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Dropped Shot: Vampire Gun Resurrected

Michael brings back his Dropped Shot column by showcasing the "Vampire Gun" by Tactical Solutions

The "Vampire Gun" by Tactical Solutions (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV) The "Vampire Gun" by Tactical Solutions (Photo courtesy of Down Range TV)

By: Michael Bane

Definition of Dropped Shot: In the practical shooting sports, a shot that fails to hit the target; a miss.

Sometime in mid-1985 I first wrote those words for the first time, for the newly minted FRONT SIGHT Magazine, the journal of the United States Practical Shooting Association. I was the founding editor, and Dropped Shot was my back page column. If you’re willing to wade deep enough into the bowels of the Internet, you can find a picture of my competition rig for that year … it’s the cover of the November/December 1985 FRONT SIGHT. It’s a Wilson Combat, and I still have it.

Over the years, Dropped Shot has drifted around from publication to publication and finally to the Internet, as soon as Marshal Halloway invented the concept of a “social media” site for gun owners and shooters somewhere around 1991.

I bring this up because I suppose Dropped Shot has a life of its own now, and, like my original Vampire Gun, has come back to life! How’s that for a segue!

Read the rest of “Dropped Shot: Vampire Gun Resurrected” at DownRange.tv.com.

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