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#185735 - 10/29/17 08:53 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: pab1]
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I shall check it out

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#185738 - 10/29/17 09:06 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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 Originally Posted By: tradmark
I shall check it out


I just checked to see if its still available on Amazon. The price has gone up quite a bit since I got mine. Looks like the number of available copies might be drying up.
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#185739 - 10/29/17 09:09 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: pab1]
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I have two, I?ll give you a copy, Mark.
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#185741 - 10/29/17 09:43 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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Yes.... While Skelton did not have the impressive amount of handgun kills when compared to some of today`s handgunner`s, he certainly had his foot in the door...However, that`s a small portion of what he and his writing were all about.. Many years ago I would get my monthly issue of Shooting Times magazine and there would be a new article by Skelton about this handgun or that.. He along with other good writers of the day were something to look forward to reading, which is why I`ve cancelled my subscription to Gun`s & Ammo and Shooting Times, because there`s nothing interesting... While Skeeter was no Larry Kelly or Mark Hampton, with the places they`ve hunted and the game they have taken, he still won the bronze Outstanding American Handgunner Award and I`am sure we all know about that ..
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#185743 - 10/29/17 09:54 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
Yes.... While Skelton did not have the impressive amount of handgun kills when compared to some of today`s handgunner`s, he certainly had his foot in the door...However, that`s a small portion of what he and his writing were all about.. Many years ago I would get my monthly issue of Shooting Times magazine and there would be a new article by Skelton about this handgun or that.. He along with other good writers of the day were something to look forward to reading, which is why I`ve cancelled my subscription to Gun`s & Ammo and Shooting Times, because there`s nothing interesting... While Skeeter was no Larry Kelly or Mark Hampton, with the places they`ve hunted and the game they have taken, he still won the bronze Outstanding American Handgunner Award and I`am sure we all know about that ....


Well said and great points James! He was a major influence on many people. That letter you printed alone acknowledged that a review of the book by Skeeter alone would sell more copies than a printed ad.
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#185744 - 10/29/17 09:57 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: pab1]
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#185746 - 10/29/17 10:40 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: Whitworth]
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Thanks whit. Thatd be awesome!

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#185747 - 10/29/17 10:56 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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Im interested in looking at some of those old books. In nearly every facet of my hobbies theres some great info and nostalgia in them. We thankfully have had some really really excellent books out in the last few years. Prasac, taffin and mark hampton have great books w the last prasac book standing out for me. Have to check the older ones out!

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#185748 - 10/29/17 11:17 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: tradmark]
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If you haven't read them Hell I was There and Sixguns by Elmer Keith are very good also.
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#185749 - 10/29/17 11:38 PM Re: Skeeter Skelton [Re: pab1]
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Skeeter was a huge influence in my interest in handguns. He was the reason my first gun rag subscription was to Shooting Times. I always read his column and articles first.

It took me several years to get them, but I had to have a Colt SAA, and 5" M27, and a 7.5" Flat Top 44.

It would be hard to pick my favorite Skeeter articles...

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