I recently obtained a federal firearms collectors' license and, because I live in California, a state firearms Certificate of Eligibility. Dad was a career infantry Marine Corps officer and taught me to shoot at an early age. But I never had any firearms myself. Now that I'm in my 50s it seems that spending some time at a rifle range would be a good common interest I could share with my brother, who I like very much but rarely see. Although my timing is lousey, I'm buying two rifles, an M1 Garand and an M1 Carbine. I like the idea of an iron sights rifle. The Garand is for serious shooting, while the Carbine is for fun, and to give my wife something to shoot that I think she'll enjoy. So... what's in your arsenal, and what kind of shooting do you do?