Ivanimal: Somehow I missed your 2nd question about location the first time I replied. I live in Northern CA in the Sacramento area. We have an awesome shooting range up here. Check it out at www.sacvalley.org
special poop: I wouldn't worry about going to the range. I take mine out and no one ever gives me any crap. Anyone with a brain can tell it isn't a flash hider as all the holes are on the top and sides and wouldn't be hiding any flash from the shooter's eyes.