Re: Trap Shooting Tips
Originally Posted by sting75ray
Years ago when I first started shooting trap Dad and I both shot Winchester Model 12s and several other shooters would gather around the rack to see the old guns that they thought were made to sit in the back of a safe somewhere gathering dust. I will never forget the afternoon when Dad walked away after running 100 straight on doubles with the old Model 12 pump and 2 other guys who shot less than 90 with their Beretta and Perazzi. They hung their heads in shame as they walked past the old man carrying his OLD model 12 back to the truck. I can never remember Dad shooting less than a 96 on doubles and I watched him for years. When we took the team of kids to Kinsley Ks last Sept and my daughter and another kid on our team walked up to the line with her Model 12 and the other kid with mine, all eyes were on them and several older gentleman came up to me and remarked how nice it was to see young kids shooting such fine old guns. I love my Ruger Red Label and Gold Label and still shoot them quite often but when I want to shoot a round of trap and enjoy the afternoon I drag out my old Model 12 Trap.
Very nice story. It brings back memories! Those old timers with the Models 12s were fast as lightning. I had the pleasure of using a Model 12 several times back then from friends I had made. I loved them, although I was not very good for lack of practice. They are the ultimate pump guns. I often wonder why they never made them again. Even now, if they started making them, I would be one of the first in line to buy one!
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Last edited by JohnnyFlake; 08-25-2012 at 12:17 PM..