I was raised in the South where it seemed like everyone owned some type of firearm. Being taught from an early age about firearms has helped define who I am today. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would be a competitive shooter, I would probably have answered something like, "It sounds cool, but I don't think I'm competition material". It takes breaking out of your comfort zone and taking risks. I didn't want to get out there and be so nervous that I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn! I didn't want to get out there and sustain the typical stereotype that we have all heard of too well. So, I started training and I started training hard. Not only have I been training on the range by putting down some lead, but I have also been doing "classroom" type training.