October 28, 2004

SIGARMS' Stolen Thunder

The Outdoor Wire reported on Monday that SIGARMS had its crown jewel, the $60,000, custom-engraved Blaser R93 known as “Okavango Thunder,” stolen in Las Vegas. The company discovered the missing piece as they were unpacking and setting up their booth for the SHOT Show.

[With thanks to Kevin S. on World SIG.]

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October 22, 2004

New hand-tossed clay world record

Jim Scoutten of Shooting USA is reporting that Tom Knapp has set a new world record of ten hand-tossed clays:

Yesterday was Tom’s second officially certified attempt to raise his record of 9 hand-tossed clays, with each broken by an individual shot from his Benelli autoloading shotgun, to a new world record of 10. He managed the remarkable feat in ideal weather conditions at 5:00PM Central Time at Big Springs Clay Target Sports.

Tom Knapp has held the previous record of 9 hand-tossed clays since 1993 and has regularly performed the feat in his live appearances across the country. Raising the record to 10 clays was not easy.

Tom first attempted a new world record at Dalton, MN, a month ago. But the Minnesota wind conditions prevented a successful conclusion.

Wednesday was the second certified record attempt, certified by Judge and NRA Board Member Dwight Van Horn and by an official NRA World Record Certificate.

If you’ve ever seen clay shooting, either by hand or machine, you will know how impressive this is. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, never mind.

(Thanks to Jack on the World SIG list for the notice.)

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October 08, 2004

If you outlaw guns...

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” —Cesare Beccaria

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