No such luck. Both pistol bays had multiple vehicles parked nearby. We drove by and determined that it didn't appear folks were packing to leave. So we drove home, planning to try again in a bit. Sadly, when we returned an hour later, the same folks were still shooting.
The experience gives me mixed emotions. I don't know if folks were testing out new toys, or were just out for a fun afternoon. However, it was certainly good to see so many folks exercising their rights. I can't really complain about that! But then again, we didn't get to shoot today.
However, there was a nice meal to be enjoyed at home; another Christmas feast of standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding. And for a late dessert, bread pudding topped with Irish Whiskey sauce. A nice consolation in any event. And the week is still young!