Greetings from Illinois!
Heya. Joined the forum recently. Appalled at the way things are going regarding our inherent freedoms. Want to teach my kids to learn to love to hunt and shoot. World getting a bit more redunkulous, so bought SA XMD compact 9mm recently, love it. Wife and I took NRA Basic Pistol recently, other classes slated. So: hunting, defense, general preparedness, and - I have always loved to shoot. Lots to learn. Have been reading this site a great deal as we've shopped for handguns, learned much.
"To die is nothing. One is here, one is no longer here. It is only that at the end one must be able to say 'I was a man.' "
-- Tony Fuentes, from Louis L'Amour's _The Man From the Broken Hills_