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Where Did It Start For You

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Twoplusfour1, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Twoplusfour1

    Twoplusfour1 Donator

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    So far, I have seen loads of pistols on here that I really like. Surprised by some as I wouldn't have thought some were my cup of tea (looking at you Colt SAA).
    I've got my alecto, 1911 now and an XDM on its way. The only thing I really still feel I'm missing is a tempest. I remember walking into tavenors camping and fishing shop as a kid and seeing all the gat guns in plastic packaging and there she was, the webley tempest in a real box :laff:
    I've wanted one ever since because for me, that was where it all started. (it'll have to wait, I've spent this years budget)

    Where did it all begin for you?
     
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    Don't own a pistol at the moment apart from BB gun I got free.
    Pistols started 42 years ago when I was 10, with Diana SP50 and a Gat, back then we used to take the pistols on holiday with us in Scotland lol, people didn't bat an eye.

    I will pick up another one but just for blasting cans in the garden.
     
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    In 1963 when I was 11 with a second hand webley junior complete with banana barrel.
     
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    What's a banana barrel? I'm picturing Elmer fudds gun when bugs bunny puts his finger in the barrel :laff:
     
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    Webley Tempest for me. Used to go fishing a lot with my dad then one day he had a used Tempest with him in his fishing box he had bought from a mate from work.

    Instantly in love with shooting and guns (particularly pistols) from that day onward. We used to do some target shooting down by the river when we finished the fishing session. What made it better was the fact that my mum was very anti-gun in any guise, so it was just something me and my dad did together.

    Probably the reason why I now have loads of guns, because I was never allowed to own one until I moved out!
     
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    BSA scorpion break barrel pistol.... swapped it for a hand held C B would you believe.. and the lad I swapped with proceeded to shoot the school bus as it drove past... those were the days... :facepalm:

    Really wish I still had that pistol...
     
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    On the older original models before the barrels were strengthened they used to bend with loading use.
     
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    Where did it all begin for you?

    somewhere in the Mekong Delta,, I thought to myself ,,,"If I make it outta this hellhole, I'm gonna move to Norfolk and buy a bunch of guns" ;) "no vc here":D
     
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    pjgtech Never let an Idiot drag you down to their level

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    The Mighty GAT.... :D
    GAT gun boxed with darst etc mar 2018 (2).jpg
     
  10. Twoplusfour1

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    My dad used to fire those darts through his webley vulcan :facepalm:
     
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    I’ve still got a load of those darts. And 2 gats!
     
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  12. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    For airguns it started in 1977 when my Dad bought me a BSA Meteor. Never looked back since then. In the late 1990's I was into FT and then in the 2000's it was HFT. I bought my first co2 pistol in 2001 from Youngmans in Gt Yarmouth. An ANICS A3000.
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Pistol wise it was the Tempest for me too,seeing them on the Perspex display stands in the local gun shops as a teenager. Didn’t get to own one back then and its resulted in slight over indulgence as an adult :facepalm: 469E5F96-CE18-4819-AD66-E2E860373E1F.png
     
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    Ahhh, see. You've set me off again now! It pains me to think how many of these must live in people's attics and garages. I should start doing house clearances :D
     
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    Diana SP50 circa 1978
    Webley Hurricane circa 1981

    Sold 'em and gave up on pistols.
    Got a CP1 around 3 years ago.
    Now prefer my pistols to my rifles.
    Not into replica stylee pistols tho.
    :thumb:
     
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    Never seen that happen but I know it caused Webley to start putting a knurled grip on them. Instances were very few and far between. The majority of barrels bent due to misuse because people fired them before they were closed. Kids do things like that. It isn't unusual to see a junior break barrel rifle barrel bent because the same thing happened. A big hammer and an Anvil usually sorts them out.
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    There must be Thousands out there sat unused I would think, I have no idea on production figures but I’d guess at a staggering amount over the years. There’s plenty of abused examples to steer clear of and missing parts can quickly add up to more than you would have paid for a decent complete example in the first place. Bargains are still out there if you are patient,the last two i bought were both virtually as new with no real use or wear and I paid somewhere around £45 each for them although these were 10 years apart (One was recently) but I do consider myself very lucky at that price. The predecessors of the Tempest the Mk1,Senior and Premier are well worth keeping an eye out for aswell but tread carefully it’s a very addictive path :cool:
     
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    callum taylor Busy Member

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    Rifle started when I was about 13 used to go to my local with the oldman and rent a s400. Pistols have only been just over a year but have owned many airsoft pistols. The reason I actually got into shooting was playing call of duty at a young age sniping:D:p:up:
     
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    Where did you get the Stands from and can you chose the Gun make?
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    The stands were never originally offered for sale,they were seen in gun shops displaying the Hurricane/Tempest/Typhoon range. I managed to purchase these from a gun shop that was closing down,I had been trying to find some since I’d first seen them on display as a teenager, took me 25 years before I managed to get my hands on some though.
     
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