The history of advancements in gun technology have always facinated me. The guy who had the most technologically advanced, superior weapon usually won. History shows us this.
Doc, this is way more than a hobby. Guys who love BP are a different breed of cat. I suppose there is a psychological profile for us.
We could be labeled as "gun nuts" by those who have no idea what BP is or what it's about. We're certainly no threat to anyone. I'd much rather do this... than play on a pool league or on a bowling team.
Taking a nice deer with a BP pistol or long-gun (iron sights) is close to the same as taking the same with bow and arrow or crossbow. Pistol, up close. Bow, up close. Crossbow more distance. Long-gun, more distance. In-line a bit better but still plenty of things that can go wrong. The animal has a chance to escape. I love
all the above and choose to spend my time with such like-minded individuals.
I believe the guys here are ethical and embrace the values of being what I think of as "true Americans".
Gentlemen, I'm honored to be in your presence.