Hi all. From TX originally, been in HI nearly half my life (20yrs). Grew up in TX around firearms, grandfather was a skilled gunsmith, never got into em too much at the time other than learning firearms safety at a very early age, practicing and hunting with his rifles as well as my fathers and uncles, and I always owned and plinked around with airguns, and in my teens a .22 Marlin auto-loader that I bought from a neighbor for $40. Firearms were as common to us as rakes and shovels around the home and at our family's places in the hill country, just very respected, well stored and cared for rakes and shovels. I suppose for that reason (they were just always around, basic part of life) I never got into firearms (and firearms rights) more deeply on my own until the last few years (although I've always owned a few firearms myself for the past 20 years, and slowly add to my collection as I can afford it). I hunt in HI occasionally, used to hunt here quite a bit but health has slowed that down. All of that said, I am no FUDD, never have been. For the past few years now I'm very active on firearms rights compared to in my younger years when I kind of took it all in stride. I stay in touch with my local representatives, state and federal, on rights issues (they know my name well by now, probably on a few lists ), and I'm a lifetime member of several firearms rights groups. So I'm not deeply, technically knowledgeable, or broadly/deeply knowledgeable about a-very many types of firearms, so always looking to humbly learn from those who have more experience and expertise. I have a number of modern firearms currently, but what brought me here this time (and got me to finally register) is that I'm getting interested in simple, practical modern flintlocks of late, as well as simple, practical modern black powder revolvers, for fun and for practical backup if/when times get hard and ammo is in short supply, as it can easily be in the islands, especially the smaller neighbor islands. Also black powder long guns nor handguns need be registered in Hawaii, and can be mailed direct of course, so big pluses there. Although I've looked around the site from time to time (quite a long time ago), I decided to go ahead and register this time. Thanks for the opportunity. (Apologies if my use of tags in the way I did is obnoxious or not proper etiquette, I'm not quite sure how all that works on this site, and I don't do too much social media, what little I do I never use tags so it's a bit new to me).