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Too old to be new

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by TheDodge, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. TheDodge

    TheDodge Busy Member

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    Hello everyone. I've been posting here and there and its my second day on the site.
    I thought it polite to introduce myself, should anyone have a glimmer of interest.

    I'm a dedicated hunter and I've been shooting airguns since I was about 5 (my big bro's bsa meteor)

    Throughout the years I've owned an assortment of spring guns up till my first go with a pcp, took one shot and didn't believe it had fired but for the pellet striking home. Hooked.

    For the last 25 or so years I've worked as a doorman on pubs and clubs. I've worked in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Manchester, Stoke, Shrewsbury, Chester and many smaller places. I'm best known for sporting a blue mohawk style hairdo.

    I live in a small market town www.churchstretton.co.uk although I'm a Brummie by birth.

    If I'm not out shooting then I'm up in my shed lol. My shed is fully insulated, has power, phone and sky tv.

    I've not actually worked since last Jan as I have peripheral vascular disease which affects my walking. I went into hospital last July to have an op to fix this but they found I had other problems and I ended up having a double heart by-pass. I'm waiting now for a new date for the original operation.

    My hunting has suffered due to my illness but this next op should fix that. On the plus side, I'm registered disabled and have a blue badge, I can park anywhere near my shoot now lol

    In my youth I shot all manner of weapons and I apply the same reverence to airguns as I would a Galil.
     
  2. a1gunner

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    welcome and hope you get fixed up soon:up:
     
  3. Rockabilly

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    hi mate , and the warmest of welcomes
     
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    "too old to be new" Wish I'd thought of that. Hello everyone just joined the forum today. Been away from my gun for many years now and just got it back out of the loft.Been reading up on the law changes etc. and found this forum. Very nice too:)
    Happy New Year to everyone and I hope your op. goes OK theDodge:)
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
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    Thank you and thank you all.

    Hmmm, Airsporter I had one of those many years ago. It was .177 and well powerful. Lovely gun.

    Have you tried a PCP?
     
  6. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    whats the forces badge dodge?
     
  7. Airsporter99

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    Yeah,me and the gun are out of date; wossa "PCP":)
    Steve
     
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    I envy you your voyage of discovery into PCP. Pre Charged Pnumatic Airguns.

    Where in Wales Airsporter, coming down in March to Broad Haven by Havorfordwest,
     
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    Sayeret Rimon- Literal trans= Grenade Brigade, although I never threw one lol
     
  10. Airsporter99

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    LOL
    voyage of discovery indeed:)
    I'm near Cardiff, seems a million miles from lovely Broad Haven and Pembrokeshire: enjoy your visit m8.
    Steve
     
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    WELCOME TO THE SITE AND HOPE YOU'RE SOON ON THE MEND, FRIEND. :up:
     
  12. TheDodge

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    Only just noticed that I hadn't answered this question, forgive my tardiness please.

    The Sayeret Rimon was part of the IDF (Israeli Defence Force). Formed, I think, in the fifties as a counter insurgent battalion but was disbanded after five or so years and replaced by Sayeret Duvdevan.

    Sayeret means reconnaissance unit and Rimon means Grenade.

    Rimon was reformed in the seventies during which time I joined the battalion. I served my three years National Service with Rimon then transferred to the Unit Alpinistim to continue working on the Golan. I was involved in the Yom Kippur war.

    Hope this answers your question Mucker
     
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    Get well mate,and :welcome:
     
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    Hello and welcome buddy :D
     
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    Hello and welcome mate. Hope the op goes well.
     

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