I left the Army (after 40 years in uniform) in 2012 and retired to Cumbria. I completed my DSC1 just before I left and was incredibly lucky and got a stalking permission straight away. I have added to my armoury over the years and now have a Daystate Air Ranger (for grey squirrels...I do volunteer work for the Brampton and District Red Squirrel Society), a Bettinsoli 12g O/U, an Anschutz 1417 .22 LR with Pulsar NV550 for night work, a CZ .17HMR for vermin and a Howa 1500 .243 with Zeiss Duralyt for deer. I reckon listening to people with experience is probably the best way to learn stuff hence my joining this 'club'. Wish I'd done it before.