Paul Abel, former Pott county sheriff, owner, range master and lead instructor of the Shoot-N-Iron Range at Shawnee, passed away from a short fight with lung and liver cancer. He was 83. Paul was quite a guy. To see his hands, you wouldn't think he could even turn on a light switch, let alone shoot a pistol as proficiently as he could. He had a heart of gold and a helluva sense of humor. He used to pick on me when a crowd of us were there, but I knew it was because he liked me. He taught me everything I know about combat shooting and modern day pistolcraft. He once told me, after a training session, "Evan, you can go with me." That was one of the biggest compliments anybody has ever said to me, because he didn't say that too often to too many people. RIP guru. Until we meet again.