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  1. It did! To me, it looks ‘ok’, better than others for the price, and more importantly seems to go bang when the trigger is pulled. Purchased new, it will have a warranty, and if taken from existing stock can be visually checked prior to leaving RFD for marks etc. It’s just getting over the hurdle of “oh it’s Turkish”, “oh it’s cheap/won’t resell as well”, and “oh it’s not a Beretta/Browning/fill in gap here”! Think I’m still up for it as my first choice for first gun, but then we still have 3 weeks of lockdown for me to rethink, oh, 20 times or so!!!
  2. Thanks for the info... happy shooting! Don’t know about the handling yet, but agreed it certainly looks like a more expensive gun. Will have to try one out then decided! Appreciate your feedback on it. 👍
  3. Thanks taileron... I must admit, it looks as though there is more chance of getting a bit of a rough ride with them... more than 1 or 2 tales of woe which I rather suspect are in much less quantity (in terms of ratio to physical numbers) with, say, a browning. Damn... I’m on the roundabout again!!! My missus can pick shoes easier than this, and that IS saying something!!
  4. Thanks Wingman... seems the ATA is ‘holding its own’ amongst some, and at the price point, for a new gun, I’m more inclined to not worry too much about the odd dink, should it happen. (Would cry if I dinked a perazzi!)
  5. Lol ✈️ 🚁 ✈️ I do miss a pint or two down their with friends...
  6. Hi Udderly... your story sounds very much like my thinking! I’d always keep the gun even if I did upgrade, simply as a spare, or something for a friend/family member to use if they want to come along and have a go. how is the West Country? I’m often down that way... my wife comes from around that neck of the woods, so family visits etc.
  7. thanks John... appreciate the heads up on the action. I’ll be sure to check on that. Agreed on the wood, definitely better on the Turkish guns. Thanks For the info Button Scobydog - Not looked at Bettinsoli, I’m in a mind melt already! Thanks for the info re your pals ATAs.
  8. Thanks Jall, That was my exact short list to look at, primarily as 3 considered well-built solid guns that generally you can’t go wrong with, with added ATA Ssport as the ‘cheapest option’, and Yildiz PS as the nicest looking!
  9. As far as I can tell, ‘most’ motorway roadwork 50mph average speed cameras will allow up to 55 or 56 no problem... if they are actually connected at all! Generally, cameras will allow a tolerance of 10% before being triggered... much the same as ‘most’ police patrols will, if you are driving sensibly.
  10. Eek! 😟 must admit, I’m a bit of a ‘want it now’ type... I hate waiting for stock to arrive. Think I would definitely be looking for something ‘in stock’ that I can hold/see...
  11. Yes... I have quite a few goods comments re Potters. Luckily for me, only 45 minutes away!
  12. Thanks Eggy... appreciate the honest feedback. I think, as many have said, that I need to go and try a few different guns and see which ‘feels’ right, rather than looks great on the inter web! It’s like one massive roundabout this gun-picking lark eh... think you’ve made up your mind then, bam, you change again. Then, before you know it, 3 weeks later you’re back at your first choice! Decisions, decisions
  13. Thanks for the tip... will certainly look at the. Biggin Hill shop (was on their web site early today!)
  14. Cheers... Appreciate the tip Tightchoke. Will do just that!
  15. Oh, sorry! Well closest would be Ashford Guns, but also will defo look at Chris Potter in T Wells... recommended by club.
  16. Well I’m in Kent, but happy to travel further afield if needed. Will go to an RFD to buy, rather than private (if 2nd hand), purely as I have very little knowledge of what to look for and would like that added peace of mind. obviously with shops shut again for 4 weeks, I’m kind of scuppered short term... still, hopefully SGC lands in that time. Yes.. I did wonder that (handling). Obviously I have no real comparison to use as yet, although I did have a go on my instructors 725, and that felt great! just not sure I want to go with the obvious choice of SP or 525, though
  17. Thanks for the info... 👍 yes, definitely would go for the adjustable stock too... think it’s only around 100 extra, so we’ll worth it. Thanks for the info Bruno... to be fair, if there were a good 2nd hand one available when I go, I’d consider it. But I guess, if I’m honest, at that price point I think I’d quite like a new one from the box! Have to agree that some of the Turkish guns look very nice indeed... I was also looking at the Yildiz pro sport, which has some beautiful walnut for the same price as a g1 beretta/browning!
  18. Ok... here goes with one of ‘those’ dreaded questions about ‘types of gun’!... Just joining the world of clays really, had a couple of lessons, and had my FEO visit yesterday... all good (great guy, by the way), and given the ‘nod’ 🤪So, will now be sat by the door like a patient dog each morning waiting for the postie! I’ve been looking over the last few months at various guns... Yildiz, Beretta and Browning being my initial short list. BUT... I think I am now leaning towards an ATA Supersport as a first gun (fit etc. obviously to be checked). Seems (from various reviews on YT), tha
  19. Rushed? Who, me? 😇 Only took me 12 years or so... so I can wait and make informed decisions about the right choice of gun and equipment obviously... (he says looking at guns for sale, slips and all other sorts of toys, wondering how best to convince my wife of ‘how important these are for a safe experience’) 🤣😂 Thanks 👍
  20. Hi All... New to the site, though have lurked a while whilst applying for SGC! Have had a few goes with clays over the years, as well as a few lessons, after being introduced to it about 12 years ago by a good friend who used to shoot for the English squad! Fianlly took the plunge, and can’t wait!
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