Northwest Missouri resident. Hunter Safety instructor for 19 years. I am very thankful to Ruger Co. for their support of hunter safety. I am also a shotgun shooting and rifle shooting merit badge counselor for Boy Scouts. Ruger has a great gun program thru IHEA. I proudly own an SR9C thru this program (already owned a GP100 6"). One last story. When I was 14, I went door to door selling magazines for our FFA fundraiser. I sold 1/4 of the subscriptions (Reader's Digest was $1.97/yr) . I raised enough points and bought some points to purchase a .22 rifle as my prize. The last week of school the Principal asked me into his office. The old man that owned the local hardware store was there with a form. The principal told me to sign the form, then he gave me a box, telling me it was my rifle. "Put it in your locker, take it home on the bus, and don't get it out until you get it home." He said. What happened to this country in the last 40 years?