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Hello from Stoke-on-Trent.

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by woodstock09, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. woodstock09

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    Hello all,
    I am a retired Electronics Engineer who’s other hobby, among many is Ham Radio.
    I have been around guns for many years but let them all go a few years ago when the laws became tighter.
    Where I live now I am plagued with pigeons

    What really worries me are these supposedly Super Rats.
    The bungalows up the road were infested by them a few months ago and as I live near a large supermarket and am surrounded by many take aways the opportunities for these rodents are high.
    I decided to purchase a Crosman 2240 pistol.
    I will defiantly need a silencer but am not too sure which will be the best suited.
    If anyone could point me in the direction from experience I would be most grateful.
    I will also want to add an accurate aiming method; again I don’t know what is best but think as I will be shooting at close range a red dot which shines on the quarry would be best for me.
    I would have preferred a rifle but as I am left handed and have lost my left eye a pistol seems the best way to go.
    I hope there are some of you out there who might be able to advise me.
    I look foreword to chatting with you all.
    Very best wishes,

    Woodstock09
     
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    a up mate.
    another stoke lad.
     
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    I have to save my pennies from the measly pension so it will be a while before I am shooting.
    Unless - - - anyone has a good 2240 for sale at a reasonably low price.
    I'm sick of these darn pigeons in the garden.

    I am also disabled and don’t leave the house/garden these days so I will have to rely upon post to get the bits I need.
    Advice please.
    Thanks.
     
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    Welcome, I'm a Stokie also.
    Can't help with pistols but others will.
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    hello and welcome from a fellow stoke :) if im able to help you with getting your bits and bobs im happy to help. down in sunny longport :)
     
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    Thanks Bigant - Im in Mier/Mier Park - where the old aerodrome was.
    I have a BSA Scorpion, out on loan at the moment.
    Trouble is it has a right hand stock - Im left handed !!
    Thanks for the offer of help - I probably will have to buy a new 2240 and see how it goes.
    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for all the welcomes.
    Hope I can get vermin shooting soon.
    All I need is a gun. lol.
    I dont really know how to use forums properly.
    Can I purchase through the forum, private sales ?
    Im after a Crosman 2240 for starters, ideally with a silencer.
    Any help & advice, anyone please.
    Thanks.
     
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    Have a look for droid on here, from stoke area and is big into his pistols, decent bloke aswel.
     
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    Hi and welcome.
    A pistol is not really going to be up to pigeon and rat shooting even at close range. You want a full power rifle. Pistols are only allowed to be half the power of rifles and have poor accuracy compared to a rifle.
    Have you checked that you will be allowed to kill pigeons under the general licenses in your situation???
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Thanks Andy.
    I used to shoot rifle. have cups to prove it. I am left handed. lost my left eye. so rifle not possible now.
    Thought a 2240 looked powerful enough at 15 to 20 feet.
    I would have thought if I am shooting in the confines of my garden and not going over the fence I would be legal.
    It is the noise issue I feel may be a problem.
    Thanks for replying.
    Best wishes.
    NigelB.
     
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    Thanks.
    I will follow up on this.

    NigelB.
     

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