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Favorite Trapshooting Moments

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tony Fortino, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. Tony Fortino

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    I was at the Indiana State Shoot one year and it was raining. (imagine that if you've ever been to the state shoot) We were waiting for the next squad to shoot when the target setter popped out of the house and yelled to the line judge "The sub pump stopped working! The traps filling with water!" the judge thought for a second and said "Finish the next 25 and I'll be back." the look on the setter's face was priceless. As you can imagine the trap is turning in to a minipool and the setter would be at risk of electricution. lol

    It was a good time.

    Tony Fortino
     
  2. Lugerville

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    Standing at post #3 and watching my 12 year old break his first #25 on post 1.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I did not shoot a lot of registered targets as I was always a game lover. However one of the few times I did was at Rochester Indiana ( Fulton County GC) I bet everything I could and shot a 100 str in the singles and a 99 in the caps . I was the lone 100 and 99 and took home a pile of cash. Thats a good memory I wont forget but an even more precious memory was at the Ellensberg Washington GC ( now closed). I shot a 3 man protection with Tom and Lowell Rogers. Tom is the son of Lowell and two finer gentleman you will never meet. Lowell was 92 or 93 years old and we all broke our own targets and went 30 str. I really think a lot of Lowell and to see him do it at that age was precious.
     
  4. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    When my daughter shot her first 25 straight. She put her gun in the rack very calmly... the yelled and came jump up in my arms !!!

    PRICELESS
    WesleyB
     
  5. Ed Y

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    Although I have had many memorable moments (to me) my favorite was when my daughter married a trapshooter.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  6. senior smoke

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    years ago my best friend and i were shooting a sunday 50 bird shoot for primers at the waukesha gun club. luther is alot better shooter then myself, but on that day i tied him with a 50 straight. luther and i are very competitive and all we wanted to do was beat each others brains in. we asked the club manager if we could shoot off instead of splitting the prize and said ok. he placed us by a green pole fence around 20 feet behind the 27 yard line and said the shoot off will be miss and out. now luther at that time was a 27 yard shooter, and i was on my way up to the 20 from 25.5 yds. luther said to me, "boy, i am going to beat you like a red headed step child" and those primers will be all mine. i said in your dreams. luther said i have one shell in my pocket from shooting the skeet event this morning, it has size 9 shot in it. i will show you how to hit a target from this far back with 9's. suddenly i see an old time chicken shooter walk by, Al Lefever. he was notorious for his hot loads in chicken shot shootoffs. i talk to al as luther is getting ready, and asked him if he a one of his hot shootoff chicken loads i could have. he runs to the car, and he gave me the shell and said, pull the trigger when you are about a foot over the bird being this far back. i asked him what size shot was in the shell? he said 4's or 5's. so luther steps to the line, calls pull and shoots, and the mgr said "lost", luther walks off the line with his head hanging down low. i call pull, i thought a sonic boom just happened and the target was ink balled and i won. luther asked me what size shot i used? i said 9's, 4's and 5's. after i got the primers and placed them in my trunk, luther says where did i get the shell? i said from al lefever, luther started swearing at me, and said i never thought you were a cheater. he was angry because he didn't see al walking by first.
    steve balistreri
     
  7. phirel

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    I was an 11 year old trap boy with one year of experience. The gun club owner asked me to go to a junk shoot with him. The shoot was in the back woods. I borrowed his gun and five shells and paid an entry (50 cents). Somehow I broke all 5 targets and made the shoot off with two others. We went way back and I broke my target. The other two missed and I won a chicken. Since that time I have won other things, but that chicken is the only one I clearly remember. I consider it more important to me than the few Grand trophies I have won.

    Pat Ireland

    PS- over my life, that chicken has cost me around $400,000, but it sure tasted good.
     
  8. OGC Director

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    I haven't been shooting trap long so my favorite moments are fairly recent. My first 25 at Oxford and my first ATA 100 at WTA during a DU shoot rate up there. Knocking off West Chester Gun Club at the Black Friday challenge this year was real sweet. Taking B Class HOA the last year the Del State Shoot was held at WTA was great too, but my all time favorite was winning the Pen-Mar League Hi-Gun over Wilbur Ruhl by one target last year.
     
  9. shot410ga

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    Through the years I've taught a number of shooters the game of trap. I always get a big kick when they shoot their first 25 straight. Plus, I get to shoot their hat....
     
  10. powderburn

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    Secondhand story...but a good one........
    While at the Grand several years ago, a friend of a friend of a friend was a great shooter. He was on the 27 and had three traps down, was straight, and going to the last trap. He broke the first ten, and then happened to to look back at back of the trapfield and lo and behold, saw the $100 hooker he had been with a couple nights before talking with his wife! Needless to say, he dropped about 7 targets out of the last 15 left to go..........I think this was a true story.
     
  11. Ajax

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    When my 12 year old son took my shooting partner all the way back to the parking lot in a Annie game and outshot him. The look on both their faces was priceless.

    Ajax
     
  12. DecalDude

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    My favorite trap memory is taking my video game oriented son the the club(he has been around my guns and seen me shoot his whole life) But I asked him if he wanted to try. I handed him my new Citori and said for god sakes dont drop it. I put a shell in and a snap cap in the other barrel. We then closed the gun and I had him mount it, I had turned on the speakers and told him when ready say pull! Well the trap launched when I said it he shot and hit the bird! I slipped and said HOLY S--t that he nailed it and it launched again He tried to get it but it snaped on the cap, he said" whats up this gun holds 2 better get it fixed dad!" I was so proud he nailed the 1 I called that I didnt say anything about the cap. He went on to get 13 more out of the 25. I was just happy it wasnt a video game, and look forward to him putting the BT99 to use I got for him

    Jerry
     
  13. BrowningGuy

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    This year watching my 11 year old shoot his first 25, winning sub-jr in MS, placing 3rd at the grand in B class individual with a 185. I believe I am in trouble this year.
     
  14. Lyle

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    I have two.

    Number one: Winning the Washington State Buddy shoot with a young lady that I taught to shoot. It was her first tournament and first buddy shoot. We hit all sixty of program targets with her backing my miss on number sixty. We continued to break another sixty in the shootoff to win the belt buckles. Then my friend, Danny K. from Spokane took us out for steaks. A good day.

    Number two: Being in the shootoff under the lights at Vandalia after running a 200 on day one of the Grand. Standing next to, on the same squad as Harlan Campbell, Patrick Stacey and Dan Bonillas in round two of the shootoff. (I missed during that round)
    Now that Vandalia is gone I am happy to have that memory.

    Lyle
     
  15. JRW

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    Took my son and grandson to a weekend shoot. We took the trailer and stayed at the club. I was shooting singles, and could hear my grandson yelling I want to stand with Papa. When I changed stations I looked and dad was escorting him to the trailer. When I got to the trailer I asked what's going on? My grandson yelled no talking during time out. Jerry in MI.
     
  16. GatorFan

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    Breaking my first 100 in doubles in 1998 at the Grand during the Class Doubles. My dad wasn't there that year and Morris didn't shoot with us because he was being inducted to the Hall of Fame. If they could have been with me it would have been perfect. Both have been on the trapshooting ride with me for a long time. However, it was still a fantastic moment and great feeling.
    Last fall at the MO Fall Hdcp. I finished my Grand Slam with a 100 in handicap! It is always great to do great things with people you are close to and I got to do this one with Larry and Ray McNeice. Oh yeah and "Ol' Piss and Moan" from MO. was there too. Never felt anything like it! Best moment ever in my trapshooting career. I cried and then told Liz who posted the news on the internet after we finished jumping and screaming. Then I called my parents, Morris, and Nora(who didn't answer and I had to leave a message)!
    Jennifer Wilburn
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

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    My first Grand shootoff.
     
  18. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    In 2003 I won the Illinois central zone championship and the long yardage group in the handicap, my buddy Bill Payne won the handicap and my other buddy Roger Ball won the singles.

    We were all so happy and walking on air. I'll never forget that day.
     
  19. ljutic73

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    Shooting my only (so far)100 straight in singles with my son and best friend on my squad.
     
  20. blkcloud

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    When my 11 yr old daughter won the TN state trapshoot last year..
    the second was when I shot my first 25 on fathers day with my daughter pulling the targets...
     
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