Hello from the UK!



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Offline Oldboy

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Hello from the UK!
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:55:10 PM »
Hi all!

I've long stalked these forums gathering info and tips on everything from air rifles to travel advice, and I've finally registered.

I'm a long-time airgun shooter, and even though I went through a FAC (firearms certificate, to those not in the UK) phase, I let my coterminus certificate lapse some years ago and I've come back, full circle, to air guns. Since I'd sold them all to make room for other firearms, I had to start over.

I started my collection back up with the Gamo PT-85 and the Chinese QB-78 for some garage based plinking, then got a bit fed up of the consumable CO2 requirements, and temperature/performance variations (I shoot quite a lot when I do shoot). I kept these in storage for some time until the holidays just gone...

For Christmas I was gifted the Daisy Red Ryder which brought the joy of shooting back for me. I'd wanted one as a child, and as a teen, but due to supply, imports to the UK or gun laws, it was simply too expensive to obtain. Now the stocks over here increased, we've been able to enjoy the gun that we enviously eyed across the pond as children. Naturally, I wanted something more powerful, but just as convenient, and preferably cheap. I'd spent my life buying really expensive springers, gas rams, PCP and CO2 guns, but the Red Ryder brought the fun back, regardless of power or cost.

It wasn't long until I found the 880, which arrives for me this coming Sunday thanks to the love and recommendation I've seen on these forums.  ;D

So that's me, really. I'll be posting on the Daisy Gate about some questions regarding the 880 I've not found answers to on here :)

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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:30:16 AM »
Welcome to the GTA Joe.  😎
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 06:57:44 AM »
Welcome aboard!
Good to have a Geordie here.
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 07:04:20 AM »
Welcome to the GTA Joe!
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 10:50:15 AM »
Welcome to GTA Joe !!!
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 04:25:54 PM »
Welcome to the GTA Joe.

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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 07:03:16 PM »
Welcome to the GTA. :D
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 07:59:49 PM »
Welcome from across the pond.
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Re: Hello from the UK!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 01:01:36 AM »
Welcome to the GTA.
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Thanks all!
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 05:35:46 AM »
Happy to be here. Now to get stuck in!
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