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ysr_racer
05-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Tom Knapp, Crowd-Pleasing Sure Shot, Dies at 62

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Tom Knapp broke world records for precision shooting.

By PAUL VITELLO
Published: May 3, 2013

Tom Knapp, an exhibition shotgun virtuoso who broke world records by picking off flocks of airborne clay targets with the flair of a western movie hero and dazzled crowds with his effortless precision shattering of golf balls, radishes, aspirin and other flying targets, died on April 26 in Rochester, Minn. He was 62...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/sports/tom-knapp-crowd-pleasing-trick-shooter-dies-at-62.html?_r=0

AdamJoshua
05-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Thanks for posting, have seen him on a few shows, really too bad. The man had some incredible skills and talent. RIP Mr. Knapp

For those of you that won't read the article here's a video linked in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5uHt4AwYb4

CasaDooley
05-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Very sad. I met Tom Knapp and was a volunteer at one of his shows. He was a really nice guy and one hell of a shot. The sporting world has definitely lost one of its great ones.
RIP Tom
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icehog3
05-05-2013, 12:21 PM
62 is far too young, R.I.P., Mr. Knapp.

Col. Kurtz
05-05-2013, 01:49 PM
Always enjoyed his segments on TV. He had a distinctive deep voice and confident manner. Quite a marks(man). He will be missed.

ysr_racer
05-05-2013, 04:38 PM
I saw him live once at Triple B Clays in El Monte, the guy was truly amazing.

After his show he talked and signed autographs, and even helped a few jr shooters break some targets.

With that deep booming voice, he was a showman for sure.