New to the forum and new to FT

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Big J, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Big J

    Big J New Member

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    Hello to all !!!
    I joined Ponte ARC in spring last year with the idea of shooting in some form of competition not just to plink.
    I have never owned or shot an FT rifle but after watching hrs of YouTube videos I decided this was what most appealed to me. So, end of April I turned up at a club where I knew no one, with a new FT set up I knew nothing about, trying to get into a sport I knew very little about. What a friendly bunch of people you Air Gunners are !!!
    So there I was sat in the plinking range when a voice out of no where said '' Ay up, here's some one who's gunner show us all how to do it'' to which I replied '' I need someone to show me how to do it''.
    From that moment on I was taken under the wing of a chap who has done so much for me, he is a credit to the sport. It wasn't long and I was taken along to my first shoot and from that moment on I've become addicted, Big Time.
    I can't thank everyone enough who have helped me along the way, and there have been quite a few.
    The shoots are very well organised and its so good to be part of a sport where everyone is very friendly and so keen to help each other.
    I was told about this forum a few months ago and I've been visiting it quite regularly although not as a member to see shoot results and to pick up on the mass of knowledge that is out there.
    Finally I've decided to dip my toes in and open an account.
    So here I am, Hello to all !!! :)
     
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard :)
     
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  3. Evo

    Evo SCOUSER and top wheel nicker

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    enjoy the sport buddy , its very very addictive, you will enjoy it even more once you shoot your first comp, best wishes from the wirral
     
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  4. pbrown

    pbrown Bunghole

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    @Big J welcome to the forum, as another person new to FT I too have found the same, a very welcoming and supportive community. :)
     
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  5. Fly fisher

    Fly fisher Member

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    Shoot safe, enjoy and welcome to the slippery slope!
     
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  6. garym

    garym Active Member

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    Great first post, a pleasure to read.
    Welcome aboard the FT merry go round.;)
    Enjoy the hobby and happy shooting.
     
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  7. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    What a great post! Very encouraging to read. Welcome to FT and the forum. Enjoy
     
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  8. Packa

    Packa New Member

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    Suppose I need to do a introductory post know? But I’ll sneak this in first , hi J and welcome I think I might know you as I shoot at PARC too and are also very much addicted to FT , also a big up to the guys n gals all around in FT .
     
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  9. PA410goodshot

    PA410goodshot Active Member

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    Hi and welcome aboard. :cool:
     
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  10. Emma

    Emma Active Member

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    Welcome Big J
    It's very addictive. Enjoy x
     
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  11. Big J

    Big J New Member

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    Ha ! I've got a good idea who you might be. Have you just changed your rifle???
     
  12. Steviek

    Steviek Active Member

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    Positivity. In FT??? Brilliant - and welcome! Enjoy fella!
     
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  13. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    Welcome mate....some good blokes at Ponty.
     
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  14. Big J

    Big J New Member

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    There certainly is, I would never have got on as well as I have, if it wasn't for a certain member at Ponte who's ploughed a lot of time into helping me, there's a lot to be said for helping out new comers to the sport, I'm very grateful and fully intend to do the same for someone else once I've gained the appropriate experience. It's all good for the sport.:)
     
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  15. Packa

    Packa New Member

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    ? tomorrow hopefully I’ve got Butt hook ( Martin A made ) and a reg waiting for your FTP
     
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  16. Big J

    Big J New Member

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    :D
     

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