago seeing gals at the range was a bit rarer than it is today, almost an anomaly for the time. I've limited my writing mostly to FaceBook, though GunDiva has been encouraging me to get a blog or a web page of my own for years. She recently offered the opportunity to write here occassionally, so I jumped at the opportunity and I thank her for it.
My love is the pistol- revolvers, semi-autos, S&W, Glock, 1911s, I love them all. I've done some hunting in the past, I currently dabble in ARs, karate and knives, but I'm passionate about self-defense. Whether it be defensive shooting, instructing new shooters, or improving a shooters skills, I'm on it and I'm trying to learn more about it. I'm a pretty active instructor in NOCO, and each class I'm amazed by the numbers of people who are just becoming aware of taking responsibilty for their own safety. Better late than never I guess, but these are the people who have had a taste of what it might be like to be a victim and have no further desire for that meal. I respect that decision, and I'm here to help in whatever way possible.
I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with you about equipment choices, practice or training regimens, carry methods, or just what happened at a fun day on the range.