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NOAH
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  08:24:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i heard that Bob Munden passed away 12-10-12

Quickest gun in the west.RIP

Fastest Gun Ever - Bob Munden - YouTube

noah

Edited by - NOAH on 12/11/2012 08:33:06 AM

bpost
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  08:26:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RIP, watching his videos made you think he was superhuman.

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RustyBones
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  08:33:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't been able to confirm online yet. If true, RIP to a great shooter. It is sad when skill like that passes from the world.
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badchris
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  09:05:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope this is just a rumor .

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dcs shooters
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  09:18:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RustyBones

I haven't been able to confirm online yet. If true, RIP to a great shooter. It is sad when skill like that passes from the world.



Well, he is 70yrs. old. Might have been his time. RIP

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Rocky Raab
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  09:40:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't spoken with Bob for years - five or six at least - but he wasn't looking very good even then. When I saw him, the thought that flashed through my head was, "Uh oh."

If the rumor is true, I'm not overly surprised.
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NOAH
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  10:01:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read about it on the colt forum, so i posted here to see if anybody else heard about it.

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captnobody
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  10:42:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know he had kidney problems for awhile. He was also a very good gunsmith my brother has a Colt SA done by him
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Bubba Jr.
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  11:43:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was always amazed by his skill and speed. It's a real shame to lose people like that. RIP Bob.
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badchris
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  12:44:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Note From Bob About The Guinness Book of Records

“In 1981, the year most shooting records disappeared from the Guinness Book, I called David Boehm of the Sterling Publishing Company and asked why. He told me that there is a committee that approves books to be used in school libraries across the nation. The committee informed Mr. Boehm that it would only approve the Guinness Book for continued use as a reference book in school libraries if gun records were removed. To protect the Guinness Book from a black list, that’s what the publishing company felt it had to do. If you look at recent editions of the Guinness Book of World Records, you will notice that most gun records by shooters using real firearms (not gimmicked with things like light-weight aluminum barrels,) are no longer listed, including those set by the famous Annie Oakley, Ed McGivern, Tom Frye and myself. It is a shame that a small group of people on that education committee, people who probably grew up in cities away from the shooting sports millions of Americans and citizens of many other nations appreciate and enjoy, can have the power to effectively erase history.”

– Bob Munden


http://www.bobmunden.com/about/records-amazing-feats/

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TooBig
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  12:52:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got to see him in action once with blanks and the other time with live ammo. Great show and a honor to watch him and his craft and His wife held many records also. RIP

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Laredo Lefty
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  12:56:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope its not true. I have met Bob several times over the years, once hanging out with him at the trunk of his car checking out his guns, he liked showing his guns, very nice guy.


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TrinityScrimshaw
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  5:13:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
RIP to the Fastest Gun In the WORLD!

I have one of Mr. Munden's action jobs on one of my Ruger's, he did fantastic work.

He will be missed for sure in the shooting sports world.

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"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."<BR>(Proverbs 22:6)

Edited by - TrinityScrimshaw on 12/11/2012 5:13:36 PM
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AJ100
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  7:59:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Butte, Montana, USA

Bob Munden Has Died

Bob Munden, known perhaps equally as a fierce Fast-Draw competitor who was recognized by Guinness World Records as The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived, as an exhibition shooter of the highest order with all kinds of firearms; an entertainer as well as a master gun smith who developed groundbreaking methods of customizing to perfection the beloved .45 caliber single action revolver and other guns, died Monday of heart failure.

Munden’s wife and performance partner Becky said Tuesday she was driving home with Bob after treatment at a Missoula hospital for what doctors described as a mild heart attack. At some point between Missoula and their home of Butte, Bob mentioned he was experiencing chest pains, told Becky to keep on driving, and died.

The 70-year-old shooting sports superstar was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. James Heathcare in Butte.

Born February 8, 1942 in Kansas City, Mo, Bob began his professional shooting career at age 11 in Big Bear Lake, Calif. While still in high school, Bob placed 2nd in a competition known as the Leatherslap. After years of competing in Fast Draw, Bob and Becky performed together beginning in 1968, emphasizing the importance of gun safety when they went on tour in 1969 for the National School Assembly Program. Depending on the venue, Bob and Becky continued to perform together shooting blanks or with live ammunition across the United States, in New Zealand and London, England. As recently as 2011 the Mundens put on their live-ammunition exhibition at locations in California and Kansas.

Over the years Bob, often with Becky who is also a champion shooter, appeared on many television shows, most famously American Shooter, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Shooting USA, and Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots. Munden can be found all over YouTube and appears in entertaining and instructional DVDs including Bob Munden: Outrageous Shooting and Bob Munden: The Collector’s Edition.

At age 68 Munden appeared on Stan Lee's Superhumans on the History Channel. The episode shows a scientist reporting that Munden’s hand withstands 10 Gs of force when he draws and fires his gun from the holster. Viewers learn that as a comparison, jet pilots are trained to withstand 9 Gs, and that Bob is “faster than a rattlesnake.” In a demo during the same show, Munden draws and shoots two balloons six feet apart with two shots that sound virtually like one.
Just eight weeks ago today, at the Butte Gun Club range for Midland Radio Corporation, Munden did exhibition shooting with a .45 caliber single action and Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol. Bob Munden & Midland XTC High Definition Action Camera – YouTube

Registered as members #118 and #119 respectively, Bob and Becky entertained at the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) End of Trail World Championships of Cowboy Action Shooting 30 times with what Becky proudly said was the most complex presentation ever offered at an exhibition shooting show. She added that Bob was Cowboy Action Shooting’s first gunsmith.

Becky said, “We had an incredible, memorable life together.”

She also said that of all the inarguably amazing shots Bob achieved during his lifetime of speed shooting, precision shooting and showmanship with handguns, rifles and shotguns; his opening a safety pin, hitting a target 600 yards away, throwing a knife with a bullet and others all accomplished with handguns and practiced mostly in his imagination rather than at the range, Bob was definite that splitting a playing card in he threw into the air was most difficult.

Bob is survived by his wife Becky, his daughters Natalie and Mitzi; grandson Levi, granddaughter Kaycee, his mother; three brothers and a sister; nieces, nephews, friends and millions of fans.

According to Bob’s wishes his remains will be cremated. A memorial and celebration of life is to be scheduled during warmer weather in 2013. A small event for local neighbors and friends will take place in Butte in the near future. Information about both events will be posted at bobmunden.com and the official fan page. www.Facebook.com/BobMundenFanPage

Thanks to all you wonderful fans. Bob loved you and worked for you. -- The Munden Family
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Another Good One Gone.
But not forgotten

AJ100(Tom Vogt)

Edited by - AJ100 on 12/11/2012 8:06:51 PM
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fishkiller41
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USA
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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  8:11:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will never forget him...
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