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How did you get into Air Guns?.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Xray5992, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Xray5992

    Xray5992 Newbie

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    How did you first get into air guns?
    well.. iv always been into air soft guns..me and my freinds would have bb gun battles lol...we always loved getting nw ones that were powerfull and stuff..so one day i went out with my granma and saw a powerline 15xt .. so i got it not so shoot friends with ofcourse it shot 480 fps, i loved it..it was a good pocket size pistol and was powerfull. then i started getting powercrazy lol..so i bought a crossman pumpmaster 760 and i liked it then i moved up to an airmaster 77 i loved it even more, next thing you know im bought some land and am hunting on it with my Sierra pro (Aka winchester summit) my G1 Xtreme and the powerline 1000s aka winchester 1000sb. Iv probobly spent 6 or 7 hundred $$$ just on my air rifles / pistols and another 100 on optics, and probobly 50 on ammo and targets.
     
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    Pestered Mum and Dad for one when I was seven years old!:(: So, for my birthday, mum managed to get me one,second hand from a colleague at work. That was way, way, back.:): It was a Diana Model Seven, iirc, with a smooth bore, which became my pride and joy:): There were far fewer problems with gun ownership in those far away days!
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    I actually started off at the bottom of the scale, I used to buy cap guns and those cheap and nasty £5 BB guns from paper shops. Sometimes I'd get one of those ones that shoots those little rubber suckers that stick to the TV.

    So anyway, when these became boring (it didn't take long) I moved up to more powerful BB guns, the ones with the magazines. Those too quickly became dull, so I started getting into airsoft guns. Gas blowbacks are the favourite, I own three gas blowback pitols and machine pistols. I did have an electric rifle at one time, but I didn't like it all that much because it never worked properly.

    After airsoft guns, I started venturing into air weapons, first of all I got a CO2 pistol running at about 4 ft/lbs, this was a huge step up from anything I'd previously had.

    Of course, it didn't take long for me to get a rifle too. I went for a BSA, spring break barrel. That about 7 months ago now and I still have it, but since I've collected another spring rifle (HW57 - should arrive today) and a CO2 rifle.

    No doubt I'll be moving up to PCP soon, but it seems expensive and I don't see the need as I'm not really a hunter.

    That's my long winded story, basically I started at the bottom and worked upwards, I must've spent a good £400 on guns in the last year.
     
  4. topcat

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    when i was a youngun westerns were on the telly every day i was mad on guns so i started with an air pistol and has soon as i was big enough to hold a rifle i got one you could roam about on common land and get no bother of the coppers those days by things have changed anyway i always wanted to be a cow boy guess my dream came true i have heard rockabilly saying similar and now he is a cow girl

    this one has got me reminiscing every Christmas i would wake up and there would be a new cowboy outfit for me this is when i saw the first change in rockabilly knocked on his door with my new outfit on no answer so i peeped through his front window he was wearing a nurses uniform and he was an only child strange i thought any way later that day he came round mine. i thought to watch shane but he told me calamity jane was his favorite has you no things have getting worse for him over the years his cammy gear is bright yellow and he is having real problems passing water while standing so he always takes a big pink bucket with him when shooting i don't go shooting much with him now has he spooks every thing in sight and the noise his high heels make is terrible any way i thought it right to explain his predicament to yous lads be gentle with him thanks tc
     
  5. Xray5992

    Xray5992 Newbie

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    lol

    hmm lol..

    and btw i started with cap guns also :) i was into cow boys when i was about 5 through 11, i got cap guns and the guns that shoot orange darts.
     
  6. Rockabilly

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    well seen that topcat is winding you up again i will have to tell you
    the truth about how he got into shooting.
    it was way back in 1936 when topcat was about fiveteen,
    his family were really poor, his dad used to make him and his sister
    sit around a candle when it was cold, and for a treat when it got really cold his dad used to light it. aye those were the days!
    i cant honestly remember the first time i found out he was a transvestite
    sorry i tell a lie, it was the time he asked me over to his house to see his brand new webley spud gun, his dad told me to go up to his room
    so up i went , honest lads i opened the door and there was topcat
    dressed head to toe in his dorothy squires outfit, fishnet stockings ,high heels (get the picture).
    to say i was shocked is an understatement!
    but i nipped my cheeks together and tried to ignore his new perversion
    to sum my story up, topcat got into air guns to make himself look butch
    but as you all now know , he bats for the other side!
    sorry to have to let you all know this, as its tearing me apart as i"ve
    kept quiet about this for over 65 years , but i know your a good set of lads and you wont hold it against him, yours truthfully .......ronnie
     
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    Yeah they're the ones, orange darts :up:

    That was only a few years ago ...
     
  8. ian_baptiste

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    well i am a complete newby to shooting!!!

    ive had a black widow catapult for years, and have always enjoyed using that for target practice, and the odd spot of ratting!
    then i got speaking to a guy at work, seems he's been hunting with air rifles for years, so i bought a crosman ratbuster pistol, and am now after an air rifle!!!
     
  9. Vaisravana

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    Well like most kids I liked cap guns, but my family stoped me having many toy guns.
    When I was allowed to buy them I always got really good ones. When I first shot an air rifle at a country fair in north yorkshire it just felt right (even being left handed with a right handed bolt) and it sort of blossomed from there.
     
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    After joining the army cadets i pursuaded my dad i was a responsible shooter so he bought me a Dianna G80:)
     

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