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Hi, everyone!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Fallschirmwomble, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Fallschirmwomble

    Fallschirmwomble Active Member

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    I'm new to this forum but not new to shooting. So very much has changed since I was actively shooting pellets.

    Got my first airgun at 14 and upgraded as I progressed. Joined the cadets and used smallbore and, sometimes, fullbore. Used fullbore (plus some!) when in the military proper and faded away from airgun shooting. Briefly belonged to a pistol shooting club - but amm costs and FA regulations detered me from owning a fullbore firearm.

    I don't recall ever owning a .22 air rifle which is strange 'cause, once I used .22 I near hated .177! I converted a .22 BSA Scorpion into a carbine by fixing onto it a wooden butt from a wrecked air rifle then using "Plastic Padding" and black spray paint to make it a neat job.

    I fitted a semi-mock alloy suppressor (to enable easier cocking) and a Singlepoint sight (which worked surprisingly well on the airgun).

    (Singlepoint, the first ever military grade optical red dot sight)

    The whole thing, sight dismounted, fit into a Bren spare barrel holdall along with all it's ancils. Imo, it really was a choice piece of kit.

    I've since decommissioned and disposed of the air pistol but kept the furniture just in case I get another Scorpion - or in case someone wanted to buy it. When I can find pics, I'll UL them/it.

    The only airguns I know I've kept are 2x ASI Paratrooper Repeaters ("ASI PR"s) - real fun guns! Both need their pivot pins replaced and a general overhaul once I get to them after many years in storage. The first bought used with a broken frame, the second brand new.

    The type of shooting that I've mostly been interested in is practical pistol/rifle. The "ASI PR"s were ideal for this but, when they began playing up, I put them to one side intending to overhaul - but never got around to it...

    A recent rat infestation problem had me feeling frustratingly helpless without any form of air weapon. I searched for a suitable, cheap pistol (sometimes the rats weren't shy - I needed a short weapon for manouvreability in a very confined area, max range less than 1 metre). On YouTube, I found some reviews for Umarex CO2 pistols and was hooked!

    I'm still researching reviews and considering but, for non-blowback pellet pistols, it's between the Umarex Walther P99 and Beretta 92F. A real pity they don't make them in .22! I definitely want to get back into shooting. I've not handled a firearm for 20x years and didn't realise how much I've been missing out.

    I've been looking for practical pistol gun clubs ("Air Action") - but haven't found anything that looks current anywhere near SW London.

    My airguns...

    ASI Paratrooper Repeater (.177) x2 {unserviceable}

    [PREVIOUSLY OWNED, in order:]
    Diana SP50 pistol (.177)
    Diana G80 rifle (.177) {scoped}
    Crosman 766 (.177) {scoped}
    BSA Scorpion (.22) {customised to carbine + Singlepoint}
    Webley Tempest (.22)

    [INTEND TO BUY, soon:]
    Umarex Walther P99 (.177)
    Umarex Beretta 92F (.177)

    I'm not up to date and I'm no authority on what's now collectable airguns. I'm hoping to enhance my knowledge, skills, options and enjoyment through membership of this forum.


  2. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    Hi mate welcome to the forum, imo the best one there is, there are a lot of of very knowledgeable guys on here and always willing to help, enjoy the forum and your shooting, atb.
  3. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    Hi Paul,Welcome along to THE forum,Hope you enjoy your stay with us. atb Paul.
  4. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
  5. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

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    welcome along bud
  6. The Robin

    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Hi and welcome
  7. jolo-bolo

    jolo-bolo Donator

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    Hello and welcome to our happy little band. Nice first post.
  8. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals Paul, it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
  9. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    Welcome along
  10. andy46

    andy46 Donator

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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
  11. M5AFX

    M5AFX Donator

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    hi and welcome,its a great forum :up:
  12. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Hello and welcome :)
  13. BiggaJ

    BiggaJ Donator

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    Welcome, good place to join. Some very informative guys on here
  14. mikey

    mikey Pro Poster

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    Scarborough north yorkshire
    :welcome:To the forum
  15. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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


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