RIP Tom Knapp- A Legendary Shot

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Tom Knapp was an American sports shooter who passed away on Friday. Here is the announcement from the CZ-USA Facebook page:

The shooting world lost a great man today. Shooting Star Tom Knapp passed away this afternoon. Tom reinvented exhibition shooting almost 30 years after the passing of Herb Parsons. Tom was an inspiration to generations of shooters and he will be missed.

Our thoughts are with Tom’s family and friends.

The article linked below was written by Dave Miller last year covering Tom’s first two years of shooting with CZ.
http://www.cz-usa.com/download/157/

There are many amazing videos of Tom Knapp shooting, and here’s one of his older videos which highlights his amazing skill:

May you Rest In Peace, Tom Knapp. Our community will miss you.

www.tomknapp.net

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.




Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion, author of “Shoot to Win,” and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.steers.92 Matt Steers

    Damn! What a great dude. truly a great loss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Marcella/1379293601 Andrew Marcella

    whats really difficult is talking…… while he is doing great shooting…..

  • Gabriel Owens

    awww man, he was so awesome. the gun world has lost quite a few lately. May his soul find peace.

  • Laserbait

    Wow, just wow… I was going to see him the last time he was at the Shooters Show at Ahlman’s, but I was sick. Damn. RIP, and godspeed Mr. Knapp.

  • Giolli Joker

    :-( Rock In Peace!

  • Mike-SSO

    since i have seen the first video of Mr. Knapp, i have been fascinated by his skills and his show. A great lost….

  • Sid

    He was truly one of those who had great gifts, a hard work ethic, and a pleasant personality. Will be missed.

  • Jeff Smith

    I met him at the Mid South great outdoors festival in Memphis about 10 years ago. He signed my Benelli hat and its been hanging on my wall ever since. I hate to hear that he’s gone.

  • Nicks87

    R.I.P Tom I always enjoyed watching you shoot and tell stories… it’s a damn shame and at a time in history when we needed people like you the most.

  • WV Cycling

    He was a blast to watch. (Pun intended.) His voice was entertaining, but also had a paternal confidence to it that reassured you that he was as friendly as he was knowledgeable. I’m sure there are a couple others that have met his records, but Knapp’s legendary presentation of his skills will live longer than many of us.