Thanks. It didn’t occur to me that it would be best to be trained on the gun you are going to use, but it makes perfect sense. Yeah, I’m in Cal–Central Coast, so there’s lots of rural areas around. I should get my act together to look into it training, renting, and ranges–have had a low-grade infection the whole time I’ve been on this blog, so I haven’t been very together. Wish I could buy, but it would be a really stupid thing for me to do. It’s bad enough that the dog is trying to kill me. It’s amazing how strong a 50 lb dog can be when he lunges.