Recently, I was sitting in McKnight's shop here in Tucson waiting my turn. Two different shooters came in and said their shotguns had issues during their round and could he look at it so they didn't have to pull from the event . Karl stopped what he was working on and he looked to see if he could get them back on track.
I've had this happen to me . I was certainly glad there was a smith at the event so my weekend wasn't ruined. Have you ever seen an article in any of the clay shooting publications highlighting the traveling gunsmiths in this country ? Without them , many of us would be done and on our way home. I don't know how many travel to events anymore, but they sure are a benefit to shooters. Maybe it's time to give these unsung heroes a little acknowledgement.
If you know of any traveling gunsmiths, post their names here and give them a little acknowledgement for contributing to our sport. If enough interest is generated in this post, I'll do a little more research and contact the publications about doing an article or series of articles highlighting the smiths of our sport.
Moderators: I know this is a gunsmith comment, but I felt it was more of a shooting related thread because without them we wouldn't be shooting.