I am sure this has been beat to death already, but what is going on here? I am attending my first National Matches at Atterbury and upon arriving, was told there is no commercial row because the base wanted a cut or a fee from the vendors....WTH? While I am understanding that this about shooting and not buying, it was still part of the tradition or attraction. Is it me or are we losing a part of the entire National Match experiance? I know attendance is down for High Power, I have to assume the same goes for the Palma/Long range crowd. I am just here to shoot the ELR match since I am no longer a sling and jacket guy and they dont shoot F class in these matches. It seems as if a huge part of our sport is fading into history. When you mentioned "The Nationals", or "Perry" it was with a sense of awe and fond memories of stories told around the card table, tail gate, stoop of the base lodging, etc. " Tubb went clean that relay...again".. it was like hearing your heros talk. Now, its like any other match, you show up, you shoot you go home....no real community on the base, no place to find that great deal on the jacket you wanted or the barrel you are needing...nothing but a very hot range on a base that really did not want you there to begin with. Who the hell thought this was a great choice?