A couple of times a year I set up a day at the range for anyone in my company who wants to attend. They are invited to bring family, friends, clients or anyone else that they think will enjoy it. Last spring I had 32 people attend, and at least half of them had never touched a gun before that. A later shooting day had about 20, but it was short notice and in the middle of summer (Over 110f). Yesterday, I think we had 38 attend, out of 42 who had RSVP'd. I'll work up a final head count later today. Weather was perfect, but the range was really crowded and very loud. About half of those who came out yesterday had never been before. Our very own Jo Da Plumbr came out for several hours. Thanks, Jo! And my shooting partner/teaching partner came out as well, to help in any way he could with all of the new shooters. Thanks! We shot on the steel target handgun range from 8am to almost 3pm, then the intrepid came down and shot some Skeet. We ended up with a squad of about 12 people on Skeet. WAY too many, but everyone had fun. I brought along a LOT of ammo, including 2,000rds of .22lr. Everyone was buying also ammo at the range like it was going out of style, and pretty much all of it was shot up. My 11 year old daughter was shooting an M&P22 for the first time (her rifle is a single shot Marlin), and loving it. After her first shot, I told her I'd load 10 rds in the mag, and she smiled and said said "make it 20", so I loaded the full 25. She shot that up and told me to "load 50" in the next one. Ha. So I told her that when she starts voting, to always remember that she wanted 50 rds in her rifle, and that anyone who wants to restrict that should never be voted for. So, a huge THANK YOU to the administrators and staff at Oak Tree Gun Club for giving us the space to enjoy a day of bonding on the range. For those of you in the Los Angeles area, give Oak Tree a try. Fully stocked pro shops, gun stores, a very good restaurant, courteous staff and world class facilities. More pics to follow.