Ed­i­tor’s Wel­come

Airgun World - - Contents -

The ed­i­tor hides from the rain, and asks us all to be gun safety aware

As I write, it’s 8pm and a dull, per­sis­tent, wind-blown down­pour is spat­ter­ing the win­dows of my of­fice. This is ex­actly how it’s been on the three pre­vi­ous nights I’ve ar­ranged to ac­com­pany our Air­gun Stu­dent, Nay­lor Ball, on a pho­to­graphic mis­sion to cap­ture his suc­cess with the new Night Stalker night-vi­sion sys­tem from AC Guns. Nay­lor’s get­ting on well with the Night Stalker, and he’s keen to share his find­ings, rain or no rain. He’s keen, young, Olympi­cally fit, and would hardly blink an eye at walk­ing about in win­ter rain half the night. I’m not re­motely like that any more, and I told Nay­lor to go test the Night Stalker in the rain, and that we’d fea­ture the test next month. Apolo­gies to those await­ing the sec­ond part of that test, and sorry if you think I’ve wussed out, but get­ting older with­out get­ting smarter sim­ply isn’t part of the deal. From what I’ve seen of that Night Stalker unit, it’s def­i­nitely worth wait­ing for, and it will be in next month’s is­sue, I prom­ise.

IDLEBACK CHAIR COM­PE­TI­TION

What an amaz­ing re­sponse we’ve had to our Idleback Chair give­away, as un­veiled last month. The en­tries are pil­ing in, and it’s ob­vi­ous that I’m going to be se­ri­ously chal­lenged to de­cide which of our wor­thy ap­pli­cants is awarded this won­der­ful prize. That de­ci­sion will be made for next month’s Air­gun World, and there’s still time to get in touch and tell me what an Idleback chair could do for you. Good luck!

SAFETY LEAFLET

As you’ve prob­a­bly al­ready no­ticed, there’s a leaflet en­closed within the mag­a­zine, and I’d like to make a per­sonal plea to every­one to study it care­fully, then to make sure we’re all com­ply­ing with its ad­vice, be­fore spread­ing the vi­tal mes­sage it con­tains. Air­gun World will be help­ing to dis­trib­ute this leaflet and thereby to pass on the ad­vice it con­tains. More in­for­ma­tion on the leaflet can be found on page 28, and if, like me, you wince at the use of the term ‘air weapon’, please be as­sured that this is used purely be­cause that’s the of­fi­cial ref­er­ence found in the Firearms Act. I still hate that term, though.

The out­come of the Govern­ment re­view of the reg­u­la­tion of air­guns is yet un­known, and as soon as all rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion has been compiled and the of­fi­cial state­ments have been is­sued, we’ll pro­duce a com­pre­hen­sive break­down on what, if any­thing, this means to us. For now, please carry on en­joy­ing our fan­tas­tic, safe, re­ward­ing and pro­duc­tive pas­time, and I for one am con­vinced we’ll be do­ing just that for many, many years to come.

See you next month.

Nay­lor and the Night Stalker may be able to shrug off win­ter rain­storms, but I can’t.

The su­perb Idleback Chair - and it could still be yours.

Ed­i­tor Re­minder - The Fe­bru­ary is­sue is on sale on Wed­nes­day the 15th of Jan­uary!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.