Well, it has been nearly six years since I retired down here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I don't miss New England but I do miss all the folks on this forum. After several hits and misses I landed a part time job a year ago as a Range Safety Officer at: Foothills Public Shooting Complex – 283 Fielding Road Cherryville, NC 28021 Phone: 704-447-8230 Wonderful facility. It is the largest outdoor public shooting range in the Southeast and you are very welcome to visit anytime you might be visiting the Charlotte area. Let me tell you one of the major differences between up there and down here: A few years back when I applied for my concealed carry I called the sheriff's office to check on the status and the sheriff himself called me to apologize for the delay and to personally assure me he had expedited the process. If you DON'T carry a gun down here you are considered abnormal. All the best to all of you. I don't get onto this site often so if you are planning a visit give me a shout on my email: [email protected]. I can't get you anything free but will be happy to walk you through. Foothills is about 40 miles due west of Charlotte. Wiedersehen!