ft have a go range europeans 2012

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  1. strangefroot

    strangefroot Member

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    With this year being probably one of the best seasons for quality shoots that i can remember , in my opinion , culminating last week at the euros last weekend .On our return journey from weston park " daft si higgins " & me were talking ( yes i do get a word in edge ways now & again ) duct tape comes in handy dont it ? Any way , with weston park being the in the public eye as it is we thought what an ideal place to put on a 5 lane 10 shot have a go range , where joe public can pay a quid ( or whatever ) & have a go at ft .
    we thought about approaching daystate & airarms to borrow a few guns To run the ranges with & top them off with variable mag scopes ( possibly 8-32 or 40 mag ) .

    What do people think & would any of you be willing to pitch in & do a little stint at coaching & you never know it may get a few more on the ft band wagon .
    Thoughts please , calps .
     
  2. Woody

    Woody The Chaser!

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    Good idea Andy.

    Yes I would assist with a stint, I might learn something! :D
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Member

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    Count me in Andy, im up for it.
     
  4. Mr P

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    last time i did that "Does thou no" joined your club but i would be stupid enough to do it again
     
  5. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    Yep, sounds good, count Paula and myself in
     
  6. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Captain Manering sir I would like to volentee to have a go sir.

    Thats presuming I am there? May not be able to make the saturday if I am clicking away at someones Big day
    but probably would be ok for Sunday?


    Good Idea.

    Guess information sheets would need to be printed to hand out. Region by region perhaps so potential new shooters could have a list of clubs and usefull websights?

    Si
     
  7. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    Calps,


    Count me in fella.

    Be nice to get new blood in and this way would be a good idea.


    Berty
     
  8. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Assuming i'm there i'd be game for a stint or 2 :)
     
  9. steg

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    Nice idea Andy.....until you get the guys who have been in the beer tent 'having a go'
    I remember when we (Ponte') did the same at Selby Game Fair....one guy swung a loaded gun round and shouted at his mate ''tenner I hit that...er yellow 'un back there'....another that comes to mind- the guy pulling the bolt back on my Ripper like he was pulling on the handle of a recaltriant Land Rover Defenders door...not a disaster on a Ripley...but imagine that on a modern day Anshcutz/Steyr/Walther....the guy would be f'ing dead if it was mine....(I don't mention EV2s there as they deserve such treatment..:D:D)
     
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    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    Have a chat with Bruce Marshall (Biggs"N"Wife) on here. He already runs a have a go at HFT at the game fairs with the assistance of Daystate.

    He should be able to help you with the logistics
     
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  11. Littlekev

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    If you ask mike noon the bfta has its own guns i seem to remember
     
  12. paul yates

    paul yates Kung Fu Panda

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    only if you leave Si at home or better yet locked in a cold damp dark celler chained to a wall dripping with freezing water with rats chewing on his feet:D
     
  13. steg

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    THAT is how he sleeps most nights .....:D
     
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    I bet he talks in his sleep?
     
  15. Gibbs

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    This is an excellent idea, and I would be happy to put some time into this.

    Atb,

    Alec.
     
  16. RobF

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    Would be glad to help out. Just spent a weekend doing something similar for a charity event.
     
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    It would be an opportunity to gain some new blood Andy, and one not to be missed.

    I would gladly ofer some time over the 2 days to help out.

    With a good structure it could run pretty well, might need a sort of introduction, tutorial bay before the actual lanes to highlight the main objectives, basic positions, run throough of it, safety etc which would then help the actual lanes run a little smoother and quicker.

    I would also suggest that everyone that took part in having a go was able to take a piece of literature away with them so that the link isnt lost, just giving them a website address will not be enough. If there is a piece of info with some great images, up-to-date info on the BFTA/WFTF and all the associated UK clubs, plus helpful hints and tips on buying, getting involved etc it will make a big difference to the potential take up.

    Im sure between us we can get a piece sorted mate.

    Cheers matey,

    Chris
     
  18. slug-shooter

    slug-shooter One day I will beat you

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    Good thinking DFTC do a have a go shoot every year at moira game fair in co down, The way we set out the guns are with a small swivel on the front of the stock with a small piece of wire attached to our metal frame so the shooter can not turn the gun 360 degrees,
     
  19. RobF

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    Chris, lets put heads together at the masters/showdown and make an effort to thrash out some sort of plan with Andy... I've wanted to do this for years.
     
  20. TeamZ

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    will do mate, cant make the Masters but will be there to win, sorry I mean take part in the Showdown.

    Cheers

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