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Just finished "I remember skeeter"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jsalcedo, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    A great book containing some of his best writing.

    It is the only Skeeter Skelton book in print at this time and I highly recommend it.

    The stories of Dobe Grant, Jug Johnson and Me and Joe are worth reading over and over. Skelton led an interesting life to say the least the book details the highlights of his law enforcement and writing career.

    Get it while you can.
    http://www.booktrail.com/Guns_General/I Remember Skeeter.asp

    I was looking around for his other works but they are out of print and are going for upwards of $100 each used.

    I wonder if there is any way to convince shooting times to re-print
    Skeeter on handguns, Hoglegs, Hipshots and Jalapenos
    or Good Friends, Good Guns and Good Whiskey. I bet they would sell every one of them.
  2. mcshot

    mcshot New Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    across da bridge, Mi
    I was an avid reader of Skeeter as I grew up. I have Good Friends, Good Guns and and Good Whiskey. This is a good reminder to dig it out before the winter sets in.
  3. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 20, 2002
    North Texas
    Collected works of Skeeter

    A few years back, Shooting Times put out a special issue, called something like, The Best of Skeeter Skelton. It was in magazine format with stiffer covers. Had a couple of commerative articles, and several of the "Me and Joe" and Dobie Grant stories. I think there were also a few of Skeeter's "favorite Guns" and "Favorite Loads" articles.

    This is out of print now, certainly, but well worth browsing through the boxes of old gunzines which show up at gun shows and used bookstores.

    Like so many others, I wish Skeeter had done a real hard cover book before he became so ill . . . .

  4. 444

    444 Mentor

    Dec 26, 2002
    I have all of the books you mention and the magazine.

    All good stuff. The problem is that I had read almost all of it before. When I was a kid, I was an avid reader of Skeeter. Being a kid, without a lot of pressing issues in my life, I read every gun magazine I could get my hands on and re-read them many times. When we would go on vacation, I would take my whole collection of gun magazines and read them all from cover to cover in the car.

    Handloader magazine has Skeeter related stuff in them pretty regularly. Within the last few issues they had an article on Elmer and Skeeter's faviorite guns and loads parts 1 and 2 (April issue was part 1). I really like Handloaders author, Brian Pearce. He doesn't write in the style of Elmer or Skeeter, but he covers a lot of the same topics: cast bullets, revolvers etc. He is a Montana ranch boy.

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