Thanks to gun community for their generosity
I am never surprised to see such generosity and willingness to help other shooters.
Warning: HUMBLEBRAG ahead!
For example, I earned the armed security license in [a Southern state]. I was only one of a handful of grads to qualify. I observed that some of these guys/gals had never shot before, so (inspired by earlier gun bloggers I had read) I decided to take them shooting my Ruger Mark III Target hvy bbl. I was even willing to spend over $50 for the first shooter. I paid his range fees, as he'd told me he's poor and just lost a job, and he did fine! The second shooter agreed, but no set date yet. The third shooter has not gotten back to me. This is how we grow our community and our sport/lifestyle!
Please sign me up; I'm waiting for a S&W M&P 9 to be delivered from Buds Guns (unpaid ad) I hope this week. And goodness knows holsters aren't free! (Unless they are giveaways.