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Hello all :)

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by eagle2508, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. eagle2508

    eagle2508 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm from Gloucester, ex military but now a Photographer. I'm looking to get back in to target shooting.

    One thing I've missed more than anything is being on a range, I've played with the idea for many years but its a hobby I definitely want to take up again. While in the Army I qualified as a marksman but its been a lot of years since I picked up a rifle so need to start afresh.

    I thought about getting a .22 rifle but the amount of red tape to get a firearms certificate has put me off and I really don't think I need it, I can have just as much fun shooting at targets with an Air Rifle!

    I would massively appreciate some advice on which rifles to look at, I don't want to re-mortgage the house but I want to get some decent kit to get started.

    Which rifle would you recommend?

    Any good reputable shops in the Gloucester area?

    Thanks for any advice :)
  2. The Robin

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  3. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Ganton scarborough
    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
  4. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Welcome along
  5. andy46

    andy46 Donator

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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
  6. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
  7. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Hello and welcome :)
  8. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    Hi and welcome along, if it's target shooting you fancy it's a .177 rifle you need. Good luck. Atb Paul.
  9. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire.
    welcome to the forum, have a good look around here & go try a FEW different makes & that at your local rfd dealer to see what feels right to you has there is a few good ones out there.
  10. steevie dan

    steevie dan Very Active

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    welcome to the forum mate, enjoy
  11. Jfrwhite

    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    Welcome to the forum!!
  12. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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    Originally E&S York's now SE Finland
    Welcome to the forum :up:

  13. Ruddles

    Ruddles Engaging Member

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    Glevum Castra
    There's Allsports in Eastgate Street (opposite "Liquid" night club): http://www.allsportsguns.co.uk/. There's a fair selection of airguns in there, new and used, and I've always found them to be friendly and helpful.

    Ian Coley's shop in Cheltenham town has now closed and they're now based at Chatcombe, about a mile the other side of Severn Springs on the A436: http://iancoley.co.uk/. I've only been there once: I knew what I wanted, paid for it and left, but they too seemed friendly and helpful. They sell new and used guns and also have a range.

    I live In Gloucester. I have a Weihrauch HW100S which you're welcome to take a look at, maybe take a few shots down the back garden, chat about air cylinders, fills, etc.
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