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Dranoel

The "Snake" drill....

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I remember back in the early 90's reading in one of the gun mags that one of the Pro shooters was at a major match and recounting a story of practicing and looking down to see a rattlesnake between his feet. He claimed he jumped straight up and fired three shots at the snake before his feet hit the ground. That sparked a challenge and several of the top shooters tried it. Anyone with a better memory than me recall who the original Snake drill shooter was and the full story behind it?

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11 hours ago, Dranoel said:

Pro shooter  at a major match and practicing

a rattlesnake between his feet

.he jumped  up and fired three shots at the snake before his feet hit the ground.

 

At major match wouldn't his gun be unloaded without permission from the RO?

(Which means he jumped up and loaded the gun before firing the 3 shots?)

 

I wouldn't want to fire three shots directly into the ground directly

under me (where did the bullets ricochet?)

 

Doesn't sound too likely to me ???   (I may be wrong).

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Sorry, I worded that wrong. The shooter was telling the tale at the match but the snake incident happened elsewhere.

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I still wouldn't want to fire directly into the ground under me ...

 

Sounds a little far fetched to me ...

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Pat Macnamara saved Louis Awerbucks life from a snake once the story is a YouTube video,..maybe thats what your thinking of ? 

 

Warning NSFW  but if you are familiar with Pat M you wouldn't need the warning..

 

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No. This was in an article in American Hangunner or Guns and Ammo. They were the only gun magazines I read in the early 90s. 

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