I just wanted to publicly thank Butch and the rest of our good friends - Loran, Larry (we missed dp177 this time 'cause he needed his beauty-sleep) - over at "Six Flags over Minnesota" for taking the special time to make a couple of new shooters feel comfortable before they go to their first match. #1 & his lovely wife will be joining us at Oakdale as new members. I'd had them out to my local "range" to shoot some paper-plates and a 5TG I'd setup, and when I'd mentioned that they were hoping to get in some practice before the 24th, Butch just gave his usual, "Hey, great, bring 'em along!";f Butch is an outstanding teacher, and started out right away with both a big smile and an explanation of Glock functional & internals using his cut-away. The kids REALLY enjoyed themselves and are ready to shoot, learn & have fun in a couple of weeks. (We'll be up early Sunday AM, the better to let them take the whole experience in while not being hurried.) The chance for them to run through some timed stages, setup just like the match, and become used to the range protocols and commands goes a long way to easing first-time jitters. I'm sure the kids were happy to see that the GSSF'ers at the range where we practice are just a normal bunch of nice guys. Well, a bunch of nice guys. But hey, it's hard to have that fire-breathing look with a donut in your hand & sprinkles on your chin.... #1 son was particularly grateful at Butch's expertise diagnosing a bothersome 1911 he had. The whole thing was able to show them what GSSF is about. In case you're seeing this Butch, hope your other match commitment works out & you can make it up on Sunday with all of us. BTW, I'm securing today the specific poster you requested, along with another GAP-related one that I think you'll really like. And after we spent some range time with my G38 I think I know where Butch's next gun cert is going. ^c (I'll bet a box of donuts on it...) ;?