Etched Bronze Memorial for Bob Munden
Posted by bobmunden.com on May 17, 2013
Bob Munden loved entertaining and teaching you, thinking up new ways to blow your minds and make you laugh in live exhibitions or for television — and he would love that you helped make his memorial possible.
Memorial plaques made of other materials might be damaged fairly easily; however, one made of bronze could better stand the test of time, likely as long as Bob’s professional shooting career, which began in the 1950s in Big Bear, California when he was 11 years old. The goal is to raise funds for an etched bronze, memorial plaque featuring Bob’s image, his bullet-in-flight signature, along with a brief history of his amazing shooting career.
The historic Butte Gun Club (est. 1895) has offered to install it in their Schützenhaus (shooting house) where students from all over attended Bob Munden’s School of the Fast Gun. It is an honor. Next to the building is the spot where Bob did some of his most of his most talked-about exhibition shots for television, including the 200-yard shot with a S&W .38 snubby.
Since Bob passed away December 10th at age 70, many friends and fans have asked what they can do to support Bob’s best friend Becky Munden, who was his shooting partner in performances from 1968 – 2011.
Becky has lost her one true love but Bob always said she was stronger than she looked and so far she has not let him down. Though well-made bronze plaques don’t come cheap, Becky would very much like to see this Bob Munden memorial come to be, and it can happen with your support at crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com.
The goal is to raise $3,500 to include freight for the memorial plaque from Tennessee to Montana, where it would be installed at the historic Butte Gun Club (est. 1895) just West of Butte, Montana. An honor.
See the list of contribution thank-you gifts, or “perks”, including newly completed items. Becky will be happy to send them to contributors.
Finally, please kindly spread the word to other Bob Munden fans about this effort to commission a bronze memorial. You can do that on your own of course, or use the Indiegogo share tools!
Many Thanks for your Help!
“May Your Life Be Full of Bull’s-Eyes”
Munden’s Six-Gun Magic by Jeff Ault
Posted by bobmunden.com on April 24, 2013
The Knowledge Passed On…
Munden's Six-Gun Magic by Jeff Ault
Bob and Becky’s long-time friend Jeff Ault is an excellent shot and big-time single-action fan who was already a respected 1911 smith in Butte when Bob “learned him” on how to do Bob’s Six-Gun Magic after it occurred to Bob that it was possible he might not live forever after all.
Jeff with Bob Munden in shop, Rockwell testing a hammer.
Bob never taught is methods to anyone in person until he chose Jeff.
Jeff Ault working on single-action revolver
After Bob’s passing in December, Jeff and Becky have been focused on the work left behind, but Jeff is now doing and has already been shipping Option #1 work orders on Rugers (Colts to come when the rest of Bob’s unfinished work is cleared) and does the work to absolute perfection. From Jeff, Bob expected nothing less.
Celebrating the Life and Times of Bob Munden (1942-2012)
Posted by bobmunden.com on April 10, 2013
Bob and Becky Munden's last promotional photo as a shooting duo
Bob and Becky Munden’s last promotional photo as a shooting duo. Bob passed away four months ago today on December 10th.
A Celebration of the Life and Times of Bob Munden will take place in Butte, Montana June 16th, 2013.
At High Noon on Sunday at the Butte Gun Club, where Bob did so much of the impossible exhibition shooting fans love, Becky plans to ask special guests to fire one at a time a shot for every year of Bob’s life — for a total of 70 shots. It will be a “Six-Gun” salute.
Becky plans to fire the first round. Munden’s Six-Gun Magic gunsmith Jeff Ault will shoot the final round.
The salute will take place just outside the historic Schützenhaus (shooting house) where Bob famously did his shots with a S&W Model 60 and a .22 caliber buckle gun off-hand at steel targets 200 yards away. The Schützenhaus was the location for Munden’s School of the Fast Gun, held annually beginning in 1993.
Hosted by the Butte Gun Club (established in 1895,) the public is invited to attend this memorial shooting event honoring Bob Munden, described as one of the greatest ambassadors for the shooting sports.
FREE SHIPPING on DVDs and Munden T-Shirts (Now available in BROWN at your request)
Posted by bobmunden.com on January 29, 2013
- GOTTA GET THIS! – Bob Munden: Outrageous Shooting
A great gift, Copies of Bob Munden: Outrageous Shooting on DVD are available our online store. If you experience any problems with placing an order, please contact Munden Enterprises.
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Firearms Bob and Becky Munden Use in Outrageous Shooting:
Browning (Customized) Lever Action Rifle .45LC
Marlin Lever Action Rifle .357
Colt Single Action Revolvers .357
Colt Single Action Revolvers .45
Kimber 1911 Semi Auto Pistols .45ACP
Garcia Double Barrel Shotgun 12ga
Dakota Arms Derringer .45LC
Colt (Customized) 1911 Semi Auto Pistol .45ACP
Freedom Arms Casull Single Action Revolver .454
Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolver .38
Winchester ’97 Pump Riot Shotgun 12ga
Benelli Semi Auto Super 90 Shotgun 12ga
What’s on the DVD Bob Munden: Outrageous Shooting:
2. I Can Shoot
4. Instinctive Shooting
7. Vintage Fast Draw 1960s & 70s
8. Live Ammo Exhibition at EOT
9. Becky Munden Interview
10. The Mover
11. 1911 x 2
12. Pop Bottles
13. Long Distance
15. Single Action Action
17. Bob and Becky Team Shooting
19. Credits over Bonus Scene
Bob Munden’s Six-Gun Magic Basic Option #1 from start to finish on a single-action revolver
Get more information and order your copies at the online store!!
Running Time: 122 minutes
RETAIL VENDORS: Please place wholesale orders through international distributor Stoney-Wolf Productions.
Product number: SW9191
Bob Munden: 02/08/42 – 12/10/12
Posted by bobmunden.com on December 11, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Butte, Montana, USA
Bob Munden Has Died
Bob Munden, known perhaps equally as a fierce Fast-Draw competitor who was recognized by Guinness World Records as The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived, as an exhibition shooter of the highest order with handguns, rifles and shotguns; an entertainer as well as a master gunsmith who developed groundbreaking methods of customizing to perfection the beloved .45 caliber single action revolver and other guns, died Monday of a heart attack.