I started collecting military surplus firearms and ammo to go with them. My first cartridge related was a 20mm fired projectile that i got around 8th birthday I am now in my 40’s. I came across this site in early 2000’s and i have not left finally got a email and trying to be involved. I really enjoy to see how cartridges are constructed . The work that Kevin Gross and Paul Smith is awesome ! In a sense the most contributing factor was seeing to sectioning work from Kevin Gross on AR15.com that got me researching and I found the IAA and it really got me more interested in cartridge collecting. So thanks Kevin I owe it to you .
I have started searching for what cartridges that i wanted to focus on but I am interested in so much and I can contribute it to all the history that I learn on the IAA forum.