When sent the Contributor Corner interview form, C3Shooter cheerily remarked: “Good Heavens! I got a mortgage with less information! (just kidding!)” This is just one of the many reasons we love having this retired Army shooter, wiki-fanatic extraordinaire in the Answers.com community. He brings a fresh blend of humor, intelligence and worldly knowledge to the site.
What is your Answers.com user name and the history behind it?
C3Shooter, which is two fold: I shoot Class III firearms (machine guns), and I am retired Army (Command, Control, Communicate and I am a shooter).
Are you a Floating or Category Super?
What other badges have you landed?
Badges? Badges? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING BADGES!!! (sorry, reflex there. Have not looked at badges lately – not sure what is in there).
What is your first name?
Curt. And you are………….?
What is your age?
Well, in dog years, I’m over 400 (Shady side of 60).
Would you care to tell us about your family?
I’ve been married since forever to a lady from Devon, England. We have 4 kids and 7 grandkids. Grandkids are the reward for not killing your teenagers.
Do you have any pets?
No, they think THEY own the house, and I am staff. Two cats – Lola and Breeze.
Where do you live and why do you like the area?
I’m a native of Virginia – lived many places with the military, settled down back in Virginia. Decent weather MOST days, mountains on one side, ocean on the other.
Where did you grow up and do you have any special memories of your childhood?
I grew up in the country in Virginia. Memories of hunting, fishing and swimming in the river.
What is your educational background?
I have a few degrees and certifications from different places. Graduate, US Army Command & General Staff College.
What are some of your past or present occupations?
Retired US Army, retired, law enforcement, work in field of occupational safety. Explosives engineer.
What are your areas of expertise or interest?
Primarily firearms and ammunition. Grew up as a shooter, been a collector for 40 years. I am interested in the history of weapons – how a weapon or the company that made it came to be.
What do you like to do for recreation?
Shooter (with my grandkids) fisherman, hiking the Appalachian Trail, camping, cooking.
What are some random facts about yourself?
Chocolate. Just bring chocolate, and no one gets hurt.
Do you have any special talents?
Hah! You have never tried my chili, have you?
What accomplishments are you proud of?
I’m most proud of our children and grandchildren (our two oldest grandsons worked their way through college).
Do you have any special dreams?
Well, there is this one dream where I am chasing giant marshmallows with graham crackers and chocolate bars………..
How did you happen upon Answers.com?
Accidentally – looking for information. Wound up answering a question instead, and stuck around.
What keeps you hanging around?
A few things – folks looking for accurate information, especially the ones that say thank you. Many young people that are on their own voyage of looking for information.
What is your favorite activity?
Getting answers for people; although removing vandals is somewhat satisfying. People that deliberately mess things up for other people SHOULD be invited to leave if they are persistent – good manners go a long way in many things in life.
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