I've been in the game over half a century and have met some awesome folks . I remember one time when I was just a kid in the Air Force and Lloyd Woodhouse took time to coach me, and introduced me to the clay target games . When I returned to Chanute AFB a few years later I was a struggling Buck Sgt. with a new wife and broke a lot . Lloyd Gave me a keg of Red Dot so my wife and I could keep shooting. Morrie Steinbring who was living in ILL. back then, gave us a case of free shells once when times were hard . Chuck and Gerogie McCown who ran McCown Gun Club were very good to my wife and I when we stated out. Back in the seventies I was just starting out and Dean Debow gave me a lot of help. Dean was a big dog in the game then ,and didn't know me from Adam but ,took some time to help me. Then there was Rudy Etchen. He took a lot of time coaching me as well as my wife . Rudy was a super champion and held a wealth of information but ,as far as I know, he never took a dime from anybody that asked him to help them. There were guys like Scott Hanes that rebuilt my old 1100 for free of charge once . Then there was the family who took my wife and I in to stay with them during the AL state shoot at Muscle Shoals back in the early 70s when our old Chevy broke down there.( sadly I have forgotten their names) ! There was the time at the Grand when pheasant master and his wife probably saved my bacon. I was staying in a tent but ,there was a very violent storm brewing and they insisted that I stay the night with them in their camper. The trailer rocked from the wind all night and the next morning revealed a lot of destruction . I would have probably been blown into the next county had I still been in that tent !! Recently a shooting buddy of mine and I got to meet mg1polo and his lovely and charming wife and share a meal with them when they traveled to FL. Mark was kind enough to share some primers with us at his cost that he brought down from MI. A very kind gesture in deed . I must say he is a great guy as colorful in person as he is on line ! If there is one thing I have learned along the way , it is that the OVERWHELMING number of Shooters are very GOOD , KIND and GENEROUS people ! I dare say more so than in just about any sport ! I am very thankful I have gotten to meet some of them and honored to call them friends !