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"Driving Across America"

Photography by Randall A. Mays Copyright 2003-2008 All Rights Reserved 

The Trip to Greece 2007

Click Here for Info on the NRA Women on Target Pistol Clinic Held Sept 27, 2008


"We don't stop playing because we grow old.  We grow old because we stop playing."

The worldwide headquarters for randymays.com is in Eastern Idaho.  To give you a better perspective on our local area, here is a quote from Cindy Smith-Putnam, spokesperson for the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), "The way we play around here is the way we get hurt.  We've got bear maulings, rock climbers (falling), bison gorings, folks slamming through barbed wire fences on snow machines, five-car pileups in icy roads, hunters shooting each other, kayakers knocking their noggins on rocks - you name it."

Personal comment.  Having, at last count, been a temporary resident of EIRMC on many occasions, I can state without the slightest hesitation that our local hospital has the best nurses in the world.

One of our favorite gun stores now has a Web site.  Click here for Sam's Guns in Pocatello.

The Southeastern Idaho Practical Shooters (SEIPS).


For Cowboy Action Shooting photos, click here.            For information on NRA Firearms Training, click here.


To read about the latest adventure, click here.                         To read some older stories, click here.


To read the latest "First Impressions" Page, click here.          To read about the SEIPS Spring Clean-Up, click here.        

Front Sight Resort near Pahrump, Nevada

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Click for Idaho Falls, Idaho Forecast


    Newcomers to this page may wish to begin with Page 1.5 and explore the legacy links found there , then check out www.irighti.org for some other words and pictures from the past few years.  If you are already familiar with the Page Two First Impressions pages from the old Piedmont NRA Instructors Web page, you can click here for the latest information.   If you would like to see the Web page that "started it all," try www.PiedmontNRAInstructors.org.



Firearms accidents are caused by ignorance and carelessness.  Good training reduces accidents.


NRA Basic Courses are a good start.  Advanced firearms skills training is worth the investment.  Schools like Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Pahrump, Nevada offer excellent advanced skills and tactics training.  Click here for more information.

Here are some other good Web sites:

Upper Snake River NRA Instructors (Eastern Idaho)

Upper Snake River Friends of the NRA

Upper Snake River Hunter Education Instuctors

Piedmont NRA Instructors (Northern Virginia)

The Friday Night Group (Northern Virginia)

    You can send e-mail to me at randy@randymays.com.

Front Sight
Front Sight in Sierra Times
Ignatius Piazza
Ignatius Piazza Blog
Front Sight in National Enquirer
Front Sight in Register-Pajaronian Online
Ignatius Piazza in Las Vegas Review
Ignatius Piazza in Los Angeles Times (the newspaper)
Ignatius Piazza in El Mercurio
Ignatius Piazza in Chicago Tribune