I do have my compulsive issues, no doubt. It's actually funny that "often" when I voice dictate a post, I spend as much time tweaking the corrections than it would have taken to write the post out by hand - lol.
I think being AR with weapons is a good thing, goes with the idea you can never check that a gun is unloaded enough. I get a kick out of watching MONK, I hear Tracey laughing, not at the show but knowing I'd be doing the same thing he is.
I do like that holster, at first (while in the gunshop) I thought it an "OKAY" fit, but when I got it home and worked it a bit, I realized it was as form fit as if I paid big bucks for it. And being able to toss it in the washer is a great point: I didn't think about that.
I had a few guys who were watching the shooter in the next lane watch me use the template on the target - they quickly saw that it beats just lobbing 50 rounds at the center until there was no paper left - after awhile you can't even tell if he hit the target at all. Meanwhile, they see about 80 shots taking up just about every inch of my targets - I'll bet you they went home and made something like it
I almost loaded up my bag, it is the cloth grocery bag from Target - lol. Seriously. I'm a firm believer that the fewer people who know we have weapons, the better. So I walk out the door with a big bag from Target Stores, loaded with both guns, whatever paper targets I have left-over rolled up, and the template and I carry separate "what was" a camera bag - it holds 3 boxes of 50 9mm and three 323 gram baggies (105 .22lr 36grain hollow point) plus earplugs, the charging ring Tracey uses to rack the Glock and my marker and index card I use to keep track of ammo used.
We have a greatly accurate kitchen scale and 323 grams is 105 .22s - which is 5 baggies of .22s from a 525 bulk box. I counted them once, after that I just weight the rounds as I drop them on the scale - when I reach 323 grams, I have a 1/5th of a bulk box. AR yes, but it makes some things a lot easier.
Next (jokingly) I'll make a square template to put between the circles - lol. Just imagine, I could shoot all day and only use one target and account for every round - now that's AR Heaven