Airgun World - - Points Of You - DES­MOND FARRIER

First, Terry, I’m not writ­ing this let­ter to try to win a pair of boots. Ac­tu­ally, I’ve al­ready got a pair and they’re ex­cel­lent. I’m writ­ing to tell you about a mate of mine who was a bit low, to say the least, af­ter his wife passed away. They’d been to­gether for 52 years and my mate (I’d rather not name him), be­lieved life had noth­ing left to of­fer him. Then, I in­vited him to stay with me for a few days and while he was here, I in­tro­duced him to air­gun shoot­ing.

It turns out he’d been a keen shot in his younger days and he was soon giv­ing me a run for my money on the 40-yard tar­gets I have on my prop­erty. Just a few weeks on from his in­tro­duc­tion, my mate is now the proud owner of an Air Arms Ul­ti­mate Sporter and Hawke scope com­bi­na­tion, and it’s not the slight­est ex­ag­ger­a­tion to say he has his life back again. I’m sure there’s more to it than sim­ply his dis­cov­er­ing air­gun­ning, but that’s def­i­nitely where his re­vival started, as he has told me many times. As I write, my mate has just driven away with two years’ worth of back is­sues of your ex­cel­lent magazine and I’m get­ting him a sub­scrip­tion for Christ­mas.

That’s all from me, save to say, this fan­tas­tic sport of ours re­ally is more than just mess­ing about with air­guns, and if any read­ers have a friend who needs a bit more in their life, they might try in­tro­duc­ing them to air­gun­ning.

Des­mond – you may not need an­other pair of those splen­did Jack Pyke boots, but I bet you know some­one who does. Please let me know the size re­quired and we’ll take care of the rest. Mean­while, well done on the part you played in help­ing your friend re­claim his life. As you say, our won­der­ful sport is much more than it ap­pears to many, and I echo your ad­vice to any­one with a friend in need. All

the best to you and your mate. – Ed

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