Happy shop­per

Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

I have been a club shooter for five years, and have given HFT and FT comps a go with lim­ited suc­cess, but a lot of en­thu­si­asm and a pair of dodgy mid­dle-aged knees. I shoot at Pon­te­fract Air Ri­fle club for fun, to have a catch-up on the week’s events, and to show off any new toys we may have been able to smug­gle home un­der the wives’ radar. I paid a visit to Red­beck Shoot­ing sup­plies at Wake­field where I was given a warm wel­come. I asked to have a look at the Walther RM and ex­plained that I had a part ex­change, and a fair deal was eas­ily struck. Be­ing a fussy bug­ger, I asked for a box-fresh RM8, but when the box was opened, it ap­peared that Armex have changed the spec’ on the RM8 and it no longer has the nicely-styled bar­rel

weight. This has been re­placed with a muz­zle brake. To be fair, this may ap­peal to oth­ers, but was not for me. The only other fresh .177 was in black, which I thought looked great, so I agreed to take this one only to find it to be down on power. To the credit of Red­beck, although the gun was chrono’d out of my sight, they told me it was low on power and they couldn’t let it go out. I can’t help feel that a less rep­utable shop would have hap­pily sent me off with the ri­fle with­out any hes­i­ta­tion. Any­way, I set­tled on the ‘off the shelf’ one which was un­marked. I can only pay trib­ute to their ex­cel­lent ser­vice, and tol­er­ance of me as an awk­ward cus­tomer. I will def­i­nitely be back. Also I’d to add a big thank you to you and your team. I get your mag’ each month and look for­ward to see­ing what’s new in the world of air ri­fles, and I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the good work and PR you do spread­ing the good word about air ri­fles, par­tic­u­larly at this time when peo­ple are fo­cus­ing on the neg­a­tive side of gun own­er­ship. Si­mon Bur­gon

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