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WHERE to start? NW London

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Brett80, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Brett80

    Brett80 Engaging Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm 34 and planning to get back into air rifle shooting as I've not done it since I was a kid.

    I quite like the idea of just getting out and doing a bit of general target work (target, FT, HFT) and perhaps some vermin work in the future.

    It's not a hobby I want to take massively serious (I don't want to be Mr 'all the gear, no idea'). I'm just keen to get out, improve my marksmanship and maybe meet and have a laugh with some people along the way.

    I've decided I'll probably buy a decent under-lever over the next few weeks (a HW97 or TX200), and I already have some fairly ok optics.

    The question is WHERE do I start? I've recently moved to NW London, Can someone recommend some good clubs, ranges or a group that will give me fairly flexible access to a range and be quite welcoming to a relative newbie? That said, I consider myself a safe and responsible person having spent quite a bit of time on live ranges while I was working in Chicago.

    I would appreciate it if anyone could suggest a good place to start or offer an invitation, I have a car and would gladly travel anywhere within an hours drive from me (bottom of the M1 / West Hampstead).

    Any advice greatly appreciated and I'm happy to answer any questions.

    Thank you!

    Brett
     
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  2. David M

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    Welcome to the forum Brett....:up:

    I'm sure someone local to you will be along soon to advise. If you get a silenced gun, anywhere you have permission to shoot over that's 35-45 yards long will be a good start to get used to your gear again whilst you look for a club...:up:
     
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    Hi Brett , Welcome along to THE forum,Hope you enjoy your stay with us, someone will be along soon from your nick of the woods to advise on local clubs etc, atb Paul.
     
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    welcome along bud sillygarry and a couple of others shoot at the west london rangers just along the m25 from you (m40 turn off) and say its a great club
     
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    Welcome along
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Welcome to the forum buddy, glad you've joined us.
     
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    welcome back bud how was clink
     
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    As Andy says, talk to sillygarry, he's form your neck of the woods:up:
     
  10. sillygarry

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    welcome brett you have 2 clubs near to you west london rangers and lee valley both have web sites
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
  12. Bluesboydave

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    There is a club in Barnet and the Welsh Harp nr Staples corner

    My club was in Luton, literally off J12 of M1, But its had to close due to H&S. Real bullets from another gun club. Still looking for a new site

    Regards

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    hi dave any more details about the club at the welsh harp please
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Hi All,

    Thank you all for the warm welcome, it's appreciated!

    I'll have a look at the clubs mentioned, send some emails and see if I can get a look in.

    Thanks again!

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