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John Taffin

Postby LOCKHART » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:29 am

I like his articles and he mentions every now then his competing in IHMSA matches. Has anyone on here ever shot ata match with him? And what his classifications were?
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Re: John Taffin

Postby LOCKHART » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:11 am

Wow! I can't believe that nobody has responded to this. Has no one ever shot at a match with John?
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Re: John Taffin

Postby 19 Turkeys » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 pm

LOCKHART wrote:Wow! I can't believe that nobody has responded to this. Has no one ever shot at a match with John?


Probably anyone who shot with him is dead now it has been a long time since he shot an IHMSA match I bet!

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Re: John Taffin

Postby LOCKHART » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:57 am

I guess you're right, Steve. I've been in this since 1980 and I've seen plenty of folks leave this game too, either by just quitting or by dying. I just thought it would be interesting to hear from folks that had actually shot with Taffin.
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Re: John Taffin

Postby 260 Striker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:48 pm

Same can be said for Layne Simpson. I have an old Handloader issue (somewhere?) where Layne had a custom XP in the then new 7BR and he gave lots of load data. Most loads would be considered hot by todays standards but those were the days before the topple rule for rams. Never heard of any other gun writer than those two who even mentioned anything about shooting silhouettes.
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Re: John Taffin

Postby Alvin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:44 am

There was also a writer that lived at Barry, Illinois...Richard(I can't remember his last name). Wrote for Shooting times and the nationals for USPSA was always held on his grandfather's farm(which turned into the huge range that is located there at Barry). Those of us that shot this range(when they were actually holding IHMSA matches) never saw Richard complete a course of fire, although he wrote about silhouette shooting for years. Only saw him shoot once...and he quit before getting to the turkeys.
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Re: John Taffin

Postby i26963 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:55 am

Alvin wrote:There was also a writer that lived at Barry, Illinois...Richard(I can't remember his last name). Wrote for Shooting times and the nationals for USPSA was always held on his grandfather's farm(which turned into the huge range that is located there at Barry). Those of us that shot this range(when they were actually holding IHMSA matches) never saw Richard complete a course of fire, although he wrote about silhouette shooting for years. Only saw him shoot once...and he quit before getting to the turkeys.


I think that was Dick Metcalf.
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Re: John Taffin

Postby 19 Turkeys » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:07 am

i26963 wrote:
Alvin wrote:There was also a writer that lived at Barry, Illinois...Richard(I can't remember his last name). Wrote for Shooting times and the nationals for USPSA was always held on his grandfather's farm(which turned into the huge range that is located there at Barry). Those of us that shot this range(when they were actually holding IHMSA matches) never saw Richard complete a course of fire, although he wrote about silhouette shooting for years. Only saw him shoot once...and he quit before getting to the turkeys.


I think that was Dick Metcalf.
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Melvin, you are correct. It was Metcalf.

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Re: John Taffin

Postby LOCKHART » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:58 pm

At the match in Arizona, held before the match at Ft. Bliss, where IHMSA was formed, there was Jeff Cooper, George Nonte, Elgin Gates, and one other fellow who wrote for Guns magazine. All those fellows were gun writers. Gates even said he invited Elmer Keith, all expenses paid, but he didn't show.
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