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Pete Peterson, Texas Shooter Passed Away

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Texshooter, Nov 24, 2009.

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  1. Texshooter

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    I was notified this afternoon that longtime Texas shooter Pete Peterson had died during the night. He was the prior owner of the South Plains Gun Club and had been the Texas Vet Trap Champion at one time. He was known for his generous support of youth shooting. AJ
     
  2. Steinkruger

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    He was a really great guy. He donated belt buckles to a 4H shoot that I shot at this summer. May he rest in peace
     
  3. wanderer

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    How old was Pete? G.E.G.
     
  4. Neal Crausbay

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    Pete was 92. He was the owner of the South Plains Gun Club up until he sold it 2 or 3 or so years ago. The club was originally a Winchester built and owned shooting facility as they had quite a few of these facilities scattered across the country. An excellent idea to provide exposure of their shotguns and ammo to the public.

    Winchester's liability exposure was just too great for their bean counters to accept so they began closing these facilities. About 1966, six locals put up $25 each to purchase the equipment (trap and skeet machines) from Winchester who then signed over the clubhouse and all other facilities to the group to operate. Over time, Pete became the sole owner and he purchased the surrounding land the club facility was located on.

    Pete's only concern was to make sure there was a place to shoot at Lubbock. Be assured, anyone not making an effort to continue to keep this club open will have to answer to Pete when they next meet up.
     
  5. rustygun

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    I was lucky enough to meet Pete several years ago, a really interesting fellow, and great supporter of the sport.
    I was under the impression that South Plains gun club had been closed,or just no registered targets anymore?

    Steve
     
  6. Texshooter

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    I am out of town, has anyone heard the funeral plans? AJ
     
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    Neal, I love the way you worded how many of us feel. Thanks Allen
     
  8. WesleyB

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    Great supporter of 4-H youth shooting sports in Lubbock. That man will be missed !!!!
     
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