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BruceW

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Anyone attempt Tom Knapp impressions?
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:49:02 PM »
A few yrs ago I saw Mr. Tom Knapp on TV: 

Out came my trusty wingmaster and away we went.  A little practice and I could do 3 easily(plug in).  Twice I was able to do foursies by holding the fourth shell between my first/second fingers, tossing it in and racking it in one fell swoop.  (we won't talk about how may tries it took.   :-X )

So, I figured fivesies would be a breeze if I only had a semi............a while later found an affordable auto 5 and away we went............I never made it past foursies.  Shooting wasn't the problem, the hand throw was, I could just never master it.  Upside down over the head I could do, couldn't do the from the hip or behind the back.........just simply couldn't.

Mr. Knapp was definitely the master, would've loved to see him perform in person.

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Re: Anyone attempt Tom Knapp impressions?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 03:15:04 PM »

I've seen Tom K. on a couple hunting shows out hunting geese on one and pheasants on another.  I couldn't help but think,"those birds don't have a chance"  Then he missed a pheasant... on the first shot and killed it on the second.  He told the other fellow he hadn't actually missed the first shot but he could see the shot column was slowing down and may not get to the bird in time so he shot at it to speed it up to the bird.

In both shows there was a camera attached to his shot gun so you could see his sight picture and the bird.  It was very educational to see how his swing and lead and follow through were on each shot.

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Re: Anyone attempt Tom Knapp impressions?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 02:37:55 PM »
Tom was one of the best. 

  About 13 years ago he came to I belive Rocky for a sporting clays
Shoot.  Apparently Tom loved to hunt Gophers the guy that was apart of bringing him up had me round up permission for a shoot.  It never happend :(