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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Mike C, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Mike C

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    Hi all!

    Like many I have had a long break from airguns due to work or starting a family etc. Now I'm in my 40's I have found it has crept back up on me.
    I started as a kid shooting with my father and brother. Halcyon memories of those summer evening target plinking sessions with a Meteor and Airsporter.
    I progressed onto ze German air rifles and enjoyed an HW77 and HW90. Joy......Then I discovered these creatures called women and it all just stopped.
    Now I am married, have a 10 and 7 yr old girls with another (girl!!) on the way. So I am trying to actively avoid women and what a great distraction airgunning is :rolleyes:
    Due to work (aviation engineer) I live in the Caribbean. Once over the sun, beaches, azure sea...OK I'll stop! There is not the same amount of hobbiest participation activities as in UK. I rekindled my love for airguns though strangely due to women again! We had a few rats so my wife just came home with an air rifle from a Chinese minimart! After running in, zeroing and a spot of target refreshment I realised I was hooked again. So ratties suitably dispatched and rifle too powerful for yard target shooting (no power limits on the island I inhabit) I am enjoying plinking with pistols.

    It's great to be back into the sport and since I left it (late 90's) nothing huge has changed except maybe every man and his dog shoots a cricket bat with a buddy bottle attached, and gas rams never seemed to materialize into the promised magic solution for boingey springs!

    I'm hoping to be returning to Uk within the year and do what I should have done all those years ago. Join a club and enjoy all things air powered.

    Cheers

    Mike
     
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    and rain and snoe and frosts well worth looking forward to yeah
     
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    Your wife is going to regret buying you that gun...;) Nice intro and ATB :D
     
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    Hi Mike. Welcome along to THE forum. Air rifles, once bitten forever smitten. atb Paul.
     
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    Hi and welcome :):)
     
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    Hi Mike and welcome to the forum and back to air guns mate, enjoy your new found hobby, sorry to hear you may have to leave the sun behind mate, Steve
     
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    Welcome to what seems to be an extremely friendly place full of like minded people mate:)

    I only got here yesterday but it's great an I'm staying lol
     
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    Welcome aboard dude
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome folk.
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals Mike, it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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