Airgun World - - Points Of You - PADDY GREEN.

In­spired by the ar­ti­cles from fel­low dis­abled shooter, Russ Dou­glas, I de­cided to get off my lazy back­side, stop feel­ing sorry for my­self and do some­thing that would make my life bet­ter. That some­thing was to res­ur­rect the tar­get back­stop ‘bunker’ in my back gar­den which many years ago I made after read­ing a how-to ar­ti­cle in your sis­ter mag­a­zine Air Gun­ner.

I suf­fer from an in­her­ited neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­der, Char­cot-Marie-Tooth Syn­drome, which is a funny name, but there’s noth­ing funny about hav­ing it. CMT re­stricts my move­ment, pos­ture, and just about ev­ery­thing else at times, and the temp­ta­tion just to give up is strong. I’ve now de­cided not to give up and I’m be­com­ing more ac­tive ev­ery day through shoot­ing my air­guns. Phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity is a recog­nised means of man­ag­ing CMT so my airgun shoot­ing is physio of the most en­joy­able kind!

Please tell Russ Dou­glas and all those with chal­lenges to keep on shoot­ing and con­tinue to in­spire oth­ers. I as­sure you, it re­ally does make a dif­fer­ence.

Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple at Jack Pyke, we’re able to give away a pair of the brand new Hunters boots ev­ery month to the reader we con­sider to have sent the best let­ter. That’s 120 quid’s worth of ex­cel­lent footwear, just for let­ting us know what’s on your mind. You’ve got to like those num­bers!

So, have a think about what you want to say and get in touch, by email or let­ter. Don’t write pages of text be­cause we’ll have to edit it and we’d rather your thoughts were just as you wrote them. State shoe size and ad­dress, and it’s great if you can in­clude a photo, too. I promise we read ev­ery com­mu­ni­ca­tion we get. If your let­ter wins, you’ll get these su­perb boots, which fea­ture full grain leather up­pers, a Vi­bram Trek Hunter rub­ber sole, a 100% wa­ter­proof, breath­able, Hy­dro­guard mem­brane, odour-re­sis­tant Agion

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