Wednesday, August 11, 2010

christopher coppola, outlaw (continued)

The first time I ever handled a firearm or shot at a target was with director Christopher Coppola on location for a low-budget Western. I still have the official NRA paper target where we tried our skills using a .22 gauge long rifle. He was a fierce competitor, but my very first shot was just a tiny bit closer to the bullseye than his first shot. Sorry about that, CRC!

Flush with unexpected success, later during this same production I would be called upon to shoot at an antique cowbell for an insert shot. That I was good at this sort of thing was as much of a surprise to me as anyone.

Good times.

Back in time to an earlier post about The Gunfighter: here

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