I DID IT!! I went to the range today for the very first time with my own gun. I have a Ruger GP100, stainless, 6" barrel. I shot .38 specials and a few .357 magnums. Total of 62 rounds, I believe. I'll have to check. A whole box of .38 specials and a couple chambers of the .357 magnum. I had a great time. Here's a picture of my gun and one of my targets. The gun is going to get a good cleaning tonight. Another first for me.