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lpo
04-26-2013, 16:26
Just saw this on USAShootings twitter feed

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Anyone know what's up. I did a quick google search and couldn't find anything.

wizzi01
04-26-2013, 16:59
Says he is retiring on his website

BMPregler
04-26-2013, 17:06
He died this morning at the Mayo Clinic.

Sad Day. RIP Mr Knapp.

itstime
04-26-2013, 17:17
RIP Mr. Knapp. I truley enjoyed watching you. Many thanks for the enjoyment you have given me over the years.

lpo
04-26-2013, 17:22
I loved watching him shoot. He always seemed to genuinely enjoy each and every shot. Even after years and years of doing it day in and day out, every shot he ever did ( in front of the cameras or and audience, at least) seemed like it was just as fun as the first one.

Good man. Sad to see him go. RIP Mr. Knapp.

Joshhtn
04-26-2013, 17:23
Dang!! One of my all time favorites! One hell of a showman. RIP Mr. Knapp.

Dennis in MA
04-26-2013, 17:29
What?????

I could never understand how he kept changing shotgun sponsors, but loved his work. He as 10x the shooter Munden was. Just scary accurate.

Razor
04-26-2013, 17:29
RIP, Mr. Knapp

You are one of my favorite showman shooters...

JBnTX
04-26-2013, 17:30
First George Jones, now Tom Knapp.
All my heroes are passing away.

:crying:

okie
04-26-2013, 17:32
RIP Mr. Knapp:angel:

lpo
04-26-2013, 17:32
First George Jones, now Tom Knapp.
All my heroes are passing away.

:crying:

That was my thought, too.

cheapshot
04-26-2013, 17:40
A sad day indeed. RIP Mr. Knapp and The Possum.

fusegsp
04-26-2013, 19:01
I remember seeing a Tom Knapp show at Doc's Hunt Club here in central Iowa. It was back when he was still with Benelli. Very impressive guy who put on a great, family oriented show. It's funny. He did all his trick shots and the thing I remember most is his deep, booming voice. Fantastic showman and a very polished presentation.

vikingsoftpaw
04-26-2013, 19:09
What?????

I could never understand how he kept changing shotgun sponsors, but loved his work. He as 10x the shooter Munden was. Just scary accurate.

I attended his Team Benelli shooting demonstration at Fin, Fur and Feather. The man's skills were loosing their edge five years ago. Even so he was still scary accurate breaking, IIRC 11 airborne clays.

Some guy I used to work and shoot with had the honor of shooting sporting clays with Tommy. He trick shot the whole course and still bested everyone else's score.

In Pace Requiem

mac66
04-26-2013, 20:13
What?????

I could never understand how he kept changing shotgun sponsors, but loved his work. He as 10x the shooter Munden was. Just scary accurate.

He was with Beretta for 20+ years, then got lung cancer and stopped shooting for them when he couldn't make his appearances during treatment. CZ-USA picked him for the last couple of years. Apparently the cancer finally killed him.

Great shooter, great voice. One of the last professional exhibition shooters.

It's on the CZ website http://cz-usa.com/

RIP Tom.

kenpoprofessor
04-26-2013, 20:15
What a sad week, two American legends gone :crying:

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

nursetim
04-26-2013, 20:32
First George Jones, now Tom Knapp.
All my heroes are passing away.

:crying:

Life is a fatal condition. As we get older our heros/celebrities die off.

RIP Mr. knapp, thank you for all you did to honorably represent our sport with humor and wisdom. You will be sorely missed. Godspeed.

byf43
04-26-2013, 20:35
Wow.

I always enjoyed watching Tom Knapp.
What a great showman!!



Rest in Peace, Sir. You will be missed.

camelotkid
04-26-2013, 21:24
very sad, he was one of my shooting heros growing up watching him on American shooter. I feel like going out and buying a benelli in his honor(even though he and benelli parted ways a while back)

HollowHead
04-26-2013, 21:32
I saw him a few times at the Buffalo Bill Shoot-Out in Cody, Wy. over the years. Great show, but the sponsorship taggs got very tiresome. "I'm going to load my Benneli with Federal and shoot White Flyers as they try to avoid my Benneli loaded with Federal while shooting at the White Flyers. If the White Flyers get hit by the Federal being shot by my Benneli it's because Benneli makes the best shotgun to shoot White Flyers with Federal." It detracted from everything except his his wizzardry. RIP, Sir... HH

Waboom!!
04-26-2013, 22:36
Tom was very good guy. ELK RIVER MINNESOTA !!!

Waboom!!
04-26-2013, 22:39
very sad, he was one of my shooting heros growing up watching him on American shooter. I feel like going out and buying a benelli in his honor(even though he and benelli parted ways a while back)
Benelli abandoned Tom when he was sick and unable to meet their demanding "schedule". (yes I realize what a contract is) but lung transplants are extenuating circumstances.

silversport
04-27-2013, 05:32
great showman...RIP...

Bill

brisk21
04-27-2013, 06:15
Well that sucks. I really enjoyed watching him on t.v.

lethal tupperwa
04-27-2013, 06:30
still have the signed clay bird he gave out after his show.

Highspeedlane
04-27-2013, 06:42
Sad to hear. He was a class act.

WEATHERBY460
04-27-2013, 07:18
How old was he

Dennis in MA
04-27-2013, 07:30
He was with Beretta for 20+ years, then got lung cancer and stopped shooting for them when he couldn't make his appearances during treatment. CZ-USA picked him for the last couple of years. Apparently the cancer finally killed him.

Great shooter, great voice. One of the last professional exhibition shooters.

It's on the CZ website http://cz-usa.com/

RIP Tom.

Man. I swear he was using a Remmie or Win in between.

The most amazing shot was the thrown washer. He didn't put the bullet through the hole, he put the bullet through the CENTER of the hole.

MooseJaw
04-27-2013, 15:16
RIP, Tom..

It was a pleasure to meet you and shake your hand at the NRA Convention, in Phoenix, 4 years ago.


You will be missed..