Shooting with famous people??


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leadcounsel
October 2, 2010, 08:15 PM
Anyone every been shooting with famous folks?

I've taken a semi-famous female friend to the gun range on a date. She's a female sports caster.

I've also recently been shooting with the band members of the rock/metal band Queensryche. They came to my Army unit's compound in Iraq, and visited our gun range and we were able to meet/greet and shoot with them. They later played a really good concert for us. They used to be one of my favorite bands and are still very talented. They were incredibly friendly and gratious and kept thanking US for being there. Meanwhile I was thanking THEM for coming.

BTW I love the MP5. Gotta be one of my favorite guns in the world and I wish I could easily own a full auto one. Same goes for the UZI. They are so easy to aim and control it's incredible.

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leadcounsel
October 2, 2010, 08:31 PM
A few more pics

SharpsDressedMan
October 2, 2010, 09:27 PM
At Camp Perry in 2008, I was on the line at the Garand match and R. Lee Ermey was on the relay two rows back, two spots to my left. I got to speak to him for quite awhile in between relays. I asked him if he was working or having fun. He said he was just there for vacation, and to shoot. What a great guy. I wanted him to feel like a regular guy, so I didn't bug him for autographs or photos, but my cousins got their picture taken with him.

taliv
October 2, 2010, 09:29 PM
queensryche was one of my favs too. great concerts. amazing vocals and lyrics. i think i bought like, 3 copies (back in the cassette days) of mindcrime. i wore one out and my roommate stepped on the other. heh and of course, rage for order and uhh, the one after mindcrime too.

glad to see they like shooting and are supporting the troops! doesn't surprise me one bit.


eta: holding KAC rifles like the two dudes on the right will make anyone feel like a rock star

killchain
October 2, 2010, 09:47 PM
I spent an entire day with Mark Henry in Balad.

I was on a detainee escort detail and I was all alone in Balad trying to hand off a detainee to their detention center.

I had no idea who he was until I got home seven months later. But he was an extremely nice guy.

armoredman
October 2, 2010, 10:28 PM
Only famous person I ever went shooting with was me - I'm a legend in my own mind. :)

Wish I could have gone shooting with Charleton Heston, too late now.

Kleanbore
October 2, 2010, 10:33 PM
Townsend Whelen

KevininPa
October 2, 2010, 10:37 PM
.........shot with any famous people. But my stepson was working as a field judge when Michael J Fox was shooting paintball. Said he was a hell of a great guy. Real down to earth. Does that count?:D

blkt72
October 2, 2010, 11:06 PM
Empire

Stevie-Ray
October 2, 2010, 11:24 PM
Wish I could have gone shooting with Charleton Heston, too late now. Same here. Right now, I'd like to go shooting with Tom Selleck.

rhubarb
October 2, 2010, 11:34 PM
Roberto Pulido Sr. showed me his trophy room and pics of his son Bobby's African hunting trip.

Really gracious gentleman.

SleazyRider
October 3, 2010, 12:11 AM
Plaxico Burris wanted to show me his handgun but I politely declined. :uhoh:

sxechainsaw
October 3, 2010, 12:17 AM
Went hunting with Dick Cheney once.

Didn't turn out to well.

russ69
October 3, 2010, 12:43 AM
I live in SoCal, it's hard not to run into famous people if you are active in any of the things people like to do. I wont list any names but it's pretty common.

Thanx, Russ

9mmepiphany
October 3, 2010, 01:43 AM
Does it count if she was just there and didn't do any shooting?...Marilyn Chambers

yeti
October 3, 2010, 02:30 AM
Does it count if she was just there and didn't do any shooting?...Marilyn Chambers

Only if my meeting Ginger Lynn, pre Allen and Sheen, counts... no shooting there either.

Justin
October 3, 2010, 02:45 AM
Matt Burkett.
Daniel Horner.
Ruby Fox.
Lones Wigger.
Eddie Rhodes.

If you don't know who they are, I kinda feel sorry for you.

Gryffydd
October 3, 2010, 03:05 AM
I've also recently been shooting with the band members of the rock/metal band Queensryche.
Wow, a lot of fingers on triggers in that second pic :D

Sunray
October 3, 2010, 03:05 AM
Depends on the 'famous' person. At Second Chance, long ago, the only one who paid the least bit of attention to us bozos, aside from Dick Davis, was Massad Ayoob. The rest ignored us completely. Mind you, Miculek is a class act too. Buddy of mine, beat him in a man on man and he had his hand out in congratulations before my buddy knew he had won.
Michael J Fox is Canadian. We're conditioned from birth to be polite. Be careful though. Parkinson's aside, I think he played hockey with the other Canadian actors. snicker.

Big_E
October 3, 2010, 03:35 AM
I wasn't able to go shooting with them at the time, but I am acquainted with David Berman and Jon Wellner from CSI (Las Vegas). My dad has pictures of them shooting Tec-9's and semi auto Uzi's IIRC.

This was when they were just researchers and writers for the show. I don't think they had their current acting roles yet. Both are great guys. I wish I could go shooting with more famous people. I think the most famous person I have met was Alice Cooper, next would be numerous cast from CSI and lastly would be K-Fed.

My dad met the great John Wayne, actually rode in his limo. I am jealous of that.

I really wish that I could have gone shooting with Ermey and Queensryche. That would be so cool.

**Oh and if anyone actually watches CSI and remembers the episode with the Machine Gun shoot, my old man and I almost had a chance to go do that but he never got a call back for it. He's still ticked about that.

Boberama
October 3, 2010, 05:34 AM
Grand Wizzard Theodore.

leadcounsel
October 3, 2010, 12:11 PM
On a semi-related note, I've also met a few famous folks just being in the Army. Some noteworthy Generals and commanders come to mind like General Cuculo in Iraq.

I also met R. Lee Emery when he came to visit my unit to produce an episode of his show Lock and Load. Nice guy, but I only spoke to him for a minute and he had a lot of guys to talk to. He jumped with out guys and also did some sling loading and other cool stuff. I didn't get to do that, but did meet him and get a picture with him.

Really cool stuff.

bearmgc
October 3, 2010, 02:52 PM
I went shooting with an old sheepherder from Smoot Wyoming, who was famous for his dandelion wine....

Ala Dan
October 3, 2010, 05:09 PM
THR member capbuster :D :D :D

ol' scratch
October 3, 2010, 06:52 PM
I have never shot with anyone famous, but would love to shoot with Ozzy Osbourne. I remember watching the first episode of the Osbournes when Ozzy found his M1 Garand and asked his wife where to put it. Later in the episode, he finds a 17 inch WWII bayonet to put on his rifle. His daughter says, "That is so %$#@ing violent!" He yells "Shut-up!" Lots of people I have wanted to yell shut up to when they bash firearms.

"In other words, you don't jack with the man holding a gun...and, if both men have guns, everyone acts a bit more polite."
--Ozzy Osbourne, Thank God For the Bomb.

SpeedAKL
October 3, 2010, 07:03 PM
Gilbert Arenas lives down the street from me, he likes his guns but apparently isn't well informed re: DC gun laws.....

Erik M
October 3, 2010, 07:12 PM
I wasn't at a range and the topic of firearms wasn't broached, but I was cc'ing my .38 when I got to shake hands with Tim Allen at a car auction some years ago.

There is youtube video of Conan O'Brien hanging out with Hunter S. Thompson shooting class III firearms and drinking burbon. I would loved to have been a part of that.

SharpsDressedMan
October 3, 2010, 07:29 PM
I understand Donald Bellisario (creator of Magnum P.I., NCIS, etc) trained in the Marines with Lee Harvey Oswald. It's nice when the Marines can bring future famous people together on the firing range.

Rembrandt
October 3, 2010, 10:33 PM
Nearly shot with Charleton Heston and G. W. Bush (43).....but at the last minute it didn't work out. Heston was working on a film at the time and his movie contract prohibited him from using firearms, so he watched. GWB was scheduled to shoot at a sporting clays event, but was forced to watch. Karl Rove was running his campaign and wouldn't allow GWB to hold any firearms around the press, didn't want to give his opposition photos that could be used against him in the election....didn't make sense at the time but in hindsight it was a wise decision.

Have had the privilege to shoot with the following:
Sen Phil Graham (Tx) (Sporting Clays)
Ron Scheer (Great American Outdoors Host) (Sporting Clays)
Kim Rhode (Olympic shotgunner) (Skeet)
Haley Dunn (Olympic shotgunner) (Trap)
Kayne Robinson (Former NRA Pres.) (Sporting Clays)
The late Joe Bowman (Handgun trick shooter) (Handguns)

dirtyjim
October 4, 2010, 12:13 AM
i shot with Berit Aagaard, the late Finn Aagaard's wife at a big bore shoot last april. the little old lady can shoot, she was shooting a right handed win.70 in 375H&H left handed faster than most of us could shoot right handed

FROGO207
October 4, 2010, 10:12 PM
Wow I am out of the loop up here. There are lots of famous individuals on MDI and in 30 years that I have lived here I have never been able to weasel my way into doing any such thing. Did spend a pleasant afternoon drinking some beers with Paul Newman back in the late 80's in Southwest Harbor however. He was really down to earth and a great guy.

Dimis
October 4, 2010, 10:43 PM
At Camp Perry in 2008, I was on the line at the Garand match and R. Lee Ermey

I envy anyone to meet R. Lee Ermy hes one of my personal heroes

SleazyRider
October 4, 2010, 10:44 PM
Standing in line at the grocery store checkout this evening, it occurred to me that I don't even know what a famous person is anymore. Out of the dozens of names that were plastered all over the magazines on display---famous movie stars, singers, and entertainers---I didn't recognize any.

I guess that makes me old and out-of-the-loop. :) Or maybe I need to get out of the house more.

oneounceload
October 4, 2010, 11:21 PM
Jon Kruger - NSCA Hall of Fame
Bud Wolfe - NSCA Hall of Fame
Dan Orlich - ATA Hall of fame

some of the most amazing shotgun shooters period

c919
October 4, 2010, 11:29 PM
Townsend Whelen

... And Kleanbore takes the win!

Lucky man.

russ69
October 4, 2010, 11:34 PM
I envy anyone to meet R. Lee Ermy hes one of my personal heroes

No biggie, he lives in my town. He's always at the local gun shops. I have his autograph that says: "What's your major malfunction?"

Thanx, Russ

MistWolf
October 4, 2010, 11:45 PM
When I was in High School and worked for Oak Tree Gun Club, I pulled skeet for actor Dub Taylor a few times. Real nice guy and very polite. Tipped well too. What impressed me the most was the time he was waiting to shoot his round- already paid for- and his wife came to pick him up. He asked simply to shoot at two birds- one for each barrel, which was ok with every one there, then packed up and went with his wife. Very respectful of his wife and didn't make her wait at all. He had a very pretty little .410 side by side that he shot

kbbailey
October 5, 2010, 12:06 AM
I have a watercolor picture of some horses painted by Buck Taylor (Newly from Gunsmoke)

I never shot with him...but he was a gunsmith on TV

brad2388
October 5, 2010, 12:19 AM
I mean I'd love to go shooting with Rosie O'Donnell. Sorry, my backspace is broken :)

russ69
October 5, 2010, 01:31 AM
When I was in High School and worked for Oak Tree Gun Club, I pulled skeet for actor Dub Taylor a few times. Real nice guy and very polite. Tipped well too. What impressed me the most was the time he was waiting to shoot his round- already paid for- and his wife came to pick him up. He asked simply to shoot at two birds- one for each barrel, which was ok with every one there, then packed up and went with his wife. Very respectful of his wife and didn't make her wait at all. He had a very pretty little .410 side by side that he shot

Good ole Dub, he's gone now. Are you sure about the 410 gauge, he usually shot a 28 gauge mostly Parkers?

Thanx, Russ

chrisdelrosario14
October 5, 2010, 01:42 AM
R. Lee Ermey's son married my cousin so that kind of makes him my uncle haha

Tom S.
October 5, 2010, 07:51 AM
I shot several times with the guy who won second place in the Navy Cup Match at Camp Perry one year in the early 60's.


He was my dad. :D

Paul Kersey
October 5, 2010, 10:04 AM
Neil Bonnett and Davey Allison.

LubeckTech
October 5, 2010, 10:19 AM
Does Ken Hackathorn count?? He shoots at the range I belong to most Sundays and even sometimes designs and runs IDPA stages for our club. A couple years ago Ken was working a bunch of people thru a "house" of made of barrels. He let them use his body armor and made the comment "If you were paying for this it would run you about $600.00".

MistWolf
October 5, 2010, 11:36 AM
I'm not absolutely sure Dub Taylor was using a .410. The side by side he used was very small with slender barrels and looked to me it was a .410. It could have been a 28 ga. I never asked him though

It was one of the prettiest side by sides I've seen

doc2rn
October 5, 2010, 01:06 PM
Talked guns with a man over breakfast in the Dallas Fort Worth Holliday Inn when I was 13 he kept telling me he was Eddie Van Halen. I didnt know who he was until highschool. Guess thats the price you pay when you live in the sticks with 2 tv channels and 3 radio stations on the tractor. He took pitty on me and gave me his autograph on a holidome napkin.

HGUNHNTR
October 5, 2010, 01:07 PM
Karl Marx
King Ramses
Leonardo DaVinci
Genghis Khan
Tom Osborne

Rshooter
October 5, 2010, 01:18 PM
I mean I'd love to go shooting with Rosie O'Donnell.

And the winner is....

Mudinyeri
October 5, 2010, 03:21 PM
My wife is "semi-famous." Does that count? :D

prisondoc
October 5, 2010, 04:30 PM
Rover Raglin, he has a hunting show on The Outdoor Channel. He seems like a genuinely kind and friendly man.

Ike R
October 5, 2010, 09:02 PM
Tx Governer Rick Perry ( he was Ag Com then though)

Wade Bowen (Singer)
Roger Creager(singer)
Kevin Fowler (singer)

All the singers are Texas Country Artists and "famous" around these parts

xXxplosive
October 6, 2010, 07:20 PM
Years back shot with old time comedian and friend of Frank Sinatra.....Charlie Callas.........I shot next to him at a muzzleloading shoot. He couldn't stop making his wierd noises and doing impressions of Boris Karloff. Just couldn't shoot as he was just hysterical. Had a great time and took his lawn chair home that he left behind.

Clifford
October 6, 2010, 07:23 PM
I grew up hanging around my dad and his shooting buddies and was able to shoot from time to time with them. Some locals around here may consider these guys famous. My dad, Mike Henry was a pretty well known locally for his revo shooting skills. There was also a guy by the name of Rondy Neil, he was most likely known in shooting circles for his sense of humor. Also Brian Enos, nice guy. I beleive he co-owned a z-car repair shop with Rondy. Rob leatham was another buddie of my dads, very nice fellow.

Rondy passed of ALS about 13 years ago and I still miss him. He was probably the funniest guy I've ever met. Brian isn't really shooting anymore, guess he's busy with his buisness and website. Rob met up with my dad the other day and I got an invite to do some shooting with him. I shoot at the same range as Rob, so I'll get a chance to shoot with TGO pretty soon.

Rembrandt
October 6, 2010, 07:42 PM
Thing about shooting with "Famous People"......the ones I've been around don't wear their celebrity status as "look at me, I'm someone that's been on TV". They are humble and polite, just wanting to fit in with the other shooters. No arrogance or narcissistic tendencies.

fase3
October 6, 2010, 10:35 PM
I'm 70 now but in the middle 60's meet and spent a lot of time shooting with Col. Jack Y. Canon (Inventor of the Glaser Slug). Many good memories and stories about this gentleman. I think I'll just keep them to myself!

788Ham
October 7, 2010, 01:53 AM
I've never shot with these gentlemen, but when I came back from the 'Nam and was in Tripler Army Hosp. recovering, I met Richard Deacon, Tennessee Ernie Ford, James McArthur. Also met a Medal Of Honor recipient, Peter Lemon at a Viet Vet's ceremony, very humble gentleman. Would definitely like to meet Lee Ermey.:cuss:

ol' scratch
October 13, 2010, 09:41 PM
I wasn't at a range and the topic of firearms wasn't broached, but I was cc'ing my .38 when I got to shake hands with Tim Allen at a car auction some years ago.

There is youtube video of Conan O'Brien hanging out with Hunter S. Thompson shooting class III firearms and drinking burbon. I would loved to have been a part of that.
One of the funniest things I have seen on youtube. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNEImAIM4L4

DAdams
October 14, 2010, 12:50 PM
While living in Idaho I hunted with Freestyle Skiing Legend Airborne Eddie Ferguson. He was a wildman.

I dove hunted with an Olympic Silver medalist (don't recall his name) who never missed a dove with his 4/10.

Hunted with Harry Daum (mall developer) big game hunter and Bob Price (President of the Idaho Candy Company).

Everyone put their pants on one leg at a time. ;) A couple of them had awesome field dogs that were a joy to shoot over.

Those were the days. Pheasants, doves, chukar, ducks, galore!

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