I can't even claim to be a newbie since I've not yet been granted my FAC, but I wait impatiently and hope to be qualified to dsc-1 standard by the summertime.
I held a shotgun certificate many moons ago but have only recently rekindled my interest in shooting since befriending my local farmer last summer and buying an air rifle to help with his rabbit infestation. He has since given me permission to use shot guns and rifles on his land to deal with foxes, roe deer and the squillions of geese that descend on his fields each winter. Knowing full well that deer stalking is a world away from my small game hunting experience, I aim to absorb as much information as my tiny brain can handle and that is how I found my way here. I now spend more time educating myself on the interweb than I do out on my shoot and have become infatuated to the point that I might just stick my head in the microwave if the chief constable decides that either my land or myself is unsuitable. I don't remember being this anxious since my wedding day over 30 years ago.
In the event of my success, I plan to stick around here and get to know some of you guys while asking some dumb newbie questions when I can't find answers on my own. In the event of a refusal, I promise to pop in and say goodbye to you all before I try to figure out what all the buttons on this damn microwave are for.
I applied for a .204, .243 and FAC air rifle as well as a shotgun cert. Was .243 a good choice to make for roe? I served in the army as a teenager so I have fired a few different calibres and recently joined my local centrefire club to gain and maintain a good standard of marksmanship.
I live on the coast in east Fife. Loads of great golf courses around here and some beautiful scenery. I'm 51 years old with 3 grown up kids who have all moved out at long last. And thank goodness for that.