This is a discussion on You heard about the guy who shot a postage stamp on metal hoop tossed in the air within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by atctimmy I have a buddy that can shoot a paintball out of the sky 8 out of 10 times with his paintball ...
Herb Parsons is probably the person you are thinking of.
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And this taken from here; Garry Masons Legends of the Outdoors - Herb Parsons
Herb Parsons was an expert marksman with shotgun and rifle, a champion game caller, consultant to the movie industry, showman, and wingshot supreme.
In the 1940s, Parsons gave 238 exhibitions to soldiers at military installations. He served as a gunnery instructor during the war. And when hostilities ceased, he hit the circuit for Winchester, putting on thousands of demonstrations.
Herb Parsons shot trap with Clark Gable and Roy Rogers, hunted ducks with Wallace Berry and Andy Devine, and did the trick shooting for “Winchester ’73,” starring Jimmy Stewart. At the height of his career, Winchester was booking him three years in advance. In 1954, a movie about his feats, “Showman Shooter,” was produced. An estimated 30 million have viewed it over the years.
Herb Parsons: The Greatest Marksman of All Time - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
In Clay target singles competition he tied for runner up with 199 hits. He missed just 4 out of 600 targets to that point. 1953 saw Herb win the individual singles shoot off with 199 again. The following year he won again pacing his group with 92 from a 25 yard line. From 1949 through 1958 he was named to the All-American Shooting team. In 1955 the shooting line was moved to 27 yards from the original 25. He was the first to reach a score of 99 from that point
Video; 45 sec.
YouTube - Herb Parsons "The Showman Shooter"
This guy was the classiest act in firearms to date BAR NONE>
He was NOT a trick shooter.
He was just that good.
We need someone like him again in the firearms industry, and if any Manufacturers were smart, they would put someone like Herb out there.
He was an ambassador to ALL shooting sports, and there should be a shrine in place honoring him.
Last edited by oneshot; April 10th, 2011 at 05:11 PM.
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Tom Knapp...isn't that the same guy that tosses asprin in the air and shoots them with a 22
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