CZ-USA: Shooting Star Tom Knapp Has Passed Away
According to a message posted on their Facebook page, CZ-USA has announced that legendary shooting star Tomm Knapp has passed away.
The shooting world lost a great man today. Shooting Star Tom Knapp passed away this afternoon. Tom reinvented exhibition shooting almost 30 years after the passing of Herb Parsons. Tom was an inspiration to generations of shooters and he will be missed.
Our thoughts are with Tom’s family and friends.
The article linked below was written by Dave Miller last year covering Tom’s first two years of shooting with CZ.
Here is Tom’s bio from his website:
Tom Knapp is recognized as the greatest exhibition shooter of modern times. With TV appearances and more than 100 live shows a year in the United States and Europe, Tom has thrilled countless shooters with his seemingly impossible feats with shotguns. Of course, the shotguns that Tom shoot are CZ-USA.
Tom travels the World for CZ-USA and the Federal Premium Ammunition Company. He has performed throughout Europe and the Mid-East covering as many as 14 Countries in 4 months! Tom has been performing for the public since 1987 and has entertained audiences as large as 8000 spectators at a single performance. He has appeared on numerous National and local TV networks over the years and is currently appearing on two major National networks. Tom holds three distinctive World Records in ‘Freestyle Target Shooting’ or ‘Exhibition Shooting’ which made history in the shooting industry!