Hi there guys and girls.
My name is Paul. I'm 19 and currently living in Bristol, where I have lived since birth! I have been shooting since I was 10, both clay pigeon shooting with a 12 bore O/U Beretta and air rifle shooting with a Logun S-16. I am now looking forward to taking the next step up to firearms. I have already joined BASC and I am happy to be a member and really enjoying the magazines!
I am waiting on an officer to come out and inspect my gun safe/ammo safe and house security. I am booked on to take part in the DSC1 course in Cornwall towards the end of April which, when I complete, I will be issued my FAC/SC co-terminous ticket which I have requested have the following calibres: .243, .270 and .308 all of which are for deer stalking and, of course, a shotgun for clay pigeon shooting and maybe game shooting too one day.
I have sent off numerous applications to join small bore rifle clubs near where I live, one I have paid but I am on the waiting list and waiting for e-mails from another two. I am a student so I have plenty of time to practice. I am looking to eventually entering small bore competitions representing the club. I also wish to join a full bore shooting club. When I am accepted as a member to a small bore club I intend to apply for a variation to add both .22 LR self-loading and bolt action rifles for different competitions.
In 2009 I had a serious accident which resulted in me breaking both my thighs, my neck, my back and a few other things which has left me partially disabled and with other issues. Before this my main hobbies were sports and racing, now I can't really do those so I am reducing those and moving towards my first hobby love, shooting. I was introduced by my Uncle at a young age and loved it ever since.
There is not a lot I enjoy more than shooting with someone whom I trust and has much more experience than I as I have no end of respect for some of the truly great marksmen I've met so far and I always look forward to meeting more, hopefully I may even meet some of you on here!
If anybody knows some game dealers near or around Bristol which like to receive deer or certain/any species please do let me know. I am not too interested in the price as with stalking I like to keep some for myself and my family and the rest I will sell to game dealers or anyone around Bristol that would like to buy it from me after a stalk as I have no place to store them effectively so I don't mind selling them at whatever price people are willing to give as long as there are people around here that will enjoy them like we will.
Has anyone done a DSC1 course before? Is it good fun and enjoyable? I am studying all the material I have been sent which is quite interesting and I am enjoying it thoroughly. I look forward to speaking with you all and getting to know you. It's a pleasure to meet you all.