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Bob Taylor Passes Away

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  1. trim tab

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    Bob Taylor passed away March 14th one day short of his 88th birthday. Bob owned Bob Taylor Gun Club in Las Vegas until he sold it in 1980. He also cooked one of the best steaks around. Bob hosted some of the most popular trapshooting tournaments in the country giving away automobiles and some of the largest cash purses in history. Ann Margaret Skeet shooting in the movie "Viva Las Vegas" was actually Bob breaking the targets just out of sight of the camera. Bob was an Elks member for 57 yers and his memorial willl be at 4 pm, Sunday, March 28 at the Elka Lodge, 4100 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nv. When Steve Carmichael had his last shoot at the Las Vegas Gun Club, Bob was able to stop by,say hello and have a few pictures taken.
     
  2. pj 999

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    I guess that means I'll never get my $3OOO from his Super Shoot. If he wouldn't of wrote me a bad check for $1000 I would'nt collected a dime. Owes my buddy alot more than that from same shoot.
     
  3. DAS

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    The Bob Taylor "SUPER SHOOT" came to mind when the ATA announced the $100,000 event for this years Grand. The format is similar. It was to be a winner take all for $50,000. There were a lot of bad checks and non payments for some of the qualifying handicaps.
     
  4. pj 999

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    Super Shoot was last shoot he held due to non payments, mismanaging etc.
     
  5. Neal Crausbay

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    The Landmark Casino/Hotel never gave Bob the final $30,000 it had promised as added money. Bob paid out the options as far as there was money to pay them, including his profit from the target fees.

    I shot the shoot and I don't recall any $50,000 amount to any shooter being offered in the program.

    With the exception of the non-payment of all the options on his last big shoot, which is inexcusable regardless of reason, Bob Taylor probably did more to promote trapshooting than any person ever did.

    At one of his shoots at his club a few miles from the old Mint Gun Club, Steve Carmichael won close to $3,000 for a 43 in one of the 50's options. His 43 was by itself and high in the 50. Steve also got around $2,000 additional for one of the sub events in that 50. Yes, the weather was bad.

    One year he hosted a Pro-Am shoot at his club. He invited each of the Pro Football teams to send a player/representative. Mostly the players were linemen but not all. I remember meeting Robert Newhouse, running back of the Dallas Cowboys, and had the kicker Dempsey on my "team" who held the NFL record for a 63 yard field goal. He could kick but couldn't shoot.

    It is quite sad to me that Bob Taylor, in spite of all the good things he did and the great times so many of us had at his shoots, will be mostly remembered for his last shoot that went bad. He deserves better.
     
  6. Vickie

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    I totally agree with Neal.

    We had just started shooting when the last of the shoots at Taylor's and the Mint gunclub were held on the same day. Those were the exciting times in trapshooting in Las Vegas. Too bad it can't be like that again. A lot of Las Vegas history has left us this year.

    We still try to have dinner at Taylor's Ranch House. I remember going there and the place would be full of shooters.

    We had a lot of good times back then.

    God Bless you Bob.

    Vickie Larkin
     
  7. Neal Crausbay

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    At one of Bob Taylor's shoots at his club, he had gone to the local unemployment office and hired as pullers and setters, probably all the people hanging out there looking for work. The weather turned bitterly cold and those poor people were about to freeze. Most all of them did not have any kind of decent jackets or warm clothes as they were for the most part wearing hand-me-down or throw-away sporting coats and thin pants. They were so cold and were shaking so badly they could hardly write the dead/lost score on the score sheet. Many were unable to do the math to come up with the total for the sub event also. Noses running and eyes watering all over their faces.

    Someone started passing the hat to buy them some protection from the cold. If you've ever thought trapshooters were a cold hearted bunch and were only interested in getting perfect pulls and a smooth run event, you should have been at this shoot. Hundreds of dollars were collected in a matter of minutes resulted in a quick dash to the local army surplus store bringing back a pickup load of army green blankets and other protection from the cold wind. Fortunately the weather moderated some the next day and for the balance of the shoot.

    Remembering how these unfortunate pullers/setters stuck it out even to return the following days of the shoot kinda upset me when the "strikes" and walk-offs occurred by the help during great weather in the GAH in Vandalia some years later.

    If only today’s shooters were as tolerant and understanding as most were back then, it would really help. Even still, I believe the big hearts and generous pocket books are still there among the fine people of trapshooting.

    Sorry if this appears off-topic and doesn't relate to the passing of Bob Taylor. It is just that in thinking back about him, some of the things that happened during the years of shooting in Las Vegas come to mind.
     
  8. Annie Get Your Gun

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    Was that the 100,000 GRAND? I still have a patch from that shoot. Do not remember when it was late 70's?? Didn't win any money!! Diane
     
  9. Janet

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    Sympathy to family and friends on Mr. Taylor's passing. Remembering the good that people did and the kindness shown others, are the things that truly count in the end. God Bless you, Mr. Taylor.
     
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