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RIP Tom Knapp

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hey_poolboy, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. hey_poolboy

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    Just read on another forum that the great exhibition shooter Tom Knapp has passed away.
    What a sad day.
    I loved watching him. His voice was half the enjoyment of watching him.

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    Dang that's sad news. The man was a true Showman.
    RIP...
     
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    Sad to hear that, I really enjoyed watching him shoot. Now that is two from "Impossible Shots" TV that have passed in the last year.
     
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    What a terrific fellow, I saw him first on "History Channel". A magnificent ambassador for our sport.
     
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    Has anybody seen anything official on this? I saw it on another forum too but can't find anything else about it.
     
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    George Jones and Tom Knapp in one day?

    Oh man. I flags are gonna be flying half mast...
     
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    what a bummer! Sad - very sad.
     
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    I can't find anything on bing search about it.
     
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    Thanks ID-shooting,I've seen so many fake obituaries that I check the news pages for verification before I'll believe it. Thanks for the verification and good-bye to TK. We have
    lost a great spokesman/exhibitor.
     
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    Thanks for the link ID-shooting, The shooting world lost a good man.
     
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    Incredible talent and showmanship. Will be missed.
     
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    Rest in peace, he was one hell of a showman and shooter.
     
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    Damn, sorry to hear that.
     
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    Saw him perform live twice as a kid. Second time I got to stand next to him and throw eggs up in the air for him to shoot.

    He was a great guy and would take the time to talk to anyone.

    R.I.P
     
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    My brother met him at an exhibition shoot, where he graciously was signing autographs and shotgun shells after demonstrating all kings of Benelli shotguns. One trick was shooting aspirin out of the sky. When my brother got up the line, he asked Tom if he would sign an aspirin (it was obvious that Tom was getting tired even signing shotgun shells). Tom looked up from signing, and was about to go off on my brother, saw he was putting him on, and had a good laugh at it, as they both knew there were idiots out there that probably WOULD ask for an autographed aspirin. A great shot, and a down to earth guy with a good sense of humor.
     
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    Got to meet him and shake his hand a couple times in years past. He was a good shot and showman, one of the best and not only with a shotgun. RIP Tom Knapp.
     
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    well that sucks... I'm sure he's showing St. Pete how to break clays!!! :)
     
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    That is a loss to the shooting community. I have enjoyed so many of his shows when they were broadcast. What impressive talent. R.I.P. I'll have to go through my Shootist's Prayer for him.
     
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    He broke Herb Parsons' record of clays thrown in the air and shot before they hit the ground (I believe 10). Great exhibition shooter.
     
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