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  1. I second this, just purchased a pair of 3/8 extended Optima HP from them, great service. Incidentally, i got my first ever air gun from Chris Potters as I grew up in that town
  2. Classic Custard Cream, get the timing just right so the biscuit is soft, but doesn't fall apart in the brew of choice.
  3. I'm in this sort of area. I am a member of both BASC and CPSA, the key difference between them was the insurance and the support of general shooting. Guess I need to go away and have a long hard think. Currently I only shoot clays (not too well).
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    Range Bag

    Have a look at the 5.11 Range Ready Bag, I have had one for about 5 years now and put it through the ringer and its still going strong. The larg side pocket fully unzips making a nice clean area for working, and the removable tote and brass bags are a great feature. The bag is well thought out, strong and a good bit bigger than the Beretta Pro ( I also have a GMK branded range bag that is about the same size as the Beretta Pro). https://tactree.co.uk/511-range-ready-bag?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI15u0ouuF6gIViZntCh1g5AB9EAQYBCABEgIq9PD_BwE
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    If you listen to podcasts, its worth getting the Chenobyl podcast, its done with the writer / producer of the show, and goes episode by episode and talks through the history and the changes / choices they made in the show. Really interesting and actually got me watching the show for a second time.
  6. Lansky Turn box and a leather strop. I needed to sharpen a few knives recently and I am no good with a stone so I got the Lansky a few weeks ago and its a fantastic bit of kit for knives up to about 8 inches. Easy to use and great results. Have a quick look on youtube for the reviews.
  7. You could try here https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/ they actually ship from Germany (well my 2 orders have) but both have arrived within 3 or 4 days with no issues at all, one was a Opinel No 8 (so not legal as an EDC) and the other a Gerber wingtip (legal for EDC). They do an age check on your first order, but it didnt delay my order at all, in fact the first order was the 3 day one. I will certainly be using them again.
  8. Just wanted to say a big thank you to this forum, after browsing around I saw lots of recommendations for the Lansky Turn Box sharpener, so I took the plunge and got one, along with a leather strop from Amazon just to see if I could get a good edge back on one of my knives. What a great result, I now have superb edges on my Opinel No8, Leatherman, Anglo Arms and any other small knife I found around the house, I have also purchased a Gerber Wingtip to use as an everyday carry all my other knives have locking blades 😞 . The turn box is so easy to use I now have the confidence to keep all my knives sharp and therefore will use them more. There is a downside, I am now looking at knives afresh and there is a potential for a lot of money to disappear from my account over the coming months and I get the felling that sharpness could become an obsession !! Anyway, thanks Pigeon Watch - great advice.
  9. akey

    Premium bonds.

    When I left the military a good few years back we put my one off payment into the bonds while we waited to buy a house (just the deposit not the house before anyone thinks I am rich ). I tracked the winnings over 3 years, and we beat the best 3 year fixed no risk investment from a bank or building society, and totally smashed anything that had the same flexibility as the bonds (i.e cash available within 4 weeks). We just saw it as a nice safe investment with the potential for a big win if we were lucky.
  10. Yes, yes and yes, Currently have an old Delongi expresso machine (it has personal meaning) and a Sage grinder. Also have an aero-press for good coffee at work or when at events. The wife got me a barista basics course for Christmas with 'two chimps coffee' and learnt loads, I can also recommend two chimps for some great tasting coffee, either whole bean or ground to suit your style of brewing
  11. I dont shoot well enough or regularly enough to pay big money for my glasses (with the exception of my sunglasses that I have used for years) so here is our family set. Both my girls use Bolle safety glasses in clear for average and below light (nice and cheap, great field of view and fairly robust) I use Revision Sawfly (3 colour kit), can be found fairly cheap and good quality (ESS also do a similar ballistic set), I tend to use the amber lens as it helps with contrast. Great field of view and no visible distortion at the edges of the lens. My exception is my glasses for bright days, I use Oakley Radar Ranges, these are my everyday sunglasses but are ballistic rated, with a purple base colour. I invested in decent sunglasses because I use them for other hobbies and sports, as well as having used them in some really rough environments over 20 years I know as a brand their higher end frames and lenses are fantastically reliable and optically superb. My eldest also uses Oakleys (Half Jackets), for the same reasons I do
  12. Thanks, there seems to be lots of nuance and unknowns in this whole thing.
  13. I'm fairly new to all this, so I just want to check on the known facts: Shooter is DQ'd from WESP event by NCSA Shooter appeals DQ Appeal is heard and lost (original decision stands, shooter is DQ'd) CPSA announce that Shooter is no longer a member of the association, but that Shooter has applied and been approved for membership of ICTSC That is the end of the publicly know facts?
  14. So glad I clicked on this thread, I remember my dad having one when I was a kid. I keep thinking I should get another one ready for if I ever have grandkids (well thats the excuse I'm running with). Loved all the pictures and I feel a shopping trip coming on if I can hide the money away
  15. Welcome to the sport and the forum My family is also new to clay shooting (we have been at it just over a year now), I have had loads of fantastic advice from my local clay ground and instructor as well as from my local RFD. You may have to travel to an RFD but a good one will take the time to help you find the right gun, with a good fit, and many of the bigger clay grounds have a shop, and will let you try out some of the guns they have. As others have said, if you put up your location people will happily recommend places to look and offer local help. Good luck on the hunt, my only advice would be take your time and find the right gun at the right price, its easy to buy quick and then end up changing guns 6 months later (my dad did exactly this).
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