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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Oh and go to post office and pay for cert


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Any thoughts/info on gun insurance
    Who does it and any recommendations
    Thanks as ever


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭ Rosahane


    Any thoughts/info on gun insurance
    Who does it and any recommendations
    Thanks as ever

    Just put in on house contents insurance. All risks will cover outside the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    What about the liability insurance you need to have if using ranges etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭ Rosahane


    What about the liability insurance you need to have if using ranges etc

    The ranges will include insurance as a condition of membership. They will take it from either The NARGC or CAI. If you already have it you won’t have to pay twice.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Cheers for that:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    What about the liability insurance you need to have if using ranges etc

    I would ALWAYS advise you to have your own insurance Paul. It is very cheap and you renew it once a year. €40 a year is nothing for piece of mind. My club recommend all members to have their own cover.

    https://countrysportsireland.org/individualMembership.php


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Sound advice


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Cheers ZiabR
    Just joined so another box ticked:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    Cheers ZiabR
    Just joined so another box ticked:)

    Good stuff, you will get your membership card and other paperwork in the post in the coming days. I carry my card with my licence at all times.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    RFD just contacted me.Expecting my gun delivery tomorrow :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    A couple of questions regards gear(remember I am a complete novice)
    What to pay for a standard gun slip-nothing fancy
    Type of box to transport ammo in the car
    Bog standard ear muffs-are cheapos OK
    Same for eye protection
    Type of vest/gilet for clays
    Thanks as always for any informed info as you guys have done it all before:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    Standard shotgun slip will set you back anywhere from 35 to 50 euro.
    You can transport your cartridges in any container that is separate to your gun and that can be locked with a padlock.
    I would recommend you ALWAYS wear glasses, if you dont have shooting glasses then sunglasses will do for the moment. Shooting glasses can be 20 euro to 1000 euro.
    Dont buy super cheap ear defenders like the disposable ones. You could get a good enough set for 25-50 euro. No need to go mad either.
    Get a standard Skeet vest. It will cover you for shooting Sporting, OT and Skeet. Skeet vests are usually 65-100 euro.

    Sportsden in Navan has a fantastic online shop, you could have all this bought today and it would be with you by Friday. Failing that, you can look at the shop in your gun club presuming they have a shop (not sure what club you are linked to)

    And remember to keep a trigger lock on your gun at ALL times during transport to and from the range.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Cheers for that
    Local CPC is a range only so no shop.I like the idea of that as its no so commercial as some of the ranges I looked at.
    Plus its only about 10mins from me:)
    Son in law used to shoot so he has some fancy electronic defenders and nice glasses buried in storage as they are about to move house.
    I will get some reasonable ones in the meantime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    If i could offer you some other advise Paul. If you are completely new to the sport and have not really shot before, then I recommend you shoot 24 gram 7.5 cartridges. The 24 gram have significantly less recoil which allows you to practice, pull away, swing through and maintained lead better. Once you have a handle and are shooting regularly, you can increase to 28 gram if you wish but if you are only shooting Sporting Clays then there is little to no difference from 24 to 28 gram cartridges.

    Also, I would also recommend you bring an oily rag in a ziplock bag with you, you can leave it in the car if you wish but for the days that you might be shooting in light rain, I would advise you wipe the gun down with the oily rag before transporting it home to be cleaned properly. It could be a few hours before you get to clean the gun and you dont want water sitting on the gun for long. Even taking it out of the slip when you get home and breaking it down is better than leaving it in the slip for hours. A happy gun is a clean/dry gun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Yes I was thinking of 24g 7.5-dont want to end up flat on my back:)
    As a matter of interest is it better to buy a cleaning kit or get the bits separately.
    I see some kits dont have a jag-just brushes and a mop


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    In all my years i have never used a jag. I just use the brushes with bore cleaner and then and push kitchen roll through the barrels a number of times using the cleaning rods minus the brush head. Your call, but a jag is not necessary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    What type of bore cleaner do you use


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    There are so many types available Paul.

    Hoppes No.9
    Phillips
    Bisley

    etc

    You can get them in liquid or aerosol form. I tend to go with the liquid but whatever you can get your hands on. Its not expensive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    I see basic kits with 3 piece rod and brushes and mop for €10
    You cant go wrong:)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    Thats all you need Paul. Will do the job nicely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Just checking on postage


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Darn postage is €12-a little too high:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭ Rosahane


    Darn postage is €12-a little too high:(

    All the dealers will have the three piece kits for less than €20


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Great-the Miroku wouldn't like a Berreta shoved through it anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    €12 for cleaning kit from RFD.Also got slip,jacket,safe,ear defenders and Brunox gun cleaner and ammo box.All good prices.A one stop shop.
    Plus he threw in a lock for the ammo box,a brass jag(sorry ziabr:)) and some cleaning cloth


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,575 ✭✭✭ ZiabR


    I take it you have the gun now aswell or are you still waiting for the licence to arrive in the post? Either way, best of luck with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    I have the license and RFD is awaiting delivery of the gun-should be today:)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭ paulireland


    Anyone any experience of safeguard devices 2 gun safes


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