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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:01 am 
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Team,
I have a small digital Airgun Reference Library I've built over the last 20+ years. It contains roughly 52,000 files of all types (webpages, Word documents, Excel files, PDF files, AVI, MP4 files, etc.) and is over 80GB. I'll give access to any active coaches or shooters who are looking for reference material.

The Airgun Reference Library covers sporting airguns, olympic airguns, and everything in between.
It's loosely organized and I update it or add to it almost monthly as I organize the material I have ( and as I continue to learn). I think I have the owners manuals for most common airguns and even some service manuals. In some cases, people have created guides as they tore into their airguns to perform upgrades/repairs/or services.

If you'd like access, please PM me with your name, email, city, state, and the club you are associated with. In return, I'd ask that you submit something to the library for sharing by emailing it to me. I'll include it in the library and I'll send you an invite to the Google Drive. I'll accept most any file you use with your shooters. It'll go in your folder "Coaching Tips by xxxx."

I pay for the online storage out of pocket and give access to our club members and coaches. Just my small effort to keep the sport alive and provide a easy to reference resource for learning about our sport. I hope by offering it here it can help save some coaches time.

The library is read only. This keeps the library intact and prevents accidental deletion of any files (and stress free / safe for the non-computer inclined folks-- you can't break anything). However, you can edit any document that you download locally to your machine. This lets you customize the files and make your own creations for your own use.

The airgun manuals are divided into two volumes, with Volume 01 mostly about Olympic Style airguns, and Volume 02 mostly about sporting airguns. There my be some overlap between the two volumes, so if you don't find what you are looking for in one volume, check the other.

I use a software program called "Locate32" to find items quickly on my computer. It allows me to search specific folders and types of files for keywords. However, if you are running Windows 10, it's search feature is good enough now and you may not need a desktop search engine.

If you don't use Microsoft Office, LibreOffice from portableapps.com works pretty well to open those type of files. Most office files also have PDF versions if you don't use Microsoft or Libre Office software.

I use PDF X-change viewer (also from portableapps.com) to view Adobe PDF files. It allows one to edit or add to pdf files. You can even export PDF files as graphics files.

Respectfully,
Chris


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 Post subject: Re: A coaching resource
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Chris,

What you are doing is awesome! PM sent.

Thank you!
Tim


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Would love to check out your library...

PM sent


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Hi everyone!
If you have PM'd me with your email, you should have recieved an invite for full access to the Airgun Reference Library.
Access to the library is easiest with a (free) gmail account.
Thanks for the contributions to date--we are now over 81Gb and 58 thousand files!
Looking forward to everyone's feedback and contributions.
Chris


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