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    Hello

    Hi iam new to the forum and to shooting, I live in Hampshire, southsea iam nearly 62 years old my interest is in clay shooting, iam having ago at the fareham clay club on Sunday this week 19/02/17 then see what happens from then on!

    I have slight arthritis in my left elbow and had my knuckles replaced in my right hand, I've had this for over 30 years it's not stopped me from doing anything up till now!

    Can anyone recommend an instructor in or near my area please?

    So for now this was just to introduce myself and I will keep you posted!

    Regards Chris

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    welcome mate
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    Hello Chris-m. Welcome to the lovely world of shooting. I'm 60 and have been shooting since age 5 or so. As a fellow arthritis sufferer I can sympathize with you. A good fitting gun and a good recoil pad will help a lot in managing the kick, as will light loads and heavier gun.
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    Of course the trouble with a heavy gun is it's a pain to get up and swing when you have arthritis.
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    Getting old ain't for wimps.

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    Hi Chris .... welcome to the Forum!
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    Chris,

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-m View Post
    iam having ago at the fareham clay club on Sunday this week 19/02/17
    That's where *I* started shotgunning in 2009. I started doing PSG early in 2010 and haven't looked back.

    While PSG is very different from clay shooting, I find it *great* fun. Also, for a beginner, the safety training is excellent and will ensure that you're a very *safe* shot.

    As I've suggested to another recent poster, take a look at this and see if you might like a go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixY0bCKP48A

    Regards,

    Mark.

    P.S. Like clay shooting, you don't *have* to take it seriously; I shoot PSG using a reproduction Winchester 1887 lever-action shotgun and have a *whale* of a time.
    Came late in life to shotguns but is making up for lost time...

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    Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated

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    Thank you gls_1956 , iam a 1955 vintage! Thanks for the advice, you certainly started young! Good on you!

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    Thank you 1066, nice to be made welcome.

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    Nice video! Yes that's looks good fun! Looking forward to Sunday.
    Went to the Portsmouth gun centre yesterday chap called phil helped me with my questions, he was very patient with me!! also let me see if I could hold a gun as well, (because of the Arthritis )seems ok at the moment see how I feel after 50 shots! Thanks again for the welcome cheers Chris

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    Hi Chris and welcome to shootinguk.
    I get up to Owls Lodge on the A303 in Hampshire from time to time if you need help.
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