Looks like a great class!
GO! Rob's good people.Ohhhhh that looks good. And just a few hours away from home. Hmmmm........
Seriously thinkin bout it. And YES HE IS! We shot together several times back in the day.GO! Rob's good people.
Well, I did get invited to go shoot in Phoenix, my response was in my Prime I was a good B class shooter, against a current master? People are going to wonder about that senile old guy you're wandering around with.Seriously thinkin bout it. And YES HE IS! We shot together several times back in the day.
My favorite Leatham story:
It was 1987 at the AZ State Practical Pistol Championship. I was a whopping one year into the sport. There was a stage where you had to shoot from box A, then move laterally and finish shooting in box B. When I got into B, my foot was on the edge of the box. And the RO called a penalty for every shot fired from there! I was pretty crestfallen and was sitting at a picnic bench feeling sorry for myself when I heard a voice say, "You realize they're f*cking you on that last stage?" I looked up, and there stood World Champion Rob Leatham! "How?" I asked. And he proceeded to produce a rulebook from his back pocket and show me that it should have been ONE penalty, not one for every shot fired. He gave me the rulebook and told me who to go find and lodge a complaint. I did...and he was right. They reduced it one penalty only and I ended up finishing 10th overall which, considering the competition and my stock gun, I was, and AM, very proud of.
The fact that this World Champion would take that kinda time and effort to help out a novice shooter stuck with me through the decades since. It was amazing to me then...and still is to this day. I have watched him shoot in the past. And he is the most amazing human being with a pistol I have ever seen. There is something so zen about his attitude, style, and ability. He is one-of-a-kind.
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