John is a native of the Great Plains, having grown up under the spacious skies of the Flint Hills in Kansas, and has lived there his entire life aside from a four-year hitch in the Air Force. He considers it a great pleasure to be employed in both of his hobbies: flying and shooting. John's has built several AR-pattern rifles over the years, which he finds to be a far more rewarding a hobby than building models or collecting coins. While he could engage in a well-versed diatribe about the inherent right of man to arm himself, his borderline-infatuation with firearms is mechanically driven. The graceful, symmetrical lines, the ability to place a projectile through minuscule targets hundreds of yards away, just everything about it. John currently resides on a 20-acre hobby farm with his wife and five children, and they can shoot any time they want. Chances are if they aren't shooting, one of their neighbors is.