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Shooting with famous people??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by leadcounsel, Oct 2, 2010.

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  1. leadcounsel

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    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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    A few more pics
     

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I can't say that I've.....

    .........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
     
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  10. Stevie-Ray

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    Same here. Right now, I'd like to go shooting with Tom Selleck.
     
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    Roberto Pulido Sr. showed me his trophy room and pics of his son Bobby's African hunting trip.

    Really gracious gentleman.
     
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    Plaxico Burris wanted to show me his handgun but I politely declined. :uhoh:
     
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    Went hunting with Dick Cheney once.

    Didn't turn out to well.
     
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    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
     
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    Does it count if she was just there and didn't do any shooting?...Marilyn Chambers
     
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    Only if my meeting Ginger Lynn, pre Allen and Sheen, counts... no shooting there either.
     
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    Matt Burkett.
    Daniel Horner.
    Ruby Fox.
    Lones Wigger.
    Eddie Rhodes.

    If you don't know who they are, I kinda feel sorry for you.
     
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    Wow, a lot of fingers on triggers in that second pic :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Grand Wizzard Theodore.
     
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    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.
     
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    I went shooting with an old sheepherder from Smoot Wyoming, who was famous for his dandelion wine....
     
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    THR member capbuster :D :D :D
     
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    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.
     
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