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    Default Updated 5/2/13 - RIP Tom Knapp (sportsman/exhibition shooter)

    What a great time we had seeing a great sportsman do a really nice exhibition.

    Thanks to Nancy for suggesting we check it out.

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    what was you at Chris?
    where have I seen the old feller with the 'stash?
    can't put a finger on it, but my mind thinks I have seen it.
    often my mind is wrong though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    what was you at Chris?
    where have I seen the old feller with the 'stash?
    can't put a finger on it, but my mind thinks I have seen it.
    often my mind is wrong though.


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    that's Tom Knapp....you're just used to seeing him with a Benelli hat...nice to see Mr Knapp doing exhibitions again, he puts on a great show
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    that's Tom Knapp....you're just used to seeing him with a Benelli hat...nice to see Mr Knapp doing exhibitions again, he puts on a great show
    I agree. Very intertaining!
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    He is good people too! Super show, down to earth gentleman, fun time for all ages.

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    Great show

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    It was indeed Tom Knapp, now shooting a CZ USA and still doing a great job.

    What a sportsman!

    Nancy suggested we go and I'm glad she did.

    Chris
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    Looks like the boys had a good time. Tom puts on a great show.

    If you ever get a chance check out Patrick Flanigan, a Winchester exhibition shooter. He puts on a pretty high octane show that is entertaining to all. Plus he is a local WI boy to boot!!

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    Update: May 2, 2013
    I learned today that Tom Knapp passed away over this past weekend.

    http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_...e=most_emailed

    Tom was a gentleman, a sportsman, an entertainer, and a genuine good guy. He was only 62 years old and had been dealing the last couple years with pulmonary fibrosis.

    I sent Tom an email through his website, the morning after I took the above picture. To my surprise, I immediately received this reply:

    Chris,

    Gettin' ready to head out this morning.

    Thanks for your kind words and support!

    You can email me direct at Tom@tomknapp.net

    You should print a good 8x10 copy of your photo and send to me in a self addressed stamped photo mailer. I will sign it to your boys and return it to you.

    Tom Knapp
    XXXXXXX
    XXXXX, MN

    Best Regards, Tom Knapp
    Sent from Tom's mobile device
    I never got around to sending Tom the prints.

    Enjoy today. Don't sweat the small stuff......

    Rest in Peace Tom Knapp....now maybe you can meet up with Herb Parsons and show him what you learned from him.

    Chris
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    Wow, that is a huge loss for the sport. I loved watching him on TV when he did different shows.

    Condolences to his family. RIP Tom Knapp.

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