Ok, so as I said I would, I went to the TN Handgun safety class required to get a TN carry permit. Passed the class with 100% (0 missed on test, 0 missed on target, all q/a ok)... right... no brainer. Really, it is a simple course, but the officers taking the class with me didn't do so well so At any rate, the only things worth posting about is my new gadgets and my range score, which I am quite proud of. The new gadgets are the SSI Micro Hearing Enhancement and Protection... hearing aids? Ear plugs? Both!?. That's right, these things enhance all sound except those over 85 Db, at which point they cancel out all sound. I've shot with earplugs, earbuds and earmuffs and these things block at least as much sound, but at the same time I could hear the two FBI guys talking in low voices from their cars while I was in the range! (about 50yd away). Admittedly I had to turn towards them with one ear, but that was all it took. It was like having one of those little kid private eye long range microphones!. Really cool gadget for shooting. Pics of those: And then, my range target for the day. The course was 12x5yd, 18x10yd, 18x15yd and then 25yrd (optional, 2 clips if yo do it). Count up the holes you can see if you doubt, but I grouped the 5yd in the center making only 1 large hole, widened the same hole with 2 rounds making distict separate holes at the 10yd, popped the first 10 rounds into the brestplate region on the 15yd and then was asked by the instructer to continue aiming at the center (... why? cound't tell if I hit or not anymore most of the time). For the 25yd I loaded up 20 rounds and then just had fun shooting as fast as I could go with reasonable accuracy. I think it was 18 secs from start to end, and to my amazement I didn't get outside the 9 and was very strictly patterened in a vertical bar the whole time. I feel good.