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Remember " American Shotgunner"

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  1. EuroJoe

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    anyone got any of these dated 1979 or later?
     
  2. abbielew

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    Got some from 1977, 1978 and 1979

    birddog
     
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    Got them right up until they went out of business, whenever that was.
     
  4. EuroJoe

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    any of them for sale??
     
  5. BDodd

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    Out of business? Didn't it morph into Shotgun Sports? I think I recall the address didn't change when one disappeared and the other started?.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. Neil Winston

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    Bob, the previous incarnation of Shotgun Sports was Shooting Trap which had some of the best shotgun tests - real tests, that is - that I've ever read.

    (Edit: As Larry below reminds us, it was "Shoot'n Trap," not "Shooting Trap," a clue to the idea that it was going to be a little more informal and conversational than its competition at the time.)

    Neil
     
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    American Shotgunner definitely went out of business. I had just sent in my renewal payment and never got another issue. Of course the publishers kept the payment.

    DoubleAuto
     
  8. LDAdd

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    Of course I'm one of those guys that had several years of "AS", got tired of reading them over and over, so one day I hauled them out to the club for reading material and they disappeared almost immediatley.

    The publisher was Bob Thruston (pronounced "Thurston" I believe) of Reno, NV and was a good publication while it lasted. If my recollection is correct, Mr. Thruston may have passed on some time back; if not true, Sorry Bob! This rag covered all aspects of shotgun games, including live birds, skeet, etc. This was however, before Sporting Clays came along. At the time Reno was still the hotbed of western U.S. trapshooting and the G.W.G. was a unique event, drawing most of the "B.D.s" from aroung the country, as well as all the vendors.

    It's true that "Shootin' Trap" was originated on it's own, and I believe by Frank Kodl & crew, and as others have pointed out, eventually became "Shotgun Sports".

    I'm hoping that the recently introduced fine magazine "Trapshooting USA" enjoys a long life. Nice and glossy, good coverage of events and all the new products. Some say it's a little spendy for a bi-montly rag, but it's really the only game in town with it's nationwide coverage.

    Cheers

    Larry
     
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    Darn, obviously wrong; but then, it is the first time this year (beginning 4/12/10)....Bob Dodd
     
  10. EuroJoe

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    when was the last issue of A.S.??
     
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    This is the list of A.S. I have and they are for sale. Don't know what they are worth so open to suggestions. E-mail if interested

    Ed Fish
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    AMERICAN SHOTGUNNER

    Have American Shotgunner Leather Binders for
    Aug. 73 - July 74
    Aug. 74 - July 75

    Year Volume No. No. of Months
    1973 Volume 1 Aug 1973 First One
    Sept 1973
    Oct 1973
    Nov 1973
    Dec 1973

    1974 Volume 2 All 12 months

    1975 Volume 3 All 12 months

    1976 Volume 4 All 12 months

    1977 Volume 5 All 12 months

    1978 Volume 6 All 12 months

    1979 Volume 7 All 12 months

    1980 Volume 8 All 12 months

    1981 Volume 9 All 12 months

    1982 Volume 10 All 12 months

    1983 Volume 11 11 Months
    missing Nov

    1984 Volume 12 All 12 months

    1985 Volume 13 April only
     
  12. EuroJoe

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    Ed, I sent you an e-mail. Joe O.
     
  13. grunt

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    Bob passed away several years ago.
     
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    Larry: The only totally national coverage of the Trap shooting world is monthly Trap and Field. Sorry your new glossy mag doesn't measure up in that stead.

    Don
     
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    Hey Don,

    My comment about "TSUSA" wasn't meant to degrade any other publication, it's just nice to see a little different format and presentation in the articles, etc. The more publications out there, the better.

    Cheers

    Larry
     
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    Thruston covered flyer shooting, the last mass shooting media publication to do so. I am somewhat sure that Kodl had something to do with AS, but may be very wrong.
     
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    What ever happened to Frank Kodl? He disappeared from Shotgun Sports but his family stayed around.

    DoubleAuto
     
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